Pre-Christmas cruise to France
Join us aboard Marco Polo for a festive cruise to Normandy. Cross the Channel and visit Rotterdam, then sail through the upper reaches of the River Seine to exquisite Rouen. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautifully restored medieval city, and call at pretty Honfleur - a picture at Christmastime.
Life on board Marco Polo
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart London Tilbury
Make your way to London Tilbury and board Marco Polo for this afternoon's sailing.
Day Two: Rotterdam, Netherlands
The charming Dutch city Rotterdam welcomes Marco Polo today. Spend a morning admiring the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and the striking Erasmus Bridge, or visit the Markthal food market for some tasty Dutch treats.
Day Three: Rouen, France
Marco Polo heads into the mouth of the River Seine, this morning, to stop at the historic port of Rouen. Step ashore this afternoon to stroll the pretty, cobbled streets, past the site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marche and beneath the Renaissance arch that houses the ornate Gros Horloge (one of the oldest clocks in France) to the Place de la Cathedrale. Sheltering beneath the walls of the city's towering Gothic cathedral you'll find a charming Christmas Market offering festive treats, unusual gifts and warming cups of hot chocolate and mulled wine.
Day Four: Honfleur, France
Enjoy a day in the pretty port city of Honfleur. This favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, and its harbour surrounded by gabled houses, are an unforgettable sight at Christmastime.
Day Five: At sea
On your final day at sea, Marco Polo cruises back around the Cornish coast and back to Bristol.
Day Six: Arrive Bristol Avonmouth
Marco Polo arrives back in Bristol at the end of a wonderful voyage.
Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.
British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.