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British Isles Discovery Cruise 2013 - Marco Polo ex Tilbury
- Nine nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
- Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
- Other categories of cabin are available for a supplement
Make your way to Newcastle for embarkation and this evening's sailing.
Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board Discovery.
Discovery moors in the exquisite French port of Honfleur - gateway to the beautiful Normandy countryside - at the mouth of the Seine. Spend time exploring this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, or venture further afield on a shore excursion.
Delightful Guernsey, its by-ways strewn with springtime flowers, welcomes Discovery today. Don't miss 800 year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, nor the medieval, cobbled central quarter of St Peter Port.
Discovery anchors off tiny Hugh Town today. Take the opportunity to enjoy an excursion to stunning Tresco and its world famous Abbey Gardens, boasting Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Today finds Discovery in the incomparable Irish capital, city of culture and learning, and one of Europe's most engaging, vibrant cities. Take a stroll down famous Grafton and O'Connell Streets, and enjoy a pint of Guiness in one of the many cafes and pubs, popular with locals and visitors alike.
Explore the beautiful island of Mull with its breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Pretty Tobermory, with its distinctive, colourful waterfront houses lining the waterfront - a familiar sight to all 'Balamory' fans - can't fail to delight.
Discovery anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly four thousand years old.
Today we arrive in one of Britain's greatest natural harbours, and gateway to the Highlands. Take an excursion, perhaps to Inverness, with the famous Loch beyond. Golfers might head to nearby Dornoch, home to one of the world's finest courses, just an hour away, while whisky connoisseurs might make a pilgrimage of a different kind, to celebrated Ord Distillery!
Discovery arrives back at the end of a wonderful voyage.
MV Marco Polo
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne 'Marco Polo', her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, 'Marco Polo' will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.
Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, 'Marco Polo' boasts eight passenger decks, which are serviced by four lifts and three wide stairwells. Out on deck a vast amount of space ensures plenty of viewing opportunities when cruising through scenic waters, and more-than-ample room for sunbathers to top up their tans, while belowdecks you'll find facilities to cater to all your cruising pleasures by day and night. In addition to the comfortable lounges and bars, beautiful main dining room and light and airy bistro there's a shopping arcade, a library, a card room and an internet room. The Spa, Beauty and Fitness Centre spoils the body-conscious with a gym, a hair and beauty salon, a table-tennis room, a massage and sauna area, and even deck-top Jacuzzis.'Marco Polo"s 15 categories of cabins and suites all offer private facilities with showers or bath/showers, TV with satellite, 'view from the bridge' and in-house movie channels, telephones, hairdryers and personal safes. Cabins have a variety of twin and double beds, with upper berths for third and fourth sharing passengers. Outside cabins offer porthole or larger windows. Your cabin will be looked after your steward/stewardess and housekeeper, who will ensure that beds are made, towels are changed and toiletries replenished. All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket. Even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive.
I would just like to say what a wonderful cruise we have just had with you on the Marco Polo, sailing around the British Isles. Everything was just great, meals, staff, entertainment & trips ashore so well organised.