Caribbean winter warmth
Marco Polo's final voyage for the season is a wonderful month-long winter cruise to the Caribbean's sun-kissed islands. With calls in the tiny, mid-Atlantic archipelago of the Azores and nine island calls in the West Indies, this is the adventure of a lifetime.
Life on board Marco Polo
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart from Tilbury
Make your way to the port at Tilbury to board Marco Polo. Enjoy dinner and a first night's entertainment on board as the ship gets underway this evening.
Day Two: Amsterdam
Historic Amsterdam's cobbles, canals and step-gabled buildings welcome Marco Polo today. Wander the markets, relax in one of the city's many bars, or perhaps head to Museumplein to discover the many treasures of the Rijksmuseum.
Days Three to Six: At sea
The first leg of your cruise will give you the chance to acquaint yourself with Marco Polo's many on-board amenities, and get to know some of your fellow passengers, as cruise into the Atlantic.
Day Seven: Ponta Delgada
Sao Miguel is the Azores' largest island, and we'll call at its pretty, principal port, Ponta Delgada. Magnificent architecture, 16th- and 17th-century artwork, and an array of fine churches are among the highlights here.
Day Eight: Horta
Today we'll reach Horta, principal settlement on the island of Faial in the Azores. Step ashore to explore this colourful former whaling station and perhaps take an excursion to the summit of Cabecao Gordo, which boasts breathtaking views of the entire archipelago.
Days 9-13: At sea
Rest and relax as Marco Polo cruises across the Atlantic, heading for still warmer waters.
Day 14: St John's
Tiny Antigua boasts wonderful scenery, powder-white sandy beaches and warm azure seas, as well as thriving St John's, colonial English Harbour and Shirley Heights.
Day 15: Philipsburg
This morning Marco Polo finds herself in the shared island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, respectively the Dutch south and French north of a tiny island celebrated as much for its duty-free shopping opportunities as for its wonderful beaches.
Day 16: Basseterre
St Kitts, together with its tiny sister Nevis, forms one of the world's smallest nations, and is as laid-back and traditionally West Indian as anywhere in the Caribbean. Step ashore in Basseterre to discover the island's stunning beaches, see the restored plantation inns dotting the lush landscape or enjoy the breathtaking views from Brimstone Hill Fortress.
Day 17: Castries
The tropical island paradise of mountainous St Lucia combines the vibrant Creole atmosphere and hustle and bustle of its capital Castries with the idyllic scenery of the west coast - where the twin peaks of the 'Pitons' are among the Caribbean's most famous landmarks.
Day 18: Mayreau
Tiny Mayreau, with truly stunning beaches, is Heaven on Earth! Spend a lazy day dipping in and out of the blue water, enjoying a beach-barbecue courtesy of the ship's chefs, or spend just a little more energy on an optional catamaran excursion to the Tobago Cays.
Day 19: Kingstown
St Vincent, with its still-active volcano La Soufriere and charming capital Kingstown, and idyllic Bequia, where Astoria anchors in serene Admiralty Bay, are two picture-postcard-perfect ports of call today.
Day 20: St George's
Arrive at the gorgeous 'Spice Island' of Grenada - famed for its nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Explore maze-like streets and visit the horseshoe harbour of the island's British Colonial capital, St George's, or perhaps discover the scenic coastline on a shore excursion.
Day 21: Bridgetown
Barbados' bustling, colourful capital Bridgetown is gateway to exquisite beaches, swanky resort hotels and exclusive shore-side restaurants, and today ranks among the highlights of this wonderful cruise.
Days 22-27: At sea
Relive the magical moments of the last few weeks, as Marco Polo cruises back across the Atlantic.
Day 28: Funchal
Today, Marco Polo calls at lush, sub-tropical paradise of Madeira, home to one of the most vibrant collections of exotic flora on Earth. The capital, Funchal, is a captivating port of call - don't miss the exhilarating wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.
Day 29: At sea
Another day spent relaxing at sea.
Day 30: Lisbon
Portugal's capital Lisbon offers contrasts between historic architecture and striking modern buildings. This was the place from which adventurers set out, in search of the New World, during the great Age of Exploration.
Days 31-33: At sea
Enjoy the final leg of your journey, as Marco Polo cruises north and east towards home.
Day 34: Arrive back in Tilbury
Say goodbye to Marco Polo and your fellow travellers, as you disembark in London Tilbury.
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 after 13th July only. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. 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.