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JMG - Marco Polo

Christmas & New Year - Canaries & Madeira

20 December 2019

Ex Cobh

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Traveling Between Departure Days Adult Price Child Price Infant Price
20/12/2019 - 05/01/2020 Friday € 1,595.00 -- --

What's Included

ITINERARY

 

20 December 2019 - Cobh

Depart 21:00

 

21 December 2019 - Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)

Arrive 13:30

 

22 December 2019 - Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)

Depart 18:00

 

23 December 2019 - At Sea

 

24 December 2019 - At Sea

 

25 December 2019 - Christmas Day At Sea

 

26 December 2019 - Gibraltar

Arrive 07:00 -- Depart 14:00

 

Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.
A towering 1400 ft outcrop that separates the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar was named Jebel al-Tarik by the Moorish General Tarik who landed there in 711 AD.
See the famous Barbary apes that occupy the island as well as St Michael’s Cave and the Siege Tunnels or admire the view to Africa from a cable car.

 

27 December 2019 - At Sea

 

28 December 2019 - Arrecife (Lanzarote)

Arrive 08:00 -- Depart 20:00

 

A city with maritime roots, Arrecife first appeared on maps in the 15th century as a small fishing harbour. It has since 1852 been the capital of Lanzarote, the northernmost and fourth largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Lanzarote, which lies just four degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer and enjoys a sub-tropical climate, is volcanic in origin. Arrecife’s Calle Leon y Castila has a wealth of shops and is an opportunity for duty free shopping.

 

29 December 2019 - Santa Cruz (Tenerife)
Arrive 08:00 -- Depart 23:00

 

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is dominated by Mount Teide in the central mountain range and several spectacular valleys covered with lush landscape, banana plantations and pinewoods. Santa Cruz, the island's capital, offers a number of museums, and churches to explore together with tempting shops and restaurants. The exotic gardens of Garcia Sanabria Park are worth a visit as is Loro Parque, with its tropical gardens, collection of parrots, and an aquarium with sharks, sealions and penguins.

 

30 December 2019 - Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Arrive 07:00 -- Depart 13:00

 

With its sub-tropical climate, coastal valleys, beautiful sandy beaches and mountainous peaks, Gran Canaria is a firm favourite with visitors from all over Europe. Head to the historic centre of Vegueta, steeped in traditional architecture and historical buildings which have been standing for over 500 years.

 

31 December 2019 - Funchal (Madeira) **Land by launch or tender**

Arrive 09:00 - 01:00

 

Set in a magnificent natural amphitheatre overlooking a wide bay, Funchal is the delightful capital of the beautiful and dramatic island of Madeira. The harbour is right in the centre of town and as you approach the sight of whitewashed buildings with red tiled roofs tumbling down the verdant mountain is spectacular. A modern cable car soars above the bustling city to Monte, which is the start of Madeira’s famous wicker toboggan ride. Wicker baskets, embroidery and the famous Madeira wine are popular souvenirs from the striking island often described as the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’.

 

01 January 2020 - At Sea

 

02 January 2020 - Lisbon (Portugal)

Arrive 13:00 -- Depart 19:00

 

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.

 

03 January 2020 - Cobh

Arrive 06:00

 

 

 

All this is included in the fare

  • Delicious full board cuisine. 
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks. 
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more). 
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm). 
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes. 
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities. 
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more). 
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin. 
  • Port Taxes.

 

**Price quoted is based on the twin inner cabin - other cabins available subject to availability**

 

Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

More Information

A classic Christmas cruise to warmer climes

 

Look forward to this fabulous Christmas & New Year cruise voyaging south to the warmer climes of the ever popular Canary Islands and beautiful Madeira, for the New Year firework spectacular.  Four contrasting islands are included in this delightful itinerary, offering a variety of picturesque landscapes and new experiences to savour.   Sit back and relax, enjoy the delicious cuisine and let the attentive crew take care of you.


* Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.

  

                                                            

                                 

 

And remember, we offer...

  • A more traditional and leisurely style cruising experience.
  • Smaller sized cruise ships accessible to more ports of call.
  • An excellent standard of friendly and attentive service.
  • Sterling is the currency on board Magellan, Marco Polo and Astoria.
  • A choice of eight convenient UK and Ireland departure ports including Dublin.
  • A wide choice of wonderful excursions at most ports of call.
  • Coach transfers from most parts of Ireland

 

Marco Polo Ship Profile

The 22,080grt Bahamian flagged Marco Polo cruise ship with her handsome traditional profile, beautiful teak decks and distinctive dark blue hull is a classic ocean liner. She can accommodate up to 800 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly intimate cruise experience. The ms Marco Polo is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has eight passenger decks serviced by three main lobbies and four lifts.

 

The Marco Polo cruise ship offers a wide range of public facilities including the impressive Waldorf Restaurant offering a traditional two-sitting fixed time dining option and, as an alternative for those wishing for the more informal experience, the stylish Marco’s Bistro.

 

There are five main lounge areas. The Magellan Deck offers the theatre-style Marco Polo Lounge while the elegant Captain’s Club is a perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails with the resident pianist. Relaxing in the Palm Garden, with wonderful panoramic ocean views, is a fantastic way to make the most of your time on a cruise holiday and the stylish Columbus Lounge is an intimate spot where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink. Completing the quintet is Scott’s Bar, located on Amundsen Deck, an ideal haunt for night owls.