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Portugal & Seville Fiesta onboard Marco Polo departing Bristol UK, 25 April 2020, 13 nights, fares from £2141

Cruise & Maritime Voyage’s ship Marco Polo offers a traditional maritime experience in cosy surroundings. Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board.  Carrying just 800 passengers, Marco Polo offers an intimate, club-like atmosphere for its mostly British clientele.

Her wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf Restaurant offering two sitting dining or the more informal Marco’s Restaurant. The food is a fine mixture of traditional British fare and international cuisine.  There are five lounge areas including the theatre style Marco Polo Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities. Out on deck, there’s a swimming pool, three whirlpools and a traditional walk around promenade.

For anyone wanting some old-world charm, with plenty of comfort and style, then a trip on Marco Polo is the adventure of a lifetime.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVE DEPART
25/04/20 Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom) 1915
26/04/20 At Sea
27/04/20 At Sea
28/04/20 Lisbon (Portugal) 0900 2200
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.
29/04/20 At Sea
30/04/20 Gibraltar (BCC) 0700 1700
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.
A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.
See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.
01/05/20 Casablanca for Marrakech (Morocco) 0800 2100
Located on the western coast of Africa, the cosmopolitan Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city with a thriving tourism trade.
Blending the modern world with the ancient, Casablanca can be accurately described as a cultural melting pot with clear African, Arabic and European influences. The city’s many parks, fountains and recognisably Art Deco flourishes are all courtesy of the French Protectorate who made the city their administrative centre in the early part of the 20th Century.
Highlights include the impressive Hassan Il Mosque, the ornate Mauresque architecture and gleaming white 1930’s buildings immortalised in the classic film starring Humphrey Bogart.
02/05/20 Cádiz for Seville (Spain) 1200
The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years.
Located on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Cadiz, the city is surrounded almost entirely by water and thanks to its historical trade links, it has many foreign influences that are still visible today.
Narrow cobbled streets, small squares and weather-beaten buildings dating back to the Moors make the old city a charming place to explore with look-out towers used by merchants to spot returning trade ships scattered along the skyline. Cadiz also has a fine collection of ancient and contemporary art in its many
03/05/20 Cádiz for Seville (Spain) 2000
The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years.
Located on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Cadiz, the city is surrounded almost entirely by water and thanks to its historical trade links, it has many foreign influences that are still visible today.
Narrow cobbled streets, small squares and weather-beaten buildings dating back to the Moors make the old city a charming place to explore with look-out towers used by merchants to spot returning trade ships scattered along the skyline. Cadiz also has a fine collection of ancient and contemporary art in its many
04/05/20 At Sea
05/05/20 Leixões for Oporto (Portugal) 0700 1300
Situated just north of the mouth of the River Douro, Leixoes is one of Portugal’s major seaports and a gateway to Oporto. Optional excursions feature the country’s second city that is known throughout the world as the home of the famous port wine. A boat trip on the River Douro gives a different view of the city where dark buildings seem to be stacked one on another along the narrow, labyrinthine streets. In Oporto’s São Bento Station traditional tile panels depict the history of Portugal. Oporto is home to the Museum of the Tram giving insight into this traditional and often preferred mode of transport.
06/05/20 At Sea
07/05/20 Cobh for Cork (Ireland) 0800 1400
Lying at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh has one of the best natural harbours in the world. Known as Queenstown until 1922, it was the departure point for thousands of Irish emigrants to America and the last port of call of the Titanic. The ‘Queenstown Story’ is a wonderful exhibition telling of this rich maritime history. From Cobh’s waterfront, streets lined with brightly coloured houses climb the steep slope of a hill, which is crowned with the imposing St Coleman’s Cathedral. A charming little town, Cobh is a gateway to the city of Cork and excursions to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.
08/05/20 Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom) 0830
Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

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Fares

Voyager Inner Guarantee Cabin, category IG

Don’t mind which cabin or deck you are booked into? Enjoy a discounted fare and allow the cruise line to choose your inside cabin for you. Voyager Inside Guarantee Cabins are a flexible cabin category allowing guests to enjoy a discounted cruise fare where it is not possible to request a specific cabin location, category or number. While you are guaranteed to receive at least a Standard Twin Inner Cabin, you will not be allocated a cabin until approximately two weeks prior to departure.

 

£2141 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

 

Premium Twin Inner, category 4

The most spacious inner cabins can be found on the Pacific, Amundsen & Columbus Decks. They comprise of two lower beds but the majority of cabins in this grade can also offer accommodation for a third or fourth passenger in additional Pullman berths. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. (Average size 158 sq ft/14.70 sq m).

 

£3061 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

Voyager Outer Guarantee Cabin, category OG

Don’t mind which cabin or deck you are booked into, as long as you have a window or porthole? Enjoy a discounted fare and allow the cruise line to choose your ocean view cabin for you. Voyager Outside Guarantee Cabins are a flexible cabin category allowing guests to enjoy a discounted cruise fare where it is not possible to request a specific cabin location, category or number. While you are guaranteed to receive at least a Standard Twin Ocean View Cabin, which may have an obstructed view, you will not be allocated a cabin until approximately two weeks prior to departure.

 

£2581 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

 

Superior Twin Ocean View, category 9

These cabins are situated on the higher Amundsen & Columbus Decks and have windows rather than portholes.  In addition some of the cabins on Amundsen Deck have limited wardrobe space. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Two of these cabins have an additional Pullman berth for a third passenger. (Average size 137 sq ft/12.75 sq m).

 

£3451 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

 

Deluxe Ocean View, category DL

There are eight De Luxe cabins, two of which are situated on Pacific (twin bedded) and six located on Navigator Deck (Queen Size bed). They benefit from large windows and comprise an integral sitting area, a bathroom with bath, shower & WC, a refrigerator, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins on Navigator Deck (pictured) have partially obstructed views. (Average size 213 sq ft/19.81 sq m).

 

£4411 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

Junior Suite Ocean View, category JS

There are just four Junior Suites; two each on the Pacific & the Navigator decks. These delightful cabins have twin beds, which can convert to Queen Size, an integral sitting area, a marble bathroom with bath, shower and WC, a refrigerator, wardrobe and plenty of drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. All four Junior Suites have windows although cabins 811 and 812 have views partially obstructed by the lifeboats. (Average size 253 sq ft/23.50 sq m).

 

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Restaurants

The maitre’d and his attentive waiting staff will welcome you to the elegant Waldorf Restaurant where you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely five-course lunch and enjoy a delightful dinner every day of your cruise.

Whilst breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurant on an open seating basis, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner in the evening.

As a casual alternative, the light and airy Marco’s Restaurant is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner. Here informality is the key and you can feel free to drop in without any ceremony. The Pool Deck lends itself particularly well to al fresco meals so a buffet breakfast or lunch from Marco’s can be served up with a complimentary ocean view!

Lounges & Bars

Why not settle down and enjoy wonderful panoramic ocean views in the relaxing Palm Garden, or in a secluded corner of the delightful Columbus Lounge where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink. At the very heart of Marco Polo is the stylish Captain’s Club, a popular place to meet fellow passengers.

To start your evening you might opt for a pre-dinner drink here and enjoy a few of your favourite melodies played by the resident pianist . After dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable theatre-style Marco Polo Lounge as artists display their talents in a snappily choreographed revue or colourful floorshow – all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy.

Scotts Bar is an ideal spot for evening entertainment and late night dancing for the night owls! Located on Amundsen Deck, Scotts has direct access to the outside and a view of the pool deck below.

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Wellness Centre

The beautifully appointed Jade Wellness Centre is nature’s secret of well being on the Marco Polo. It offers hairdressing & beauty treatments, fitness and exercise equipment, and sauna and massage facilities. Why not indulge yourself with life’s most perfect gifts: relaxation, invigoration and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to a spa package and design your own special day.

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Out on Deck

There is an outdoor swimming pool plus three whirlpools and, in keeping with her heritage, the Amundsen Deck offers a traditional walk around promenade for that daily exercise or romantic stroll before you decide to call it a night.

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, CMV are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, drinks packages, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for up to 7 nights prior to sailing.  For further information click here.

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Testimonials

  • I would just like to place on record my appreciation for the wonderful service and attention I received on my dialysis cruise round the Greek Islands.  I hope to book with you soon for another trip soon.

    Mr J Redfern
  • Just a quick note to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of the team, including the Doctor, for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. As usual everything went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Mr K Best
  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim
  • Just a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward