Escape the Winter Festive Getaway
From €1069pp indside/€1489pp oceanview
Upgrade to an Ocean view cabin from only €1489pp
- Depart From
- Cruise from Cobh
- Departure Date
- 07 Dec 2020 - 21 Dec 2020
- 14 Nights
- UK, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco & Portugal
- From €1069pp indside/€1489pp oceanview
Ports of call: Cobh for Cork, Ireland; Lisbon, Portugal; Casablanca for Marrakech, Morocco; Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory; Cádiz for Seville, Spain; La Coruña for Santiago de Compostela (Spain); Bristol Avonmouth, United Kingdom; Cobh for Cork, Ireland
Sail south to Portugal and Spain for a winter escape and some inspired Christmas shopping. Discover the historic cities of Lisbon, Portugal’s delightful capital, and Cadiz which offers the chance to visit magnificent Seville.
From La Coruna, perhaps choose to tour to the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Morocco presents a contrasting world of mosques and bazaars plus Gibraltar with its tax-free shopping experience.
Your cruise starts in Cobh and after a day at sea your first port of call is Lisbon, Portugal.
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.
Located on the western coast of Africa, the cosmopolitan Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city with a thriving tourism trade. Blending the modern world with the ancient, Casablanca can be accurately described as a cultural melting pot with clear African, Arabic and European influences. The city’s many parks, fountains and recognisably Art Deco flourishes are all courtesy of the French Protectorate who made the city their administrative centre in the early part of the 20th Century.
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.
The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years.
Located on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Cadiz, the city is surrounded almost entirely by water and thanks to its historical trade links, it has many foreign influences that are still visible today.
Narrow cobbled streets, small squares and weather-beaten buildings dating back to the Moors make the old city a charming place to explore with look-out towers used by merchants to spot returning trade ships scattered along the skyline.
A charming mix of both modern city and old town, La Coruña is capital of the Spanish province bearing the same name in the rugged and beautiful region of Galicia. The symbol of La Coruña, nicknamed the ‘Crystal City’ for the glass-fronted buildings along its attractive seafront promenade, is the 2nd century lighthouse Torre del Hercules.
Beautiful old streets and squares are found in Ciudad Vieja. The heart of this old town is the colonnaded Maria Pita Square surrounded by delightful shops, cafes and restaurants.
After a stay in Bristol, Avonmouth in the UK, you will cruise back to Cobh where your cruise comes to an end.
07/12/20 - Cobh for Cork (Ireland)
08/12/20 - At Sea
09/12/20 - At Sea
10/12/20 - Lisbon (Portugal)
11/12/20 - At Sea
12/12/20 - Casablanca for Marrakech (Morocco)
13/12/20 - Gibraltar (BCC)
14/12/20 - Cádiz for Seville (Spain)08001800Click for more information
15/12/20 - At Sea
16/12/20 - La Coruña for Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
17/12/20 - At Sea
18/12/20 - Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)
19/12/20 - Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)
20/12/20 - Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom)
21/12/20 - Cobh for Cork (Ireland)
Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
- 14 night cruise on board the Marco Polo, in an inner cabin
- Delicious full board cuisine
- Afternoon teas and late night snacks
- Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
- Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
- Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
- Daytime activities and leisure facilities
- Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
- Luggage, port to cabin
- Port taxes
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