Cities, Gardens & Islands
This wonderful late-summer cruise from Newcastle calls first in the Granite City, Aberdeen, before heading through Scotland’s pristine northern waters to Belfast and the friendly Irish capital, Dublin, for a taste of the Emerald Isle.
Cruise south to the sunny southern outposts of the Scilly Isles and Guernsey. Step ashore as Marco Polo anchors off flower-strewn St Mary’s where you'll have the chance to visit Tresco’s stunning sub-tropical Abbey Gardens, and discover the colourful highways and by-ways beyond St Peter Port's delightful streets and shops. A call in historic, maritime Portsmouth is followed by a Channel crossing and passage along the meandering River Seine to Rouen. Take time to wander the medieval streets and to view the site of the Joan of Arc's execution, before an overnight passage back down stream brings you to pretty Honfleur, the charming retreat of Impressionist painters, at the river’s mouth. Enjoy a final day ashore exploring your delightful surroundings, or joining an excursion into the Normandy countryside, then re-board Marco Polo for the cruise back to Tyneside.
Life on board Marco Polo
There's far more to Marco Polo than we could possibly fit on this page. Click below to find out more about her cabins, restaurants and other excellent facilities.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart from Newcastle
Day Two: Aberdeen, Scotland
Day Three: At Sea
Day Four: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Day Five: Dublin, Ireland
Day Six: St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Day Seven: St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Day Eight: Portsmouth, England
Day Nine: Rouen, France
Day 10: Honfleur, France
Day 11: At sea
Day 12: Arrive back in Newcastle
Days above marked 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.