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:
View 159 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
Outside from
was £15,549 pp £7,157 pp
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Inside from
was £16,009 pp £7,369 pp
Single from
was £31,219 £14,829
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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, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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, India
Cochin, India
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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Customer reviews for Marco Polo

  • Marco Polo
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 12 Sep 2019

I wanted to express my disappointment of the Marco Polo cruise we took from Rosyth on the 23rd Aug 19. The ship while kept clean is in need of a full refurb. The service in the bars and for coffee is excruciatingly slow. We waited for over an hour in the Captain's Lounge just to get a coffee, and had to chase it 3 times before we got 2 cups...getting drinks was equally as slow for the whole week. The crew were not easy to engage with and some downright rude. Very happy to talk and laugh between themselves, but as customers we felt like an inconvenience. Breakfast was a farce most mornings, and we tried different times -food had run out leading to long queues, no toast, no mugs to get tea and coffee. It was just a joke, and set the day off on the wrong note every morning. Scots bar was closed one evening for a staff party! But the ship was heading to Newcastle when we came home then to Tilbury with perhaps very few passengers, could the staff party have been then? Not a pleasant trip, and many of our travellers we ate with in the evening had complained onboard about the service. I would be very reluctant to recommend the Marco Polo or Cruise & Maritime after our experience and it’s unlikely we would want to travel with you again, which is disappointing as you will be sailing from Aberdeen in 2020. You need to review your management of the catering areas for breakfast and lunch, train your crew to be customer focused, and look to refresh the ship if you hope to get return clients, and that is where your business focus should be. Not what we were looking forward to on the cruise. To let you understand how disappointed we were, in 40 years of travel and holidays this is the 1st time we have complained.

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  • Marco Polo
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 06 Sep 2019

Had a great holiday in Norway,enjoyed flam& olden great wee places. Everything on the cruise was first class,certainly would go with them again liked the smaller ship ,maybe get from Aberdeen next year. A memorable cruise. Yours truly William Scott.

  • Marco Polo
  • Cruise and Maritime
  • 30 Aug 2019

Our cruise was perfect. The staff were lovely all the way through the cruise, the food was wonderful and the staff dealt with a few mishaps for us with the best of service and attention which we thank them for. They were amazing!

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