Marco Polo
Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo, Emerald Isle & Isles of Scilly ex Cardiff Return
Selected Sailing Date: 27 May 2018
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Cruise Description

5 Night Cruise sailing from Cardiff roundtrip aboard Marco Polo.

The 22,080grt Bahamian flagged Marco Polo with her handsome traditional profile, beautiful teak decks and distinctive dark blue hull and deep draft is a fully stabilised and air conditioned classic ocean liner, extensively re-built in 1993 for the discerning premium cruise market.

She can accommodate up to 850 guests and has eight passenger decks, serviced by three main lobbies and four lifts. Her wide range of public facilities include; the impressive Seven Seas Restaurant offering two sitting dining or as an alternative dining experience, the more informal and stylish Raffles bistro.

There are five lounge areas comprising the theatre style Ambassador main show Lounge, the elegant Polo Lounge, the perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails accompanied by the resident pianist, the Charleston Club up on Promenade deck, an ideal spot for the night owls or the relaxing Palm Court with wonderful panoramic ocean views and the extended Le Bar offering yet another comfortable lounge option.

Cruise Overview:

This week long cruise is a wonderful showcase of some of the delights of Scotland and Ireland. Discover dramatic coastlines, picturesque harbours and prehistoric ruins on the beautiful islands of Lewis and Mull. Visit Belfast with its Titanic visitor experience, the bustling streets of Dublin and the seaport town of Cobh, formerly Queenstown of transatlantic liner fame, and your gateway to historic Cork.

Highlights of this cruise:

The capital of the Emerald Isle is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. It lies on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.

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.

St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (United Kingdom)
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.