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Marco Polo Cruises

With half a century of cruising behind her, elegant Marco Polo is one of the UK’s favourite cruise ships. With a maximum passenger capacity of 850, her relatively small size means that you’ll enjoy a more intimate and personal cruising experience than that offered by her modern, mega-ship cousins. Join us on our Marco Polo cruises for an unforgettable holiday at sea.

Joining your cruise couldn’t be easier, with sailings from a range of ports around the country. From your chosen departure port you can set sail on round-Britain cruises, journeys to the Norwegian Fjords or the Baltic Cities, or cruises to the coastal ports of France, Portugal and Spain. Alternatively, head to farther-flung destinations, such as Canada’s eastern seaboard, the mid-Atlantic Azores or the sun-kissed islands of the Caribbean. 

Marco Polo cruises are exclusively for adults, with the emphasis on traditional British cruising. The combination of well-planned itineraries, excellent facilities, sumptuous food and friendly and attentive service ensures that you can look forward to a highly enjoyable and memorable holiday.

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Ship Facilities

  • Cabins: 425
  • Passengers: 850
  • Decks: 8
  • Gross Tonnage: 22,088grt
  • Length: 578.4ft (176.3m)
  • Beam: 77.4ft (23.6m)
  • Draft: 26.9ft (8.2m)
  • Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots

Marco Polo By Day

As Marco Polo arrives in each port of call, you’ll have the chance to explore, either at your own pace or on shore excursions lead by knowledgeable tour guides. Back aboard the ship, a wealth of leisure facilities and activities ensure your days spent at sea are equally fun-filled.

Foodies will be spoilt for choice, with Marco Polo’s chefs going out of their way to cook delectable feasts from morning through to night. The health conscious can burn off the calories at the on-board gym, choose to go for a swim or opt to go for a turn around the complete circuit of Columbus Deck.  

During your down-time, choose to indulge yourself at the Wellness Centre, where you might opt for a massage, a beauty treatment or a soak in a deck-top Jacuzzi. Alternatively, challenge you fellow passengers to a game in the Nansen Card Room, recline on a sun lounger next to the swimming pool, or cosy up with a book in the Livingstone Library.

A daily programme of activities and events will keep you entertained throughout the day. Perhaps learn millinery, calligraphy or the art of jewellery making at a craft session; attend fascinating lectures from guest speakers; test your general knowledge in the daily quiz; or keep fit at an exercise or dance class.

Marco Polo By Night

Enjoy dinner each evening in the elegant Waldorf restaurant, the ship’s beautiful dining room, which operates two sittings. Alternatively, more informal dining takes places at Marco’s Restaurant, a light and relaxed bistro located next to the pool – the perfect spot for eating al fresco on warm days. On every cruise there will be Captain’s Welcome and Farewell parties, as well as a number of themed dinners at which you’ll enjoy local cuisine from the day's port of call.

Your evening might continue at one of the ship’s five lounges and bars, including the Marco Polo Show Lounge – where you can sit back to enjoy nightly cabaret shows. Alternatively, retreat to the Columbus Lounge piano bar or the Captain’s Club for a nightcap, or choose to dance the night away at Scott’s nightclub.

Portugal and Seville Fiesta
Five lazy days relaxing at sea - Calling at a six unforgettable ports - The chance to experience Seville’s Feria on a shore exursion from Cadiz
  • 14 days from: £1299pp
  • Was: £2879pp
  • Bristol
  • 25 April 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Overnight Summer Cruise
A gala evening of song, dance and entertainment - Cruising north along the East Coast - A four-course evening meal
  • 2 days from: £59pp
  • Was: £119pp
  • Hull
  • 29 August 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise
Embark on an August Bank Holiday adventure - Visit seven contrasting, unforgettable UK ports - Cross the Channel to Rouen and Honfleur
  • 13 days from: £969pp
  • Was: £1759pp
  • Hull
  • 29 August 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise
Visit six contrasting, unforgettable UK ports - The Seine-side cities of Rouen and Honfleur - A call in the historic Scottish port of Rosyth
  • 12 days from: £969pp
  • Was: £1749pp
  • Newcastle
  • 30 August 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise
Call in six unforgettable UK ports - Cruise to the Seine-side cities of Rouen and Honfleur - Bustling Belfast, home to the Titanic Quarter
  • 12 days from: £969pp
  • Was: £1749pp
  • Rosyth
  • 31 August 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Baltic Treasures & St Petersburg Cruise
Spending two fascinating days in St Petersburg - Calling at eight unforgettable ports - Lazy days at sea to relax
  • 15 days from: £1199pp
  • Was: £2169pp
  • Newcastle
  • 10 September 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Autumn Fjordland Cruise
See the fjords in their autumn glory - Three wonderful ports of call - Two lazy days at sea
  • 8 days from: £599pp
  • Was: £1089pp
  • Newcastle
  • 24 September 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Autumn Fjordland Cruise
See the fjords in their autumn glory - Four wonderful ports of call - Two lazy days at sea
  • 8 days from: £599pp
  • Was: £1089pp
  • Rosyth
  • 25 September 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
Two picture-book islands - Bornholm and Gotland - Calling at seven delightful ports - Enjoy life on board on three lazy days at sea
  • 12 days from: £849pp
  • Was: £1699pp
  • Newcastle
  • 01 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
The Scandinavian islands of Bornholm and Gotland - Calling at seven delightful ports - Three days at sea relaxing and enjoying life on board
  • 12 days from: £849pp
  • Was: £1699pp
  • Rosyth
  • 02 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Iceland Northern Lights Cruise
Calling at six delightful northern outposts - Three nights in the colourful Icelandic capital, Reykjavík - The delightful Faroe Isles ports of Tórshavn and Klaksvík
  • 12 days from: £1109pp
  • Was: £1699pp
  • Newcastle
  • 12 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Iceland Northern Lights Cruise
Go in search of the Aurora Borealis - Discover the Land of Fire and Ice - Three days to explore the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík
  • 12 days from: £1109pp
  • Was: £1699pp
  • Rosyth
  • 13 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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South Norway Discovery & Oslo Cruise
Five delightful ports of call - Two lazy days at sea - Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
  • 9 days from: £679pp
  • Was: £1349pp
  • Newcastle
  • 23 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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South Norway Discovery & Oslo Cruise
Four delightful ports of call - Lazy days relaxing on board - Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
  • 8 days from: £519pp
  • Was: £1039pp
  • Rosyth
  • 24 October 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Escape the Winter Festive Getaway Cruise
Enjoy the festive on-board atmosphere - Call at six colourful ports - Soak up some winter warmth
  • 13 days from: £799pp
  • Was: £1599pp
  • Bristol
  • 06 December 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Christmas & New Year Canaries & Madeira Cruise
Sail south to sun-kissed islands - Spend Christmas Day at sea - Calls at 10 unforgettable ports
  • 17 days from: £1479pp
  • Was: £2689pp
  • Bristol
  • 20 December 2020
  • Marco Polo
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Amazon, Cape Verde, West Indies & Azores Cruise
Escape the grey of the British winter and sail to the sun - Cruise the magnificent River Amazon to Manaus, Santarém and ancient villages in the heart of the rainforest - Discover a quartet of gorgeous Caribbean idylls
  • 43 days from: £2999pp
  • Bristol
  • 05 January 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Land of the Northern Lights & Norway Cruise
Heading to Honningsvåg at the very tip of Europe - Searching the skies for the Northern Lights - Nine marvellous ports of call
  • 16 days from: £999pp
  • Tilbury
  • 18 February 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Land of the Northern Lights & Norway Cruise
The remote settlements on Norway's Arctic coast - The awe-inspiring sight of the Northern Lights - Calling at eight unforgettable ports
  • 16 days from: £999pp
  • Tilbury
  • 05 March 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Land of the Northern Lights and Iceland Cruise
Sailing in search of the astonishing Aurora Borealis - Five wonderful ports of call - Colourful Reykjavík, nestling by the waters of its "Smoky Bay"
  • 13 days from: £849pp
  • Tilbury
  • 20 March 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Easter British Isles Discovery Cruise
Call at eight wonderful ports - Some delightful island landscapes - The Dutch maritime city, Rotterdam
  • 11 days from: £699pp
  • Tilbury
  • 01 April 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
The exquisite, little-known islands of Bornholm and Gotland - Calling at eight delightful ports - The magnificent Polish city of Gdynia
  • 13 days from: £969pp
  • Tilbury
  • 11 April 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Majestic Fjordland Cruise
Four wonderful ports of call - Cruising scenic Hardangerfjord into Norway's interior - Pretty Eidford's ancient church
  • 8 days from: £569pp
  • Tilbury
  • 23 April 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Spring Holiday Cruise to Amsterdam
A day spent exploring the cosmopolitan Dutch capital - Great food and entertainment on board - Lazy evenings spent at sea
  • 3 days from: £129pp
  • Tilbury
  • 30 April 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Southern Norway & Oslo Cruise
Three delightful ports of call - Lazy days relaxing on board - Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
  • 7 days from: £499pp
  • Hull
  • 02 May 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Baltic Treasures & St Petersburg Cruise
Six fantastic Baltic ports - Two days exploring St Petersburg's famous sights - The cosmopolitan Danish capital, Copenhagen
  • 15 days from: £1169pp
  • Hull
  • 08 May 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Fjordland Splendour Cruise
Calling at five unforgettable ports - See the fjords in their summer glory - Spend lazy days at sea relaxing
  • 9 days from: £649pp
  • Hull
  • 22 May 2021
  • Marco Polo
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British Isles Discovery Cruise
Call in eight unforgettable UK ports - Exploring remote islands, country lanes and historic cities - Relaxed days and evenings on board
  • 12 days from: £899pp
  • Hull
  • 30 May 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Scottish Islands, Highlands & Faroes Cruise
Summer visits to five fascinating ports - Lazy days relaxing at sea - Tórshavn and Runavík – twin gateways to the rugged beauty of the Faroes
  • 9 days from: £649pp
  • Hull
  • 10 June 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Arctic Voyage Greenland, Iceland Experience Cruise
Calling at eight delightful northern outposts - The colourful Icelandic capital, Reykjavík - Greenland's tiny towns and spectacular scenery
  • 22 days from: £1779pp
  • Liverpool
  • 18 June 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Azores, Madeira & Portuguese Highlights Cruise
Wonderful evenings of entertainment on board - Time to explore Cork as Marco Polo calls in Cobh - Visit Tresco from St Mary's in the Scilly Isles
  • 18 days from: £1189pp
  • Liverpool
  • 09 July 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Weekend Summer Cruise to Cobh & Isles of Scilly Cruise
Wonderful evenings of entertainment on board - Time to explore Cork as Marco Polo calls in Cobh - Visit Tresco from St Mary's in the Scilly Isles
  • 4 days from: £239pp
  • Liverpool
  • 09 July 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Azores, Madeira & Portuguese Highlights Cruise
Sail south to sun-kissed islands - Enjoy lazy days at sea - Call at six wonderful ports
  • 15 days from: £1089pp
  • Bristol
  • 12 July 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Faroes & Scottish Isles Cruise
Summer calls in four delightful ports - Lazy days relaxing at sea - Tórshavn, your gateway to the rugged beauty of the Faroes
  • 9 days from: £649pp
  • Bristol
  • 26 July 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Fjordland Cruise
The glorious fjords in summer - Four lazy days at sea - Calling at four spectacular ports
  • 10 days from: £769pp
  • Bristol
  • 03 August 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Round Ireland Cruise
Killybegs is Ireland's most successful fishing port - Head to Cork as Marco Polo calls in Cobh - Glengariff on beautiful Bantry Bay
  • 8 days from: £679pp
  • Bristol
  • 12 August 2021
  • Marco Polo
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River Seine & Bournemouth Air Show Cruise
The astonishing aerobatics of the Bournemouth Air Festival - Spend a day in Honfleur, the pretty seaside retreat of the French Impressionists - Explore the historic, "Joan of Arc" city, Rouen
  • 7 days from: £489pp
  • Bristol
  • 19 August 2021
  • Marco Polo
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European Waterways & Rotterdam Regatta Cruise
The chance to see the CMV fleet meet at the Rotterdam Regatta - Antwerp's pretty, cobbled streets - Explore the historic Dutch capital, Amsterdam
  • 8 days from: £569pp
  • Plymouth
  • 25 August 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Spain, Portugal and Morocco Cruise
Calls at four wonderful, sun-kissed ports - La Coruña, the port from which the Spanish Armada sailed - Exotic Casablanca – a world away from Bogart's sleepy town
  • 11 days from: £809pp
  • Plymouth
  • 01 September 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Weekend Overnight Cruise
Cruising along the South Coast - Great food and good company on board - Enjoyable evening entertainment
  • 2 days from: £69pp
  • Plymouth
  • 11 September 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Baltic Cities, St Petersburg & Kiel Canal Cruise
Two days in glorious St Petersburg - Visits to two spectacular Scandinavian capitals - Tallinn, the exquisite capital of Estonia
  • 15 days from: £1139pp
  • Portsmouth
  • 12 September 2021
  • Marco Polo
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Baltic Cities, St Petersburg & Kiel Canal Cruise
Two days in glorious St Petersburg - Visits to two spectacular Scandinavian capitals - Tallinn, the exquisite capital of Estonia
  • 15 days from: £1149pp
  • Harwich
  • 13 September 2021
  • Marco Polo
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British Isles Discovery Cruise
Early autumn calls at nine wonderful ports - Exploring remote islands, country lanes and historic cities - Rugged Orkney's capital, Kirkwall
  • 13 days from: £969pp
  • Portsmouth
  • 26 September 2021
  • Marco Polo
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British Isles Discovery Cruise
Early autumn calls at nine wonderful ports - Exploring remote islands, country lanes and historic cities - Rugged Orkney's capital, Kirkwall
  • 13 days from: £959pp
  • Harwich
  • 27 September 2021
  • Marco Polo
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South Norway Discovery & Viking Experience Cruise
Calling at five unforgettable ports - Three lazy days at sea enjoying Marco Polo's facilities - Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
  • 10 days from: £699pp
  • Portsmouth
  • 08 October 2021
  • Marco Polo
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South Norway Discovery & Viking Experience Cruise
Calling at five unforgettable ports - Three lazy days at sea enjoying Marco Polo's facilities - Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
  • 10 days from: £689pp
  • Harwich
  • 09 October 2021
  • Marco Polo
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