Marco Polo's Grand Oriental Odyssey from Bristol, 5 January 2021 (110 nights)

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Ship:
Marco Polo
Line:
Cruise and Maritime
Departure:
Bristol
Depart Date:
5th January 2021
Duration:
110 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
View 166 reviews
Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
  • Sail the ultimate adventure visiting Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan en route to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. Continue to South Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore crossing the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
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£7,885 pp
Guaranteed Outside from
£10,899 pp
Single from
£16,849
Junior Suite from
£22,469 pp

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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 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.
2 Cork (Cobh)
3 At Sea
4 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.
5 At Sea
6 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!
7-8 At Sea - 2 days
9 Valletta
Valletta
As you sail into Malta, you are treated to a breathtaking landscape of soaring steeples and church domes.
10-11 At Sea - 2 days
12 Limassol
Limassol
A beautiful island, said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, Cyprus is blessed with olive groves and beaches a plenty.
13-14 Ashdod - Overnight onboard
Ashdod - Overnight onboard
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.
15 Suez Canal Transit
16 Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba (for Petra)
Aqaba, an ancient city carved from ochre-coloured sandstone cliffs, guaranteed to mesmerise.
17 Hurghada
18-24 At Sea - 7 days
25 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.
26 Mormugao
27 At Sea
28 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.
29-31 At Sea - 3 days
32 Port Blair, Andaman
33-34 At Sea - 2 days
35 Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang)
For Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur cruise ships must dock at the deepwater cruise port Kelang, which is 90 minutes drive away. This, though, is good news for cruise visitors because, along the way to the capital, you not only see the magnificent Salahuddin ‘Blue’ Mosque - the largest in southeast Asia with room for 16,000 worshippers - but also visit the Batu Caves where a stone staircase with 272 steps leads up to a Hindu Shrine. If you make the effort, you are rewarded with the company of scores of monkeys which live around the caves.
36-38 At Sea - 3 days
39 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
40 Sandakan
41 At Sea
42 Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila. Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast, and Pasay to the south.
43-44 At Sea - 2 days
45 Taipei (Keelung)
Taipei (Keelung)
Energetic and eclectic, Taipei is the heart of all the action. It's the crowded, bustling center of Taiwan's commerce, government and culture. Keelung's Miaokou Night Market is famous throughout Taiwan for its large selection of food. It meanders through lanes and alleys in the downtown area surrounding the Dianji Temple. The night market is easily accessible on foot for most travelers arriving from other cities.
46 At Sea
47 Kagoshima
48 At Sea
49 Shimizu (for Mt. Fuji)
50 Tokyo (Yokohama)
51-52 At Sea - 2 days
53 Vladivostok
54 At Sea
55 Busan
Busan
The second largest city in South Korea and the nation's primary seaport, Pusan is your gateway to a fascinating land whose culture is a unique amalgam of old and new. Modern high-rise towers dwarf ancient Buddhist temples, and the city's bustling business district offers a stark contrast to the serene grounds of Yongdusan Park. Pusan is, in short, a microcosm of South Korea, a nation whose startling economic success often obscures, to Westerners, one of Asia's most sophisticated and venerable cultures.
56 At Sea
57 Seoul (Incheon)
58 At Sea
59 Beijing (Tianjin)
60-61 At Sea - 2 days
62 Shanghai
Shanghai
The streets are packed with people, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet, serenity can always be found — be it a class practicing Tai Chi in a park or the peaceful repose of the city's fabled jade Buddha.
63-65 At Sea - 3 days
66 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour.
67 Hainan Strait - Cruising
68 Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Qu?ng Ninh province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to H? Long City, C?m Ph? town, and part of Van Don district. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes. H? Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bái T? Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà islands to the southwest.
69-70 At Sea - 2 days
71 Phu My, (for Ho Chi Min City)
72 At Sea
73-74 Kong Kampot - Overnight onboard
75 Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
Bangkok (Laem Chabang)
Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon meaning "city of angels" for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Bangkok is the economic center of Thailand, dominating the country's economy and dwarfing any other urban centers. Laem Chabang is a city in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It covers the tambon Bang Lamung of Bang Lamung district, and the complete tambon Bueng, Sura Sak, Thung Su Khla and parts of Nong Kham of Si Racha district.
76-77 At Sea - 2 days
78 Singapore
Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of people and cultures. Malay, Chinese, English and Tamil are official languages; Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the major faiths. Ever fascinating, Singapore boasts diverse cultures, luxurious hotels, and some of the finest duty-free shopping in the world.
79 The Strait of Malacca - Cruising
80 Phuket
81-83 At Sea - 3 days
84 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.
85 At Sea
86 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. 
87-94 At Sea - 8 days
95 Safaga (for Luxor & Valley of the Kings)
96 Sokhna
97 Suez Canal Transit
98 At Sea
99 Thira, Santorini
99 Mykonos Town, Mykonos
100 Athens (Piraeus)
101-102 At Sea - 2 days
103 Rome (Civitavecchia)
Rome (Civitavecchia)
'The Eternal City' from unforgettable historical sights to exclusive designer shops, Rome really does have it all. Ensure you throw a coin into the Trevi fountain to make certain you'll return.
104-105 At Sea - 2 days
106 Cadiz
107 Lisbon
Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
108 Porto (Leixoes)
Porto (Leixoes)
Porto also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in the Southern Europe. Located along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
109-110 At Sea - 2 days
111 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.

Cabins on the Marco Polo

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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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