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Marco Polo
Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg ex Harwich Return
Selected Sailing Date: 04 Jun 2018
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Cruise Description

12 Night Cruise sailing from Harwich 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:

With visits to five fantastic cities including overnight stays in Copenhagen and St Petersburg, this cruise brings you the best of the ever-popular Baltic. In just one voyage you can visit world-famous museums and art galleries, ornate churches and opulent palaces, stroll through beautiful parks and take in wonderful performances of the traditional arts. Enjoy the amazing kaleidoscope of history, heritage, colour and culture.

Highlights of this cruise:

Copenhagen
The largest city in Scandinavia, capital of Denmark for over 600 years and home to the world’s oldest monarchy, Copenhagen is the most charming of Baltic cities. Beautiful parks and gardens, attractive 17th and 18th century buildings, grand castles and the elegant Amalienborg Palace – home to the reigning Queen Margrethe II, grace the city that is laced with a labyrinth of winding canals. Cafes and restaurants spill out of brightly coloured townhouses onto the cobblestone streets in historic Nyhavn. The atmospheric waterfront area is a popular meeting place along with the world’s oldest entertainment park Tivoli Gardens.

Tallinn
Estonia’s capital is a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. Tumbling down Toompea Hill, the historic Old Town is a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways, turrets and spires. Wrapped within the original medieval wall, which is studded with imaginatively named towers, the Castle, onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Town Hall Square and Gothic Town Hall survive along with the aura of the 14th and 15th centuries. Just outside the city Rocca al Mare is an open-air museum of Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

St Petersburg
Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as his ‘Window on the West’. Drawing inspiration from Europe, the Russian Tsar and his successors created an extraordinary city on the banks of the River Neva with opulent palaces, ornate churches and splendid parks all part of the supremely elegant architectural ensemble. The magnificent Hermitage and its priceless treasures of art, grandeur of Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin and gilded fountains in the gardens at Peterhof illustrate the lavish lifestyle of Russia’s former ruling elite. The birthplace of Russian ballet, St. Petersburg is the perfect place to take in the performing arts.

Helsinki
Finland’s capital is a vibrant, modern city, yet very much in harmony with the surrounding nature. Its centrepiece is the majestic Senate Square lined with elegant neo-classical buildings and the impressive Lutheran Cathedral with white Corinthian columns and five green cupolas. A striking exception to Helsinki’s general architectural style is the Russian Orthodox, onion-domed Uspenski Cathedral, which stands on a hill at the end of Market Square and dominates the city skyline. Built into solid rock Temppeliaukio Church is also somewhat unusual. Museums are plentiful with the National Museum of Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Museum amongst the most notable.

Stockholm
Approached through an archipelago of some 24,000 islands and islets, Sweden’s stately and spacious capital is itself built on 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm grew up around Gamla Stan. The charming Old Town is a maze of medieval alleys and tiny lanes lined with 16th century buildings some of which feature wrought-iron signs symbolising ancient craft workers’ guilds. A delightful mix of parkland and forest, Royal Djurgården is Stockholm’s city park. The island is home to the magnificent Vasa Museum housing a salvaged 17th century Swedish warship that sunk on its maiden voyage.


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