No-fly Grand Round Africa & Indian Ocean Voyage from Cork, 5 January 2020 (78 nights)

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Ship:
Marco Polo
Line:
Cruise and Maritime
Departure:
Cork (Cobh)
Depart Date:
5th January 2020
Duration:
78 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
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was £11,609 pp £5,917 pp
Outside from
was £15,549 pp £7,924 pp
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Cruise Id: 194506

Holiday Features

  • Waldorf and Marco's restaurant
  • Ensuite cabin accommodation
  • Meals onboard in both formal and relaxed restaurants
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Fitness centre / Gymnasium
  • Library, Shopping Boutiques & Card Room
  • Pool and Jacuzzis
  • Wellness centre
  • High quality evening entertainment
  • All Port taxes
  • Informative Guest Lecture Programme
Marco Polo - Adult only, Intimate, 800 Guests.
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Cork (Cobh)
Cork (Cobh)
In Cork see St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork Museum and the 19th century Cork Jail, and kiss the Blarney Stone. Then enjoy the cultural heritage in Dublin with visits to Trinity College, Temple Bar and bustling O’Connell Street.
2 Bristol
Bristol
Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009 and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone with an estimated 1,006, 600 residents, it is England's sixth, and the United Kingdom's eighth most populous city, one of the group of English Core Cities and the most populous city in South West England.
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3-4 At Sea
5 Lisbon
Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
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6 At Sea
7 Casablanca
Casablanca
Casablanca, for beaches and clubs, mosques and markets, all rubbing shoulders in Morocco's biggest city.
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8-10 At Sea
11 Mindelo, Sao Vincent
Mindelo, Sao Vincent
Once a staging post on the old sailing route to South Africa, Mindelo, on Sao Vicente, is the largest port, with attractive old Portuguese colonial buildings that betray the island's intriguing pedigree.
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12 Praia, Santiago
Praia, Santiago
This destination was a Portuguese territory until independence in 1975, and is as unique and unspoilt as its remote location, 400 miles off the west coast of Senegal, would suggest.
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13-17 At Sea
18 Jamestown (St Helena) AM PM
19-21 At Sea
22 Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay, actually means 'Whale Bay' as it is a popular place to catch sight of Humpback Whales from the shore. With wonderful beaches and incredible seafood, you won't want to leave.
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23 At Sea
24-25 Cape Town - Overnight onboard
Cape Town - Overnight onboard
Cape Town is the 'Mother City' a cosmopolitan, vibrant city with stunning beaches and welcoming climate.
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26 At Sea
27 Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth
Known alternatively as ‘The Friendly City’ or simply as ‘P.E.’, Port Elizabeth lines up some of the most gorgeous sandy beaches along South Africa’s Eastern Cape. For a lazy day tucking your toes into the sand, the pick of the beaches include King’s, Hobie, Humewood and Pollock. Around the city, you’ll discover lovely manicured expanses, be it in St George’s Park, home to the cricket ground, or in Settler’s Park with its profusion of exotic plants and birds.
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28 At Sea
29 Durban
Durban
Three-wheeled Tuk Tuk open cabs ply the Golden Mile, Durban’s palm-lined promenade. Restaurants and oriental bazaars like the Victoria Street Market are fragrant with spice and incense, all reminders that these shores look out over the Indian Ocean and exotic Asian destinations beyond. Follow the arts and crafts trail, go golfing or fishing, visit a crocodile farm or head inland to the game reserves of KwaZulu Natal, veldts that lead the eye to the craggy peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.
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30 Richards Bay AM PM
31-33 At Sea
34 Pointe Des Galettes AM PM
35 Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius
Attractions include the Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis Bazaar, the Mauritian Chinatown and the old Port Louis theatre. The capital has also three museums which are: the Mauritius Natural History Museum, the Blue Penny Museum and the Mauritius Stamp Museum. The biggest and oldest post office in Mauritius is found near the Caudan Waterfront.
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36-37 At Sea
38 Mamoudzou AM PM
39 At Sea
40 Zanzibar
Zanzibar
Zanzibar boasts stunning beaches, coral reefs and fragrant clove plantations. The capital, Stone Town is a UNESCO world heritage site, loaded with historical architecture and winding streets worth exploring
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41 Mombasa
Mombasa
Mombasa is your gateway to Kenya - land of the safari. With its white-sand beaches, rolling savannah, towering mountains and spectacular Great Rift Valley, Kenya offers some of the most diverse landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa.
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42-43 At Sea
44 Port Victoria, Mahe AM AM
45 Praslin AM PM
46-48 At Sea
49 Male
Male
Many of the islands are uninhabited, and one third of the nation's population lives on the largest island, Male. When it comes to size Male' would perhaps count as one of the smallest capitals in the world. 
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50 At Sea
51 Colombo
Colombo
Colombo is the largest city and former capital of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, the capital. Colombo is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins and a city population of 647,100.
AM PM
52 At Sea
53 Cochin
Cochin
The view of the harbour is immediately recognisable even if you have never cruised to this uniquely picturesque Indian port before. For the lines of fishing nets gracefully hanging down from bamboo frames along the waterfront have inspired artists and hotographers ever since this Chinese fishing style was imported into Indias Kerala region. It is a magical welcome to a mystical place, especially its old town - Fort Kochi (Cochin). This not only has a 16th century Portuguese-built church but a 17th century synagogue for the small community that still remains from the Jewish settlers who arrived 2,000 years ago.
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54 At Sea
55 Mormugao AM PM
56 Mumbai (Bombay)
Mumbai (Bombay)
Mumbai formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world.
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57-59 At Sea
60 Salalah
Salalah
The city of Salalah is known as the “perfume capital of Arabia.” The city is a popular destination for tourism due to the natural attractions of the nearby mountains and abundant stands of frankincense trees lining mountain wadi courses. Around the city and into the mountains the countryside is lush and green during the monsoon period with the vegetation supporting herds of cattle. The climate supports wildlife often more commonly associated with East Africa, such as leopards and hyenas. The beaches and coastline are also major attractions for scuba diving and bird watching.
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61-64 At Sea
65 Safaga (for Luxor & Valley of the Kings) AM PM
66 Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba, an ancient city carved from ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, guaranteed to mesmerise.
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67 At Sea
68 Transit - Suez Canal PM PM
69 Ashdod
Ashdod
Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, located 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of Tel Aviv and 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Ashkelon and 53 kilometres (33 mi) west of Jerusalem. Ashdod is an important regional industrial center. The Port of Ashdod is Israel's largest port accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods.
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70-71 At Sea
72 Valletta
Valletta
As you sail into Malta, you are treated to a breathtaking landscape of soaring steeples and church domes.
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73-74 At Sea
75 Gibraltar
Gibraltar
In Gibraltar, take advantage of the incredible views from Europa Point and visit the underground chambers of St Michael's cave- watch out for the Barbary Apes though!
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76 At Sea
77 La Coruna
La Coruna
Named the Crystal City, Corunna is a real mixture of old and new, with old town features and many new glass fronted buildings facing the harbour. The city is the site of the Roman Tower of Hercules, which is a lighthouse that has been in continuous operation for nearly 2,000 years. It has been declared by the UNESCO as Human Heritage.
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78 At Sea
79 Cork (Cobh)
Cork (Cobh)
In Cork see St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork Museum and the 19th century Cork Jail, and kiss the Blarney Stone. Then enjoy the cultural heritage in Dublin with visits to Trinity College, Temple Bar and bustling O’Connell Street.
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Cabins on the Marco Polo

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Customer reviews for Marco Polo

  • Marco Polo
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 07 Jul 2019

Have traveled with CMV and on Marco Polo before and found things OK. This time was different. I don't expect, as a paying customer, to be barked at by waiters in the restaurant at lunchtime as they demand you sit where they prefer and ignore your wishes. The same in the bistro. You could hardly move in this place and it seemed to be run by surly waiters and downright rude chefs for their convenience and not the passengers. One side of the buffet was always closed and not opened to ease congestion. There was one egg station at breakfast and the slowest most grumpy so-called chef I have ever seen in charge of it. A coffee/tea dispenser was "temporarily" closed for the whole cruise. Definitely a case of the tail wagging the dog in the running of this facility. The captain was a windbag who cancelled a port call for no good reason. In fact he lied about weather conditions. If you want to sue CMV I'll see you in court with the evidence. Never again with this company

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  • Marco Polo
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 07 Jul 2019

Positives. Food was excellent. Cabin, bar and restaurant staff were very friendly and accommodating. Entertainment/shows/lectures all very good and the general cleanliness of our cabin and the public areas was fine. The itinerary was excellent although the excursions were on the pricey side but perhaps that was because we were in a very expensive part of the world, Iceland. Negatives. We missed a port of call for no apparent reason and unlike other companies I have cruised with who offer compensation, Cruise Maritime take no responsibility and expect you to claim through your travel insurance. Our cabin had a porthole, it was so high up that I had to stand on the bed to see anything outside. No tea and coffee making facilities in the cabin which I found to be a bit mean. We had the premium drinks package which was supposed to include Spanish house wine but unless you specifically asked for it the wine waiters/bar staff would try to palm you off with this ghastly Greek plonk. We had a complimentary bottle off this stuff left in our cabin and that's where it stayed, it might have been useful to the cabin steward to clean the drain/loo!! The furniture and carpets on this ship were well past their sell by date. The chairs in the bar/lounge looked as though the ships cat had been at them. In the Ambassadors club the bottoms of the seats were falling away and in the dining room most of the seat backs were greasy and grimey. To be honest I found this ship to be too old and tired and should be condemned to the knackered yard. Sadly I would think twice before travelling with Cruise Maritime again and it definitely wouldn't be on the Marco Polo.

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  • Marco Polo
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 20 Jun 2019

An excellent cruise. Speakers and itinerary were very interesting.

Terms and Conditions

We've taken a lower than standard deposit for this booking. The remainder of the deposit is due 8 weeks after the initial deposit is paid. If you cancel your holiday prior to the deposit balance due date, you are agreeing to pay the standard full deposit in accordance with the tour operator's booking conditions.

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