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:
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Cruise Type:
Cruise Only
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£7,885 pp
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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)
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.
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
Suez Canal Transit
Lying at the Red Sea end of the Suez Canal, the busy Egyptian port of Suez can also be your starting point for exciting trips to Cairo and the Pyramids at Giza. If your ship goes through the Canal, be out on deck throughout the transit, as it is one of the world’s most fascinating maritime experiences, creating the bizarre impression that you are sailing right through the dry heart of the desert. The present, 101-mile-long Canal took 15 years to build, was completed in 1869 and shaved a mere 7,000 miles off the journey from England to India. It is the second to cross the Isthmus of Suez – the first was constructed in the 5th century BC and was in use until the 8th century.
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
Suez Canal Transit
Lying at the Red Sea end of the Suez Canal, the busy Egyptian port of Suez can also be your starting point for exciting trips to Cairo and the Pyramids at Giza. If your ship goes through the Canal, be out on deck throughout the transit, as it is one of the world’s most fascinating maritime experiences, creating the bizarre impression that you are sailing right through the dry heart of the desert. The present, 101-mile-long Canal took 15 years to build, was completed in 1869 and shaved a mere 7,000 miles off the journey from England to India. It is the second to cross the Isthmus of Suez – the first was constructed in the 5th century BC and was in use until the 8th century.
98 At Sea
99 Thira, Santorini
Thira, Santorini
Santorini is the very essence of Greek charm. Sugar-cube houses cling to the cliffs. Vivid blue church domes add a splash of colour. And steep cliff-sides tumble into an impossibly clear sea. Just beautiful. Sample the wine or the cliff top views, the terraced bars and restaurants or the ancient Roman ruins on Santorini.
99 Mykonos Town, Mykonos
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
Mykonos is a beautiful Greek island famed for its natural beauty, rich history and cosmopolitan character.
100 Athens (Piraeus)
Athens (Piraeus)
Athens offers a blend of traditional Greek culture and modern hustle and bustle. The Acropolis and Parthenon are not to be missed.
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
Cadiz
From the splendour of its harbour, to streets full of Moorish relics, Cadiz is the perfect introduction to the beauty of Spain.
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.

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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.

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