Cruise Dialysis

Treasures of the British Isles onboard Marco Polo departing Bristol UK, 14 April 2020, 11 nights, fares from £1885

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
14/04/20 Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom) 2200
15/04/20 At Sea
16/04/20 Land by launch or tenderTobermory, Isle of Mull (United Kingdom) 0700 1900
Established in the late 18th century as a fishing port, Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. The picture-postcard village has a large natural harbour where colourful boats bob on the waves watched over by a rainbow of brightly, painted buildings backed by woodland-fringed hills. Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides and its diverse landscape ranges from high mountain and wild moorland, to wave-lashed sea cliffs and sandy beaches. Neighbouring Iona is the tiny island where St Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland in 563 AD.
17/04/20 Land by launch or tenderUllapool, Scotland (United Kingdom) 0700 1700
Ullapool is a traditional Highland fishing village founded by the British Fishery Society in 1788. It sits on a sheltered arm of land jutting into Loch Broom and has a natural deepwater harbour, one of the best in Scotland, which was carved out by the glaciers of the last ice age. The town has two main streets with signs in English and Gaelic, and a number of shops selling quality crafts and gifts. Optional excursions visit the famous Inverewe Gardens, which is an oasis of exotic plants bursting with vibrant colour, and take in the amazing Highland scenery.
18/04/20 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (United Kingdom) 0800 2100
The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.
19/04/20 Aberdeen, Scotland (United Kingdom) 0900 1700
20/04/20 At Sea
21/04/20 Honfleur (France) 0945 2100
Over the years many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to pretty Honfleur, which with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour set in a sheltered cove off the Seine’s tidal estuary, is simply enchanting. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops.
22/04/20 Land by launch or tenderSt. Peter Port, Guernsey (Channel Islands) 0800 1800
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.
23/04/20 Land by launch or tenderSt. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly (United Kingdom) 0700 1800
Britain’s only island archipelago, the magical Isles of Scilly lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. The attractive village of Hugh Town, considered the ‘capital’, is the hub of the islands’ activity. The second largest and the only privately-owned island is Tresco, where, in the glorious Abbey Gardens, some 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Optional excursions explore both St. Mary’s and Tresco, two of the beautiful cluster of islands that are worlds apart from everyday life.
24/04/20 Cobh for Cork (Ireland) 0700 1600
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.
25/04/20 Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom) 0900
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.

 

£1885 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).

 

£2634 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.

 

£2224 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).

 

£2954 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).

 

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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).

 

£4254 per person based on 2 passengers sharing a cabin

 

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 do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann