Spring cruise across the Channel
Join Marco Polo as she sails west and south to a series of colourful ports, including pretty St Peter Port on Guernsey, as well as the French ports of Honfleur and Rouen - gateways to Monet's delightful gardens at Giverny.
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 Bristol Avonmouth
Board Marco Polo in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day Two: At sea
Settle into the shipboard routine of rest and relaxation as Marco Polo spends today at sea.
Day Three: Honfleur, France
Marco Polo cruises into the mouth of Seine, this morning, to stop at the historic port of Honfleur. Explore this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its Vieux Bassin harbour surrounded by gabled houses, or perhaps join a shore excursion to Deauville or Monet's Gardens at Giverny.
Day Four: Rouen, France
After spending the night in Honfleur, Marco Polo cruises upriver into the heart of Normandy, today, heading to the ancient city of Rouen, where she'll moor overnight. Stroll the pretty, cobbled streets of Rouen, today, 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.
Day Five: At sea
Early this afternoon, Marco Polo will leave Rouen and cruise back down the Seine to the sea.
Day Six: St Peter Port, Guernsey
Guernsey’s charming St Peter Port is crowded around a busy harbour. Fortified Castle Cornet is a ‘must-see’, as are the views from Candie Gardens. Visit stunning Hauteville House, once the home of Victor Hugo, whose exquisite taste in interior design is preserved in the house.
Day Seven: St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
The Scillies are one of Britain's most verdant corners, often bursting into life weeks before the rest of the country. Step ashore to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond. Take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world-famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day Eight: Arrive Bristol Avonmouth
Disembark as Marco Polo docks in Bristol this morning.
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.