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WELCOME


Ocean Cruises 2013-15
Welcome to the latest brochure featuring holidays on board elegant Marco Polo muchloved Discovery, two delightful, smaller and more intimate vessels that have built an enviable reputation for providing traditional cruise experiences at exceptional value-for-money prices. The following pages offer some wonderful opportunities to enjoy unforgettable ‘No-Flying’ cruises from a selection of UK ports, as well as ‘Fly-Cruises’ featuring some exciting destinations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The popularity of cruising continues to grow, especially on ships that combine all the magic of fascinating ports of call with an on-board ambience that is perfectly conducive to rest and relaxation – with fine dining, first-class entertainment and interesting guest speakers, comfortable accommodation and a host of amenities and activities to enjoy, but without the crowds and the overbearing razzamatazz of larger ships. Join Marco Polo at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, to journey to the winter warmth of the Amazon and Caribbean, go in search of the Northern Lights, discover the British Isles, the glorious Norwegian Fjords or Baltic cities and more. Sail from Edinburgh’s port of Leith to the North Cape or Iceland, or – in 2014 – from Newcastle to destinations that include the Majestic Fjordlands and the Scottish Isles. Discovery offers 2013 sailings from Harwich or Newcastle or, and 2014 voyages from Bristol Avonmouth, Liverpool, Greenock, Leith, Hull or Rosyth to an equally wonderful selection of fascinating destinations. The ship’s 2013 ‘south to the sun’ fly-cruises feature return flights from London, Manchester and a selection of regional airports.

This was our first cruise, but not our last! Thank you all very much for making this a fantastic holiday.
Mr K, Keelby Springtime Fjordland Cruise

We have enjoyed a holiday of a lifetime!

Mr & Mrs H, Birmingham Baltic Treasures Cruise

We know that wherever you choose to join us, you can look forward to a marvellous value, memorable cruise holiday on Marco Polo or Discovery, and we look forward to the pleasure of your company!

Andy Jones – Ocean Cruise Director

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Take advantage of some extraordinary savings by booking your 2013-15 cruise today! We’re offering discounts of up to 25% on selected cruises on specific cabin types on all 2013-15 sailings, for bookings made before midnight on Wednesday 31st July 2013. Simply look out for our “Saver Fares” on your chosen cruise. These tremendous value prices make it so much easier to join us for the cruise you’ve always wanted to take, to enjoy a longer voyage than you’d hoped, or to treat yourself to a higher category cabin. Or of course, use the saving to spend on board or ashore!
*Terms & Conditions: Discount applies to bookings on all 2013-15 cruises made by midnight Wednesday 31st July 2013 and are based on passengers sharing a twin cabin. All fares exclude gratuities. Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Voyager Fares
These truly incredible offers make these already great value ‘no-flying’ cruises even more affordable, with a limited number of ‘Inner’ and ‘Outer’ cabins available at low, low, ‘Voyager’ fares. Choose a ‘Standard Twin Inner’ or ‘Standard Ocean View’ and you will be accommodated in at least the minimum lowest priced standard twin cabin category on board your chosen ship.

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CONTENTS

Marco Polo and Discovery 2013-2015
The Wonder of Cruising 4-5 Marco Polo – Cruises from Leith North Cape & Spitsbergen
14 Days – 30 Jun 2013


Marco Polo – Life on board Marco Polo Cruises from Tilbury 2013-2014 North Cape & the Land of the Midnight Sun
13 Days – 14 Jul 2013

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Discovery – Cruises from Liverpool The Northern Lights Fjordland Splendour Celtic Explorer

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15 Days – 12 March 2014 11 Days – 18 Jun 2014 10 Days – 24 Aug 2014 5 Days – 2 Sep 2014

Icelandic Wonders

12 Days – 19 Jun 2013

Marco Polo – Cruises from Newcastle Scottish Islands & Faroes
7 Days – 9 Jun 2014

Iceland & Northern Isles
11 Days – 8 Jun 2014

Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
13 Days – 15 Jun 2014

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North Cape & Land of the Midnight Sun
15 Days – 4 July 2014

Discovery – Cruises from Greenock Scottish Isles & Faroes
6 Days – 29 Jun 2014

Majestic Fjordland

Majestic Fjordland

8 Days – 27 Jun 2014

8 Days – 4 July 2014

Marco Polo Taster Cruises Marco Polo – Profile Marco Polo – Deck Plan & Fares Marco Polo – Cabin Information

Iceland & Northern Isles
11 Days – 11 Jul 2014

Summer in the Fjords
9 Days – 16 Aug 2013, 29 Jul 2014

Discovery – Cruises from Leith Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
13 Days – 21 Jul 2014

Autumn Fjordland

7 Days – 15 Sep 2013

North Cape & the Land of the Midnight Sun
11 Days – 2 Aug 2014

Treasures of the British Isles
11 Days – 5 Sep 2013; 19 Jul 2014

Majestic Fjordland

8 Days – 12 Aug 2014

The Northern Lights
15 Days – 6 Oct 2013; 27 Oct 2014

Scottish Islands & Faroes
5 Days – 19 Aug 2014

The Glorious Caribbean
31 Days – 3 Nov 2013

Christmas 2013 Marco Polo cruises from Tilbury Christmas & New Year Canaries
15 Days – 22 Dec 2013 & 22 Dec 2014

Discovery – Cruises from Hull or Rosyth Scottish Isles & Faroes
8 Days – 3 May 2014

Discovery – Life on board Discovery – Cruises from Newcastle North Cape & the Land of the Midnight Sun
12 Days – 24 Jul 2013

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Grand British Isles

11 Days – 26 Mar 2014

Majestic Fjordland Easter Fjordland

Christmas Markets Ghent & Amsterdam

8 Days – 5 April 2014 9 Days – 12 April 2014

Ghent 4 Days – 15 Dec 2013; Antwerp – 3 Days 18 Dec 2013

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The Amazon & West Indies
43 Days – 5 Jan 2014 & 5 Jan 2015

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Icelandic Wonders & the Northern Isles
12 Days – 4 Aug 2013

Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
14 Days – 20 April 2014

Discovery Taster Cruises Discovery – 2013 Fly Cruises Introduction Discovery – 2013 Fly Cruises Spain & Portugal
11 Days – 15 Sep 2013

The Northern Lights Springtime Break

Discovery – Cruises from Bristol The Northern Lights
16 Days – 24 Feb, 6 Oct 2014

15 Days – 16 Feb, 2 & 16 Mar 2014, 16 Feb & 2 Mar 2015 6 Days – 30 Mar 2014

Scottish Highlands & Isles
9 Days – 10 May 2014

British Isles Discovery
10 Days – 4 Apr, 24 May & 2 Sep 2014

Springtime Gardens Whitsun Fjordland

7 Days – 18 May 2014 9 Days – 24 May 2014

Mediterranean Odyssey
13 Days – 25 Sep 2013

Majestic Fjordland

8 Days – 25 Apr & 11 Sep 2014

Black Sea Discovery

Springtime Fjordland
7 Days – 13 & 19 Apr & 18 May 2014

D-Day 70th Anniversary Cruise
7 Days – 1 June 2014

11 Days – 7 Oct 2013

Treasures of the Black Sea
12 Days – 17 Oct 2013

Iceland & the Northern Isles
12 Days – 7 June 2014

Bank Holiday Treat
9 Days – 7 Oct 2014

5 Days – 2 May 2014

Azores & Madeira

Discovery – Profile Discovery – Deck Plan & Fares Discovery – Cabin Information General Information Booking Conditions & Travel Insurance

Scandinavian Cities Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Icelandic Wonders & the Northern Isles
13 Days – 9 Aug 2014 13 Days – 6 May, 21 Aug, 21 Sep & 15 Oct 2014

15 Days – 7 Sep 2014

Autumn Colours Cruise
7 Days – 21 Sep 2014

Spain & Portugal

10 Days – 27 Sep 2014

Madeira, Cape Verde & Canaries
19 Days – 21 Oct 2014

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THE NEWMARKET DIFFERENCE

The Ever-changing Wonder of 3 Cruising


Each of our cruises on board these two wonderful ships – whether a one-night ‘mini-cruise’ or a six-week journey of discovery – offers everything you could wish for in a memorable holiday. Wake refreshed from a night’s sleep in your comfortable cabin (or perhaps a little bleary from the previous evening), and contemplate the waiting day. Head for an exercise class or the fitness centre to ward off the guilt pangs at the calorie intake… then head for breakfast! Join in a daily quiz or attend an informative lecture to learn about the next fascinating port of call. Competitive types might sign up for deck games, enthusiasts for dance classes – 5, 6, 7, 8! – while like-minded folk might meet in the card room for a hand or two of bridge, or others retire to a quiet corner of a lounge or library to curl up with a good book. Of course, on fine days, a deckchair or sun-lounger might be the place in which to pass a few hours, as you take in the views. On most cruises, guest speakers will give informative talks about upcoming ports and nearby places of interest, as well as the bird, aquatic, or wildlife that you might expect to encounter. Your cabin – you can choose from a range of categories – will be looked after by your

A wonderful trip... the food, entertainment and friendly crew were all excellent.
Mrs S, South Devon Spring Gardens Cruise

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there’ll be a new adventure to discover, a new experience to enjoy, a new vista to savour, new plans to be made. From the moment you rise, until you retire to your cabin, wherever you find yourself, at sea or in port, there’s a vast array of things to do or not to do. It’s entirely up to you!
When evening comes, with the sun setting over the sea or on another port of call, enjoy a wonderful meal in relaxed company, and then be royally entertained. If the stars are out, take a turn on the deck, or perhaps enjoy a nightcap in a comfortable lounge, before turning in with memories of the day just gone and dreams of what awaits tomorrow. The beauty of a cruising holiday is that you can choose exactly what you want to do, when you want to do it, and we’ll do the rest for you. Our great value cruises on board Marco Polo and Discovery will bring you all this and more, and we know that you’re going to enjoy every minute of your time with us! Your cruise price includes all on-board activities and entertainment, and Sterling is the on-board currency on both vessels.

steward and housekeeper, who will ensure that beds are made, towels are changed and toiletries replenished. The Cruise Director and the staff ensure that there’s always something going on, for those that are interested, and publish a daily newsletter to keep you updated.

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WELCOME

THE NEWMARKET DIFFERENCE

All Our Cruise Prices include:
Excellent service from an attentive crew Full-board arrangements – including excellent British and International cuisine, afternoon tea and late-night snacks l A comfortable cabin l First-class daytime and evening entertainment l Guest Speakers (except on shorter cruises) l A wide range of on-board amenities l Exciting itineraries and fascinating ports of call l Port Taxes
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Newmarket, Marco Polo and Discovery – a perfect combination
These cruise holidays are brought to you by some of the foremost experts in the field, and you are assured of a first-class experience every step of the way, whichever of these wonderful cruises – on either of these wonderful ships – you decide to join. Newmarket Holidays is part of the Newmarket Group, one of the UK’s leading privately owned tour operators, established in 1983. Over the course of the last 30 years, we have had the pleasure of introducing thousands of happy customers to the joys of cruising, and we are looking forward to continuing our long association with Marco Polo and to sailing on Discovery for the first time. Marco Polo and Discovery are operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages, whose experience of organising cruises for UK cruise holidaymakers stretches back over a quarter century. Cruise & Maritime, together with the operational expertise of vastly experienced Global Maritime Group, the ships’ manager, will ensure that guests on board both these wonderful ships will enjoy unforgettable holidays. Both Newmarket Holidays and Cruise & Maritime Voyages share the same philosophy – to provide outstanding cruise experiences at genuine value-for-money prices.

Fascinating Guest Speakers

The excursions were top class, and the entertainment and facilities on board were great! We had a wonderful time!
Mr & Mrs J, Scarborough Baltic Cities Cruise

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A much-loved cruising tradition is the opportunity, whilst on board, to attend light-hearted, but absorbing lectures given by an expert in a particular subject field, someone whose experience and insight, or specific sphere of interest – sometimes linked with the cruise itinerary – offers the chance to peek behind the subject’s invariably fascinating curtains. On Marco Polo and Discovery, this tradition is carried on during longer cruises, and guest speakers will offer informative talks on a wide range of fascinating topics.

‘Super Craft’ Cruises, and ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Wave!’
On a number of cruises featured in this brochure, in addition to all the enjoyment of the ship’s amenities, and the fascinating ports of call, there’ll be the chance to learn a new skill – e.g. millinery, calligraphy, decorative card art and so on – from an on-board expert. Please note that the craftsperson may make a small charge for materials. A number of cruises will feature the presence of guest comedians, who will not only add to the evenings’ entertainment programme, but will appear in ‘Comedy Corner’ interviews with the on-board Cruise Director during the voyage. Look out for these special cruises on the following pages!

Exciting Shore Excursions
For many the highlight of a cruise holiday is the chance, on arrival in each new port of call, to go ashore and explore new surroundings. No sooner will your ship have tied up – or dropped anchor when the shore transfer is to be by ship’s tender – than the excitement will mount. Coaches will be waiting on the quayside ready to take you off on an organised optional shore excursion, in the company of friendly, knowledgeable guides.

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LIFE ON BOARD MARCO POLO

Life on Board 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 even before you’ve stepped aboard, is a beautiful ocean liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining in stylish surrounds, and a genuinely warm welcome from a crew who go out of their way to place your enjoyment of your holiday above everything else, Marco Polo will offer everything you might expect of such a vessel, from the minute you first glimpse her, until the time you bid her “Adieu”.

Welcome Aboard!
Marco Polo, already well known to British cruise holidaymakers, will continue to sail from Tilbury in 2013 and 2014, as well as offering sailings from Edinburgh’s Port of Leith in 2013, and Newcastle in 2014. Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, Marco Polo boasts eight passenger decks, which are serviced by four lifts and three wide stairwells. A vast amount of deck space, especially in the stylishly raked aft-section of the ship, gathered around the pool and Pool Bar, ensures plenty of viewing opportunities, more-than-ample room for sunbathers to top up their tans, as well as space for the energetic to enjoy deck games. A turn around Amundsen Deck, or the complete circuit round Columbus Deck, which includes a ‘jogging’ section, balances out the calorie intake. From the moment you step aboard on the spacious, stylish Magellan Deck, where you’ll find the attractive lobby area, you are aware that here is an impressive vessel. A range of comfortable lounges and bars, a beautiful main dining room and a light and airy bistro adjacent to the pool, a large, eye-catching shopping arcade, the Livingston library, the Nansen card room and an internet room all cater to your cruising pleasures by day and night. The Jade Wellness Centre is well equipped for the bodyconscious, with a gym, a hair and beauty salon, massage and sauna area, as well as adjacent deck-top Jacuzzis. The Cruise Director and the team will provide a full programme of entertainment in which you can join if you wish, light-hearted quizzes to port lectures, exercise classes to dance instruction – while of course there’s always the ever-changing view to savour, and new ports of call to explore.

Ship’s Profile
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages Gross Tonnage: 22,080grt Registry: Bahamas Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas Passenger Capacity: 425 cabins (Max 850 passengers) Re-built: Greece 1993 Cruising Speed: 16.5 knots Passenger Decks: 8 Lifts: 4 Electric Current: 110/220V AC Stabilised and air-conditioned Officers & Crew: International Cruise Staff & Entertainers: British & International Dimensions Length: 578.4ft (176.3m) Beam: 77.4ft (23.6m) Draft: 26.9ft (8.2m)

We would tell anyone to go with you.

Mr B, Southampton

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LIFE ON BOARD MARCO POLO

Spotlight on Marco Polo
• Exclusively for adults – Marco Polo is a ‘child-free’ ship, although bookings are accepted from family members who are aged 16 and over • Elegant, classic lines and fittings create a traditional cruising environment • Marco Polo’s friendly, attentive crew exudes the warmest of welcomes • Excellent dining in the stylish restaurant and first-class entertainment bring each day to a memorable close

Upgraded Cabins on Marco Polo — where little touches mean a lot
Passengers looking to mark a special occasion, or to treat themselves to a little more luxury, can choose the added comforts and benefits of a De Luxe Twin or Double Cabin, Junior Suite or De Luxe Suite. Each of these upgraded cabins comes with several additional benefits designed to enhance the enjoyment of your holiday, and which will make a cruise on board Marco Polo an all-the-more-memorable experience.
Additional benefits in all upgraded cabins include tea/coffee-making facilities, larger Flat Screen TV screen, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar (charge), enhanced bathroom amenity pack, Cabin Breakfast Service, fresh fruit bowl replenished throughout the cruise, use of a golfing umbrella for taking ashore, a complimentary cotton tote bag and a welcome bottle of wine and mineral water on arrival. Passengers who choose to book Marco Polo’s well appointed Junior Suites will, in addition to all the above benefits, enjoy Priority Embarkation, a welcome bottle of champagne and fresh flowers, priority boarding at tender ports, a special ‘At Your Leisure’ disembarkation service and complimentary UK daily or Sunday newspaper delivered on disembarkation day. In addition to all the above benefits and services, passengers who choose to book Marco Polo’s De Luxe Suite accommodation will receive complimentary laundry service throughout their cruise, will be served predinner hors-d’oeuvres each evening, enjoy complimentary DVD hire from the ship’s library, a well stocked bookshelf for holiday reading and confirmed ship’s restaurant seating requests and shore excursion reservations. All Marco Polo’s De Luxe cabins, Junior Suites and De Luxe Suites are located in prime positions on board the ship. Please consult the Deck Plan for details, or call our cruise specialists to discuss your requirements.

Cabin Accommodation
Marco Polo’s passenger cabins all offer private facilities with shower or bath/shower, TV with satellite channels and a ‘Bridge Cam’ channel and in-house movies, telephone and music channels, hairdryer and personal safe. Cabins have a variety of twin and double beds, with upper berths for three- and ‘friendly four’ -sharing passengers. Outside cabins offer porthole or larger windows. Cabins are looked after by an attentive steward, who can also arrange Cabin Breakfast Service, Room Service (10.00-midnight) and Laundry and Ironing services, for an additional charge.

The whole experience exceeded my expectations. The food was excellent and the staff were exceptional in their attentiveness and professionalism.

Mrs T, Essex Fjordland Splendour


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LIFE ON BOARD MARCO POLO

Dining is always a pleasure!
There are plenty of options when it comes to mealtimes on board Marco Polo, and as is invariably the case on board ship, caloriecounters and the diet-conscious will have difficulties resisting temptation, as sumptuous meals balance out any time spent in the fitness centre, or any number of turns round Amundsen Deck! The ship’s main dining room, the Waldorf, situated low on Atlantic Deck, is a haven of understated elegance, where friendly and attentive waiters ensure that each meal is a special experience. Marco Polo’s chefs do their level best to ensure that diets are forgotten, although there is always the ‘Healthy Choice’ option for the guilty, or saintly, to choose. Full continental and cooked breakfasts ensure each day starts well, and both luncheon, (where hot and cold dishes are offered) and dinner (both à la carte) can be taken in these elegant surroundings. The Waldorf is proud of its status as a ‘proper’ formal dining room, and is the perfect backdrop to some memorable mealtimes. Dining in the Waldorf is a two-sitting arrangement. As an alternative restaurant venue, pool-side Marco’s, the ship’s more casual location, is every bit as enjoyable, whether it’s for an early breakfast or relaxed lunch – perhaps taken al fresco – or for a less formal evening, does not suffer by comparison. Wherever you choose to eat, you can accompany your meal with a selection from the ship’s extensive and reasonably priced wine list. During each cruise (of 6 nights or more) there will be a Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Party, as well as other themed dinners. Of course, all meals on board Marco Polo, including morning coffee and afternoon tea and cakes and late night snacks, are included in the great value cruise prices.

All staff and crew of the Marco Polo were nothing but efficient, helpful, courteous and friendly. They were a credit to their professions and to the ship.
Mrs C & Miss E, Hertfordshire Springtime Fjordland

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LIFE ON BOARD MARCO POLO

Making Life Easy!
Long Term Port Parking
Secure port parking at Tilbury or Leith is available for £11.00 per car per night.
NB The Newmarket Group act as agents only for car parking reservations and bookings are subject to the Ports’ Car Parking Conditions.

call National Express on 08717 81 8181 or visit www.nationalexpress.com Passengers travelling by rail to London will be able to take advantage of the return transfer service to Tilbury. Please indicate if this is your preference on the Booking Form.

Rail to Tilbury
There is a railway station at Tilbury Town and C2C operate regular services from London Fenchurch Street Station in the City of London. Services may be more infrequent during weekends and bank holidays so check with National Rail Enquiries on 0845 748 4950. Tilbury Town is about one mile from the cruise terminal and taxis are available for the short transfer.

National Express Coach Network
For a cost of £32.00 per person, travel via the National Express coaches’ nationwide network of over 1200 pick-up points for return services to London Victoria.

Cruise-Coach Service from London Victoria to Tilbury

Daytime & Evening Entertainment
There’s always something happening on board Marco Polo, by day or by night. During the day, if you haven’t taken a shore excursion or headed off to explore under your own steam – and especially on the days at sea that for some are the most enjoyable of all – the Cruise Director and the team will always have something planned – look out for the Daily Programme in your cabin. After dinner the curtain goes up in the Marco Polo theatre lounge on a glittering nightly show. Sit back as the talented team of singers and dancers entertains you with some first class performances in excellent surroundings. Marco Polo’s wide range of other lounges are relaxed and convivial, perfect for enjoying the company of new-found friends, and whether its for a nightcap in the piano bar, or dancing in Scott’s, the ship really does offer something for all tastes until you turn in, perhaps after a final ‘turn on the deck’.

We offer a special coach transfer service between London Victoria and Tilbury at a cost of £25.00 per person for the return journey.

Hotel Accommodation
If you prefer to travel at a more leisurely pace and would like to stay overnight in the Tilbury area, we have negotiated special discounted rates at the following hotels. To make a booking at either of the hotels directly simply call the number below, quoting reference Marco Polo. Park Inn Lakeside, North Stifford: 01708 719900 Thurrock Hotel, Purfleet: 01708 860222

Reserve your places
To reserve a port car-parking space, please indicate your requirements on the Booking Form. The cost will be added to your final invoice and full details sent with your Joining Instructions. For National Express reservations a special reference number will be sent to you with your Confirmation of Reservation. To check availability and suitability of departure point and timings before booking,

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MARCO POLO – SAILINg FROM TILBURY

North Cape & the Land of the Midnight Sun
Departing July 14th 2013 – 13 Days
Iceland This unforgettable summertime voyage to Western Norway – a breathtaking region of fjords, glaciers and offshore islands – is crammed full of unforgettable natural wonders and fascinating ports of call, with long days to enjoy cruising past one of the world’s most stunning coastlines. It also offers the chance to enjoy a ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ with special celebrity guest comedians.

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Scotland Today is spent at sea, as Marco Polo cruises northwards along the beautiful Norwegian Coast, following the ancient route plied by the famous steamers that Ireland to this day bring supplies and news of the outside world to astonishingly remote Wales settlements.

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Travel to Tilbury to board Marco Polo, enjoying your first dinner on board before she sails later this evening.
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Today is spent at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers. A special feature of this cruise will be performances from guest comedians who will not only entertain in the evening’s ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ spot, but will also take part in light-hearted ‘Comedy Corner’ interviews with the Cruise Director.
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A first call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this important Hanseatic city, birthplace of Grieg and royal residence. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights above.
Day Four ~ Olden

Today’s call brings the opportunity of an unforgettable shore excursion to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast mass of the Jostedalsbreen ice-pack, which broods over the fjord.

Early this morning Marco Polo will cross the Arctic Circle, as she steams into some of Europe’s most spectacular waters. Rising up out of the sea like miniatureFrance Alps, the wild and beautiful Lofoten Islands, amongst which Marco Polo arrives this morning, offer almost unsurpassed scenic splendour, with breathtakingly beautiful, tiny fishing villages (with even tinier names like ‘Å’ ) set beneath the towering peaks, sheer cliffs Portugal and jagged rock formations, hemmed in by the sea. Spain Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the island waters are the spawning ground for Arctic cod, and everywhere the fishing industry is in evidence. Marco Polo calls at Leknes, nestled at the foot of stunning, Alpine-like scenery, and there’ll be an opportunity to explore this most beautiful corner of the world on a shore excursion.

Tilbury, UK 2 Relaxing Day At Sea 3 Bergen, Norway Poland Germany 4 Olden, Norway 5 At Sea 6 Leknes, Lofoten Islands 7 Honningsvåg, Norway 8 Tromsø, Norway 9 At sea 10 Åndalsnes, Norway 11 Stavanger, Norway 12 At Sea 13 London, Tilbury, UK

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This evening,Italy one of the undoubted highlights of the holiday begins, with a wonderful cruise in the evening light through the Inside Passage, passing the Greece stunning scenery of Solbergfjord, Gisund and Grøtsund.
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MARCO POLO – SAILINg FROM TILBURY

Tilbury

North Cape & the Land of the Midnight Sun

Cruise Highlights

• Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Take an excursion to the famous Briksdal Glacier • The breath-taking Lofoten Isles, rising up out of the water • Visit remote Honningsvåg, at the northern tip of Norway • Take an excursion to the visitor centre at North Cape • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Discover magnificent Romsdalsfjord • Call at Stavanger, historic fishing port
Day Seven ~ Honningsvåg Day Ten ~ Åndalsnes

Marco Polo cruises way beyond the Arctic Circle hopefully in summer sunlight, close to the coast of Finnmark, where the indigenous Sami people still lead nomadic lives herding reindeer. Perhaps the high point (in more senses than one) of the cruise will come this evening, as Marco Polo docks in the pretty, remote ‘village’ of Honningsvåg, and you can make you way on an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, or North Cape, almost at Europe’s northernmost point, where the sun will sink below the horizon only to rise again shortly afterwards. You’ll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe’s true north tip, before Marco Polo turns south once more on her Norwegian coastal voyage.
Day Eight ~ Tromsø

Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and call at the delightful port town of Åndalsnes, for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery, including the vertiginous Trollstigen (Troll’s Ladder), a breath-taking road at the head of the Valldal valley. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy fjord-side setting, before Marco Polo cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day 11 ~ Stavanger

• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Criminology & Serial Killers from our on-board lecturers • Enjoy a ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ with guest comedians

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The largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, with its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is our port of call this afternoon. Step ashore to explore the market, held daily in the main square, and enjoy the sight of fresh Arctic fish being landed on the busy quayside. The city’s Polarmuseum pays tribute to intrepid Arctic pioneers, trappers and explorers, including Norwegian heroes Amundsen and Nansen. East of the city centre is the stunning, strikingly modern ‘Arctic Cathedral’, or Ishavskatedralen, with its amazing stained glass window and organ built in the shape of a ship just two of its memorable features. Close by, a cable car climbs to the summit of Mt Storsteinen for unsurpassed views of Tromsø and its surrounds.
Day Nine

The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, its sleek modern buildings contrasting with the 19th-century whitepainted clapboard houses of Gamle Stavanger, is Marco Polo’s first Norwegian landfall. Step ashore to wander, taking in the fresh fish and flower market of the harbourside square Torget, and this afternoon enjoy the breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the overlooking towering Preikestolen rock formation is one of Norway’s most photographed landmarks.
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Cruise Highlights
• Cruise spectacular Hardangerfjord to pretty Eidfjord • Flåm lies at the head of mighty Sognefjord • Enjoy a rare call in Fjaerland – Norway’s ‘Book Village’ • Discover idyllic Balestrand • A call at Olden offers the chance to journey to the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier Visit Bergen – Fjordland gateway

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Departing August 16th 2013, July 29th 2014 – 9 Days
Catch the breath-taking fjords of Western Norway at their glorious best, on a Finland cruise that combines the picture-postcard-perfect tranquillity of this majestic region– including a Russia rare call at idyllic Fjaerland – with Estonia opportunities to enjoy several wonderful excursions.
From here, you might enjoy an unforgettable ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ excursion, boarding the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway, for the beautiful journey to Myrdal, before joining a coach to travel through yet more breath-taking scenery.
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A rare call is made at the ‘book village’ of Mundal, or Fjaerland, so called for its antiquarian bookshops housed in ancient wooden buildings, and beautifully set on stunning Fjaerlandsfjord. A shore Kazakhstan excursion can be taken to the fascinating Glacier Museum at the edge of the vast Jostedalsbreen glacier, before you re-join the ship at idyllic Balestrand.
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This morning Marco Armenia Polo docks in the ancient Hanseatic city of Bergen, with its narrow cobbled streets, medieval houses and vibrant harbour area with its open-air Iran Fish Market. Former residence of medieval kings and queens and seat of a university, Turkey Arrive Depart Bergen was also the birthplace of composer 16:00 Edvard Grieg. Don’t miss the chance to stroll through the ancient Bryggen area, nor the Syria wonderful view of the city from the summit 09:30 16:00 Cyprus Iraq of ‘Mount’ Fløyen, reached by the taking the 09:00 21:00 quaint Fløibanen funicular railway. 08:00 12:00 Lebanon

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Autumn Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise the length of stunning Hardangerfjord over 100kms into the Norwegian interior • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland • Discover Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway • Cruise exquisite Naeroyfjord • Iceland Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Norse Folk & Lands from our on-board lecturers • Enjoy a ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ Norway with guest comedians
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Departing September 15th 2013 – 7 Days
Enjoy the glories of Western Norway at a very special time of year, on this tremendous value cruise that includes visits to some breathtaking fjords, calls at some wonderful places, and the chance to enjoy a ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ with celebrity guest comedians.
where sheer mountainsides plunge into the still waters. Our first Norwegian call is at Eidfjord, at the eastern end of the fjord. Here, you can go ashore to enjoy an overland excursion through the almost unimaginably beautiful surrounding countryside, perhaps including a visit to the famous Vøringfossen waterfalls.
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Enjoy the atmosphere on board and get to know Marco Polo’s wonderful range of onboard amenities. A special feature of this Autumn cruise will be performances from two or three guest comedians who will not only entertain in the evening’s ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ spot, but will also take part in light-hearted ‘Comedy Corner’ interviews with the Cruise Director.
Day Three ~ Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord

Awake as Marco Polo navigates through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord, the world’s largest and deepest to Flåm, set in one of the fjord’s remotest corners. From here, you might board the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway for the unforgettable six-mile climb down to Myrdal. Later this evening, enjoy another breathtaking cruise through wondrously scenic Naeroyfjord.
Day Five ~ Bergen, Norway

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Departing September 5th 2013, July 19th 2014 – 11 Days
Stornoway, in the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, historic Orkney capital Kirkwall and pretty Tobermory, on Mull, as well as the Scillies, are amongst the highlights of this truly wonderful cruise, which also features Invergordon – Highland gateway – Dublin, Guernsey and Honfleur.
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This morning Marco Polo sails into Cromarty Firth on Scotland’s rugged East Coast, tying up in Invergordon, one of Britain’s greatest natural harbours, and gateway to the Highlands. Step ashore to explore, or take an excursion, perhaps to Inverness, with famous Loch Ness 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!
Day Four ~ Kirkwall

By morning Marco Polo will have arrived in the Western Isles, as she anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. Perched on the very edge of Britain, these beautiful, unspoiled islands have been inhabited continuously for over 6000 years and are guardians of a rich

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A day of Orcadian delights, as Marco Polo docks in Kirkwall, historic ‘Royal Burgh’ and capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, its glorious centrepiece. Kirkwall, with its meandering streets and excellent museum, is gateway to east and west mainland, and lies a mile from the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where the

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Day Six ~ Tobermory

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Cruise Highlights
• Invergordon offers opportunities to discover some Scottish beauty • Rugged Kirkwall is gateway to a fascinating island landscape • Explore remote Stornoway • Magnificent Duart Castle can be discovered from pretty Tobermory • Dublin is the world’s friendliest capital • The stunning Isles of Scilly are one of Britain’s most beautiful locations • Guernsey – beautiful island and taxfree shopping! • Discover the Impressionists’ retreat of Honfleur, in Normandy and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, familiar to many, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean.
Day Seven ~ Dublin

• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about English Country Gardens from our on-board lecturers

Today finds Marco Polo in Dublin, the incomparable Irish capital. Great city of culture, home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, birthplace of Shaw, with – at its heart – the great seat of learning which is Trinity College, Dublin is also one of Europe’s most engaging, vibrant cities, with Grafton and O’Connell Streets thronged with shoppers, and the cafés and coffee shops, and of course the famous bars and pubs, are popular meeting places for locals and visitors alike.
Day Eight ~ St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly

the world famous Abbey Gardens house Britain’s finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day Nine ~ St Peter Port, Guernsey

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Guernsey’s delightful St Peter Port welcomes Marco Polo today, and the morning can be spent enjoying the pleasures of this beautiful Channel Isle. 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, where countless shops and colourful stalls offer tax-free gifts.
Day Ten ~ Honfleur, France

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Day 11

Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury, at the end of a wonderful cruise around our glorious, ‘sceptred isle’.

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Departing October 6th 2013, October 27th 2014 – 15 Days
Marco Polo makes an autumn visit to Norway’s fjord- and island-dotted coastline, in search of the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, the celestial
Iceland phenomenon that has bewitched and entranced generations. In addition to the chance to experience one of Earth’s truly most awe-inspiring sights, this enchanting cruise includes the opportunity to learn a new skill from one of our ‘Super Craft’ experts.

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Enjoy the atmosphere on board, and get to know Marco Polo and your fellow passengers. A special feature of this cruise is the chance to learn a new skill from an expert in one of our ‘Super Craft’ sessions, which will take place throughout the voyage.
Day Three ~ Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord

Marco Polo makes her way into stunning Hardangerfjord, stretching into the Norwegian interior. Be on deck early to get your first glimpse of this stunning landscape, where sheer mountainsides plunge into the still waters. Our first Norwegian call is at Eidfjord, at the eastern end of the fjord. Here, you can go ashore to enjoy an overland excursion through the almost unimaginably beautiful surrounding countryside, perhaps including a visit to the famous Vøringfossen waterfalls.
Day Four ~ Olden

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• Cruise the length of stunning Hardangerfjord over 100kms into the Norwegian interior • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland • The breathtaking Lofoten Isles, rising up out of the water • A call in Alta brings opportunities to discover the remote Finnmark region • Remote Honningsvåg is close to Europe’s northern most point • Narvik, remote, friendly port and winter resort • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Clear nights bring chances to view the stunning Aurora Borealis – the fabled Northern Lights • Call in Åndalsnes on beautiful Romsdalfjord • Historic Bergen, delightful ‘Gateway to the Fjords’. • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Norway & Tall Ships History from our on-board lecturers • Discover a new skill from an expert on this Super Craft cruise

Day Seven ~ Alta

Marco Polo calls at remote Alta, gateway to the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the indigenous Sami people, to herds of reindeer, and to the nearby Ice Hotel, where guests famously sleep in frozen accommodation on reindeer skins. Alta is also close to the UNESCO-World Heritage site of the Hjemmeluft prehistoric rock carvings, northern Europe’s most extensively preserved examples, dating from between 2500 and 6000 years old. Marco Polo sails late this evening, enabling you to make the most of your stay in Alta. In this remote region, the awe-inspiring nature of the Northern Lights – should you be fortunate enough to see them – is more acutely felt.
Day Eight ~ Honningsvåg

terminus, and was the site of fierce WWII battles on land and at sea, welcomes Marco Polo today. Take the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to catch the cable car to the heights of Fagernesfjellet mountain for some truly spectacular views.
Day 11

Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board, as Marco Polo steams back across the Arctic Circle, heading south.
Day 12 ~ Åndalsnes

Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy setting, before Marco Polo cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day 13 ~ Bergen

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Marco Polo cruises way beyond the Arctic Circle, and the high point will come today, as Marco Polo docks in the pretty, remote ‘village’ of Honningsvåg, and you can make you way on an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, or North Cape, almost at Europe’s northernmost point. You’ll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe’s true north tip, before Marco Polo turns south once more on her Norwegian coastal voyage.
Day Nine ~ Tromsø

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The city of Tromsø, with its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen, is today’s port of call. Go ashore to explore, and don’t miss the magnificent ‘Arctic Cathedral’, with its stained glass and unique, ‘ship-shaped’ organ.
Day Ten ~ Narvik

At sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
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Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury at the end of the cruise. Please note: The viewing of the Northern Lights is entirely dependent on weather and atmospheric conditions and whilst very likely, is not guaranteed.

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Departing November 3rd 2013 – 31 Days
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Escape November’s gloom and chill and sail away on Marco Polo from Canada London Tilbury to the blue seas and even bluer skies of the sun-kissed West Indies. As well as calls at nine exquisite, idyllic isles, you’ll also bookend your Atlantic crossings with calls at the remote, verdant Azores, and spend some unforgettable days at sea. Mongolia
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Day One ~ Sunday November 3rd Welcome Aboard! Thailand Philippines
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Days Seven ~ 12 Atlantic Crossing!

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Make your way to the London Cruise Palau Terminal for embarkation, and enjoy your Brunei Malaysia first night on board.
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Enjoy life on board Marco Polo as your elegant floating home steams towards the Caribbean.
Day 13 ~ Antigua

Marco Polo cruises south, making her way Somoa Vanuatu into warmer waters and across towards Fiji the volcanic archipelago of the Azores. Make Tonga the most of the ship’s many amenities and Australia get to know your fellow passengers.
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The nine volcanic islands of the NewAzores Zealand archipelago provide a welcome landfall for Marco Polo. The largest of the group is Sao Miguel, with its principal port city of Ponta Delgada. Magnificent architecture, 16th and 17th century artwork, and an array of fine churches are among the highlights of this pretty and very friendly island.

Tiny Antigua boasts wonderful scenery, powder-white sandy beaches and warm azure seas – Paradise! St John’s is the thriving main town, its main attractions gathered round the Redcliffe Quay. Elsewhere, the restored naval dockyard and the colonial forts of English Harbour and Shirley Heights provide interesting alternatives to the beach.
Day 14 ~ St Barts/Saint Martin

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This morning Marco Polo finds herself in the idyllic French playground of St Barts, or St Bartélemy, one of the chic-est corners of the Caribbean. Marco Polo will anchor in the natural harbour of Gustavia, where a pleasant hour can be spent relaxing in a quayside café or perhaps lazing on a picture-postcard-perfect beach. It’s a short crossing this afternoon to the shared island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, respectively the Dutch south, and French north of a tiny island celebrated as much for its duty-free shopping opportunities as for its wonderful beaches. The choice – to spend or to tan – will be yours!

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• Escape the gloom of November and sail to the sun • In the mid-Atlantic, the nine beautiful islands of the Azores have been stopping-off points for sailors down the centuries, and an important communications link between continents • Ponta Delgada is the archipelago’s largest settlement • Discover and explore nine Caribbean idylls, from stunning Antigua to shared island St Maarten, and from tiny Mayreau with its stunning beaches, to cricket-mad Barbados
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St Kitts, which together with its tiny sister Nevis forms one of the world’s smallest nations is as laid back and traditionally West Indian a place as anywhere in the Caribbean, with restored plantation inns dotting the lush landscape, and the views from the UNESCO-World Heritage site of Brimstone Hill Fortress, known as ‘The Gibraltar of the West Indies’, are simply breathtaking.
Day 16 ~ St Lucia

is Heaven on Earth! Spend a lazy day just dipping in and out of the blue water, enjoying a beach-barbecue courtesy of the ship’s chefs, or spend just a little more energy on a half- or full-day optional catamaran excursion to the stunning Tobago Cays.
Day 19 ~ Barbados

• See Faial’s giant volcanic crater on your second Azores’ call • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy fascinating on-board lectures and port talks

Today Marco Polo visits the tropical island paradise that is mountainous St Lucia, calling first at the thriving capital, Castries. Enjoy the vibrant Creole atmosphere and hustle and bustle of this typically West Indian settlement, or venture further afield to explore this scenic wonderland. This afternoon, Marco Polo sails down the island’s west coast to Soufrière (pronounced Souf -RAY), which sits in its idyllic bay beneath where the twin peaks of the ‘Pitons’, amongst the Caribbean’s most famous landmarks.
Day 17 ~ St Vincent/Bequia

Discover Barbados, the most British of the Caribbean isles. The bustling, colourful capital Bridgetown lies close to exquisite beaches, backed by some famously swanky resort hotels and exclusive shoreside restaurants. With the laid back Bajan emphasis on enjoying life to the full, Barbados ranks high on the list of highlights of this wonderful cruise.
Day 20 ~ 25 Atlantic Crossing!

Relive the magical moments of the last three weeks, as Marco Polo sails on, homewardbound.
Day 26 ~ Faial

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Day 18 ~ Mayreau

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Days 27 ~ 30

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Day 31 ~ Tuesday December 3rd

None of our island calls can be more fittingly described as a tropical paradise than tiny Mayreau, with truly stunning beaches - this

Bid farewell to Marco Polo, as you disembark at the end of a simply wonderful cruise.

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Departing December 22nd 2013, December 22nd 2014 – 15 Days
What better way to spend the festive season than by being looked after by Marco Polo’s attentive crew and being royally entertained by a team dedicated to ensuring you have a truly unforgettable Christmas, and welcome in 2014 in style, as you leave behind the grey of winter and head ‘south to the sun’ to the ‘Fortunate Isles’ and the glorious ‘Floating Garden’ of Madeira?

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Day One Welcome Aboard!

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Make your way to the London Cruise Terminal today for embarkation. Marco Polo sails early this evening from Tilbury. Get to know the ship, and enjoy your first festive night on board.
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will culminate in a memorable Christmas Day spent at sea, with a feast of festive celebrations conducted by the Captain and crew of Marco Polo.
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Boxing Day morning sees Marco Polo arriving in the very British outpost of Gibraltar, beneath the mighty Rock marking the point where the Atlantic joins the Mediterranean. Step ashore to explore bustling Main Street, with its familiar shops and stores, or take the cable-car to the heights above where, on clear days, the views stretch from the Straits to North Africa and the mountains of North Africa beyond, and where the famous Barbary Apes make friendly approaches. Re-board the ship later this afternoon for another evening of festive entertainment and celebration.
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Rest and relax on board as Marco Polo steams towards the warmth of the Canary Isles.
Day Seven ~ Lanzarote

No doubt you’ll be glad to step ashore to walk off a few of those Christmas calories as Marco Polo makes the first of her Canaries’ calls in Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy the warmth and – hopefully – sunshine of this famous holiday isle, and perhaps the opportunity to head

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Cruise Highlights
• Sail ‘south to the sun’ for celebrations – Marco Polo -style • A very special Christmas Day is spent at sea • Boxing Day visit to ‘more-Britishthan-Britain’ Gibraltar, beneath the famous Rock • Arrecife is Lanzarote’s colourful capital • The Canary Isle of Tenerife boasts the ‘whole world in one day’ • Tiny La Palma is an enticing island idyll
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Day Nine ~Tunisia Santa Cruz, La Palma

style on board Marco Polo, Russia you will be in a perfect position to watch Funchal’s famous fireworks display.
Day 11 ~ New Year’s Day

• Spend New Year’s Eve in the floral paradise of Funchal, capital of Madeira • Visit ancient Oporto and its wine lodges from Leixoes • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy fascinating on-board lectures and port talks

No doubt today will be a quieter one, as Marco Polo turns for home.
Day 12 ~ Leixoes

This Portuguese port of Leixoes gives you the chance to step ashore, perhaps to join this afternoon’s excursion, to the historic city of Oporto, in its picture-postcard setting on the River Douro. The excursion will also include a visit to oneTurkey of the Port wine lodges, and time for personal sightseeing which may include a cruise along the Douro, before you return to the ship.
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One of the world’s most beautiful islands, La Palma, waits to greet Marco Polo this morning, with its central mountain rising nearly 8,000 feet from the coast, and its main town Santa Cruz gateway to a rugged Algeria countryside dominated by the towering peak. Step ashore to explore this, one of the lesserknown corners of the Canary Island group.
Day Ten ~ New Year’s Eve ~ Funchal

A last two days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving memories of the cruise as you head back into the English Channel.
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Cruise Highlights

• Two or Three nights to enjoy the first-class cuisine, entertainment and Iceland on-board amenities of Marco Polo, and to enjoy a taste of the joys of cruising at a very festive time of year • Visit some of Europe’s most colourful Christmas Markets, choosing between Ghent and Amsterdam or the “Diamond City” of Antwerp
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Marco Polo calls at the port of Ghent, gateway to the exquisite city. Transfer into the city centre to the wonderful Christmas Market on the Baafsplein. Wander amongst the stalls and pick up a last-minute Christmas gift, before returning to the ship to enjoy dinner and entertainment till late.

Enjoy all the festive magic of Marco Polo, as she sails from Tilbury late this afternoon.
Day Two ~ Antwerp

Belgium’s great port-city of Antwerp, the ‘Diamond Capital of the World’, truly sparkles at Christmas time, with the vast Grote Markt, the city’s main square, home to the largest Georgia of the Christmas markets with colourful stalls selling all manner of special treats – including of course delicious Belgian chocs. Don’t Armenia miss the giant Christmas trees that add to the wonderful atmosphere, and watch the skaters perfecting their turns on the rink next to the famous Brabo fountain.

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A World Away from Winter
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Departing January 5th 2014, January 5th 2015 – 43 Days
This truly extraordinary value, six-week voyage of discovery will take you from the grey of British winter into the heart of the vibrant, colourful Amazonian rainforest, and to some balmy, sun-kissed Caribbean isles. Mongolia States With calls in glorious Madeira, the fascinating Cape Verde IslandsUnited and the N. Korea China Azores, as well as learning a new skill, at this sensational price, this is a notJapan S. Korea to-be-missed adventure of a lifetime.
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The first leg of your cruise will give you the chance to acquaint yourselves with the Marco Polo’s many amenities, as you steam south and west. A special feature of this cruise is the chance learn a new skill from an expert in one of our ‘Super Craft’ sessions, which will take place throughout the voyage.

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Day Six ~ Lisbon

A call is made at the historic Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where, as you are about to do, adventurers set out from the River Tagus in search of the New World, during the great Age of Discovery. A shore excursion today will introduce the city including the Alfarma district, where time seems to stand still.
Day Seven

A relaxing day is spent at sea, as Marco Polo cruises into the Atlantic.
Day Eight ~ Funchal

Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world’s most beautiful islands, a sun-blessed, lush, green subtropical paradise, home to one of the most vibrant and profound collections of exotic, colourful, flora on Earth. The verdant island capital, Funchal, is a perfect, relaxing, captivating port of call. Don’t miss the truly wonderful Botanical Gardens, or the exhilaration of a traditional wickerwork ‘toboggan’ ride from Monte to Livramento!

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Amazonian populace or the startling – by contrast – sophistication of some of the larger settlements. Fast-growing Santarém, the Amazon’s third largest city, lies at the confluence of the Amazon and the Rio Tapajós, and from the city’s waterfront promenade the rivers’ different coloured waters merging is a memorable sight. Head ashore, or take advantage of the optional excursions, which may include a visit to the giant hardwood trees of the region’s fiercely protected primary forests. Highlights of the journey will also include the traditional ‘stilted’ villages of Alter do Chão and Boca da Valeria, with its stalls selling local handicrafts, and a fascinating counter to Marco Polo’s gleaming luxuries. In Manaus, where Marco Polo will moor overnight, in stark contrast to a river-scape of thick vegetation and occasional Indian villages, you’ll discover a city of some 1.7 million inhabitants, the greatest glory of which is the monumental Teatro Amazonas Opera House, built with the riches of the rubber industry. The capital of the delta region of Amapá, Santana for Macapá, lies on the equator, and there’s an opportunity to stand astride the imaginary line at the Zero Line Monument, which lies just a couple of miles from the fortified, Portuguese city. The increasing – and pleasantly reviving – sea breezes of the vast delta hint at the proximity of the Ocean, and soon after leaving Macapa in her wake, Marco Polo heads out into the Atlantic, turning north, leaving you with memories of a wonderful few days that will stay with you forever.
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Marco Polo calls at the island of Sao Vicente, with its pretty capital Mindelo. Spend the day exploring this colonial outpost, with its pretty houses, or perhaps take a trip inland.
Days 12 to 16 ~ Crossing the Line!

Relax and enjoy some more leisurely days at sea as Marco Polo heads further south towards Brazil and equatorial waters. Cross the equator, as excitement mounts with the ship’s imminent arrival in South America.
Days 17 to 24 ~ Cruising the Amazon

Days Nine & Ten

Marco Polo steams further into the Atlantic, heading for even warmer climes, as you rest and relax on board.
Day 11 ~ Mindelo

The volcanic isles of the Cape Verde archipelago are fast becoming a popular holiday haven, despite (or perhaps because of) their remote position in the mid-Atlantic.

Relax and enjoy the extraordinary journey up – and down – this fabled lazy river, enjoying the comfort of the ship’s airconditioned lounges and the on-board amenities as Marco Polo makes her stately way towards Manaus, before turning round once more to cruise toward the ocean. Throughout this fascinating journey, there will be opportunities to head ashore by tender to discover a world surrounded by the equatorial forests, perhaps catching glimpses of colourful bird-life in the canopy, and learning about the harsh lives of the

Another day is spent at sea, enjoying life on board and hopefully sunny skies.
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atmosphere and hustle and bustle of this typically West Indian settlement, or venture further afield to explore this scenic wonderland.
Day 31 ~ Bridgetown

discover the island’s rain-forested interior and its two – Windward and Leeward – scenic coasts.
Day 29 ~ Kingstown

St Vincent, the principal island of the Grenadines group, is dominated in the north by La Soufrière, a still-active volcano, and in charming Kingstown has a bustling capital, where life is lived at an unusually hectic pace for this beautiful part of the world. Visitors of course are much more relaxed! After a day’s exploration, there’s a chance to enjoy some Caribbean hospitality before Marco Polo sails this evening.
Day 30 ~ Castries

treacherous kilometres from the mainland, and – until 1947 – a French penal colony made infamous by serial escapee Henri Charrière’s Papillon. Spend some time exploring this barren place, with its cells converted into a rudimentary hotel, or visit the beautiful white-sand beach – a taste of Caribbean pleasures to come that were denied the island’s previous inhabitants.
Day 27

Today Marco Polo visits the tropical island paradise that is mountainous St Lucia, where the twin peaks of the ‘Pitons’ are amongst the Caribbean’s most famous landmarks, calling at the thriving capital, Castries. Enjoy the vibrant Creole

Discover Barbados, the most British of the Caribbean isles. The bustling, colourful capital Bridgetown, with its colourful markets and famous Kensington Oval cricket ground, lies close to exquisite beaches, backed by some famously swanky resort hotels and exclusive shoreside restaurants. With the laid back Bajan emphasis on enjoying life to the full, Barbados ranks high on the list of highlights of this wonderful cruise, and is a fitting final Caribbean port of call before Marco Polo begins her homeward journey.
Day 32 – 36 ~ Atlantic Crossing!

Enjoy all the delights of life on board Marco Polo as she steams back east towards the ‘Old World’.

All the delights of cruising are yours to savour, as Marco Polo continues her journey north.
Day 28 ~ St George’s

The gorgeous ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada is famed for its nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, as well as countless other flavourings. Marco Polo’s call here this afternoon will give you the opportunity to stroll off some calories in the attractive British colonial capital St George’s, as you explore the maze of streets that leads from the horseshoe-shaped harbour, the Carenage. Other excursions will offer chances to

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The Amazon & West Indies

Cruise Highlights
• Escape the grey of the British winter and sail to the sun! • Enjoy two Atlantic crossings and plenty of time to rest and relax on board! • Call at historic Lisbon, starting point for many a voyage to the New World • Discover the Cape Verde Isles on your outbound transatlantic leg • Cruise the magnificent River Amazon, a colourful world away • Visit Papillon’s remote and forbidding ‘Devil’s Island’ • Discover and explore four gorgeous Caribbean idylls – the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada, bustling St Vincent, tropical paradise St Lucia and cricket-mad Barbados • Enjoy calls at two islands in the Azores archipelago on your homeward journey • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Amazon, Journalism & Maritime History from our on-board lecturers • Discover a new skill from an expert on this Super Craft cruise
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Marco Polo makes landfall once again in the tiny mid-Atlantic outpost of the Azores, tying up in Horta, principal settlement on the island of Faial. Step ashore to explore this colourful former whaling station and perhaps take an excursion to the summit of Cabeçao Gordo, from where the views of the island and the surrounding archipelago are truly breathtaking.
Day 38 ~ Ponta Delgada

The second of Marco Polo’s Azores calls is in Ponta Delgada, the cosmopolitan main town of Sao Miguel, the largest of the island group. There’ll be an opportunity to go ashore to explore a place that has been a favoured stopping-off point of transatlantic sailors for centuries.
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Marco Polo arrives home this morning. Bid farewell to the ship and your fellow travellers, as you disembark in Tilbury at the end of a simply enthralling voyage of many discoveries, and even more happy memories.

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Departing February 16th, March 2nd & 16th 2014, February 16th & March 2nd 2015 – 15 Days
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Day One Day Five ~ Svartisen Glacier

Welcome Aboard! Make your way to the London Cruise Terminal for embarkation, and enjoy your first night on board.
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The morning is spent in Amsterdam, with its canals, flower markets and famous museums. Step ashore to explore the bustling Dutch city, or perhaps take an excursion into the surrounding reclaimed ‘polderland’ of windmills and low-lying farms.
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Another very special day awaits, as Marco Polo heads into magnificent Holandsfjord, just above the Arctic Circle, cruising gently across still waters to the unforgettable sight of the mighty Svartisen Glacier, whose Scotland tentacles reach down to just 20 metres above sea level. The sight of the blue-white ice moving imperceptibly down the valley is Ireland one of the most arresting of the whole trip.

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Enjoying the atmosphere on board, and get to know Marco Polo and your fellow passengers, as the ship begins her journey north.
Day Four ~ Ålesund

You’ll arrive today in the port of Ålesund, with its natural harbours lined by pastelpainted, gabled and turreted buildings, resembling more of a fantasy movie-set rather than a working town. Colourful Art Deco houses are a feature of the main pedestrianised street, Kongens gate, while close by the Sunnmøre Museum is a truly impressive heritage centre, with some sixty timber-framed buildings giving a detailed insight into life in this part of the world through the ages, and a fine collection of ancient and replica boats, from Viking longships to kayaks. This evening Marco Polo threads her way through the islands that dot this beautiful coastline.

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Day Six ~ Narvik Portugal

The friendly port and ski-resort (it is Spain possible to ski down almost to the water’s edge) of Narvik, which is also a legendary rail terminus, and was the site of fierce WWII battles on land and at sea, welcomes Marco Polo today. Take the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to catch the cable car to the heights of Fagernesfjellet mountain for some truly spectacular views.
Days Seven & Eight ~ Alta
Morocco Marco Polo spends two days at our northernmost port of call at remote Alta, with the opportunity not only to Algeria sky-gaze at your leisure, but also to explore the Arctic

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The Northern Lights

Cruise Highlights
• Amsterdam – enchanting Dutch capital • The magnificent Norwegian Fjords clothed in their winter raiment • View the stupendous Svartisen Glacier • The breathtaking Lofoten Isles, rising up out of the water • Narvik, remote, friendly port and winter resort • An overnight stay in Alta brings opportunities to discover the remote Finnmark region • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Long nights bring many chances to view the stunning Aurora Borealis – the fabled Northern Lights • Pretty Ålesund, with its Art Deco houses • Historic Bergen, delightful ‘Gateway to the Fjords’. • Learn about Astronomy & Northern Lights from our on-board lecturers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise region of Finnmark, home to the indigenous Sami people, to herds of reindeer, and to the nearby Ice Hotel, where guests famously sleep in frozen accommodation on reindeer skins. Alta is also home to UNESCO-World Heritage site of the Hjemmeluft prehistoric rock carvings, northern Europe’s most extensively preserved examples, dating from between 2500 and 6000 years old. A number of exciting optional shore excursions will be available during Marco Polo’s call at Alta, and of course, in this remote region, the awe-inspiring nature of the Northern Lights – should you be fortunate enough to see them during your stay – is more acutely felt.
Day Nine ~ Tromsø

scenery. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy setting, before Marco Polo cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day 13 ~ Bergen

A final call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds at the morning fish market on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this important Hanseatic city, birthplace of Grieg and royal residence. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights above. This evening Marco Polo slips her moorings and heads for home.
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The city of Tromsø, with its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen, is today’s port of call. Go ashore to explore, and don’t miss the magnificent ‘Arctic Cathedral’, with its stained glass and unique, ‘ship-shaped’ organ.
Day Ten ~ Sortland

At sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
Day 15

Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury at the end of the cruise. Please note: The viewing of the Northern Lights is entirely dependent on weather and atmospheric conditions and whilst very likely, is not guaranteed.

Marco Polo cruises to the snow-capped Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands, which lie amongst some of Europe’s most spectacular waters. The islands rise up out of the sea like miniature Alps, offering almost unsurpassed scenic splendour, as breathtakingly beautiful fishing villages sit beneath the towering peaks. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the island waters are the spawning ground for Arctic cod, and everywhere the fishing industry is in evidence. Marco Polo calls at the modern port of Sortland, and there will be an opportunity to explore this beautiful corner of the world on an overland excursion.
Day 11

Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board, as Marco Polo steams back across the Arctic Circle, heading south.
Day 12 ~ Åndalsnes

Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular

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• Five nights to enjoy a taste of cruising Marco Polo-style, with firstIceland class cuisine, entertainment and all the on-board amenities to help you make the very most of the cruise • Visit the delightful Dutch capital Amsterdam, with its canals and cobblestones • The ‘Joan of Arc’ city of Rouen is gateway to some wonderful places, including Monet’s delightful Giverny

Springtime Break
Departing March 30th 2014 – 6 Days
This excellent value springtime cruise heads across the Channel to the colourful Dutch capital Amsterdam, before spending two days in the ‘Joan of Arc’ city of Rouen, gateway to Monet’s beloved Giverny and the Normandy countryside, and calling at Zeebrugge.
on to historic, medieval Rouen, capital of Upper Normandy, and gateway to some truly wonderful places. Marco Polo will spend the night here, giving you the Ireland opportunity to step ashore to explore this ancient, beautifully restored city, with its poignant place du Vieux-Marché, site of Saint Joan’s martyrdom, its famous one-handed mechanical clock and its truly stunning Gothic cathedral. Other optional excursions will include impressionist painter Claude Monet’s lovingly preserved house and garden at Giverny, and the chance to tour the Normandy countryside. Marco Polo will sail with the tide after in the early afternoon.
Day Five ~ Zeebrugge

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Day Two ~ Amsterdam

Spend the day exploring the wonderful city of canals, flower markets and world-renowned museums. Wander the cobbled streets by the canals, criss-crossed by hundreds of bridges, or take to the water yourself, either on a canal cruise, or – if you’re feeling energetic, on a self-pedalled canal ‘bike’. An excursion will be offered today, to the world renowned Bulbfields of Keukenhof, before you return to Marco Polo to enjoy dinner and entertainment till late.
Days Three & Four ~ Rouen

The port of Zeebrugge is a short distance from the exquisite city of Bruges, one of the most enchanting places in all Europe, with its cobbled squares, gabled buildings and Portugal network of canals. Take a shore excursion to discover this picture-book ‘walkabout’ city, where highlights includeSpain the beautiful ‘Beiguinage’ convent and the delightful ‘Lake of Love’. Famed for its lace and chocolates, Bruges is also a pleasant place in which to shop for mementos of your visit. Marco Polo sails once more this evening.
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Marco Polo navigates her scenic way into the heart of Normandy, sailing under the three dramatic spans of the Pont de Normandie, Pont de Tarcanville and Pont de Brotonne, past the majestic abbey at Jumièges and

Marco Polo arrives in Tilbury at the end of a marvellous few days.

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British Isles Discovery
Departing April 4th, May 24th, September 2nd 2014 – 10 Days
Stornoway, in the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, and pretty Tobermory, on Mull, as well as the Scillies, are amongst the highlights of these truly wonderful cruises, which also feature Invergordon – Highland gateway – Dublin, Guernsey and Honfleur
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Make your way to Tilbury for embarkation. Marco Polo sails early this evening, and you enjoy your first dinner on board. Get to know the Cruise Staff and some of your fellow passengers, and look forward to the exciting days ahead before you retire to your comfortable cabin.
Day Two

Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly four thousand years old.
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Day Three ~ Invergordon

The beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, familiar to many, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean.

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This morning Marco Polo sails into Cromarty Firth on Scotland’s rugged East Coast, tying up in Invergordon, one of Britain’s greatest natural harbours, and gateway to the Highlands. Step ashore to explore, or take an excursion, perhaps to Inverness, with famous Loch Ness 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!
Day Four ~ Stornoway
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By morning Marco Polo will have arrived in the Western Isles, as she anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. Perched on the very edge of Britain, these beautiful, unspoiled islands have been inhabited continuously for over 6000 years and are guardians of a rich culture with its roots in the mists of time.

Today finds Marco Polo in Dublin, the Tunisia incomparable Irish capital. Great city of Algeria culture, home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, birthplace of Shaw, with – at its heart – the great seat of learning which is Trinity College, Dublin is also one of Europe’s most engaging, vibrant cities, with Grafton and O’Connell Streets thronged with

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Cruise Highlights
• Invergordon offers opportunities to discover some Scottish beauty • Explore remote Stornoway • Magnificent Duart Castle can be discovered from pretty Tobermory • Dublin is the world’s friendliest capital • The stunning Isles of Scilly are one of Britain’s most beautiful locations • Guernsey – beautiful island and tax-free shopping! • Discover the Impressionists’ retreat of Honfleur, in Normandy • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise shoppers, and the cafés and coffee shops, and of course the famous bars and pubs, are popular meeting places for locals and visitors alike.
Day Seven ~ St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly

• Learn about The British Royal Family & Heritage from our on-board lecturers

This morning finds us in the fabled Isles of Scilly. Marco Polo anchors in glorious blue waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore by tender to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary’s, and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and the chance to take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world famous Abbey Gardens house Britain’s finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day Eight ~ St Peter Port, Guernsey

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Majestic Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise the length of stunning Hardangerfjord over 100kms into the Norwegian interior • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland • Discover Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway •Iceland Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Maritime History from our on-board lecturers • Enjoy a ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ with guest comedians Norway

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Finland These cruises capture the beauty of stunning Western Norway, and include visits and calls to some Sweden wonderful places and also offer a Russia Estonia ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ with celebrity guest comedians.

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Day Three ~ Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord

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Marco Polo makes her way into Hardangerfjord. Be on deck early to get your first glimpse of this stunning landscape, where sheer mountainsides plunge into the still waters. Marco Polo calls at Eidfjord, at the eastern end of the fjord. Here, you can go ashore to enjoy an overland excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside Greece to the famous Vøringfossen waterfalls.

The ship cruises to her anchorage at the far end of the fjord, at Skjolden, in the tributary Lustrafjord, from where a wonderful optional shore excursion might take you into the stunning interior, either over the spectacularly scenic ancient trading route of the Sognefjellsweg or to the awe-inspiring Nigardsbreen glacier, an eastern section of the fabled Jostedalsbreen ice-pack. However you choose to spend your day, it will be one Georgia of the highlights of the holiday.
Day Six ~ Bergen, Norway
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Marco Polo arrives in Bergen, with its narrow cobbled streets, medieval houses and vibrant harbour area. Former Royal residence and university seat, Bergen was also the Iran birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Don’t Turkey miss the chance to stroll through the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps view the city from the summit of ‘Mount’ Fløyen, reached by taking the quaintSyria Fløibanen funicular railway.
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Springtime Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise Hardangerfjord, calling at Ulvik and Eidfjord • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland • Discover Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway
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Springtime Fjordland
Glorious Western Norway
These ever-popular, tremendous value, week-long cruises on board Marco Polo take in the magnificent fjords of Western Norway clothed in their springtime glory.

• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers

Departing April 13th, 19th (Easter), May 18th 2014 – 7 Days
to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside, re-joining Marco Polo later this afternoon in Eidfjord. From here, you might take an excursion to the famous, 145-metre Vøringfossen waterfalls, another unforgettable sight.
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Make your way to Tilbury for embarkation, and Marco Polo sails early this evening.
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Today is spent at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day Three ~ Ulvik

Marco Polo makes her way into Hardangerfjord. Be on deck early to get your first glimpse of this stunning landscape, where sheer mountainsides plunge into the still waters, and, beyond, the hinterland of unspoilt forests, lakes and pristine glaciers is towered over by soaring peaks. Our first call is at tiny Ulvik, an oasis of tranquillity, far removed from our hectic world. Go ashore

Marco Polo navigates through the narrow Wales fingers of mighty Sognefjord, the world’s England Netherlands largest and deepest, to Flåm. From here, you l London might board the world famous Flåmsbana Poland Mountain Railway, to gasp in amazement Germany at the sheer beauty – and the feat of INCREDIBLE CRUISE SALE! BOO Book by 31st July 2013 AND SA K NOW engineering – of the unforgettable six-mile France VE UP TO to take advantage of journey to Myrdal. Slipping her mooring later our tremendous value this afternoon, the ship cruises once more ‘Saver Fares’ through some of fjordland’s most scenic waters.

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17:00 1 London Tilbury, UK 2 Relaxing Day At Sea 3 Ulvik, Hardangerfjord, Norway* Œ 09:00 10:00 Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway 12:00 17:00 09:00 18:00 4 Flåm, Sognefjord, Norway Cruise Naeroyfjord 09:00 18:00 5 Bergen, Norway 6 At Sea 07:30 7 London Tilbury, UK *Ulvik is disembarkation port only. Œ Indicates ports where shore
arrangements will be made by ship’s tender. Times based on April 13th departure.

This morning Marco Polo docks in Bergen, Portugal with its narrow cobbled streets, medieval Spain and openhouses and vibrant harbour area air Fish Market. Former residence of medieval kings and queens and seat of a university, Bergen was also the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Don’t miss the chance to stroll through the ancient Bryggen area, or the wonderful view of the city from the summit of ‘Mount’ Fløyen, reached by taking the quaint Fløibanen funicular railway.
Day Six

Today is spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories of the past few days as Marco Morocco Polo cruises home.
Day Seven

Return this morning to London, at the end of the most wonderful springtime holiday. NB. 2014 Easter weekend – Good Friday April 18th to Easter Monday April 21st.

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Bank Holiday Treat

Cruise Highlights
• Historic Ghent exudes Flemish charm city of canals and cobblestones • Take a shore excursion to see the world-famous bulb fields of Keukenhof • Explore Impressionists’ retreat Honfleur • Four nights to enjoy the first-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo

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Bank Holiday Treat
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Departing May 2nd 2014 – 5 Days Sweden
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Make the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend on this tremendous value springtime break that sees Marco Polo cross the Channel to the exquisite Belgian city of Ghent, the colourful Dutch capital Amsterdam and the pretty Normandy town of Honfleur.

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Marco Polo makes a rare call at the port of Ghent, gateway to the exquisite city once the second largest in Europe after Paris, and a wonderful maze of cobbled streets and picturesque canals. Transfer into the city centre to discover and explore this fascinating city, where the great St Bavo’s Cathedral overlooks the central Baafsplein square, and picturesque canals are lined with step-gabled buildings, many housing pubs serving traditional Belgian beers.

Wander the cobbled streets by the canals, criss-crossed by hundreds of bridges, or take to the water yourself, either on a canal cruise, or - if you’re feeling energetic, on a self-pedalled canal ‘bike’. An excursion will be offered today, to the world renowned Bulbfields of Keukenhof.
Day Four ~ Honfleur

The exquisite little port of Honfleur, with its picturesque old harbour, surrounded by terraces of gabled houses, and its quayside lined with fishermen landing their catch, lies Georgia at the mouth of the Seine, and is the gateway to the stunning beauty of the Normandy countryside. Spend time exploring this Armenia favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, or venture further afield.
Day Five

Marco Polo arrives in Tilbury at the end of a marvellous few days.
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Scandinavian Cities

Cruise Highlights
• The Dutch capital Amsterdam is a city of canals and cobblestones • Visit Hamburg or Berlin from UNESCO-listed Wismar • Swedish Helsingborg overlooks the Øresund Strait • Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is a city of style
Iceland

• Norwegian capital Oslo exudes friendly charm • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy fascinating lectures and port talks
Norway

Scandinavian Cities
Departing October 7th 2014 – 9 Days
The Dutch capital Amsterdam, an overnight stay in stylish Copenhagen, enchanting Oslo, and the chance to take shore excursion to vibrant Berlin are all highlights of this autumn voyage that also features a passage through the Kiel Canal.
Hamburg, or to the magnificent German capital Berlin, to discover and explore one of Europe’s most vibrant, colourful cities.
Day Five ~ Helsingsborg

Finland

Day by day itinerary
Day One

Make your way to Tilbury for embarkation. Marco Polo sails early this evening.
Day Two ~ Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam! Spend the day exploring this wonderful city of canals, flower markets and world-renowned museums.
Day Three ~ Kiel Canal Transit

This morning Marco Polo finds herself in the l Scotland Oslo delightful Swedish city of Helsingborg, known as the ‘Pearl of the Øresund’, the narrow strait that divides Sweden from its neighbour Helsingborg Denmark l Copenhagen Denmark. Just across the Sound ‘Hamlet’s’ Ireland To London l l brooding castle of Elsinore surveys the Holtenau scene. Step ashore to explore the bustling Wales l ll Brunsbüttel Wismar waterfront, or to take an optional excursion England Netherlands beyond. l Amsterdam This afternoon, Marco Polo makes her Poland Germany way down the strait to Copenhagen for an INCREDIBLE CRUISE SALE! overnight stay in the stylish city. B
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Early this morning Marco Polo begins her journey through the famous waterway.
Day Four ~ Wismar

The beautifully restored Hanseatic city of Wismar, with its UNESCO-listed Altstadt its cobbled Markt and its wonderful medieval old harbour – the Alter Hafen - is a delightful port of call and a picture-postcard-perfect walkabout town. Join an optional shore excursion, either to the great port-city of

Take the optional guided tour to discover the fable ‘Little Mermaid’, the Royal Palace and the famous shopping street of Strøget, or perhaps spend time in delightful Nyhavn. Marco Polo sails again this afternoon.
Portugal Day Seven ~ Oslo Spain through the Enjoy the scenic approach Oslofjord, then step ashore to find a lively, friendly city. During your stay, you’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do, whether exploring under your own steam, joining a shore excursion, perhaps to the truly wonderful Viking Ships museum, where a trio of ancient craft are lovingly preserved or to the Kon-Tiki museum, where famed explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s fragile craft is on display. However you choose to spend your time, you can look forward to a memorable Morocco morning.

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1 London Tilbury, UK 2 Amsterdam, Holland 3 Transit Kiel Canal Holtenau 4 Wismar, Germany 5 Helsingsborg Copenhagen, Denmark 6 Copenhagen, Denmark 7 Oslo, Norway 8 At Sea 9 London Tilbury, UK

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Day Nine

Return this morning to London, at the end of the most wonderful holiday.

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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
Iceland

Departing May 6th, August 21st**, September 21st, October 15th 2014 – 13 Days
These ‘northern waters’ cruises feature some truly stunning ports of call, including the Danish capital Copenhagen, medieval Tallinn, Tsarist St Petersburg and Scandinavian gems Helsinki and Stockholm*.
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Travel to Tilbury to join Marco Polo for this afternoon’s sailing and enjoy your first evening aboard.
Day Two

Today is spent at sea. A special feature of the May and August cruises is the chance to learn a new skill from an expert in one of our ‘Super Craft’ sessions, which will take place throughout the voyages.
Day Three ~ Copenhagen

The wonderful, wonderful Danish capital, one of Europe’s most exciting summertime cities, is the first Scandinavian port of call, with the opportunity to spend some time in the magical surroundings of ‘Tivoli’, the fabled pleasure gardens, located right in the heart of the city, close to the famous shopping street Strøget. Don’t miss the famous ‘Little Mermaid’, the Royal Palace or colourful Nyhavn during your afternoon stay.
Day Four ~ Warnemünde*

However, for most the main Ireland attraction will be the opportunity to take the optional Wales excursion to Germany’s historic, fascinating England capital Berlin, rapidly re-emerging as one of the world’s great cities following the fall of the Wall. On August 21 2013 departure Marco Polo will call at the Baltic France island of Rügen, northern Germany’s most celebrated holiday playground since the 19th Century. Step ashore in principal port Sassnitz to discover a delightful landscape of beaches, tree-covered chalk cliffs and Portugal ancient woodlands, as well as several classic holiday resorts that have welcomed Spain the German nobility through the ages, between which steam-hauled trains make their scenic journeys.

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This morning Marco Polo arrives in the Baltic port of Warnemünde, gateway to the city of Rostock. Seat of northern Europe’s oldest university, and once a powerful member of the medieval Hanseatic League, Rostock retains much of its charm in the gabled houses and preserved warehouses, especially those surrounding historic Neuer Markt, the city’s main square.

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1 London, Tilbury, UK 2 Relaxing Day at Sea 3 Copenhagen, Denmark 4 Warnemünde, Germany* 5 At Sea Italy 6 Tallinn, Estonia 7 St. Petersburg, Russia 8 St. Petersburg, Russia 9 Helsinki, Finland 10 Stockholm/Nynäshamn, Sweden* Malta 11 At Sea Holtenau, Germany Tunisia 12 Transit Kiel Canal Brunsbüttel, Germany 13 London, Tilbury, UK

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Day Five

Today is spent at sea, enjoying Marco Polo’s onboard comforts, and perhaps enjoying the clear light and clean air for which Baltic Sea cruising is renowned.

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Cruise Highlights
• Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most stylish cities • Take the shore excursion, from Warnemünde, to Berlin, Germany’s historic capital • Discover Tallinn, exquisite capital of Estonia • Spend two days in St Petersburg, the ‘Venice of the North’ • Finnish capital Helsinki doubled for Moscow in many a Cold War movie • Stockholm is a mesmerising collection of tiny islets, with Gamla Stan its historic heart
Day Six ~ Tallinn Day Ten ~ Stockholm/Nynäshamn

Almost impossibly beautiful, the Estonian capital Tallinn, with its enchanting and virtually perfectly preserved Old Town, is one of Europe’s most scenic and engaging cities. ‘Step back in time’ as you become one of the privileged few to have discovered this gem, with its winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, spectacular, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Days Seven & Eight ~ St Petersburg

Perhaps the highlight of the cruise, as Marco Polo docks in great Tsarist St Petersburg, one of the world’s most startling, shimmering, glorious cities, with its incomparable Hermitage Museum, its wide pedestrianised canal-side boulevards and – thanks to its associations with Russian President Putin – its modern and vibrant ‘European’ atmosphere. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Haymarket area of the city, still redolent with scenes from Dostoyevsky’s novels, or the opportunity to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Marinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned ‘Kirov’ Ballet. Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy and explore Russia’s most ‘modern’ city, and the opportunity to visit the fabled Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Day Nine ~ Helsinki

Be on deck early this morning for the stunning passage past the myriad islands that surround the Swedish capital of Stockholm, itself picturesquely built on 14 islets, each a self-contained annex of this wonderful city. Best explored on foot, the ancient heart of the city is Gamla Stan, a labyrinth of cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. Elsewhere, Stockholm – one third water, one third city, and one third green landscape – offers a wonderful mix of historic sights, including the world’s largest palace, and some of Europe’s finest city parks. *Due to daylight sailing restrictions, on the September and October cruises, Marco Polo will call at the Swedish port of Nynäshamn, from where the Swedish capital is approximately an hour’s drive away. Shore excursions will include the opportunity to explore the city centre, and the earlier arrival and later departure from Nynäshamn means that there is still plenty of time to enjoy the delights of the Swedish capital on these cruises should you wish.
Day 11

• Enjoy cruising in the Baltic’s legendary clear light • Wake early to catch Marco Polo’s transit through the Kiel Canal • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about some interesting topics from our on board Russia expert lecturers

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Today is spent at sea, enjoying hopefully sunny skies, before tonight Marco Polo arrives in Holtenau to begin her transit of the famous Kiel Canal, a passage that will save a 250-mile passage round northern Denmark.
Day 12

Step ashore this morning to explore the wonderful port city of Helsinki. Finland’s elegant capital faces the sea, its City Hall overlooking Market Square.Take a stroll, and stop for a coffee, in nearby Esplanade Park, the city’s tree-lined central thoroughfare, and don’t miss stunning Senate Square, whose great neo-classical buildings doubled for Moscow’s in many a Cold War movie, appropriate for a city that is at the crossroads of east and west. The panoramic views of the city and the sea beyond from the Cathedral are more than worth the climb.

Complete the Kiel Canal transit early this morning, before enjoying a final day at sea.
Day 13 ~ Disembarkation

Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury at the end of a truly wonderful Baltic adventure.
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On this departure, the call at Warnemünde will be replaced by an afternoon visit to Sassnitz, on the Baltic island of Rügen.

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Icelandic Wonders & the Northern Isles
Iceland

Departing August 9th 2014 – 13 Days
This superb itinerary brings the chance not only to visit and circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice and its wonderful, fascinating capital Reykjavik, but also to call at the beautiful, remote outposts of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes.
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Day Two

Today is spent cruising in waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life, and enjoying life on board Marco Polo.
Day Three ~ Kirkwall

species of whale, and keen-eyed observers will be on deck to see if they can spot any of the giant mammals. This afternoon the ship makes a circumnavigation of the fascinating ‘new’ island of Surtsey, created from a series of volcanic eruptions that began in 1963 and lasted three years.
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Day Four

Very early this morning Marco Polo docks in the world’s northernmost capital, the fascinating city of Reykjavik, or ‘Smoky Bay’. Sitting on a promontory jutting into the crystal clear waters of Faxafloi Bay, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city’s brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting, surrounded by water, distant ice- and lava fields dotted with geysers and thermal springs.

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Today is spent at sea, with a host of diversions and entertainment to enjoy on board Marco Polo.
Day Five ~ Cruising Westmann Islands

Today sees Marco Polo cruising off the island of Heimaey, where the brooding cone of Eldfell, or ‘Fire Mountain’ sits over the tiny port of Vestmannaeyjar. The surrounding waters are home to several

1 London, Tilbury, UK 2 Relaxing Day At Sea 08:00 3 Kirkwall, Orkney, UK 4 At Sea Step ashore to soak up the atmosphere of Portugal France 5 Heimaey, Westmann Islands, 09:00 this friendly and colourful city, which can Spain Iceland Œ be easily explored on foot. Take the lift to 06:00 6 Reykjavik, Iceland the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a 09:00 7 Ísafjördur, Iceland Œ panoramic view; don’t miss the fascinating 08:00 8 Akureyri, Iceland Árbær Folk Museum or the Saga Museum, 08:00 9 Seydisfjördur, Iceland the latter built in one of six huge tanks, 09:30 10 Tórshavn, Faroe Isles, Denmark Portugal the rest of which are filled with natural hot 09:00 11 Lerwick, Shetland, UK water serving the city. More geothermal Spain 12 At Sea activity is in evidence at the famous Blue 08:00 13 London, Tilbury, UK

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Lagoon Pool, and at the ‘original’ Geysir, after which all others are named. Take an excursion – perhaps to the stunning Morocco Gulfoss waterfall – then take in some shopping before Marco Polo sails into the beautiful waters of the bay.

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Cruise Highlights
• Rugged Kirkwall is gateway to a fascinating island landscape • Cruise off Heimaey, beneath the brooding cone of Eldfell

• Enjoy the delights of Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most surprising capitals • Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon • Discover West Iceland, home to Erik the Red • Journey to Lake Myvatn on an optional excursion from Akureyri, on Iceland’s north coast • Call at breathtaking Seydisfjördur’s stunning natural harbour
Day Seven ~ Ísafjördur

This morning Marco Polo arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjördur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland, from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World – a replica Viking Age farmstead has been built at Eiríksstadir, home of Eirík the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America – the area is a treasure trove of natural wonders, culminating in the glacier on mystical Snæfellsjökull, Iceland´s newest national park.
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Day Nine ~ Seydisfjördur

outpost of the 17-strong Faroe Islands. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ Paradise, home to countless species. Guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea in the shape of fish, and oil exploration. Historic Tórshavn is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day 11 ~ Lerwick

• Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn • Explore ancient Lerwick, Shetland capital • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Astronomy, Ornithology & Wildlife from our on-board lecturers

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This morning finds Marco Polo in the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjördur, one of Iceland’s most beautiful coastal locations, the towns collection of pretty, Norwegian-style houses flanked by high mountains, and from where several ferries and a sub-ocean telephone cable connects Iceland to the outside world. The town is known as the cultural capital of east Iceland, and is gateway to yet more breathtaking countryside.
Day Ten ~ Tórshavn

Our final port of call is the Shetland Islands’ capital. This rugged, enchanting old town is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron A ge remains.
Day 12

Enjoy a last day at sea, enjoying life on board Marco Polo.
Day 13

Marco Polo arrives back in Tilbury, at the end of a truly wonderful cruise holiday.
SAIL FROM LEITH IN JUNE 2013

Marco Polo arrives in tiny, Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the remote Danish

Marco Polo will also journey to Iceland from Edinburgh’s Port of Leith in June 2013. Details of this sailing are shown on Page 42 of the brochure.

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North Cape & Spitsbergen
Departing June 30th 2013 – 14 Days
This very special voyage sees Marco Polo sail beyond the Arctic Circle, and as well as calls in remoter parts of Norway, the undoubted highlight will beIceland the visit to the Svalbard archipelago, to the extraordinary landscape of the rugged, remote island of Spitsbergen. The cruise also includes the chance to learn a new skill from one of our ‘Super Craft’ experts.
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Day Two

Today is spent at sea, enjoying the atmosphere on board. A special feature of this cruise is the chance to learn a new skill from an expert in one of our ‘Super Craft’ sessions, which take place throughout the voyage.
Day Three ~ Molde & Åndalsnes

Marco Polo arrives this morning in Molde, picturesquely set on Romsdalfjord, and backed by steep hills, from which vantage point the view is quite magical. Step ashore, perhaps to take an excursion, or to explore the town’s fascinating outdoor folk museum. As the ship cruises towards Åndalsnes, there’s the opportunity to enjoy an overland excursion through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the whole of Norway, including the vertiginous Trollstigen (Troll’s Ladder), a breathtaking road at the head of the Valldal valley.
Day Four

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Day Six ~ Honningsvåg

Today is spent at sea, as Marco Polo cruises northwards along the beautiful Norwegian Coast, following the ancient route plied by the famous steamers that to this day bring supplies and news of the outside world to astonishingly remote settlements.

Marco Polo reaches the northern outpost of Honningsvåg, and there’s a chance to Morocco go ashore to visit the centre at Nordkapp, or North Cape, almost at Europe’s Algeria northernmost point. This evening – though in the continuous sunlight time seems to matter less – Marco Polo leaves the Norwegian mainland, and heads ever northwards, to begin her Arctic adventure in earnest.
Day Seven

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Day Eight ~ Longyearbyen

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North Cape & Spitsbergen

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise into exquisite Romsdalsfjord with its fjord-side villages • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Visit remote Honningsvåg, at the northern tip of Norway • Take an excursion to the visitor centre at North Cape • Cruise through waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life • Discover remote Spitsbergen, largest island in the Svalbard archipelago • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn guided excursions into an Arctic wilderness that feels a world away from the Europe of which it is part. A remarkably fertile land, Svalbard is covered in summer by a profusion of colourful flowers, mosses and lichens, upon which the herds of reindeer feed. Other land-based wildlife includes Arctic foxes, while on the ice floes and along the shore the very lucky might catch a glimpse of some polar bears that roam freely, as well as the usually somnolent walruses, and several species of seal; in the water, occasional glimpses of minke and beluga whale may add to the excitement. Of course, the islands are bird watching Paradise. Binoculars (as well as warm outerwear) are an absolute must for this cruise adventure!
Day Nine ~ Ny Alesund

remote Danish outpost of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn is one of the world’s smallest and most pleasant capital cities, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day 13 ~ Kirkwall

• Discover ancient Kirkwall, rugged Orkney capital • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Vikings & Broadcasting from our on-board lecturers • Discover a new skill from an expert on this Super Craft cruise

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With her ice-strengthened hull and with the on board presence of wild- and bird-life experts, Marco Polo will provide an unforgettable day as she slowly cruises through stunning Magdalenafjord, where ice-covered peaks plunge into the waters, and an eerie stillness speaks of a pristine other world. A call is made at the polar research station of Ny Ålesund. Please note that the planned itinerary for the Svalbard visit is subject to change at the discretion of the Captain and Expedition leaders, who will take into account prevailing conditions at the time. Every effort will be made to provide wildlife viewing, but no species can be guaranteed.
Days 10 & 11

An afternoon of Orcadian delights, as Marco Polo docks in Kirkwall, historic ‘Royal Burgh’ and capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Magnus Cathedral its glorious centrepiece. Kirkwall, with its meandering streets and excellent museum, is gateway to east and west mainland, and lies a mile from the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where the German Fleet was scuttled in 1919, and HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2, prompting Churchill to order construction of the famous Barriers. The beautiful Italian Chapel serves as a reminder that they were built with the aid of Italian prisoners of war. Shore excursions will include the UNESCO World Heritage site at Skara Brae, a 5,000 year-old village, the mystical standing stones at Stenness and the fabled Ring of Brodgar.
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Marco Polo turns for home, heading south, and two days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the wonders of the past few days.
Day 12 ~ Tórshavn

This afternoon Marco Polo arrives in tiny, Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the

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Icelandic Wonders
• Discover rugged Kirkwall • Cruise off Heimaey

Cruise Highlights
• Enjoy the delights of Reykjavik • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon • Discover West Iceland • Call at breathtaking Seydisfjördur’s stunning natural harbour • Enjoy a rare call at Klaksvik, beautiful Northern Isles outpost • Explore Toytown-like Tórshavn • Enjoy ancient Lerwick • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Ornithology & Wildlife from our on-board lecturers
Iceland

Icelandic Wonders
Departing June 19th 2013 – 12 Days
This superb itinerary brings the opportunity not only to visit and circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice and its wonderful, fascinating capital Reykjavik, but also to call at the beautiful, remote outposts of Orkney, Shetland and the Norway Finland Faroes, where a rare call is made in the Northern Isles.
Day Five ~ Reykjavik

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the world’s northernmost capital in it’s majestic setting.
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Take an excursion to Lake Myvatn from this popular resort town.
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Spend this morning in one of Iceland’s most beautiful coastal locations.
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France Algeria

Today is spent at sea.

Marco Polo pays a rare call to the exquisite port of Klaksvik, capital of the Norõuroyggjar, or the Northern Isles, of the 17-strong Faroes, remote Danish outpost whose inhabitants are direct descendants of the Vikings, and who still speak an ancient Norse language. Guardians of a deeprooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea in the shape of fish, and oil exploration. Klasvik, surrounded by conical-shaped mountains, is gateway to a green land that is a birdwatcher’s haven, and today’s shore excursions will offer the opportunity to Georgia explore and marvel at it.
Armenia Marco Polo makes the beautiful short cruise from Klaksvik to the Faroese capital in hopefully beautiful evening light.

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Day 10 ~ Tórshavn, Faroe Isles

Toytown-like Tórshavn is one of the world’s Georgia Turkey smallest and most pleasant capital cities.
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Scottish Islands & Faroes

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise off beautiful northern Scotland

• Discover the Faroes’ remote outpost of Kollafjordur • Ullapool is gateway to scenic Wester Ross • Explore ancient Shetland capital Lerwick • Call at the rugged Kirkwall, historic Orkney capital

Scottish Islands & Faroes
Departing June 9th 2014 – 7 Days
This wonderful short summertime cruise from Newcastle sees Marco Polo call at a trio of northern isles, as well as the delightful Scottish port of Ullapool, gateway to the stunning mountain scenery of beautiful Wester Ross, one of Britain’s most remote corners.
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Day Four ~ Ullapool

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Embark Marco Polo in Newcastle in time for her early evening sailing.
Day Two

Today is spent at sea.
Day Three ~ Kollafjordur

Marco Polo arrives in the delightful Wester Ross port of Ullapool, a historic fishing centre, stepping stone to the Western Isles and gateway to the breath-taking North Weste Highlands, which include Torridon’s granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt. Step ashore to explore, or take an excursion to discover some of Britain’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
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Marco Polo arrives in the remote Danish outpost of the Faroes, anchoring off the ‘stretched’ village of Kollafjordur, which lines some ten kilometres of a mountain-backed inlet of the main island of Streymoy. Step ashore to explore this remote location, with its ancient, turf-roofed church, and don’t miss the opportunity to visit tiny island capital, Toytown-like Tórshavn. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ Paradise, home to countless species. Guardians of a deeprooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese

Our final port of call is the Shetland Islands’ capital. This rugged, enchanting old town is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

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Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg
Iceland

Departing June 15th 2014 – 13 Days
This classic ‘northern waters’ cruise from Tyneside features some fascinating ports of call, including medieval Tallinn, Tsarist St Petersburg – where Marco Polo will stay overnight – and a trio of stylish Scandinavian capitals. A passage through the Kiel Canal and the opportunity to join a shore excursion to reunified Berlin from Warnemünde complete the voyage.

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Day by day itinerary
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Embark Marco Polo for our early evening sailing from Newcastle.
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Today is spent at sea before early this evening Marco Polo begins her transit of the Kiel Canal.
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Day Five ~ Tallinn

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Marco Polo arrives this morning in the Baltic port of Warnemünde, gateway to the city of Rostock. Seat of northern Europe’s oldest university, and once a powerful member of the medieval Hanseatic League, Rostock retains much of its charm in the gabled houses and preserved warehouses, especially those surrounding historic Neuer Markt, the city’s main square. However, for most the main attraction will be the opportunity to take the optional excursion to Germany’s historic, fascinating capital Berlin, rapidly re-emerging as one of the world’s great cities following the fall of the Wall. Stroll from the arch of the Brandenburg Gate down Unter den Linden, to explore the former eastern sector, with its great churches and museums; tarry in the ‘Ku’damm’, the city’s great shopping street; and of course, time permitting, take in the various remnants of 20th Century history, from Hitler’s Bunker to Check-Point Charlie, newly rebuilt Potsdamer Platz to the great 1926 Olympic Stadium, one of few pre-war buildings left intact. After a

Almost impossibly beautiful, the Estonian capital Tallinn, with its enchanting and France virtually perfectly preserved Old Town, is one of Europe’s most scenic and engaging cities. ‘Step back in time’ as you become one of the privileged few to have discovered this gem, with its winding cobblestone streets full of storybook Portugal houses, spectacular, steepled churches Spain and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.

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1 Newcastle, UK 2 Transit Kiel Canal 3 Holtenau Warnemünde, Germany 4 At Sea Italy 5 Tallinn, Estonia 6 St. Petersburg, Russia 7 St. Petersburg, Russia 8 Helsinki, Finland 9 Stockholm, Sweden 10 At Sea Malta 11 Copenhagen, Denmark 12 At Sea Tunisia 13 Newcastle, UK

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Days Six & Seven ~ St Petersburg

Perhaps the highlight of the cruise, as Marco Polo docks in great Tsarist St Petersburg, one of the world’s most startling, shimmering, glorious cities, with its incomparable Hermitage Museum, its wide pedestrianised canal-side boulevards

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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

Cruise Highlights
• Enjoy cruising in the Baltic’s summer sunlight • Wake early to catch Marco Polo’s transit through the Kiel Canal • Take the shore excursion, from Warnemünde, to Berlin, Germany’s historic capital • Discover Tallinn, exquisite capital of Estonia • Spend two days in St Petersburg, the ‘Venice of the North’ • Finnish capital Helsinki doubled for Moscow in many a Cold War movie • Stockholm is a mesmerising collection of tiny islets, with Gamla Stan its historic heart • Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most stylish cities • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy fascinating lectures and port talks

and – thanks to its associations with Russian President Putin – its modern and vibrant ‘European’ atmosphere. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Haymarket area of the city, still redolent with scenes from Dostoyevsky’s novels, or the opportunity to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Marinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned ‘Kirov’ Ballet. Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy and explore Russia’s most ‘modern’ city, and the opportunity to visit the fabled Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Day Eight ~ Helsinki

Day Ten

A relaxing day spent at sea, reliving memories of the past few days.
Day 11 ~ Copenhagen

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is the next Scandinavian gem, with the opportunity to spend some time in the magical surroundings of ‘Tivoli’, the Danish capital’s fabled pleasure gardens, located right in the heart of the city, close to the famous shopping street Strøget. Don’t miss the famous ‘Little Mermaid’, the Royal Palace or colourful Nyhavn during your stay.
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Finland’s elegant capital faces the sea, its City Hall overlooking Market Square, with its fresh fish stalls and its historic covered Market Hall. Take a stroll, and stop for a coffee, in nearby Esplanade Park, the city’s tree-lined central thoroughfare, and don’t miss stunning Senate Square, whose great neo-Classical buildings doubled for Moscow’s in many a Cold War movie, appropriate for a city that is at the crossroads of east and west. The panoramic views of the city and the sea beyond from the Cathedral tower are more than worth the climb.
Day Nine ~ Stockholm

Enjoy a last day at sea, enjoying life on board Marco Polo.
Day 13

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Be on deck early this morning for the stunning passage past the myriad islands that surround the Swedish capital, itself picturesquely built on 14 islets, each a selfcontained annex of this wonderful city. Best explored on foot, the ancient heart of the city is Gamla Stan, a labyrinth of cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. Elsewhere, Stockholm – one-third water, one-third city, and one-third green landscape – offers a wonderful mix of historic sights, including the world’s largest palace, and some of Europe’s finest city parks.

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Departing July 4th 2014 – 15 Days
This unforgettable summertime voyage to Western Norway – a breath-taking Iceland land of fjords, glaciers and off-shore islands – journeys north beyond the Arctic Circle, to a region of perpetual summer sunlight, where Marco Polo pays a rare call on the Russian city of Murmansk. l Tromsø l Gravdal l Svartisen Glacier
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Travel to Newcastle to board Marco Polo, enjoying your first dinner on board before she sails later this evening.
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Day Five ~ Gravdal
England the Early this morning Marco Polo will cross Arctic Circle, as she steams into some of Europe’s most spectacular waters. Rising up out of the sea like miniature Alps, the France wild and beautiful Lofoten Islands, amongst which Marco Polo arrives this morning, offer almost unsurpassed scenic splendour, with breathtakingly beautiful, tiny fishing villages (with even tinier names like ‘Å’ ) set beneath the towering peaks, sheer cliffs Portugal and jagged rock formations, hemmed in Spain by the sea. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the island waters are the spawning ground for Arctic cod, and everywhere the fishing industry is in evidence. Wales

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Exquisite Geirangerfjord is also one of the most beautiful, its twists and turns marked by several crashing waterfalls and ancient and beguiling fjord-side villages that for their truly breathtaking settings are simply hard to beat. Disembark in Geiranger to take in the beauty of it all, or to enjoy an excursion inland.

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Marco Polo calls at tiny Gravdal, nestled at the foot of stunning, Alpine-like scenery, and there’ll be an opportunity to explore this most beautiful corner of the world on Morocco an overland excursion.
Day Six

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Another day is spent at sea, cruising in perpetual sunlight beyond the Arctic Circle and journeying towards Europe's northernmost reaches.

Algeria

Day Seven ~ Kirkenes

Kirkenes, Norway’s border town with Russia, where a fascinating museum Egypt chronicles Sami history, and several monuments pay tribute to the terrible fate suffered by the town in WWII.

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Cruise Highlights
• The breath-taking Lofoten Isles, rising up out of the water

• Geiranger is a quintessential fjordside settlement

• Kirkenes is Europe's northernmost border-town with Russia • Discover and explore formerly ‘top-secret’ Murmansk • Visit remote Honningsvåg, at the northern tip of Norway • Take an excursion to the visitor centre at North Cape • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum
Day Eight ~ Murmansk Day 11 ~ Svartisen Glacier

The formerly ‘top-secret’ city of Murmansk, close to the headquarters of Russia’s Northern Fleet and its nuclear-powered submarine bases, suffered terribly during WWII, which fact is commemorated with a giant hill-top memorial overlooking the remote settlement. Shore excursions will include the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of the Northern Fleet, before you re-board Marco Polo to sail back into Norwegian waters.
Day Nine ~ Honningsvåg

Another very special day awaits, as Marco Polo heads into magnificent Holandsfjord, just above the Arctic Circle, cruising gently across still waters to the unforgettable sight of the mighty Svartisen Glacier, whose tentacles reach down to just 20 metres above sea level. The sight of the blue-white ice moving imperceptibly down the valley is one of the most arresting of the whole trip.
Day 12 ~ Åndalsnes

• Cruise up close to the Svaritsen Glacier • Discover magnificent Romsdalsfjord • Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy fascinating lectures and port talks

Marco Polo cruises way beyond the Arctic Circle hopefully in summer sunlight, close to the coast of Finnmark, where the indigenous Sami people still lead nomadic lives herding reindeer. Marco Polo docks in the pretty, remote ‘village’ of Honningsvåg, and you can join an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, or North Cape, almost at Europe’s northernmost point, where the sun will sink below the horizon only to rise again shortly afterwards. You’ll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe’s true north tip, before Marco Polo turns south once more on her Norwegian coastal voyage.
Day Ten ~ Tromsø

Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and call at the delightful port town of Åndalsnes, for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery, including the vertiginous Trollstigen (Troll’s Ladder), a breath-taking road at the head of the Valldal valley. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy fjord-side setting, before Marco Polo cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day 13 ~ Bergen

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The largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, with its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is our port of call this afternoon. Step ashore to explore the market, held daily in the main square, and enjoy the sight of fresh Arctic fish being landing on the busy quayside. The city’s Polarmuseum pays tribute to intrepid Arctic pioneers, trappers and explorers. East of the city centre is the stunning, strikingly modern ‘Arctic Cathedral’, with its amazing stained glass window and organ built in the shape of a ship just two of its memorable features. Close by, a cable car climbs to the summit of Mt Storsteinen for unsurpassed views of Tromsø and its surrounds.

A final call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds at the morning fish market on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this important Hanseatic city, birthplace of Grieg and royal residence. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights above. This evening Marco Polo slips her moorings and heads for home.
Day 14

Today is spent at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
Day 15

Marco Polo arrives back in Newcastle at the end of a simply wonderful cruise. Please note: The viewing of the Midnight Sun is entirely dependent on weather and atmospheric conditions and whilst very likely, is not guaranteed.

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Sailing from

Newcastle
Majestic Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Beguiling Hellesylt is beautifully set on Geirangerfjord • Delightful Åndalsnes lies close to the spectacular ‘Troll’s Ladder’ road • Take an excursion to the Briksdal Glacier from Olden • Sail the length of mighty Sognefjord to Skolden • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Marco Polo to enjoy throughout the cruise • Enjoy fascinating lectures and port talks

Iceland

Majestic Fjordland
Departing June 27th 2014 – 8 Days
Capturing all the breath-taking beauty of Western Norway in its summertime Finland glory, this cruise from Newcastle calls at three contrasting fjords, where you might step ashore to explore, or enjoy Russia Estonia optional shore excursions into the exquisite hinterland.
may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy fjord-side setting, before Marco Polo cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day Five ~ Olden

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Denmark

Day by day itinerary
Day One

England

Netherlands

Embark Marco Polo in Newcastle in time for her early evening sailing.
Poland
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Today Marco Polo calls at Olden, the stopping off point for a shore excursion through more almost unimaginably beautiful countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast icy mass of the Jostedalsbreen glacier, which broods over Kazakhstan the eastern reaches of the fjord.
Day Six ~ Skjolden

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Day Two

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Germany

Today is spent at sea.
Day Three ~ Hellesylt

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Marco Polo’s first port of call is the ancient and beguiling village of Hellesylt, beautifully set on the twisting, turning Geirangerfjord, with its crashing waterfalls. Step ashore to enjoy an unforgettable shore excursion through the breathing scenery of the glorious fjord and its surroundings.
Day Four ~ Åndalsnes

The ship cruises to her anchorage at the far end of mighty Sognefjord, at Skjolden, in the tributary Lustrafjord, from where a wonderful optional shore excursion might take you into the stunning interior, either over the spectacularly scenic ancient trading route of the Sognefjellsweg or to the awe-inspiring Nigardsbreen glacier, an eastern section of the fabled Jostedalsbreen ice-pack. However you choose to spend your day, it will be one Georgia of the highlights of the holiday.
Day Seven
Azerbaijan

Saili Four

Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and call at the delightful port town of Åndalsnes, for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery, including the vertiginous Turkey Trollstigen (Troll’s Ladder), a breath-taking Greece road at the head of the Valldal valley. There

Enjoy a last day at sea, enjoying life on board Marco Polo.
Day Eight

Armenia

Enjo Euro Polo St B Goth delic the D With cruis autu

Marco Polo arrives back in Newcastle, at the Iran end of a truly wonderful cruise holiday.

Cruise itinerary
Day Port
Cyprus

Syria

Arrive Depart
Lebanon 09:00 Jordan

Iraq

Algeria

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Newcastle, UK At Sea Hellesylt Åndalsnes, Norway Olden, Norway Skjolden, Norway Egypt At Sea Newcastle, UK

11:45 Israel 19:00 09:00 18:00 08:00 17:00 09:00 17:00 09:00

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

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Sailing on board

MARCO POLO TASTER CRUISES 2013

Marco Polo
Taster Cruises

Cruise Highlights
• Enjoy a short taste of cruising – Marco Polo-style • Five-course evening meals • Full evening entertainment programme provided by the Cruise Director and team • Other on-board amenities available dependent on usual operating times

Taster Cruises

Return Coach Transfers

Sailing on board Marco Polo
Whet your appetite for a longer voyage – or perhaps squeeze in an extra couple of days aboard your favourite cruise ship – by taking advantage of these superb value ‘Taster Cruises’, available on selected dates. With a full programme of on-board entertainment, the chance to dine in style and to enjoy the ships’ many amenities, and with some exciting ports of call to discover and explore, these short cruises are perfect mini-breaks.

Return coach transfers from Newcastle to Tilbury on June 9th 2014 and from Tilbury to Newcastle on July 19th 2014 are available at a cost of £50.00 per person.

Amsterdam & Ghent Break
Day Port Arrive Depart

Overnight ‘Mini-Cruise’
Day Port Arrive Depart

1 2 3 4

London Tilbury, UK Ghent, Belgium Amsterdam, Holland London Tilbury, UK

16:30 09:15 17:15 10:15 18:15 08:30

1 London, Tilbury, UK 2 Newcastle, UK

16:00 11:30

From London to Newcastle Two Days – Sails Sunday June 8th 2014

Sailing from London Tilbury Four Days – Sails Thursday October 3rd 2013

Enjoy all the excitement of two of northern Europe’s most colourful cities, as Marco Polo first visits historic Ghent – with its great St Bavo Cathedral, famous 14th century Gothic Belfry Tower, and its shops filled with delicious Belgian chocolates – then calls at the Dutch capital of canals and cobblestones. With three nights to enjoy all the delights of cruising Marco Polo-style, this is a wonderful autumn break with a difference!

Sail north to Tyneside on this wonderful summertime 'Mini-Cruise', enjoying a full first-class entertainment programme and a five-course evening meal on-board Marco Polo. After breakfast on Monday morning enjoy your arrival in Newcastle, before disembarking and making your way home or joining the optional return coach transfer to Tilbury.

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Prices per person £ Sterling
Cat DS JS DL 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 VF 5 4 3 2 1 VF
Supp. Dep.

Overnight ‘Mini-Cruise’
Day Port Arrive Depart

1 Newcastle, UK 2 London, Tilbury, UK

16:00 11:30

From Newcastle to London Two Days – Sails Friday July 18th 2014

Sail south from Tyneside to the capital on this wonderful summertime 'Mini-Cruise', enjoying a full first-class entertainment programme and a five-course evening meal on-board Marco Polo. After breakfast on Saturday morning, disembark from the ship, perhaps to enjoy the rest of the weekend in London, or to join the optional return coach transfer to Newcastle.

3 Oct Saver 2013 Fare 1059 849 949 759 809 649 659 529 619 499 919 739 569 459 509 409 489 399 479 389 459 359 709 569 479 389 429 349 379 309 349 279 339 259 89 100

8 Jun Saver 2014 Fare 369 279 329 249 279 209 229 179 219 169 319 239 199 149 179 139 169 129 169 129 129 99 249 189 169 129 149 119 139 109 119 89 89 69 29 50

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MARCO POLO
Magellan Deck Pacific Deck Atlantic Deck Baltic Deck Caribic Deck
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Legend

Atlantic Deck 1. Waldorf Restaurant 2. Standard Plus Twin (Cat 8) Magellan Deck 3. Pool 4. Marco’s Restaurant 5. Nansen Lounge (card room) 6. Columbus Lounge 7. Boutiques 8. Main Lobby 9. Tour Office 10. Captain’s Club 11. Marco Polo Lounge Columbus Deck 13. Jade Wellness Centre 14. Internet Café Navigator Deck 15. Whirlpools 16. Premium Twin (Cat 12)

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MARCO POLO
Navigator Deck Columbus Deck Amundsen Deck

This illustration is intended for guidance and enjoyment only and therefore is not necessarily representative of the décor, fixtures and fittings of the specific areas depicted around the ship.

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MARCO POLO DECK PLAN

Marco Polo – Deck Plan

Navigator Deck

Cabin Category Legend Luxe Suite De Luxe DS Suite De Oceanview (Category DS) JS Junior Suite DL De Luxe Twin 12 Premium Twin 11 Superior Plus Twin 10 Single 9 Superior Twin 8 Standard Plus Twin 7 Standard Twin 6 Standard Twin 5 Single (Inner) 4 Premium Twin (Inner) 3 Superior Twin (Inner) 2 Standard Plus Twin (Inner) 1 Standard Twin (Inner)

Columbus Deck

Amundsen Deck

Magellan Deck

Pacific Deck

Atlantic Deck

Caribic Deck

Baltic Deck

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Marco Polo Cabin Categories & Fares
TILBURY LEITH NEWCASTLE Christmas Markets Majestic Fjordland Amazon & West Indies The glorious Caribbean British Isles Discovery Springtime Fjordland The Northern Lights The Northern Lights Bank Holiday Treat Scandinavian Cities Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Iceland & Northern Isles North Cape & Spitsbergen Icelandic Wonders Scottish Islands & Faroes Springtime Break Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Christmas & New Year Canaries North Cape & Land of Midnight Sun 7 13 15 9 Jun 2014 15 Jun 2014 4 Jul 2014 25% 25% 15% 25% 25% 25% Majestic Fjordland 8 25%

Sailing from

Summer in the Fjords

Autumn Fjordland

Days

North Cape & Land of Midnight Sun

6 Oct 2013

3 Nov 2013

4 Apr 2014

5 Sep 2013

2 Sep 2014

7 Oct 2014

14 Jul 2013

19 Jul 2014

27 Oct 2014

5 Jan 2014, 5 Jan 2015

2 May 2014

15 Oct 2014

9 Aug 2014

30 Jun 2013

19 Jun 2013

15 Sep 2013

15 Dec 2013

18 Dec 2013

30 Mar 2014

16 Aug 2013, 29 Jul 2014

24 May 2014

22 Dec 2013 & 2 2 Dec 2014

25 Apr, 11 Sep 2014

13, 19 Apr 2014, 18 May 2014

*Saver Fare Discount 20% 25% 25% 25% 20% 20% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25%

25%

15%

15%

25%

16 Feb, 2, 16 Mar 2014, 16 Feb, 2 Mar 2015

6 May, 21 Sep 2014

25%

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999

669 12089 5149 1839 3309 3409 3419 2579 2209 1469 2869 4409 4549 4299 4549 4739 4739 2279 4549 5309 2659 599 10749 4579 1639 2939 3029 3039 2289 1959 1309 2549 3919 4049 3819 4049 4219 4219 2029 4049 4719 2359 9139 3889 1389 2499 2579 2579 1949 1669 1119 2169 3339 3439 3249 3439 3589 3589 1719 3439 4009 2009 1789 2749 2839 2679 2839 2949 2949 1419 2839 3309 1659 1659 2549 2629 2489 2629 2739 2739 1319 2629 3069 1539 1529 2359 2429 2299 2429 2529 2529 1219 2429 2839 1419 1369 2109 2179 2059 2179 2269 2269 1089 2179 2539 1269 1309 2009 2079 1959 2079 2159 2159 1039 2079 2419 1209 1279 1959 2029 1909 2029 2109 2109 1019 2029 2359 1179 1239 1919 1999 1809 1999 2079 n/a 979 1999 2319 1149 1909 2939 3039 2869 3039 3159 3159 1519 3039 3539 1769 1279 1959 2029 1909 2029 2109 2109 1019 2029 2359 1179 1149 1769 1819 1719 1819 1899 1899 909 1019 1569 1619 1529 1619 1689 1689 809 929 909 239 150 1429 1469 1389 1469 1529 1529 739 1419 1449 1369 1449 1499 n/a 359 200 359 200 389 200 389 200 719 179 150 1819 2129 1069 1619 1889 949 1469 1719 859 1449 1689 839 359 200 419 200 209 150

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11

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10

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1949 1299

919

1649 1689 2149 2289 2289 3799

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1919 1269

899

1629 1649 2129 2249 3729 2259

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2919 1949 1379 2479 2529 3219 3429 3429 5699

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1949 1299

919

1649 1689 2149 2289 2289 3799

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359

239

179

299

3rd/4th Sharing Deposit per person

200

150

150

175

*Saver Fares shown on individual cruise pages are available if booked before 31 July 2013. Price applies when sharing with two full paying adults. All categories with ocean view unless stated. Voyager Fares shown on selected sailings are prices relating to a very limited number of ‘Standard Inner’ and ‘Standard Outer’ cabins. These prices may be withdrawn at any time without notice. It is strongly recommended that you make your reservation without delay to avoid the disappointment of not securing the cruise and cabin category of your choice. Compare our fares to appreciate the wonderful value of these cruise holidays.....and book early!

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Treasures of the British Isles

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Marco Polo Cabin Information
Marco Polo offers 16 categories of accommodation, from standard cabins to suites, which are generally graded and priced according to size and deck position. Cabin descriptions and amenities are shown below. Each cabin will be attended by a steward, who will ensure that you enjoy a comfortable stay.

Category 1: Standard Twin Inner
(Average size 110 sq ft/10.21sq m)
Caribic/Baltic Decks – These smaller cabins have two lower beds, a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Category 2: Standard Plus Twin Inner
(Average size 126 sq ft/11.71 sq m)
Caribic/Baltic/Atlantic Decks – Also comprising two lower beds, there are four of these slightly larger cabins on Caribic Deck, whilst the majority are situated on Baltic & Atlantic Decks. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Six of these cabins have an additional Pullman berth for a third passenger.

Category 5: Single Inner
(Average size 100 sq ft/9.31 sq m)
Caribic/Columbus Decks – Two of these comfortable cabins are on Caribic Deck and three are located on the Columbus Deck. Each has a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. They are particularly well suited to the single traveller.

Category 6: Standard Twin Oceanview
(Average size 119 sq ft/11.08 sq m)
Caribic/Baltic Decks – These cabins have twin lower beds and most benefit from ocean views through two portholes. They have a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Category 3: Superior Twin Inner
(Average size 126 sq ft/11.71 sq m)
Pacific/Amundsen Decks – Most cabins are located throughout the Pacific Deck but there are six slightly smaller cabins situated on Amundsen Deck and they all comprise two lower beds, a bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Definitions & Notes
Oceanview Cabin: The term to describe a cabin which has natural light from a porthole or a window. Inner Cabin: This describes a cabin which has artificial light only. All cabins are well ventilated and have individually controlled air conditioning. Lifts: There are lifts operating between Navigator and Caribic decks as shown on the deck plan. The pictures and sizes are given as a guide and layout of cabins/suites may vary within the same category.

Category 7: Standard Twin Oceanview
(Average size 127 sq ft/11.78 sq m)
Caribic, Baltic & Atlantic Decks –Comprising two lower beds, these are slightly larger cabins and many enjoy ocean views through two portholes. Two cabins 255 and 262, have an upper Pullman berth for an additional occupant. Facilities include a bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Category 4: Premium Twin Inner
(Average size 158 sq ft/14.70 sq m)
Pacific, Amundsen & Columbus Decks – The most spacious inner cabins comprise of two lower beds but the majority of cabins in this grade can also offer accommodation for a third or fourth passenger in additional upper Pullman berths. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins 631 and 655 on Amundsen Deck are specifically equipped for handicapped passengers.

Category 8: Standard Plus Twin Oceanview
(Average size 141 sq ft/13.14 sq m)
Caribic/Baltic/Atlantic Decks – This grade of cabins extends over three decks with larger cabins found on the Caribic and Baltic

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Category DS: Deluxe Suite Ocean View

MARCO POLO CABIN INFORMATION

Category DS: Deluxe Suite Ocean View

Category 11: Superior Plus Twin Oceanview
(Average size 139 sq ft/12.91 sq m)
Amundsen/Pacific Decks – These cabins have one window and a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins comprise of twin beds that cannot be pushed together.

Category JS: Junior Suite Oceanview
(Average size 253 sq ft/23.50 sq m)
There are just four Junior Suites; two each on the Navigator & the Pacific decks. These delightful cabins have Queen Size beds, an integral sitting area, a marble bathroom with bath, shower and WC, a refrigerator, walkin wardrobe and plenty of drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, directdial telephone, mini-bar, music console and personal safe. All four Junior Suites have windows although cabins 811 and 812 have views partially obstructed by the lifeboats.

Decks, and the more compact located on the higher Atlantic Deck. Most cabins have two portholes and each has a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, directdial telephone, music console and personal safe. A number of the lower deck cabins have additional berths for a third or fourth occupant.

Category 12: Premium Twin Oceanview
(Average size 161 sq ft/15.02 sq m)
Pacific/Amundsen/Columbus Decks – These spacious premium cabins are primarily located in the midships section of Pacific Deck and here all the twin bed cabins (except 432 & 433) can convert to a Queen Size bed. There are also two forward cabins on Amundsen Deck with Queen Size beds and three forward cabins on Columbus Deck. The remaining cabins of this grade are on Navigator, the highest passenger deck, but have views partially obstructed by the lifeboats. Each cabin has a large window, in many cases two; as well as a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Category DS: De Luxe Suite Oceanview
(Average size 484 sq ft/44.96 sq m)
Pamper yourself with one of our two impressive De-Luxe Suites that offer stylish accommodation and provide an elegant retreat in a prime position on the Columbus Deck. The bedroom offers a King Size bed, a walk-in wardrobe, ample storage space and a mirrored dressing table, whilst the marble bathroom has a bath, shower and WC. In the separate living room there is a TV and a DVD and other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar, music console and personal safe. Choose between the Mandarin Suite (706) on the port side or the Dynasty Suite (703) on the starboard side of Columbus Deck.

Category 9: Superior Twin Oceanview
(Average size 137 sq ft/12.75 sq m)
These cabins are situated on the higher Amundsen & Columbus Decks and whilst they have windows rather than portholes, a good number, primarily on Columbus Deck have obstructed sightlines and these are indicated by the circle symbol on the deckplan. In addition some of the cabins on Amundsen Deck have limited wardrobe space. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Category DL: De Luxe Oceanview
(Average size 213 sq ft/19.81 sq m)
There are eight De Luxe cabins, two of which are situated on Pacific Deck (twin bedded) and six located on Navigator Deck (Queen Size bed). They benefit from large windows, an integral sitting area, a bathroom with bath, shower & WC, a refrigerator, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar, music console and personal safe. Cabins 803 to 806 on Navigator Deck have partially obstructed views.

Category 10: Single Oceanview
(Average size 129 sq ft/11.97 sq m)
Pacific/Amundsen Decks –Ten outside twin bed cabins, deemed as particularly suitable for sole occupancy. They have one window and a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins 656 and 661 have partially obstructed views.

Category 4: Premium Twin Inner 3/4 berth

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LIFE ON BOARD DISCOVERY

Life on Board Discovery
Discovery has gained a huge British following over the past decade, under the Voyages of Discovery brand, and with a reputation built over many years as the much-loved Island Princess. Discovery, with her classic lines, eight passenger decks and wonderful on-board ambience is now established in the new CMV fleet. With accommodation for some 700 passengers, 20,000–tonne Discovery is small enough to offer an intimate, friendly atmosphere, but large enough to offer a range of shipboard amenities to ensure your holiday enjoyment. With generous amounts of deck space and a traditional promenade, Discovery will be the perfect ‘home from home’ for a memorable cruise.

Welcome Aboard!
For her second season of cruises ‘flying the CMV flag’, Discovery offers a full and exciting programme, right through to the autumn of 2014. Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, Discovery boasts eight passenger decks served by four lifts, with plenty of deck space, two pools and two heated open-air Jacuzzis for enjoyable days at sea. The top-deck pool and adjacent Pool Bar feature a retractable roof to take advantage of the sunshine and offer al fresco meals. The energetic might head for the well-equipped gym, while some enjoy the luxury of being pampered in the health centre or beauty salon and others, the tradition of afternoon tea in the Lido. Other on board features include the Carousel Lounge, where each evening you can look forward to first-class entertainment provided by the team of singers and dancers, and night owls’ favourite the Discovery Lounge, with its glass wall overlooking the pool and ship’s stern. As well as a well-stocked library and internet centre, you’ll find a card room, shop, photo gallery and 24-hour medical centre on board. The cinema and lecture theatre is the place to be entertained and informed by guest speakers who bring to life the ports of call, or discourse on a variety of interesting topics (on selected longer duration cruises only). With the emphasis on warm and friendly cruising, there’s always something happening, arranged by the Cruise Director and the team. Whether it’s a light-hearted quiz, a port lecture, an exercise class or dance instruction, should you wish to join with your fellow passengers, there is no shortage of choices with which to occupy your time – and that’s all before you’ve stepped ashore to explore – either under your own steam, or on an organised shore excursion.

Ship’s Profile
Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages Gross Tonnage: 20,186grt Registry: Bermuda Classification Society: Lloyds Registar Passenger Capacity: 354 cabins (700 passengers) Cruising Speed: 18 knots Passenger Decks: 8 Lifts: 4 Electric Current: 110/220V AC Stabilised and air-conditioned Officers & Crew: International Cruise Staff & Entertainers: British & International Dimensions Length: 553.6ft (168.74m) Beam: 80.8ft (24.64m) Draft: 24.6ft (7.49m)

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Spotlight on Discovery
• With a passenger complement of around 700, Discovery offers traditional cruising in the classic style • Discovery’s friendly, attentive crew exudes the warmest of welcomes • Amenities include two pools, lounges and bars, a restaurant and bistro and on-deck dining, shop, beauty salon, gym, library, cinema and lecture theatre • First-class entertainment, interesting guest speakers and some fascinating ports of call add to your cruise holiday pleasure

Upgraded Cabins on Discovery — where little touches mean a lot
Passengers looking to mark a special occasion, or to treat themselves to a little more luxury, can choose the added comforts and benefits of a Deluxe Double Ocean View Cabin, Junior Suite or Deluxe Suite. Each of these upgraded cabins comes with several additional benefits designed to enhance the enjoyment of your holiday, and which will make a cruise on board Discovery an all-the-more-memorable experience.
Additional benefits in all upgraded cabins include tea/coffee-making facilities, TV screen, complimentary bathrobes and slippers, minibar (charge), enhanced bathroom amenity pack, Cabin Breakfast Service, fresh fruit bowl replenished throughout the cruise, use of a golfing umbrella for taking ashore, a complimentary cotton tote bag and a welcome bottle of wine and mineral water on arrival. Passengers who choose to book Discovery’s well appointed Junior Suites or Deluxe Suites will, in addition to all the above benefits, enjoy Priority Embarkation, a welcome bottle of champagne and fresh flowers, priority boarding at tender ports, a special ‘At Your Leisure’ disembarkation service and complimentary UK daily or Sunday newspaper delivered on disembarkation day. In addition to all the above benefits and services, passengers who choose to book Discovery’s Deluxe Suite accommodation will receive complimentary laundry service throughout their cruise, will be served predinner hors-d’oeuvres each evening, enjoy complimentary DVD hire from the ship’s library, a well stocked bookshelf for holiday reading and confirmed ship’s restaurant seating requests and shore excursion reservations. All Discovery’s Deluxe Ocean View cabins, Junior Suites and Deluxe Suites are located in prime positions on board the ship. Please consult the Deck Plan for details, or call our cruise specialists to discuss your requirements.

Cabin Accommodation
The wide range of cabins on board Discovery offer accommodation to suit all pockets and preferences. All passenger cabins offer private facilities with shower or bath/shower, a TV, a hairdryer and personal safe. Deluxe cabins and Suites offer extra touches such as minibar/fridge, bathrobes and slippers and even a complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation. Outside cabins offer picture windows and portholes. Cabins have a variety of twin and double beds, with upper berths for three and ‘friendly four’ sharing passengers. Outside cabins offer porthole or larger windows.

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Pleasures of the table!
As you would expect from a cruise holiday where the accent is on the traditional, dining onboard Discovery will invariably be one of the high points of the day, even if all your resolutions about calories and exercise are broken the minute you sit down! The traditional two-sitting Seven Continents Restaurant offers delicious fare at lunchtime and in the evenings. Expect to be looked after by friendly, attentive waiters who, together with the ship’s chefs, do their very best to ensure each meal is a special experience – with ‘Healthy Choices’ for the calorie-conscious. Full continental (also available in the cabin) and cooked breakfasts (buffet and à la carte) ensure each day starts well, and weather permitting, buffet-style meals are served al fresco in the topsides Lido.

Wherever you choose to eat, you can accompany your meal with a selection from the ship’s extensive and reasonably priced wine list. During each cruise (of six nights or more) there will be a Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Party, as well as other themed dinners, when the menus will reflect the cuisine of the day’s port of call. Of course, all meals on board Discovery, and afternoon tea and cakes, are included in the great value cruise prices.

We’re thrilled to welcome the hugely popular Discovery to our Ocean Cruise programme. The on‑board amenities will ensure your holiday enjoyment and the fascinating new itineraries create unmissable ‘must‑do’ experiences.
Andy Jones Ocean Cruise Programme Director

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Making Life Easy!
Long-Term Port Parking
If you are travelling some distance to the various ports from which Discovery is sailing, you may wish to leave your car securely parked until your return. Arrangements will be confirmed for each port separately, but for example, and for guidance only, secure parking is available at Hull for the sum of £11.00 per night*. Newmarket will provide full details and prices for each port, but acts only as an agent for car parking reservations. All parking will be subject to the respective port authority’s Car Parking Conditions.
*Price correct at time of printing.

Cruises on which Discovery returns to a different port
On certain cruises Discovery returns to a different port from which she sails, and on these occasions we offer optional coach transfers between the port of disembarkation and the port of departure on the last day of the cruise. Passengers taking Mini-Cruises can purchase return coach transfers to their departure port. Full details of cruise combination and transfer prices are available from our cruise specialists.

Evening Entertainment
Night-time entertainment is focused on the Carousel Lounge, where you are treated each evening to a glittering performance by the ship’s troupe. Night owls will enjoy live music and dancing in the glasssided Discovery Lounge, while there are plenty of opportunities for a quieter drink and or nightcap in relaxed informality in convivial company in a choice of Explorer or Hideaway bars. On balmy, starlit nights, there is always the deck for a last turn before retiring.

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North Cape & the Land of the Midnight Sun
Departing July 24th 2013 – 12 Days
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This unforgettable summertime voyage to Western Norway – a breathtaking region of fjords, glaciers and offshore islands – is crammed full of unforgettable natural wonders and fascinating ports of call, with long days to enjoy cruising past one of the world’s most stunning coastlines. It also offers the chance to enjoy a ‘Laugh on the Ocean Wave’ with special celebrity guest comedians.

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up out of the sea like miniature Alps, the wild and beautiful Lofoten Islands, amongst Scotland which Discovery arrives this morning, offer almost unsurpassed scenic splendour, with breathtakingly beautiful, tiny fishing villages (with even tinier names Ireland like ‘Å’ ) set beneath the towering peaks, sheer cliffs and jagged rock formations, hemmed in by the sea. Wales England Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the island waters are the spawning ground for Arctic cod, and everywhere the fishing industry is in evidence. Discovery calls at Leknes, nestled at the foot of stunning, Alpine-like France scenery, and there’ll be an opportunity to explore this most beautiful corner of the world on a shore excursion. This evening, one of the undoubted highlights of the holiday begins, with a wonderful cruise in the evening light through Portugal the Inside Passage, passing the stunning scenery of Solbergfjord, Gisund Spain and Grøtsund.
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Today is spent at sea, enjoying the atmosphere on board. A special feature of this cruise is the chance to learn a new skill from an expert in one of our ‘Super Craft’ sessions, which will take place throughout the voyage.
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Today Discovery calls at Olden, the stopping off point for a trip through the almost unimaginably beautiful surrounding countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast icy mass of the Jostedalsbreen ice-pack, which broods over the eastern reaches of the fjord.
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Today is spent at sea, as Discovery cruises northwards along the beautiful Norwegian Coast, following the ancient route plied by the famous steamers that to this day bring supplies and news of the outside world to astonishingly remote settlements.
Day Five ~ Leknes

17:00 1 Newcastle, UK Netherlands 2 Relaxing Day At Sea 09:00 18:00 3 Olden, Norway Poland Germany 4 At Sea 07:00 16:00 5 Leknes, Lofoten Islands Œ 12:15 16:00 6 Hammerfest, Norway 22:00 01:00 Honningsvåg, Norway 14:30 19:00 7 Tromsø, Norway 8 Svartisen Glacier 13:30 20:25 9 Åndalsnes, Norway 12:30 23:00 10 Bergen, Norway 11 At Sea 09:00 12 Newcastle, UK Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will be
made by ship’s tender. Svartisen Glacier is ‘viewing only’and timings are approximate.

Early this morning Discovery will cross the Arctic Circle, as she steams into some of Europe’s most spectacular waters. Rising

Discovery cruises way beyond the Arctic Circle, in perpetual summer light, close to the coast of Finnmark, where the indigenous Sami people still lead nomadic lives herding reindeer. This afternoon a call is made at Hammerfest, Europe’s

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Perhaps the high point (in more senses than one) of the cruise will be this evening, as Discovery docks in the pretty remote village of Honningsååg, and you can make your way on an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, almost at Europe’s northern most point. You’ll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe’s true north tip, before Discovery south once more on her Norwegian coastal voyage.
Day Seven ~ Tromsø

through some of Norway’s most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rødven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.
Day Ten ~ Bergen

The largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromsø, with its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is our port of call this afternoon. Step ashore to explore the market, held daily in the main square, and enjoy the sight of fresh Arctic fish being landing on the busy quayside. The city’s Polarmuseum pays tribute to intrepid Arctic pioneers, trappers and explorers, including Norwegian heroes Amundsen and Nansen. East of the city centre is the stunning, strikingly modern ‘Arctic Cathedral’, or Ishavskatedralen, with its amazing stained glass window and organ built in the shape of a ship just two of its memorable features. Close by, a cable car climbs to the summit of Mt Storsteinen for unsurpassed views of Tromsø and its surrounds.
Day Eight ~ Svartisen Glacier

This morning Discovery docks in the ancient fjordland capital, with its narrow streets, medieval houses, vibrant harbour area and open-air Fish Market. Former residence of medieval kings and queens and seat of a university, Bergen was also the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg, one of Norway’s most famous sons. Don’t miss the chance to stroll through the ancient Bryggen area, nor the wonderful view of the city from view the summit of ‘Mount’ Fløyen, reached by the taking the quaint Fløibanen funicular railway.
Day 11

• Olden is gateway to the vast Jostedalsbreen Glacier • The breathtaking Lofoten Isles, rising up out of the water • Hammerfest is Europe’s northern most town • Visit remote Honningsvåg, at the northern tip of Norway • Take an excursion to the visitor centre at North Cape • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Cruise to the edge of the Svartisen Glacier • Discover magnificent Romsdalsfjord, calling at Åndalsnes • Explore the ancient trading city of Bergen • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about Astrology from our onboard lecturers • Discover a new skill from an expert on this Super Craft cruise Please note: The viewing of the Midnight Sun is entirely dependent on weather and atmospheric conditions and whilst very likely, is not guaranteed.
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Today is spent at sea, reliving the memories of the last few days.
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Saver Fare DS De Luxe Suite 4009 3409 JS Junior Suite 3569 3039 DL De Luxe 3029 2579 12 Premium Twin 2499 2129 11 Superior Plus Twin 2319 1979 10 Single 3479 2959 9 Superior Twin 2139 1819 8 Standard Plus Twin 1919 1639 7 Standard Twin 1829 1559 6 Standard Twin 1789 1529 Voyager Fare Standard Twin 1769 1499 5 Single (Inner) 2679 2279 4 Superior Twin (Inner) 1789 1529 3 Standard Plus Twin (Inner) 1609 1369 2 Standard Twin (Inner) 1429 1219 1 Standard Twin (Inner) 1299 1109 Voyager Fare Standard Twin (Inner) 1279 1089 Supplements (3rd & 4th Berth) 329 Deposit per person 200 Cat Cabin Type

Discovery will also journey to North Cape from Edinburgh’s Port of Leith in August 2014. Details of this sailing are shown on Page 90 of the brochure.

Another very special day awaits, as Discovery heads into magnificent Holandsfjord, just above the Arctic Circle, cruising gently across still waters to the unforgettable sight of the mighty Svartisen Glacier, whose tentacles reach down to just 20 metres above sea level. The sight of the blue-white ice moving imperceptibly down the valley is one of the most arresting of the whole trip.
Day Nine ~ Åndalsnes

Discovery cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Åndalsnes, from where there’s the opportunity to enjoy an excursion

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Icelandic Wonders & the Northern Isles
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Departing August 4th 2013 – 12 Days
This superb cruise from Newcastle brings the chance not only to circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice and to visit its wonderful, fascinating capital Reykjavik, but also to call at the beautiful, remote outposts of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes.
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Day Two ~ Kirkwall

An afternoon of Orcadian delights, as Discovery docks in Kirkwall, historic ‘Royal Burgh’ and capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, its glorious centrepiece. Kirkwall, with its meandering streets and excellent museum, is gateway to east and west mainland, and lies a mile from the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where the German Fleet was scuttled in 1919, and HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2, prompting Churchill to order construction of the famous Barriers. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day Three

Very early this morning Discovery docks in the world’s northernmost capital, the fascinating city of Reykjavik, or ‘Smoky Bay’. Sitting on a promontory jutting into the crystal clear waters of Faxafloi Bay, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city’s brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting, surrounded by water, distant ice- and lava fields dotted with geysers and thermal springs. Step ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this friendly and colourful city, which can be easily explored on foot. Take the lift to

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Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board, and making the most of Discovery.
Day Four ~ Cruising Westmann Islands

Today sees Discovery cruising off the island of Heimaey, where the brooding cone of Eldfell, or ‘Fire Mountain’ sits over the tiny port of Vestmannaeyjar. The surrounding waters are home to several species of whale, and keen-eyed observers will be on deck to see if they can spot any of the giant mammals. This afternoon the ship makes a circumnavigation of the fascinating ‘new’ island of Surtsey, created from a series of volcanic eruptions that began in 1963 and lasted three years.

17:00 1 Newcastle, UK 12:00 2 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 3 Relaxing Day At Sea 4 Heimaey, Westmann Islands Œ 08:30 16:00 Portugal 06:00 08:30 5 Reykjavik, Iceland France 09:00 18:00 6 Spain Ísafjördur, Iceland Œ 07:00 16:00 7 Akureyri, Iceland 09:30 14:00 8 Eskifjördur, Iceland Œ 9 Tórshavn, Faroe Isles, Denmark 11:00 19:00 12:00 22:00 10 Lerwick, Shetland, UK 11 At Sea Portugal 07:00 12 Newcastle, UK Spain Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will
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Cruise Highlights
• Discover Kirkwall, ancient Orkney capital • Cruise through waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life • Cruise off Heimaey, beneath the brooding cone of Eldfell • Enjoy the delights of Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most surprising capitals • Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon • Discover West Iceland, home to Erik the Red • Journey to Lake Myvatn on an excursion from Akureyri, on Iceland’s north coast rest of which are filled with natural hot water serving the city. More geothermal activity is in evidence at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the ‘original’ Geysir, after which all others are named. Take an excursion – perhaps to the stunning Gulfoss waterfall – then take in some shopping before Discovery sails into the beautiful waters of the bay.
Day Six ~ Ísafjördur

and shore excursions might include a boat tour to remote Mjóifjördur and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum.
Day Nine ~ Tórshavn

• Call at remote Eskifjördur • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn • Explore ancient Lerwick, rugged Shetland capital • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise • Learn about The History of Broadcasting from our on-board lecturers

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This morning Discovery arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjördur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland, from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World – a replica Viking Age farmstead has been built at Eiríksstadir, home of Eirík the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America – the area is a treasure trove of natural wonders, culminating in the glacier on mystical Snæfellsjökull, Iceland´s newest national park.
Day Seven ~ Akureyri

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The next Icelandic port of call is Akureyri, on the rugged north coast, and where the summer days are longest of all. The area beyond this popular resort town – a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden – is as wondrous as any, and today’s excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and to volcanic Lake Myvatn, will be full of scenic delights. Discovery sails this evening, briefly crossing the Arctic Circle before turning south to complete her Icelandic circumnavigation.
Day Eight ~ Eskifjördur

Discovery arrives in tiny, Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the remote Danish outpost of the 17-strong Faroe Islands. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ Paradise, home to countless species. Guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea in the shape of fish, and oil exploration. Historic Tórshavn is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day Ten ~ Lerwick

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Our final port of call is the Shetland Islands’ capital. This rugged, enchanting old town is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 11

Discovery’ last Icelandic call is at the historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjörd on the east coast. A fascinating Maritime Museum chronicles the region’s long association with the sea,

Enjoy a last day at sea, enjoying life on board Discovery.
Day 12

Discovery arrives back in Newcastle, at the end of a truly wonderful cruise holiday.

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The Northern Lights
Departing February 24th & October 6th 2014 – 16 Days
Discovery cruises north along Norway’s fjord- and island-dotted coastline, Iceland in search of the mysterious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, the celestial

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Welcome Aboard! Make your way to the port of Avonmouth to begin embarkation. Discovery sails this evening and you will enjoy dinner and entertainment on board.
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some sixty timber-framed buildings giving a detailed insight into life in this part of the world through the ages, and a fine collection of ancient and replica boats, from Viking long-ships to kayaks. This evening Discovery threads her way through the Scotland islands that dot this beautiful coastline.
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Two days are spent at sea, giving you the opportunity to get to know your fellow passengers and to enjoy the many amenities on board Discovery
Day Four ~ Stavanger

The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, its sleek modern buildings contrasting with the 19th-century whitepainted clapboard houses of Gamle Stavanger, is Discovery’s first Norwegian landfall. Step ashore to wander, taking in the fresh fish and flower market of the harbour-side square Torget, and this afternoon enjoy the breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the overlooking towering Preikestolen rock formation is one of Norway’s most photographed landmarks.
Day Five ~ Alesund

Another very special day awaits, as Ireland Discovery heads into magnificent Wales Holandsfjord, just above the Arctic Circle, England cruising gently across still waters to the unforgettable sight of the mighty Svartisen Glacier, whose tentacles reach down to jut 20 metres above sea level. The sight of the blue-white ice moving imperceptibly down France the valley is one of the most arresting of the whole trip. As Discovery steams further north, there’s the ever-increasing chance that the night sky might provide a first glimpse of celestial Portugal wonders, and that, weather-permitting, the phenomenon that Spain has been witnessed by millions down the ages – actually a bombardment of the earth’s polar atmosphere by electrons carried on ‘solar winds’, and producing fantastical green and bluish displays – might be viewed from late afternoon.
Day Seven ~ Narvik

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You’ll arrive today in the port of Ålesund, with its natural harbours lined by pastelpainted, gabled and turreted buildings, resembling more of a fantasy movie-set rather than a working town. Colourful Art Deco houses are a feature of the main pedestrianised street, Kongens gate, while close by the Sunnmøre Museum is a truly impressive heritage centre, with

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Cruise Highlights
• The magnificent Norwegian Fjords wrapped in their winter cloak • Call at former fishing capital Stavanger • Pretty Ålesund, with its Art Deco houses • View the stupendous Svartisen Glacier • Narvik, remote, friendly port and winter resort • An overnight stay in Alta brings opportunities to discover the remote Finnmark region • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Long nights bring many chances to view the stunning Aurora Borealis – the fabled Northern Lights • Historic Bergen, delightful ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Learn about the ‘Northern Lights’ phenomenon from our on-board lecturer • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

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Discovery today. Take the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to catch the cable car to the heights of Fagernesfjellet mountain for some truly spectacular views.
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its dreamy setting, before Discovery cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day 13 ~ Bergen

Discovery spends two days at our northernmost port of call at remote Alta, with the opportunity not only to sky-gaze at your leisure, but also to explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the indigenous Sami people, to herds of reindeer, and to the nearby Ice Hotel, where guests famously sleep in frozen accommodation on reindeer skins. Alta is also home to UNESCO-World Heritage site of the Hjemmeluft prehistoric rock carvings, northern Europe’s most extensively preserved examples, dating from between 2500 and 6000 years old. A number of exciting optional shore excursions will be available during Discovery’s call at Alta, and of course, in this remote region, the awe-inspiring nature of the Northern Lights – should you be fortunate enough to see them during your stay – is more acutely felt.
Day Ten ~ Tromsø

A final call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds at the morning fish market on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this important Hanseatic city, birthplace of Grieg and royal residence. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights above. This evening Discovery slips her moorings and heads for home.
Days 14 to 15

Enjoy two final days at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
Day 16

Discovery arrives back in Bristol at the end of the cruise. Please note: The viewing of the Northern Lights is entirely dependent on weather and atmospheric conditions and whilst very likely, is not guaranteed.
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The city of Tromsø, with its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen, is today’s port of call. Go ashore to explore, and don’t miss the magnificent ‘Arctic Cathedral’, with its stained glass and unique, ‘ship-shaped’ organ.
Day 11

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Scottish Highlands & Isles
• Discover Dublin’s ‘Fair City’

Cruise Highlights
• Victorian Oban sits amongst glorious highland scenery • Explore remote Stornoway • Rugged Kirkwall is gateway to a fascinating island landscape • Ancient Lerwick is the rugged Iceland Shetland capital • Ullapool is gateway to the stunning North west Highlands • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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Scottish Highlands & Isles
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A call is made in the ancient Orkney capital Kirkwall, with its magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, meandering streets and excellent museum. Kirkwall is gateway to a rugged hinterland where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day Six ~ Lerwick

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Day Three ~ Oban

A call is made in Victorian Oban, as Discovery anchors in its wonderful bay. Take a shore excursion, perhaps to one of a host of nearby whisky distilleries, before Discovery weighs anchor once more.

The Shetland Islands’ rugged capital is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day Seven ~ Ullapool
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Discovery arrives in the delightful Wester Ross port of Ullapool, a historic fishing centre, stepping stone to the Western Isles and gateway to the breath-taking North West Highlands, which include Torridon’s granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt. Step ashore to explore, or take an excursion to discover some of Britain’s most aweTurkey inspiring scenery.
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Discovery arrives back in Bristol, at the end of Lebanon a wonderful few days’ cruising. Jordan
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Springtime Gardens

Cruise Highlights
• Cobh is gateway to lively Cork and Ireland’s Iceland colourful south west corner • The stunning Isles of Scilly are one of Britain’s most beautiful locations • Jersey – beautiful island – and taxfree shopping! • Discover the Impressionists’ retreat of pretty Honfleur • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers

Springtime Gardens
Departing May 18th 2014 – 7 Days
Make the most of some hopefully sunny days as Discovery sails to some wonderfully colourful ports for opportunities to visit some beautiful places.
Gardens house Britain’s finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day Four ~ St Helier

• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
Scotland

Day by day itinerary
Day One

This morning Discovery anchors off the pretty capital of sun-kissed Jersey. Step ashore to explore the shops and stores, or take an excursion to discover the island, which is also home to the world-renowned Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
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The port-resort of Cobh is gateway to the great Irish trading city of Cork. There’s a chance on a shore excursion to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps to head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond, to the fashionable resort of Kinsale, or to famous Blarney Castle, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive “the gift of the gab”.
Day Three ~ St Mary’s

The exquisite little port of Honfleur, with its picturesque old harbour is the gateway to the stunning beauty of the Normandy countryside. An excursion will be offered to the Impressionist painter Monet’s beautiful house and garden at Giverny, the inspiration for many of the artist’s most famous works.
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The Scillies are one of Britain’s most delightful corners, bursting into colour some weeks before the rest of the country. Go ashore to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary’s and the flower-strewn by-ways beyond, and take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world famous Abbey

Portugal

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Whitsun Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise Hardangerfjord, calling at Ulvik and Eidfjord • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway • Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
Iceland

Whitsun Fjordland
Departing May 24th 2014 – 9 Days
This tremendous value cruise Finland will showcase Western Norway’s magnificent fjords at their very best, clothed in the beauty of early summer, Sweden Russia with the snow-capped hinterland Estonia awakened to the glories of the new.
afternoon in Eidfjord. From here, you might take an excursion to the famous, 145metre Vøringfossen waterfalls, another unforgettable sight.
Day Five ~ Flåm, Norway

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Discovery navigates through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord, the world’s largest and deepest, to Flåm. From here, you might board the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway, to gasp in amazement at the sheer beauty – and the feat of Kazakhstan engineering – of the unforgettable six-mile journey to Myrdal. Slipping her mooring later this afternoon, the ship cruises once more through some of fjordland’s most scenic waters.
Day Six ~ Bergen, Norway

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Discovery makes her way into Hardangerfjord. Be on deck early to get your first glimpse of this stunning landscape, where sheer mountainsides plunge into the still waters, and, beyond, the hinterland of unspoilt forests, lakes and pristine glaciers is towered over by soaring peaks. Our first call is at tiny Ulvik, an oasis of tranquillity, far removed from our hectic world. Go ashore to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside, re-joining Discovery later this

This morning Discovery docks in Bergen, with its narrow cobbled streets, medieval houses and vibrant harbour area and openair Fish Market. Former residence of medieval kings and queens and seat of a university, Bergen was also the Georgia birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Azerbaijan Don’t miss the chance to Armenia stroll through the ancient Bryggen area, or the wonderful view of the city from the summit of ‘Mount’ Fløyen, reached by taking the quaint Fløibanen Iran funicular railway.
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Two more days are spent at sea, homewardbound.
Syria Day Nine – Sunday June 1st

17:00 1 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK Cyprus 2-3At Sea 09:00 10:00 4 Ulvik, Norway* Œ 12:00 17:00 Eidfjord, Norway 09:00 18:00 5 Flåm, Norway Cruise Naeroyfjord 09:00 18:00 6 Bergen, Norway Egypt 7-8At Sea 11:00 9 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will be made by
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D-Day 70th Anniversary

Cruise Highlights

• Normandy’s pretty port of Honfleur lies close to famous Pegasus Bridge • Channel Iceland Island Guernsey fell under German Occupation in WW2 • Sail off the Normandy beaches on the Anniversary of the D-Day invasion • Take part in an on-board Commemorative Service • Visit the Invasion bweaches on a shore excursion from Cherbourg

D-Day 70th Anniversary Cruise
Departing June 1st 2014 – 7 Days
On the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Occupied Europe, which led to the end of the Second World War, join Discovery on a very special cruise that will visit the places associated with the conflict, and pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
island countryside, a floral paradise at this time of year.
Day Five

• Six nights to enjoy a taste of cruising Discovery-style, with firstclass cuisine, themed talks and entertainment, and all the on-board amenities to help you make the most of this very special Scotland cruise

Norway

Day by day itinerary
Day One

Today sees Discovery arrive in the great French port of Cherbourg, at the head of the Cotentin peninsula. Shore excursions will be available to the Allied Landing areas, and to the D-Day Museum at Arromanches, overlooking the last few remains of the famous ‘Mulberry Harbour’.
Day Six

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Today is spent at sea, perhaps listening to informative talks from the on-board historians.
Day Three

Early this morning, Discovery ties up in pretty Honfleur, at the mouth of the Seine, and a short distance from where the invasion‘s first shots were fired at famous Pegasus Bridge.
Day Four

Perhaps the highlight of the cruise, as early this morning Discovery joins the fleet of craft sailing off the coast of Normandy, in commemoration of the events of seven decades ago, which changed the course of the War and the tide of history. A ceremony and wreath-laying will take place on board, and will bring to an end Discovery’s remembrance of on of the most important periods of the 20th Century.
Day Seven
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The Channel Island of Guernsey, part of the British Isles occupied during WW2, offers a poignant insight into the lives of those who remained under the Germans, as well as the joy of eventual liberation. Discover St Peter Port, watched over by 800-year-old Castle Cornet, and enjoy an excursion into the

Italy

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Iceland & the Northern Isles
Departing June 7th 2014 – 12 Days
This superb cruise, which returns to Liverpool, brings the chance not only to visit and circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice and its wonderful, fascinating capital Reykjavik, but also to discover and explore the beautiful, remote outposts of the Faroes and the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis.
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Make your way to Bristol for embarkation and this evening’s sailing.
Day Two - Liverpool

Discovery calls at the great port of Liverpool, to pick up fellow adventurers, and to provide the added bonus of a chance to enjoy a day in this exciting, maritime city
Day Three

inhabited continuously for over 6,000 years and are guardians of a rich culture with its roots in the mists of time. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.
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Discovery anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. Perched on the very edge of Britain, these beautiful, unspoiled islands have been

Tiny, Toytown-like Tórshavn is capital of the remote Danish outpost of the 17-strong Faroe Islands. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ Paradise, home to countless species. Guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea in the shape of fish, and oil exploration. Historic Tórshavn is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, blacktarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day Six ~ Eskifjordur
Morocco Discovery’s first Icelandic call is at the historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjörd on the

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east coast. A fascinating Maritime Museum chronicles the region’s long association with the sea, and shore excursions might include a boat tour to remote Mjóifjördur Tunisia and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum. Algeria

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Iceland & Northern Isles

Cruise Highlights

• Thriving Liverpool is one of the world’s most historic maritime cities • Cruise through waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life • Stornoway is the ancient capital of remote Lewis • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn • Call at breathtaking Seydisfjördur’s stunning natural harbour • Journey to Lake Myvatn on an excursion from Akureyri, on Iceland’s north coast • Discover West Iceland, home to Erik the Red
Day Seven ~ Akureyri

The next Icelandic port of call is Akureyri, on the rugged north coast, and where the summer days are longest of all. The area beyond this popular resort town – a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden – is as wondrous as any, and today’s excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and to volcanic Lake Myvatn, will be full of scenic delights.
Day Eight ~ Isafjordur

the latter built in one of six huge tanks, the rest of which are filled with natural hot water serving the city. More geothermal activity is in evidence at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the ‘original’ Geysir, after which all others are named. Take an excursion – perhaps to the stunning Gulfoss waterfall – then take in some shopping before Discovery sails into the beautiful waters of the bay.
Days Ten & 11

• Enjoy the delights of Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most surprising capitals • Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoo • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

This morning Discovery arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjördur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland, from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World – a replica Viking Age farmstead has been built at Eiríksstadir, home of Eirík the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America – the area is a treasure trove of natural wonders, culminating in the glacier on mystical Snæfellsjökull, Iceland’s newest national park.
Day Nine ~ Reykjavik

Two days are spent at sea, homewardbound.
Day 12

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Early this morning Discovery docks in the world’s northernmost capital, the fascinating city of Reykjavik, or ‘Smoky Bay’. Sitting on a promontory jutting into the crystal clear waters of Faxafloi Bay, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city’s brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting, surrounded by water, distant ice- and lava fields dotted with geysers and thermal springs. Step ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this friendly and colourful city, which can be easily explored on foot. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view; don’t miss the fascinating Árbær Folk Museum or the Saga Museum,

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The Azores & Madeira
Departing September 7th 2014 – 15 Days
Calls at two contrasting islands in the wonderful mid-Atlantic archipelago, in the glorious ‘Floating Garden’, and the opportunity to discover the mainland’s two principal cities – the historic capital Lisbon and ancient, wine-producing Oporto – ensure the enjoyment of this fascinating Portuguese ‘voyage of discovery’.

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Day Three ~ La Coruna

Discovery makes a call at the historic port of A Coruña, or La Coruna, from where the ill-fated Spanish Armada once set sail, and which today is a lively place with a thriving fishing industry. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, or to stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or

This Portuguese port of Leixoes gives you the chance to step ashore, perhaps to join this afternoon’s excursion, to the historic city of Oporto, in its picture-postcard setting on the River Douro. The excursion will also include a visit to one of the Port wine lodges, and time for personal sightseeing which may include a cruise along the Douro, before you return to the ship.
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17:00 1 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK 2 At Sea 09:00 17:00 3 La Coruna, Spain 08:00 17:00 4 Leixoes, Portugal 5 - At Sea 6 08:00 22:00 7 Ponta Delgada, Azores 08:00 18:00 8 Praia, Azores 9 At Sea 08:00 14:00 10 Porto Santo Π17:00 02:00 Funchal, Madiera 11 At Sea 13:00 20:00 12 Lisbon, Portugal 13 -14 At Sea 06:30 15 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK ΠIndicates ports where shore arrangements will be made by
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The Azores & Madeira

Cruise Highlights
• Historic La Coruna saw the Spanish Armada set sail • Discover historic Oporto on a shore excursion from Leixoes • Ponta Delgada is the archipelago’s largest settlement • In the mid-Atlantic, the nine beautiful islands of the Azores have been stopping-off points for sailors down the centuries, and an important communications link between continents • The ‘Floating Garden’ of Madeira is one of the world’s most beautiful islands
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principal town Vila Baleira, which Russiawas once the home of Christopher Columbus. Spend an hour or two exploring, before reboarding Discovery for the short cruise to Madeira’s verdant capital Funchal, arriving late this afternoon. The ship doesn’t sail until late tonight, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the verdant capital of Madeira.
Italy

• The Portuguese capital Lisbon was ‘Gateway to the New World’ • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

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Today is spent at sea.
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The first of Discovery’s two Azores calls is in Ponta Delgada, the cosmopolitan main town of Sao Miguel, the largest of the island group. There’ll be an opportunity to go Algeria ashore to explore a place that has been a favoured stopping-off point of transatlantic sailors for centuries.
Day Eight ~ Praia

A call is made at the historic Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where, as you are about to do, adventurers set out from the River Tagus in search of the New World, during the great Age of Discovery. A shore excursion today will introduce the city, including the Alfarma district, where time seems to stand still.
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Relax and enjoy some more leisurely days at sea.
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The second Azorean call is at the ‘third island’ of Terceira, the easternmost of the central group, this known as the ‘purple isle’ on account of the lilacs and wisterias that cover large areas. Take a shore excursion to explore the island’s extraordinary caves with their remarkable silica stalactites, discover the capital Angra do Heroismo, with its ornate churches and bull-running traditions, or spend the day at leisure – there are several wonderful beaches close to the historic port of Praia de Vitória.
Day Nine

Discovery arrives back in Avonmouth at the end of a wonderful cruise.

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Early this morning Marco Polo arrives off the volcanic island of Porto Santo, the second largest of the Madeiran archipelago, and a popular holiday retreat in its own right, chiefly due to its spectacular beach and delightful

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Autumn Colours Cruise

Cruise Highlights
• Dutch capital Amsterdam is a delightful city of canals
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• Discover Antwerp – ‘Diamond Capital of the World’ • Explore the Impressionists’ retreat of pretty Honfleur • Take a shore excursion to Eden’s famous ‘biomes’ from maritime Falmouth • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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Autumn Colours Cruise
Departing September 21st 2014 – 7 Days Russia
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Colourful Amsterdam, glittering Antwerp, pretty Honfleur and Cornwall’s Denmark historic maritime Falmouth are the delightfully contrasting ports of call on this sailing from Bristol that is is the perfect end to summer.

Day Five ~ Honfleur

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Day One Poland Germany Make your way to Bristol for embarkation

Honfleur lies at the mouth of the River Seine, and is gateway to the glorious Normandy countryside. Explore this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its picture-book harbour surrounded by gabled houses, or venture further afield, perhaps on an excursion to Monet’s idyllic house and garden at Giverny, or to fashionable Deauville.
Day Six ~ Falmouth

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Today is spent at sea.
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Welcome to Amsterdam! Spend the day exploring this wonderful city of canals, cobblestones, flower markets and worldrenowned museums, or join an optional shore excursion to discover the surrounding ‘Polderland’ landscape of windmills and historic fishing villages.
Day Four ~ Antwerp

Discovery spends the day in the historic Cornish port of Falmouth – with its fascinating National Maritime Museum. Spend some time exploring the cobbled streets of the town, perhaps take a boat trip up river, or join the optional shore excursion to discover the extraordinary wonders of the famous Eden Project and its amazing ‘biomes’ filled with plant-life from around the globe.
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The ancient trading port of Antwerp offers a wealth of interest, including several worldclass Italy museums, a fine Gothic cathedral and a bustling café life, centred on the streets surrounding the Grote Markt, the city’s main square. Known as the ‘Diamond Capital of the Greece World’, Antwerp is home to innumerable gem dealers and jewellers ready to sell that special something as a memento of your trip.

Discovery arrives back in Bristol at the end of a wonderful cruise.

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Iceland

Spain & Portugal

Cruise Highlights
• The Portuguese capital Lisbon was ‘Gateway to the New World’ • Discover the colourful souks of Tangier • Enjoy a taste of the Algarve in Portimao • Historic La Coruna saw the Spanish Armada set sail • Enjoy some fascinating port talks Ireland guest and lectures from interesting speakers

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Spain & Portugal
Departing September 27th 2014 – 10 Days
This colourful autumn cruise from Bristol sees Discovery head into the warmer waters of Iberia, and offers the chance to discover some richly contrasting ports of call.
colourful souks of this, one of the world’s most vibrant trading ports.
Day Six ~ Portimão

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Day by day itinerary
Day One

Make your way to Bristol for embarkation and this evening’s sailing.
Days Two & Three

The sun-blessed beaches and classic resorts of the Algarve welcome Discovery today. Spend time ‘catching some rays’, head ashore to picturesque Portimão, with its pretty quayside and excellent shopping, or join an excursion, perhaps into the wooded mountains of Monchique, with their ancient hill-top villages.
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Two days are spent at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day Four ~ Lisbon

Another day is spent cruising in hopefully warm autumn sunshine.
Day Eight ~ La Coruna

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A call is made at the historic Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where, as you are about to do, adventurers set out from the River Tagus in search of the New World, during the great Age of Discovery. A shore excursion today will introduce the city, including the Alfarma district, where time seems to stand still.
Day Five~ Tangier

Discovery makes a call at the historic port of A Coruña, or La Coruna, from where the ill-fated Spanish Armada once set sail, and which today is a lively place with a thriving fishing industry. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, or to stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to fabled Santiago de Compostela.
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This afternoon you’ll arrive on the southern coast of the Straits of Gibraltar in the fascinating, cosmopolitan Moroccan port of Tangier, at the meeting point of Europe and Africa. Spent time exploring the bustling,

A final day is spent at sea.
Day Ten

Discovery arrives back in Bristol.

Cruise itinerary
Day Port Arrive Depart

20:00 1 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK 2-3At Sea 09:00 17:00 4 Lisbon, Portugal 13:30 20:00 5 Tangier, Morocco 07:00 18:00 6 Portimao, Portugal Π7 At Sea 07:00 13:00 8 La Coruna, Spain 9 At Sea 06:00 10 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK ΠIndicates ports where shore arrangements will be made by
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Madeira, Cape Verde & the Canaries
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Departing October 21st 2014 – 19 Days
This wonderful autumn cruise will see Discovery head to the warm waters of the Atlantic, to take in calls at the floral paradise of Madeira, two sunCanada kissed Canary Isles, and a trio of fascinating outposts in the Cape Verde archipelego. With a day in the colourful Portuguese capital, this is a perfect finale to Discovery’s 2014 programme from Bristol. United Kingdom Ireland

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Three days are spent at sea, getting to know the ship and her many amenities.
Day Five ~ Funchal, Madeira

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Bristol, Avonmouth, UK At Sea Funchal, Madeira Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Isles 7-8 At Sea 9 Porto Novo, Cape Verde Islands 10 Praia, Cape Verde Islands 11 Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands 12 At Sea 13 14 Arrecife, Canary Islands 15 At Sea 16 Lisbon, Portugal 17 At Sea 18 19 Bristol, Avonmouth, UK

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vibrant and profound collections of exotic, colourful, flora on Earth. The verdant island capital, Funchal, is a perfect, relaxing, captivating port of call. Don’t miss the truly wonderful Botanical Gardens, or the exhilaration of a traditional wickerwork ‘toboggan’ ride from Monte to Livramento!
Day Six ~ Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Isles

waters to throwing snowballs on the slopes of Spain’s highest peak, Mt Teide, to the glitz of the capital’s shopping malls to some stunning gardens, banana plantations and forest of giant pines and eucalyptus trees. A range of optional shore excursions will be offered to enable you to make the most of your stay, and with Discovery not sailing until later this evening, there’s a chance to catch some of the local flavour.
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Two more days are spent at sea.
Day Nine ~ Porto Novo, Cape Verde Islands

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A day is spent in the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, with Discovery tying up in the principal port of Santa Cruz, gateway to a place that boasts ‘the whole world in one day’ – from the chance to swim in warm

The volcanic isles of the Cape Verde archipelago are fast becoming a popular holiday haven, despite (or perhaps because of) their remote position in the mid-Atlantic.

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Madeira, Cape Verde & the Canaries

Cruise Highlights

• Floral paradise Madeira is a colourful first call • Tenerife offers ‘the whole world in one day’ • The volcanic Cape Verde Islands have welcomed sailors for centuries • Porto Novo is gateway to a verdant island interior • Santiago’s capital Praia boasts a colonial old town • Pretty Mindelo completes the trio of Cape Verdean calls
Day 14 ~ Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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The second call in the Canaries brings the chance to enjoy the warmth of Lanzarote, famous holiday isle, perhaps taking the opportunity to head to ‘fire mountain’ and the chance – for the brave – to take a camel ride to the edge of a volcano!
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Finland The first island call is in Santa Antão, the second largest of the group, which is part lush, forested tropical landscape fed by the Atlantic rains in the north-west, and part drier south-east, where Porto Novo boasts colonial mansions, colourful markets and a mark bustling harbour. Step ashore to explore, or to take an excursion into the verdant island Neth. interior. Germany
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• Pay a visit to Lanzarote’s famous ‘fire mountain’ • Historic Portuguese capital Lisbon was ‘Gateway to the New World’ • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

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Another day is spent at sea.
Day 16 ~ Libson, Portugal

Discovery’s second Cape Verdean call is to Santiago, the largest and most ‘African’ of ance Italy the group. East African influences are seen everywhere in capital city Praia, where ‘best buys’Greece include carved coconut shells, pottery, Turkey lacework and basketry. A fascinating trip is to Ciudade Cyprus Vehla (Old Town), former colonial Malta Tunisiacapital once visited by Captain Cook, Francis Drake and Vasco da Gama, amongst others.
Day 11 ~ Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands

Discovery’s final call is in the historic Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where adventurers set out from the River Tagus in search of the New World, during the great Age of Discovery. A shore excursion today will introduce the city, including the Alfama district, where time seems to stand still.
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The pretty town of Mindelo, capital of the island of Sao Vicente, is the third of Discovery’s trio of calls in Cape Verde, before she turns and sails for home.
Days 12 & 13

A last two days are spent at sea, cruising homeward-bound.
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Discovery arrives back in Bristol, at the end of a wonderful sunshine cruise.

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Two further days are spent at sea, hopefully bathed in glorious sunshine.

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The Northern Lights
Departing March 12th 2014 – 15 Days
Another cruise in search of the mysterious Aurora sees Discovery head from Iceland Merseyside to Norway’s fjord- and island-dotted coastline, and in addition to the chance of catching the celestial phenomenon, takes in some wonderful ports of call including a quartet beyond the Arctic Circle.

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Day by day itinerary
Day One ~ Liverpool

Make your way to Liverpool Pier Head for embarkation and this evening’s sailing.
Day Two

Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board.
Day Three ~ Lerwick

cruising gently across still waters to the unforgettable sight of the mighty Svartisen Glacier, whose tentacles reach down to just 20 metres above sea level. The sight of the blue-white ice moving imperceptibly down Scotland the valley is one of the most arresting of the whole trip. As Discovery steams further north, there’s Ireland the ever-increasing chance that the night sky might provide a first glimpse of celestial Wales wonders, and that, weather-permitting, England the phenomenon that has been witnessed by millions down the ages – actually a bombardment of the earth’s polar atmosphere by electrons carried on ‘solar France winds’, and producing fantastical green and bluish displays – might be viewed from late afternoon.
Day Six ~ Narvik

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The Shetland Islands’ rugged capital is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day Four ~ Alesund

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You’ll arrive today in the port of Ålesund, with its natural harbours lined by pastelpainted, gabled and turreted buildings, resembling more of a fantasy movie-set rather than a working town. Colourful Art Deco houses are a feature of the main pedestrianised street, Kongens gate, while close by the Sunnmøre Museum is a truly impressive heritage centre, with some sixty timber-framed buildings giving a detailed insight into life in this part of the world through the ages, and a fine collection of ancient and replica boats, from Viking long-ships to kayaks. This evening Discovery threads her way through the islands that dot this beautiful coastline.
Day Five ~ Svartisen Glacier

Cruise itinerary
Day Port Arrive Depart

The friendly port and ski-resort (it is possible to ski down almost to the water’s Portugal edge) of Narvik, which is also a legendary rail terminus, and wasSpain the site of fierce WWII battles on land and at sea, welcomes Discovery today. Take the opportunity, on an optional excursion, to catch the cable car to the heights of Fagernesfjellet mountain for some truly spectacular views.
Days Seven & Eight ~ Alta

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Another very special day awaits, as Discovery heads into magnificent Holandsfjord, just above the Arctic Circle,

Discovery spends two days at our northernmost port of call at remote Alta, with the opportunity not only to sky-gaze at Morocco your leisure, but also to explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the indigenous Sami people, to herds of reindeer, and to Algeria

made by ship’s tender. Svatisen Glacier is ‘viewing only’ and timings are approximate.

22:00 Liverpool, UK At Sea Lerwick, Shetland Isles, UK 07:30 14:00 09:00 17:00 Alesund, Norway Svartisen Glacier, 17:30 18:30 Holandsfjord, Norway Œ 08:45 17:30 Narvik, Norway 12:00 Alta, Norway Italy 18:00 Alta, Norway 08:00 18:00 Tromsø, Norway Greece 08:00 18:00 Bodø, Norway At Sea 07:00 18:00 Andalsnes, Norway 10:00 22:00 Bergen, Norway Malta At Sea 07:00 Hull, UK Tunisia Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will be

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The Northern Lights

Cruise Highlights
• Ancient Lerwick is the rugged Shetland capital • The magnificent Norwegian Fjords wrapped in their winter cloak • Pretty Ålesund, with its Art Deco houses • View the stupendous Svartisen Glacier • Narvik, remote, friendly port and winter resort • An overnight stay in Alta brings opportunities to discover the remote Finnmark region • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum the nearby Ice Hotel, where guests famously sleep in frozen accommodation on reindeer skins. Alta is also home to UNESCO-World Heritage site of the Hjemmeluft prehistoric rock carvings, northern Europe’s most extensively preserved examples, dating from between 2500 and 6000 years old. A number of exciting optional shore excursions will be available during Discovery’s call at Alta, and of course, in this remote region, the awe-inspiring nature of the Northern Lights – should you be fortunate enough to see them during your stay – is more acutely felt.
Day Nine ~ Tromsø Day 13 ~ Bergen

• Bodo is a bustiling former fishery • Long nights bring many chances to view the stunning Aurora Borealis – the fabled Northern Lights • Historic Bergen, delightful ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Learn about the ‘Northern Lights’ phenomenon from our on-board lecturer • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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A final call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds at the morning fish market on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this important Hanseatic city, birthplace of Grieg and royal residence. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights above. This evening Discovery slips her moorings and heads for home.
Day 14

Enjoy a final day at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.
Day 15 ~ Hull

The city of Tromsø, with its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen, is today’s port of call. Go ashore to explore, and don’t miss the magnificent ‘Arctic Cathedral’, with its stained glass and unique, ‘ship-shaped’ organ.
Day Ten ~ Bodø

Discovery returns to Hull, at the end of a truly wonderful cruise. An optional return coach transfer to Liverpool on Wednesday 26th March is available at a cost of £30.00 per person Please note: The viewing of the Northern Lights is entirely dependent on weather and atmospheric conditions and whilst very likely, is not guaranteed.

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Discovery arrives in Bodø, a bright and bustling former herring fishery that serves as a gateway to the Lofoten Islands and nearby Kjerringøy, an historic Nordland trading post. Step ashore to explore the town, or to take an optional shore excursion, before Discovery slips her moorings and heads south once more.
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Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord for the opportunity to enjoy another shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy setting, before Discovery cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.

For cabin information and a deck plan see pages 118-123
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Fjordland Splendour

Cruise Highlights
• Explore ancient Lerwick, rugged Shetland capital • Alesund boasts pretty Art Deco houses and a fascinating museum • Discover magnifcent Romsdalsfjord* • Beguiling Hellesylt is set on breathtaking Geirangerfjord • Take the optional excursion on the Flåmsbana Mountain Railway • Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Magnificent Duart Castle can be discovered from pretty Tobermory some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers

• Enjoy Iceland

Fjordland Splendour
Departing 18 June – 11 Days & 24 August 2014 – 10 Days
See Western Norway’s magnificent fjords clothed in all their glory on these scenic odysseys that also include calls at two memorable Scottish ports.
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• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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main pedestrianised street, Kongens gate, while close by the Sunnmøre Museum is a truly impressive heritage centre, complete with Viking long-ships and kayaks. This evening Discovery threads her way through the islands that dot the coastline.
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Day Three ~ Lerwick

Discovery cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Åndalsnes, from where there’s the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway’s most spectacular mountain scenery.
Day Six ~ Hellesylt

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The Shetland Islands’ rugged capital is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or Poland join the excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof.
Day Four ~ Alesund

This ancient and beguiling village is beautifully set on twisting, turning Geirangerfjord. Step Kazakhstan ashore to enjoy an unforgettable excursion through one of the most spectacular corners of the world.
Day Seven ~Flåm

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With its natural harbours lined by pastelpainted buildings, Alesund resembles more fantasy movie-set than working town. Colourful Art Deco houses are a feature of the

Discovery navigates through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord. From Flåm you might board the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway, for the unforgettable journey to Myrdal.
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The last Norwegian port of call is the ancient Georgia city of Bergen, with its narrow cobbled Azerbaijan streets, medieval houses, and vibrant harbour Armenia area.

18:00 1 Liverpool, UK Day Nine Today is spent at sea, homeward bound. 2 At Sea 07:30 17:00 3 Lerwick, Shetland Isles, UK Day Ten ~ Tobermory Iran 12:00 20:00 4 Alesund, Norway The beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking Turkey Greece 07:00 20:00 5 Andalsnes, Norway* scenery and abundant wildlife, and pretty 08:00 18:00 6 Hellesylt, Norway Tobermory, with its colourful waterfront houses, is a delight. 09:00 19:00 7 Flåm, Sognefjord, Norway Syria 09:00 18:00 8 Bergen, Norway Day 11 Cyprus 9 At Sea Discovery arrives back on the Iraq Mersey, at the 07:00 14:30 10 Tobermory, Isle of Mull Œ end of a truly wonderful cruise. Lebanon Jordan 07:00 11 Liverpool, UK *IMPORTANT NOTE – Kuwait Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements AUGUST 24TH SAILING
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Liverpool
Celtic Explorer

Cruise Highlights
• Explore Ireland’s wonderful southwest from the port-resort of Cobh • The idyllic Isles of Scilly lie 28 miles off the tip of Cornwall • Visit the great port of Milford Haven • Four nights to enjoy the first-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenitiesIceland of Discovery

Celtic Explorer
Departing September 2nd 2014 – 5 Days
Sail from Merseyside across the Irish Sea to discover wonderful Cobh, then onto St Mary’s on the pretty Isles of Scilly and then visit the great port of Milford Haven.
Day Four ~ Milford Haven

Norwa

Day by day itinerary
Day One

This stunning Pembrokeshire coastline, amongst the most enchanting on the British mainland, and exquisite St David’s Cathedral, are both easily accessible on a shore excursion from the great port of Milford Haven, which is where Discovery finds herself today.
Day Five

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Discovery arrives back on the Mersey, at the end of a truly wonderful late summer cruise.

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The port-resort of Cobh is gateway to the great Irish trading city of Cork. There’s a chance on a shore excursion to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, or perhaps to head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond, to the fashionable resort of Kinsale, or to famous Blarney Castle, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive “the gift of the gab”.
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This morning finds us in the fabled Isles of Scilly. Discovery anchors in sheltered blue waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore by tender to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary’s, and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and the chance to take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world famous Abbey Gardens house Britain’s finest subtropical plant collection.

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Iceland & Northern Isles
Departing June 8th 2014 – 11 Days
This superb cruise brings the chance not only to visit and circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice and its wonderful, fascinating capital Reykjavik, but also to discover and explore the beautiful, remote outposts of the Faroes and the Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis.
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Make your way to Liverpool Pier Head for embarkation and this afternoon’s sailing. The fun begins the minute you step aboard, as you’ll want to make the most of your time on Discovery. Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner and first-class entertainment as you sail into the night.
Day Two

A first day is spent at sea.

Discovery anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. Perched on the very edge of Britain, these beautiful, unspoiled islands have been inhabited continuously for over 6,000 years and are guardians of a rich culture with its roots in the mists of time. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.
Day Four ~ Tórshavn

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Discovery arrives in tiny, Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the remote Danish outpost of the 17-strong Faroe Islands. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ Paradise, home to countless species. Guardians of a deeprooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea in the shape of fish, and oil exploration. Historic Tórshavn is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off Morocco on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the

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23:00 1 Liverpool, UK 2 At Sea 07:00 16:00 3 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 09:30 17:30 4 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands Œ Portugal France 12:00 18:00 5 Spain Eskifjordur, Iceland Œ 09:00 18:00 6 Akureyri, Iceland 09:00 18:30 7 Isafjordur, Iceland Œ 08:00 18:00 8 Reykjavik, Iceland 9 - 10 At Sea 09:30 11 Liverpool, UK Portugal Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will be made by
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Iceland & Northern Isles

Cruise Highlights

• Cruise through waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life • Stornoway is the ancient capital of remote Lewis • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn • Call at breathtaking Seydisfjördur’s stunning natural harbour • Journey to Lake Myvatn on an excursion from Akureyri, on Iceland’s north coast • Discover West Iceland, home to Erik the Red • Enjoy the delights of Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most surprising capitals • Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoo
Day Five ~ Eskifjordur

Discovery’s first Icelandic call is at the historic fishing port and charming seaside village on the shores of the Eskifjörd on the east coast. A fascinating Maritime Museum chronicles the region’s long association with the sea, and shore excursions might include a boat tour to remote Mjóifjördur and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime Museum.
Day Six ~ Akureyri

Viking Age farmstead has been built at Eiríksstadir, home of Eirík the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America – the area is a treasure trove of natural wonders, culminating in the glacier on mystical Snæfellsjökull, Iceland´s newest national park.
Day Eight ~ Reykjavik

• Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

The next Icelandic port of call is Akureyri, on the rugged north coast, and where the summer days are longest of all. The area beyond this popular resort town – a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden – is as wondrous as any, and today’s excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and to volcanic Lake Myvatn, will be full of scenic delights. Discovery sails this evening, briefly crossing the Arctic Circle before turning south to complete her Icelandic circumnavigation.
Day Seven ~ Isafjordur

Early this morning Discovery docks in the world’s northernmost capital, the fascinating city of Reykjavik, or ‘Smoky Bay’. Sitting on a promontory jutting into the crystal clear waters of Faxafloi Bay, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city’s brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting, surrounded by water, distant ice- and lava fields dotted with geysers and thermal springs. Step ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this friendly and colourful city, which can be easily explored on foot. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view; don’t miss the fascinating Árbær Folk Museum or the Saga Museum, the latter built in one of six huge tanks, the rest of which are filled with natural hot water serving the city. More geothermal activity is in evidence at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the ‘original’ Geysir, after which all others are named. Take an excursion – perhaps to the stunning Gulfoss waterfall – then take in some shopping before Discovery sails into the beautiful waters of the bay.
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Discovery arrives back in Liverpool, at the end of a wonderful springtime cruise.

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Scottish Isles & Faroes
• Cruise off beautiful northern Scotland • Ullapool is gateway to scenic Wester Ross • Call at the rugged Kirkwall, historic Orkney capital • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn • Remote Stornoway is keeper of an ancient past • Five nights to enjoy the first-class Iceland cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery

Cruise Highlights

Scottish Isles & Faroes
Departing June 29th 2014 – 6 Days
This wonderful short summertime cruise from Greenock sees Discovery call at a trio of northern isles, as well as the Norway delightful north-west port ofFinland Ullapool, gateway to the stunning mountain scenery of beautiful Wester Ross, one of Britain’s most remote corners. Sweden
German Fleet was scuttled in 1919, and HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2, prompting Churchill to order construction of the famous Barriers. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day Four ~ Tórshavn

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Discovery arrives in the delightful Wester port of Ullapool, a historic fishing centre, stepping stone to the Western Isles and gateway to the breath-taking North Poland Germany Weste Highlands, which include Torridon’s granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt. Step ashore to explore, or take an excursion to discover some of Britain’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
Day Three ~ Kirkwall

A day of Orcadian delights, as Discovery docks in Kirkwall, historic ‘Royal Burgh’ and capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, its glorious centrepiece. Kirkwall, with its meandering streets and excellent museum, is gateway to east and west mainland, and lies a mile from the Italy waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where the

Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the remote Faroe Islands, welcomes Discovery today. Situated in the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ paradise and guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition. The islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea. Historic Tórshavn is one of the world’s smallest and most pleasant capital cities, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.
Day Five ~ Stornoway

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Arrive Depart

Discovery anchors off Stornoway, theGeorgia capital of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides. Perched Armenia on the very edge of Britain, these beautiful, unspoiled islands have been inhabited continuously for over 6,000 years and are guardians of a rich culture with its roots in the mists of time. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Turkey Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.
Day Six
Syria Return this morning to Greenock, at the end Cyprus of the most wonderful cruise. Lebanon Israel Jordan

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17:00 1 Greenock, UK 12:00 20:00 2 Ullapool, UK Œ 08:00 16:00 3 Malta Kirkwall, Orkney Isles 09:00 16:00 4 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 09:30 15:00 5 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides Œ 09:30 6 Greenock, UK Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will be made by
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Majestic Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Explore ancient Lerwick, rugged Shetland capital • Beguiling Hellesylt is set on breathtaking Geirangerfjord • Cruise through beautiful Romsdalfjord to Åndalsnes • Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers

Majestic Fjordland
Departing July 4th 2014 – 8 Days
Discovery sails from Greenock, via the ancient Shetland capital Lerwick, to glorious Western Norway – a stunning land of fjords and a pristine hinterland of glaciers and towering peaks, bathed in summer sunshine.
Day Five ~ Åndalsnes

Iceland

• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

Day by day itinerary
Day One

Discovery cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Åndalsnes, from where there’s the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway’s most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rødven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.
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Make your way to Greenock for embarkation.
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Today is spent at sea, enjoying life on board, and making the most of Discovery.
Day Three ~ Lerwick

The Shetland Islands’ rugged capital is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day Four ~ Hellesylt

Discovery docks in the ancient city of Bergen, with its narrow cobbled streets, medieval houses, and vibrant harbour area. Spend the day exploring the birthplace Ireland of composer Edvard Grieg, and take the opportunity to wander the UNESCO-listed Bryggen area, or perhaps to take the historic Fløibanen funicular railway to the summit of ‘Mount’ Fløyen for the spectacular views.
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Return this morning to Greenock, at the end of the most wonderful cruise.

Discovery’s first Norwegian port of call is the ancient and beguiling village of Hellesylt, beautifully set on the twisting, turning Geirangerfjord, with its crashing waterfalls. Step ashore to enjoy an unforgettable shore excursion through the breathing scenery of the glorious fjord and its surroundings.

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Iceland & Northern Isles
Departing July 11th 2014 – 11 Days
This superb summertime cruise from Greenock, which returns to Leith, brings not only the chance to circumnavigate the stunning ‘land of fire and ice’ and to visit its wonderful capital Reykjavik, but also to call at the beautiful, remote outposts of the Faroe and Orkney isles.
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Day Two

Today is spent at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day Three ~ Kollafjordur

Discovery arrives in the remote Danish outpost of the Faroes, anchoring off the ‘stretched’ village of Kollafjordur, which lines some ten kilometres of a mountainbacked inlet of the main island of Streymoy. Step ashore to explore this remote location, with its ancient, turf-roofed church, and

17:00 1 Greenock, UK 2 At Sea 09:00 18:00 3 Kollafjordur, Faroe Islands Day Four ~ Eskifjordur 12:00 18:00 4 Eskifjordur, Iceland Discovery’s first Icelandic call is at the historic fishing port and charming seaside Portugal 09:00 18:00 5 Akureyri, Iceland France village on the shores of the Eskifjörd on the 09:00 18:30 6 Spain Isafjordur, Iceland Œ east coast. A fascinating Maritime Museum 08:00 19:00 7 Reykjavik, Iceland chronicles the region’s long association 8 Heimaey, Westmann Islands Œ 08:00 16:00 with the sea, and shore excursions might 9 At Sea include a boat tour to remote Mjóifjördur 08:00 14:00 10 Kirkwall, Orkney Isles and the fascinating Icelandic Wartime 06:30 11 Leith, UK Portugal Museum. Œ Indicates ports where shore arrangements will be made by

don’t miss the opportunity to visit tiny island capital, Toytown-like Tórshavn. Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ Paradise, home to countless species. Guardians of a deeprooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from their Danish masters and Scottish near-neighbours, the Faroese islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea in the shape of fish, and oil exploration. Historic Tórshavn is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping.

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wondrous as any, and today’s excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and to volcanic Lake Myvatn, will be full of scenic delights. Discovery sails this evening, briefly crossing the Arctic Circle before turning south to Tunisia complete her Icelandic circumnavigation.
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Iceland & Northern Isles

Cruise Highlights

• Cruise through waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Tórshavn • Charming Eskifjordur has a fascinating maritime museum • Journey to Lake Myvatn on an excursion from Akureyri, on Iceland’s north coast • Explore West Iceland, home to Erik the Red • Enjoy the delights of Reykjavik, one of Europe’s most surprising capitals • Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon
Day Six ~ Isafjordur Day Eight ~ Heimaey

This morning Discovery arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjördur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland, from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World – a replica Viking Age farmstead has been built at Eiríksstadir, home of Eirík the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America – the area is a treasure trove of natural wonders, culminating in the glacier on mystical Snæfellsjökull, Iceland´s newest national park.
Day Seven ~ Reykjavik

Today sees Discovery cruising off the island of Heimaey, where the brooding cone of Eldfell, or ‘Fire Mountain’ sits over the tiny port of Vestmannaeyjar. The surrounding waters are home to several species of whale, and keen-eyed observers will be on deck to see if they can spot any of the giant mammals. This afternoon the ship makes a circumnavigation of the fascinating ‘new’ island of Surtsey, created from a series of volcanic eruptions that began in 1963 and lasted three years.
Day Nine

• Cruise off Heimaey, beneath the brooding cone of Eldfell • Discover rugged Kirkwall, Orkney capital • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

A final day is spent at sea, cruising through waters teeming with bird- and aquatic-life.
Day Ten ~ Kirkwall

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Early this morning Discovery docks in the world’s northernmost capital, the fascinating city of Reykjavik, or ‘Smoky Bay’. Sitting on a promontory jutting into the crystal clear waters of Faxafloi Bay, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, the city’s brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting, surrounded by water, distant ice- and lava fields dotted with geysers and thermal springs. Step ashore to soak up the atmosphere of this friendly and colourful city, which can be easily explored on foot. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view; don’t miss the fascinating Árbær Folk Museum or the Saga Museum, the latter built in one of six huge tanks, the rest of which are filled with natural hot water serving the city. More geothermal activity is in evidence at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the ‘original’ Geysir, after which all others are named. Take an excursion – perhaps to the stunning Gulfoss waterfall – then take in some shopping before Discovery sails into the beautiful waters of the bay.

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A day of Orcadian delights, as Discovery docks in Kirkwall, historic ‘Royal Burgh’ and capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, its glorious centrepiece. Kirkwall, with its meandering streets and excellent museum, is gateway to east and west mainland, and lies a mile from the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where the German Fleet was scuttled in 1919, and HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2, prompting Churchill to order construction of the famous Barriers. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
Iceland

Departing July 21st 2014 – 13 Days
This classic summertime ‘northern waters’ cruise from Leith features the stylish Danish capital Copenhagen, Scandinavian gems Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo, as well as medieval Tallinn, and an overnight stay in Tsarist St Petersburg, the glorious ‘Venice of the North’.

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Today is spent at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day Three ~ Copenhagen

The wonderful, wonderful Danish capital, one of Europe’s most exciting summertime cities, is the first Scandinavian port of call, with the opportunity to spend some time in the magical surroundings of ‘Tivoli’, the fabled pleasure gardens located right in

Today is spent at sea, enjoying Discovery’s on-board comforts, and perhaps enjoying the clear light and clean air for which Baltic France Sea cruising is renowned.
Day Five ~ Helsinki

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Poland

Step ashore this afternoon to explore the wonderful port city of Helsinki. Finland’s elegant capital faces the sea, its City Hall overlooking Market Square, with its fresh Portugal fish stalls and its historic covered Market Hall. Take Spain a stroll, and stop for a coffee, in nearby Esplanade Park, the city’s treelined central thoroughfare, and don’t miss stunning Senate Square, whose great neoclassical buildings doubled for Moscow’s in many a Cold War movie, appropriate for a city that is at the crossroads of east and west. The panoramic views of the city and the sea beyond from the Cathedral tower are more than worth the climb.
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Cruise itinerary
Day Port Arrive Depart

Days Six & Seven ~ St Petersburg

1 Leith, Edinburgh, UK 2 At Sea 3 Copenhagen, Denmark 4 At Sea 5 Helsinki, Finland Italy 6 St Petersburg, Russia 7 St Petersburg, Russia 8 Tallinn, Estonia 9 Stockholm, Sweden 10 At Sea 11 Oslo, Norway 12 At Sea Malta 13 Leith, Edinburgh, UK

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Don’t miss the chance to explore the Haymarket area of the city, still redolent with scenes from Dostoyevsky’s novels, or the opportunity to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Marinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned ‘Kirov’ Ballet. Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy and explore Russia’s most

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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

Cruise Highlights
• Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most stylish cities • Finnish capital Helsinki doubled for Moscow in many a Cold War movie • Spend two days in St Petersburg, the ‘Venice of the North’ • Discover Tallinn, exquisite capital of Estonia • Stockholm is a mesmerising collection of tiny islets, with Gamla Stan its historic heart • Norwegian capital Oslo is a friendly outdoor city ‘modern’ city, and the opportunity to visit the fabled Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Day Eight ~ Tallinn

the world’s largest palace, and some of Europe’s finest city parks.
Day Ten

• Enjoy cruising in the Baltic’s summer sunlight • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

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Almost impossibly beautiful, the Estonian capital Tallinn, with its enchanting and virtually perfectly preserved Old Town, is one of Europe’s most scenic and engaging cities. ‘Step back in time’ as you become one of the privileged few to have discovered this gem, with its winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, spectacular, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Day Nine ~ Stockholm

Today is spent at sea.
Day 11 ~ Oslo

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Be on deck early this morning for the stunning passage past the myriad islands that surround the Swedish capital of Stockholm, itself picturesquely built on 14 islets, each a self-contained annex of this wonderful city. Best explored on foot, the ancient heart of the city is Gamla Stan, a labyrinth of cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. Elsewhere, Stockholm – one third water, one third city, and one third green landscape – offers a wonderful mix of historic sights, including

The Norwegian capital welcomes Discovery today. Enjoy the scenic approach through the Oslofjord, then step ashore to find a lively, friendly city, with the summertime focus on outdoor living. During your stay, you’ll be spoilt for choice of things to do, whether exploring under your own steam, joining a shore excursion, perhaps to the truly wonderful Viking Ships museum, where a trio of ancient craft are lovingly preserved or to the Kon-Tiki museum, where famed explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s fragile craft is on display. However you choose to spend your time, you can look forward to a memorable morning.
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North Cape & Land of the Midnight Sun

Cruise Highlights

• Beguiling Hellesylt is beautifully set on Geirangerfjord • Cruise close to the Svaritsen Glacier • The breath-taking Lofoten Isles • Visit remote Hammerfest • Take an excursion to North Cape • Tromsø, home to Norway’s ‘Arctic Cathedral’ and Polarmuseum • Discover colourful Alesund • Enjoy fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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North Cape & Midnight Sun
Departing August 2nd 2014 – 11 Days
Discovery sails from Edinburgh to the stunning coast of Norway – a region of fjords, glaciers and off-shore islands – and heads beyond the Arctic Circle to Europe’s northernmost settlements, enjoying long summer days of almost perpetual sunlight.
Further descriptions available on pages 60 & 61.
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Spectacular off-shore scenery and tiny fishing villages to explore.
Day Six ~ Hammerfest & Honningsvåg

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Day One

Discover Europe’s northernmost settlement, and make the journey to fabled North Cape.
Day Seven ~ Tromsø

Travel to Leith to board Discovery, as she prepares to sail early this evening.
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Day Three ~ Hellesylt

See the glorious Arctic Cathedral and visit the fascinating Polarmuseum in this attractive northern city.
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Discovery’s first port of call is the ancient and beguiling village of Hellesylt, beautifully set on the twisting, turning Geirangerfjord, with its crashing waterfalls. Step ashore to enjoy an unforgettable excursion through the breath-taking scenery of the glorious fjord and the surrounding region, one of the most spectacular corners of the world.

Today is spent at sea, cruising south along the unimaginably beautiful Norwegian coast.
Day Nine ~ Ålesund

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You’ll arrive today in the port of Ålesund, with Kazakhstan its natural harbours lined by pastel-painted, gabled and turreted buildings, resembling more of a fantasy movie-set rather than a working town. Colourful Art Deco houses are a feature of the main pedestrianised street, Kongens gate, while close by the Sunnmøre Museum is a truly impressive heritage centre, with some sixty timber-framed buildings giving a detailed insight into life in this part of the world through the ages, and a fine collection of ancient and replica boats, from Viking long-ships to kayaks.

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Majestic Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Cruise the length of stunning Hardangerfjord over 100kms into the Norwegian interior • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland from Olden • Cruise through beautiful Romsdalfjord to Andalsnes • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway

Majestic Fjordland
Departing August 12th 2014 – 8 Days
Discovery sails from Edinburgh to glorious Western Norway – a stunning land of fjords and a pristine hinterland, bathed in summer sunshine – with a quartet of ports of call from which the very best of this beautiful region can be explored on some unforgettable shore excursions.
Day Five ~ Flåm

• Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers
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• First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

Day by day itinerary
Day One

Awake as Discovery navigates through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord, the world’s largest and deepest, to Flåm, set in one of the fjord’s remotest corners. From here, you might board the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway for the unforgettable six-mile climb down to Myrdal. Later this evening, enjoy another breathtaking cruise through wondrously scenic Naeroyfjord.
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Day Three ~ Andalsnes

Cruise into beautiful Romsdalsfjord to Andalsnes, for the opportunity to enjoy a shore excursion, through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery. There may be a chance to visit the famous Rødven stave church in its dreamy setting, before Discovery cruises on through Romsdalsfjord.
Day Four ~ Olden

Discovery makes her way into Hardangerfjord. Be on deck early to get Ireland your first glimpse of this stunning landscape, where sheer mountainsides plunge into the still waters. Discovery calls at Eidfjord, at the eastern end of the fjord. Here, you can go ashore to enjoy an overland excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside to the famous Vøringfossen waterfalls.
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A final day is spent at sea, cruising home.
Day Eight

Cat Cabin Type DS JS DL 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Algeria

Discovery arrives back in Leith at the end of a simply wonderful cruise.
Portugal Spain

Today Discovery calls at Olden, the stopping off point for another shore excursion to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast icy mass of the Jostedalsbreen glacier, which broods over the eastern reaches of the fjord.

Cruise itinerary
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Cruise returns to Greenock

Scottish Isles & Faroes
• Cruise off beautiful northern Scotland

Cruise Highlights
• Call at the rugged Kirkwall, historic Orkney capital • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Torshavn • Portree is the principal settlement on the ‘Misty Isle’ of Skye • Four nights to enjoy the first-class cuisine, entertainment and all the Iceland amenities of Discovery

Scottish Isles & Faroes
Departing August 19th 2014 – 5 Days
This wonderful short cruise from Leith, which returns to Greenock, makes a trio of island calls in the Orkneys, Faroes and misty Skye, with opportunities Norway Finland in each to discover some splendid scenery.
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Travel to Leith to board Discovery, as she prepares to sail early this evening.
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a birdwatchers’ paradise and guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition. The islanders live surrounded by natural beauty, drawing their income from the sea. Historic Tórshavn is one of the world’s smallest and most pleasant capital cities, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.
Day Four ~ Portree

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A day of Orcadian delights, as Discovery docks in Kirkwall, historic ‘Royal Burgh’ and capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Poland Magnus Cathedral, its glorious centrepiece. Germany Kirkwall, with its meandering streets and excellent museum, is gateway to east and west mainland, and lies a mile from the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where the German Fleet was scuttled in 1919, and HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2, prompting Churchill to order construction of the famous Barriers. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day Three ~ Tórshavn

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The tiny harbour of Portree, on the sheltered eastern coast of the mystic Isle of Skye, is gateway to a rugged land of windswept moors, the great Cuillin ‘Hills’ – try climbing them to see that they are some of Britain’s most challenging mountains – and a coast teeming with aquatic- and birdlife. Historic Dunvegan Castle is the world’s longest continuously inhabited fortress, and it can be explored on a shore excursion this afternoon, before Discovery makes her way south.
Day Five
Georgia

Discovery arrives back in Greenock at the end of a simply wonderful cruise. Armenia An optional return coach transfer to Leith is available at a cost of £20.00 per person.

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Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the remote Italy Faroe Islands, welcomes Discovery today. Situated in the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are

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Cruise returns to Bristol

Scottish Isles & Faroes

Cruise Highlights
• Discover Edinburgh – the stunning ‘Athens of the North’ • Call at the rugged Kirkwall, historic Orkney capital • Wander the Toytown-like streets of Faroes’ capital Torshavn • Portree is the principal settlement on the ‘Misty Isle’ of Skye

Scottish Isles & Faroes
Departing May 3rd 2014 – 8 Days
This wonderful short springtime cruise to Bristol Avonmouth makes a trio of island calls in the Orkneys, Faroes and misty Skye, as well as the bustling Irish port of Cobh.
Day Four ~ Tórshavn

• Cobh is gateway to lively Cork and Iceland Ireland’s colourful south-west • Six or seven nights to enjoy the firstclass cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery
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Day by day itinerary
Day One ~ Hull

Make your way to Hull for embarkation.
Day Two ~ Rosyth

Discovery arrives on the Firth of Forth, to provide the opportunity for a fascinating shore excursion into Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’, with its fabled Royal Mile, majestic Castle, and Holyrood Palace. Enjoy the delights of the Scottish capital before setting sail once more.
Day Three ~ Kirkwall

Toytown-like Tórshavn, capital of the remote Faroe Islands, welcomes Discovery today. Situated in the Gulf Stream, the Faroes are a birdwatchers’ paradise and guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition. Historic Tórshavn is one of the world’s smallest and most pleasant capital cities, its old town a confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, its modern centre offering restaurants, museums and excellent shopping. Setting off on an excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.
Day Five ~ Portree

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The tiny harbour of Portree, on the sheltered eastern coast of the mystic Isle of Skye, is gateway to a rugged land of windswept moors, the great Cuillin ‘Hills’ and a coast teeming with aquatic- and birdlife. Historic Dunvegan Castle is the world’s longest continuously inhabited fortress, and it can be explored on a shore excursion this afternoon.

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Grand British Isles
Departing March 26th 2014 – 11 Days
Setting sail from Hull or Rosyth, this hugely enjoyable circumnavigation of our sceptred isle includes the island outposts of Shetland, Mull, Guernsey and the Scillies, as well as calls at remote Scottish outpost Scrabster, the great cities of Belfast and Dublin and an inaugural visit to historic Dover, gateway to the beautiful Garden of England.
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Day Two ~ Rosyth*

Holyrood Palace. Enjoy the delights of the Scottish capital before setting sail once more. *Passengers boarding today will disembark in Rosyth on Sunday April 6th.
Day Three ~ Lerwick

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1 Hull, UK Day Four ~ Scrabster 2 Rosyth, UK* The wild and beautiful remote northeast of Portugal 3 Lerwick, Shetland Isles, UK Scotland greets Discovery this morning, 4 Spain Scrabster, UK as she ties up in Scrabster, close to the 5 Tobermory, Isle of Mull, UK popular town of Thurso, and one-time 6 Belfast, Northern Ireland regular port-of-call for the Royal Yacht 7 Dublin, Republic of Ireland Britannia. The late Queen Mother’s 8 St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, UK favourite Castle of Mey retreat lies near, 9 St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK as does famous John O’Groats. Enjoy a 10 Dover, UK scenic shore excursion through one of 11 Hull, UK Britain’s most unspoiled landscapes, before setting sail once more this evening. Rosyth, UK*

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The beautiful island of Mull offers Morocco breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, familiar to many, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean.

Day Six ~ Belfast

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Grand British Isles

Cruise Highlights
• Discover Edinburgh – the stunning ‘Athens of the North’ (Hull passengers) • Ancient Lerwick is the rugged Shetland capital • Scrabster is gateway to one of Britain’s most unspoiled landscapes • Magnificent Duart Castle can be discovered from pretty Tobermory • Lively Belfast is home to the splendid Titanic Quarter • Dublin is the world’s friendliest capital • The stunning Isles of Scilly are one of Britain’s most beautiful locations developments that pay homage to the illfated ship and the other great Olympic Class liners. There will also be an opportunity on a shore excursion to discover and explore the wonder of nature known as the Giant’s Causeway, with its thirty-seven thousand basalt columns, and as Discovery sails later this evening, to take in a little of the atmosphere of the city after dark.
Day Seven ~ Dublin

an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world famous Abbey Gardens house Britain’s finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day Nine ~ St Peter Port, Guernsey

• Guernsey – beautiful island and taxfree shopping! • Historic Dover is home to the fabled White Cliffs • Hull brings the chance to explore historic York (Rosyth passengers) • Enjoy fascinating port talks and lectures from our on-board speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

Guernsey’s delightful capital is gateway to the beautiful Channel Isle. Don’t miss 800 year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, or the medieval, cobbled central quarter of St Peter Port, where the shops offer tax-free gifts.
Day Ten ~ Dover

Today finds Discovery in Dublin, the incomparable Irish capital. Great city of culture, home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, birthplace of Shaw, with – at its heart – the great seat of learning which is Trinity College, Dublin is also one of Europe’s most engaging, vibrant cities, with Grafton and O’Connell Streets thronged with shoppers, the cafés and coffee shops, and of course the famous bars and pubs, meeting places for locals and visitors alike.
Day Eight ~ St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly

Discovery makes a rare call at the Port of Dover, beneath the fabled White Cliffs, and gateway to the glorious Kent countryside. Step ashore, perhaps to explore Dover’s historic Castle, from the ramparts of which the French coast is visible on clear days, or take an excursion to ancient Canterbury, with its legendary cathedral and historic centre.
Day Eleven ~ Hull

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This morning finds us in the fabled Isles of Scilly. Discovery anchors in glorious blue waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore by tender to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary’s, and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and the chance to take

Discovery arrives back in Hull, at the end of a wonderful springtime cruise. Passengers remaining on board until tomorrow will have the opportunity to step ashore, or to take a shore excursion, to the historic city of York, with its famous Minster and ancient cobbled Shambles.

Prices per person £ Sterling
Saver Fare DS De Luxe Suite 3679 2759 JS Junior Suite 3269 2459 DL De Luxe 2779 2089 12 Premium Twin 2289 1719 11 Superior Plus Twin 2129 1599 10 Single 3189 2399 9 Superior Twin 1959 1469 8 Standard Plus Twin 1759 1319 7 Standard Twin 1679 1259 6 Standard Twin 1639 1229 Voyager Fare Standard Twin 1599 1199 2449 1839 5 Single (Inner) 4 Superior Twin (Inner) 1639 1229 3 Standard Plus Twin (Inner) 1469 1109 2 Standard Twin (Inner) 1309 989 1 Standard Twin (Inner) 1189 899 Voyager Fare Standard Twin (Inner) 1169 879 Supplements (3rd & 4th Berth) 299 Deposit per person 175 Cat Cabin Type

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Majestic Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Discover Edinburgh – the stunning ‘Athens of the North’ (Hull passengers) • Ancient Lerwick is the rugged Shetland capital

• Cruise Hardangerfjord, calling at Ulvik and Eidfjord • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway • Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ Iceland • Hull brings the chance to explore historic York (Rosyth passengers) • Enjoy fascinating port talks and lectures from our on-board speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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Majestic Fjordland
Departing April 5th 2014 – 8 Days
This wonderful value cruise takes in some of the glories of Western Norway, including the ancient city of Bergen, and also includes a call at the rugged Finland Shetland capital Lerwick.
abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
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Day Five ~ Flåm

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Discovery arrives on the Firth of Forth, not only to welcome aboard some new passengers, but to provide the opportunity for a fascinating Poland shore excursion into Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’, with its fabled Royal Mile, majestic Castle, and Holyrood Palace. Enjoy the delights of the Scottish capital before setting sail once more. *Passengers boarding today will disembark in Rosyth on Sunday April 13th.
Day Three ~ Lerwick, Shetland Isles

Cruising to the far end of mighty Sognefjord, Kazakhstan Discovery arrives in Flåm, for the opportunity to board the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal.
Day Six ~ Bergen

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A call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds at the morning fish market on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets of this important Hanseatic city, birthplace of Grieg and royal residence. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights Georgia above. Later this evening Discovery slips her Azerbaijan moorings and headsArmenia for home.
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Today is spent at sea and enjoying a last evening’s entertainment on board.
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Algeria

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Easter Fjordland

Cruise Highlights
• Discover Edinburgh – the stunning ‘Athens of the North’ (Hull passengers) • Ancient Lerwick is the rugged Shetland capital • Visit Bergen, ancient trading city and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’ • Take a shore excursion into the pristine hinterland from Skjolden • Take the optional excursion on the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway • A call at Odda offers the chance to visit stately Baroniet Rosendal Iceland • Hull brings the chance to explore historic York (Rosyth passengers) • Enjoy fascinating port talks and lectures from our on-board speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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Easter Fjordland
Departing April 12th 2014 – 9 Days
This very special, tremendous value, Eastertime cruise on board Discovery takes in the magnificent fjords of Western Norway clothed in their springtime glory.
Day Four ~ Bergen

Day by day itinerary
Day One

A call is made in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Join the crowds at the morning fish market on the harbourside, and wander through the narrow cobbled streets. Don’t miss the ancient Bryggen area, and perhaps take the Fløibanen funicular to the heights above.
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Make your way to Hull for embarkation.
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Discovery arrives on the Firth of Forth, not only to welcome aboard some new passengers, but to provide the opportunity for a fascinating shore excursion into Edinburgh. *Passengers boarding today will disembark in Rosyth on Easter Monday April 21st.
Day Three ~ Lerwick, Shetland Isles

The ship cruises to Skjolden, from where a wonderful optional shore excursion might take you into the stunning interior, either over the spectacular Sognefjellsweg or to Ireland the awe-inspiring Nigardsbreen glacier, part of the fabled Jostedalsbreen ice-pack. Discovery then cruises to the far end of mighty Sognefjord, to overnight in Flåm.
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The Shetland Islands’ rugged capital is gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 yearold archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Take the opportunity today to board the world famous Flåmsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal.
Day Seven (Good Friday) ~ Odda

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Cruise itinerary
Day Port Arrive Depart

Discovery makes an afternoon call in Odda, from where an optional shore excursion will provide the opportunity to head into the interior, perhaps via the Folgefonntunnelen, Portugal beneath the glacier to Rosendal, home to the Baroniet Rosendal historicSpain country house. This evening, Discovery begins her homeward journey.
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Today is spent at sea and enjoying a last evening’s entertainment on board.
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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
Departing April 20th 2014 – 14 Days
This classic springtime ‘northern waters’ cruise from Hull or Rosyth features the stylish Danish capital Copenhagen, Scandinavian gems Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo, as well as medieval Tallinn, and an overnight stay in Tsarist St Petersburg, the glorious ‘Venice of the North’.
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Day One ~ Hull

Make your way to Hull for embarkation. Discovery sails early this evening, and you enjoy your first dinner on board. Get to know the Cruise Staff and some of your fellow passengers, and look forward to the exciting days ahead before you retire to your comfortable cabin.
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Day Four ~ Copenhagen

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Cruise itinerary
Day Port Arrive Depart

Discovery arrives on the Firth of Forth, not only to welcome aboard some new passengers, but to provide the opportunity for a fascinating shore excursion into Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’, with its fabled Royal Mile, majestic Castle, and

The wonderful, wonderful Danish capital, one of Europe’s most exciting summertime cities, is the first Scandinavian port of call, with the opportunity to spend some time in thePortugal magical surroundings of ‘Tivoli’, the fabled pleasure gardens located right in Spain the heart of the city, close to the famous shopping street Strøget. Don’t miss the famous ‘Little Mermaid’, the Royal Palace or colourful Nyhavn during your stay.
Day Five

Today is spent at sea, enjoying Discovery’s on-board comforts, and perhaps enjoying the clear light and clean air for which Baltic Sea cruising is renowned.
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*Passengers may embark/disembark in Rosyth

classical buildings doubled for Moscow’s in many a Cold War movie, appropriate for a city that is at the crossroads of east and west. The panoramic views of the city and the sea beyond from the Cathedral tower are more than worth the climb.
Days Seven & Eight ~ St Petersburg

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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

Cruise Highlights
• Discover Edinburgh – the stunning ‘Athens of the North’ (Hull passengers) • Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most stylish cities • Finnish capital Helsinki doubled for Moscow in many a Cold War movie • Spend two days in St Petersburg, the ‘Venice of the North’ • Discover Tallinn, exquisite capital of Estonia • Stockholm is a mesmerising collection of tiny islets, with Gamla Stan its historic heart as Discovery docks in great Tsarist St Petersburg, one of the world’s most startling, shimmering, glorious cities, with its incomparable Hermitage Museum, its wide pedestrianised canal-side boulevards and its modern and vibrant ‘European’ atmosphere. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Haymarket area of the city, still redolent with scenes from Dostoyevsky’s novels, or the opportunity to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Marinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned ‘Kirov’ Ballet. Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy and explore Russia’s most ‘modern’ city, and the opportunity to visit the fabled Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
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Day 13

• Norwegian capital Oslo is a friendly outdoor city • Hull brings the chance to explore historic York (Rosyth passengers) • Enjoy cruising in the Baltic’s summer sunlight • Enjoy some fascinating port talks and lectures from interesting guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise

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Almost impossibly beautiful, the Estonian capital Tallinn, with its enchanting and virtually perfectly preserved Old Town, is one of Europe’s most scenic and engaging cities. ‘Step back in time’ as you become one of the privileged few to have discovered this gem, with its winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, spectacular, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Day Ten ~ Stockholm

A final day is spent at sea reliving memories.
Day 14 ~ Hull

Discovery arrives back in Hull, at the end of a wonderful springtime cruise. Passengers remaining on board until tomorrow will have the opportunity to step ashore, or to take a shore excursion, to the historic city of York, with its famous Minster and ancient cobbled Shambles.

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Be on deck early this morning for the stunning passage past the myriad islands that surround the Swedish capital of Stockholm, itself picturesquely built on 14 islets, each a self-contained annex of this wonderful city. Best explored on foot, the ancient heart of the city is Gamla Stan, a labyrinth of cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. Elsewhere, Stockholm – one third water, one third city, and one third green landscape – offers a wonderful mix of historic sights, including the world’s largest palace, and some of Europe’s finest city parks.
Day 11

Today is spent at sea.

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DISCOVERY TASTER CRUISES 2013

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Discovery
Taster Cruises

Cruise Highlights
• Enjoy a short taste of cruising – Discovery-style • Five-course evening meals • Full evening entertainment programme provided by the Cruise Director and team • Other on-board amenities available

Return Coach Transfers

Return coach transfers from Hull to Harwich on July 5th and Newcastle to Hull on July 24th are available at a cost of £25.00 per person. A return coach transfer from Harwich to Newcastle on September 15th is available at a cost of £30.00 per person.

Taster Cruises

Sailing on board Discovery
Whet your appetite for a longer voyage – or perhaps squeeze in an extra couple of days aboard your favourite cruise ship – by taking advantage of these superb value ‘Taster Cruises’, available on selected dates in 2013. With a full programme of on-board entertainment, the chance to dine in style and to enjoy the ships’ many amenities, and with some exciting ports of call to discover and explore, these short cruises are perfect mini-breaks.

Summertime ‘Mini-Cruise’
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1 Harwich, UK 2 Hull, UK

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Board Discovery in Harwich for a fun-packed, Independence Day overnight cruise north to Humberside, as and you enjoy a five-course evening meal, first-class entertainment in the show lounges, dancing till dark and perhaps a turn on a star-lit deck before retiring to your cabin. After breakfast on Friday morning, make your way home, or join the optional coach transfer back to Harwich.

Weekend ‘Mini-Cruise’
Day Port Arrive Depart

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Summertime ‘Mini-Cruise’
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From Newcastle to Harwich Two Days – Sails Saturday September 14th

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From Hull to Newcastle Two Days – Sails Tuesday July 23rd 2013

Sail south from Tyneside on this last-days-ofsummertime mini-cruise, with a full first-class entertainment programme and a five-course evening meal to enjoy on board Discovery. After lunch on Sunday afternoon, make your way home, or join the optional coach transfer back to Newcastle.

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Board Discovery in Hull for a fun-packed overnight cruise north to Tyneside, as and you enjoy a five-course evening meal, firstclass entertainment in the show lounges, dancing till dark and perhaps a turn on a star-lit deck before retiring to your cabin. After breakfast on Tuesday morning, make your way home, or join the optional coach transfer back to Hull.

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DISCOVERY FLY-CRUISE 2013

Discovery’s 2013 Fly-Cruises
In Autumn 2013, British cruise-holidaymakers will be able to join Discovery for a series of voyages in the warm waters of the sunblessed Mediterranean and Black Sea. The quartet of voyages described on the following pages combines exciting sights and all the highlights of life at sea. The holidays include flights from London or Manchester and transfers to join the ship. Enjoy all the highlights of cruising Discovery-style, and the convenience of flying out to join her in the sun, returning swiftly to the UK at the end of your chosen voyage.

Why Fly-Cruise?
The attraction of taking a turn on Discovery’s promenade within a few short hours of leaving home cannot be underestimated! Departing at a time of the year when autumn leaves are beginning to turn at home, these fascinating cruises – including the voyage south from Harwich that begins the series – bring some wonderful opportunities to discover some fascinating destinations in the warmth of early autumn, yet when the fierce heat of summer has abated.

‘Spain & Portugal’
11 Days Sails September 15th 2013 from Harwich. Return flights from Barcelona — See pages 102-103

‘Mediterranean Odyssey’
13 Days Embark September 25th 2013 in Barcelona. Return flights from Athens — See pages 104-105

‘Black Sea Discovery’
11 Days Embark October 7th 2013 in Athens. Return flights from Istanbul — See pages 106-107

‘Treasures of the Black Sea’
12 Days Embark October 17th 2013 in Istanbul. Return flights from Bodrum — See pages 108-109

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This wonderful voyage ‘south to the sun’ sees Discovery head from Harwich to the French port of Cherbourg, before steaming south to round the Iberian peninsula, visiting some fascinating ports of call, including ‘more-Britishthan-Britain’ Gibraltar, and culminating in an overnight stay and full day in sparkling Barcelona, one of Europe’s most vibrant, ‘must-see’ cities, from where you’ll fly home to the UK. l
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The Portuguese port of Leixoes brings another chance to step ashore, perhaps to join the excursion to the historic city of Oporto, in its picture-postcard setting on the River Douro. The excursion will also include a visit to one of the Port wine lodges, and time for personal sightseeing which may include a cruise along the Douro, before you return to the ship to continue your voyage south.
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Day Seven ~ Gibraltar

Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar, in the shadow of the famous Rock, taking a stroll down Main Street – there are bargains to be found in the allso-familiar shops and stores – or perhaps

taking a cable car to the heights above, where you’ll be greeted by the famous Barbary Apes, and the views on fine days stretch across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains. This afternoon Discovery slips her moorings once more and heads through the Straits and into the Mediterranean Sea.

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Cruise Highlights
• Discover and explore the Normandy port of Cherbourg • Historic La Coruna provides an excursion opportunity to visit pilgrimage shrine Santiago

• Take in Portugal’s second city
Oporto on an excursion from Leixoes • Call at ‘more-British-than-Britain’ Gibraltar • Andalusian Almeria is a gateway to exquisite Granada • Valencia claims to have invented paella! • The great Catalan capital Barcelona is one of Europe’s ‘must-see’, ‘must-do’ cities
Day Eight ~ Almeria

Set beneath the mighty fortifications of its Moorish Alcazaba, the sun-kissed Andalusian port of Almeria is also a gateway to extraordinary Granada. Journey on a shore excursion through the foothills of the Alpujarras to the great city majestically set atop three hills, and explore this former Moorish capital, with its views to the snow-capped Sierras and its awe-inspiring Alhambra, the beautiful park and walled settlement crowned with the one of the world’s finest Moorish Palaces.
Day Nine ~ Valencia

• Enjoy port talks and fascinating lectures from guest speakers • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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This afternoon’s call at Valencia brings the opportunity to explore one of the Mediterranean’s most important port-cities. Founded by the Romans and a bustling, modern metropolis, Valencia retains the atmosphere of its great history. As well as being the city where paella, Spain’s national dish, was created, there are many fine buildings, churches and a large Cathedral. Step ashore, perhaps discovering the city’s spectacular new Oceanographic Park, or enjoying a shore excursion through the still relatively undeveloped ‘Costa Blanca hinterland.

Day 10 ~ Barcelona (overnight)

Early this morning Discovery arrives in the great Catalan city of Barcelona, to spend a final night in the Catalan capital. Since the 1992 Olympic Games placed it firmly on the tourism map, Barcelona has become one of the world’s ‘must see’ destinations. Don’t miss Gaudi’s spectacular La Sagrada Familia, the chance to stroll the Rambla – the city’s famous central thoroughfare – to visit the Olympic sites, or to explore the brooding grandeur of the Barri Gòtic, Barcelona’s medieval heart, stopping off during your visit for some traditional tapas.
Day 11 ~ Disembark in Barcelona

Bid farewell to Discovery, transferring to the airport and the return flight to the UK.

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Day Two ~ Barcelona

Take the opportunity this morning to discover more of the delights of Barcelona. Don’t miss Gaudi’s spectacular La Sagrada Familia, the chance to stroll the Rambla – the city’s famous central thoroughfare – to visit the 1992 Olympic sites, or to explore the brooding grandeur of the Barri Gòtic, Barcelona’s medieval heart, before early this afternoon, Discovery slips her moorings and heads out into the blue Mediterranean.
Day Three ~ Monte Carlo

The rugged island of Corsica welcomes Discovery today, with the opportunity to Algeria go ashore to explore the ancient Genoese stronghold of Bastia. Dating from Roman times, Bastia, with its ‘old’ and ‘new’ ports, its preserved Citadelle and the maze of streets of its old town, the Terra Vecchia, is a delight to wander around, and is also a gateway to the flower-strewn peninsula of Cap Corse, with its opulent mansions.
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Sail along the bejewelled coast of the Côte D’Azur to one of the most glittering gems of all, the tiny Principality of Monaco, the Monte Carlo of fabulous wealth, the famous Casino and the harbour crammed with improbably sumptuous yachts, round which once a year the super-charged cars of Formula 1 hurtle in an explosion of colour and noise. Step inside the casino to try your luck, or watch others trying theirs, and catch sight of the Palais Princier, home to the Ranier family, the Royal Grimaldis. Discovery sails later this evening.

Tuscan Elba, home-in-exile of Emperor Napoleon, is another delightful island call. Stroll through the atmospheric streets of the island’s colourful capital Portoferraio, visit Villa Mulini, the ‘Little General’s’ ornate residence, or opt for a shore excursion, which will introduce you to the rest of the island, with its beach resorts and high peak of Monte Capanne, from which the views are especially breath-taking.
Day Six ~ Civitavecchia for Rome

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Take the optional shore excursion from the mainland port of Civitavecchia today to discover the truly incomparable Eternal City of Rome, where over two thousand years of history come alive in the streets and buildings, monuments and ruins of this, one of the most fascinating places on Earth. Highlights of the day will include Colosseum and the Forum, relics of an ancient past, the great basilicas of the

early Christian Church, and the Baroque fountains into which many a coin has been thrown. Cross the Tiber to the Vatican City, where the great dome of St Peter’s looks over the vast Square, and where the nearby Sistine Chapel houses Michelangelo’s fabled frescoes. Throughout the city there are elegant piazzas, delightful gardens and sophisticated shopping streets, and when sightseeing’s done, relax in a pavement

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Malta’s spectacular Grand Harbour is gateway to its capital Valletta, and to the delights of an island that include mysterious Mdina – the ‘Silent City’ – and Mosta’s vast domed Cathedral amongst the highlights. Don’t miss the sight of the harbour from Valletta’s Upper Barracca Gardens.
Day Nine ~ Syracuse

and a wonderfully grand, elegant place set beneath a Gibraltar-like headland. Explore the twin fortresses that dominate the town, and overlook the third island-fort in the stunning bay. There will also be a chance to discover some of ancient Greece’s most beguiling and arresting sights, as you journey on optional excursions to either ancient Mycenae, the legendary citadel of Agamemnon, or to the startling site of Epidaurus, with its stunning ancient theatre and sumptuous Asklepion healing sanctuary. Discovery sails later this evening, threading her way to her final destination.
Day 12 ~ Pireaus (overnight)

• The great Catalan capital Barcelona is one of Europe’s ‘must-see’, ‘must-do’ cities • Discover glittering Monte Carlo • Genoese Bastia is gateway to rugged Corsica • Explore Elba – Napoleon’s home in exile • The Eternal City of Rome can be visited from Civitavecchia • Two Sicilian calls – at Trápani and Syracuse - provide windows on the island’s colourful past • Malta’s Valletta is one of the world’s most spectacular harbours • Cephalonia was the setting for ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ • Elegant, grand Nauplion was modern Greece’s first capital • Discover the treasure of Ancient Greece in glorious Athens • First-class cuisine, entertainment and all the amenities of Discovery to enjoy throughout the cruise
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Day Ten ~ Argostoli

Discovery arrives in the great port of Pireaus, gateway to Athens, and there’s the opportunity, on a choice of excursions, to explore the extraordinary, beguiling, Greek capital, with its fabled Acropolis, topped with the familiar ruins of the Parthenon, one of the ancient world’s most enduring symbols. Close by are other major monuments, which, despite the ravages of time, remain aweinspiring windows to the 5th Century BC era of the great Classical Greek Civilisation and its immortal leader Pericles. A last night is spent on board Discovery, no doubt reflecting on the innumerable wonders of the past two weeks.
Day 13 ~ Disembark in Athens

Argostoli, the capital of ‘Captain Corelli’s’ Kefalonia, the largest of the beautiful Ionian isles, is set within a breath-taking west coast bay, at the foot of a dramatic mountainous landscape dotted with tiny villages, farmsteads and occasional vineyards. Tour the island on a morning excursion, to enjoy the views from the road leading towards the summit of Mount Enos – simply wonderful!
Day 11 ~ Nauplion

Bid farewell to Discovery and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

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Fly to Athens and the chance to discover ancient glories, before Discovery heads, via Vólos and the chance to visit the ‘monasteries in the air’, to Turkish Çanakkale – gateway to legendary Troy and poignant Anzac Cove. Sailing through the Bosphurus, Discovery calls at Nesebur, ‘Pearl of the Portugal Black Sea’ Odessa, the great Crimean naval port of Sevastopol and historic Spain Yalta, before this wondrous voyage is completed with a last overnight stay in Istanbul, from where you’ll fly home. Italy

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Today brings opportunity to spend the Algeria day discovering some of the wonders of the Ancient World, with the chance to join a choice of optional shore excursions, to explore the extraordinary, beguiling, Greek capital, with its fabled Acropolis, topped with the familiar ruins of the Parthenon, one of the ancient world’s most enduring symbols. Close by are other major monuments, which, despite the ravages of time, remain awe-inspiring windows to the 5th Century BC era of the great Classical Greek Civilisation and its immortal leader Pericles. Modern Athens surrounds the relics of the past – the pedestrianised alleyways and stairs of Pláka are home to several Ancient Greek and Roman remains – and your tour will leave you keen to explore under your own steam, before you return to the ship for this evening’s sailing.
Day Three ~ Vólos

and gateway to the extraordinary ‘monasteries in the air’ at Metéora, one of the most evocative sights inMalta the whole of Greece. Join a shore excursion to gaze in awe at these towering rock pinnacles, atop Tunisia some of which are the ancient monasteries first founded over a thousand years ago, or step ashore to soak up Vólos’ lively atmosphere.
Day Four ~ Çanakkale

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Discovery enters Turkish waters and the narrow Straits of the Dardanelles, mooring this morning in the modern resort of Çanakkale, with its seafront promenade lined with restaurants, and its interesting Naval Museum. Step ashore to explore, or more likely to join one of the two fascinating excursions, the first across the Straits to the Gallipoli peninsula and the WWI battlefields that surround fabled ANZAC Cove – named in memory of the 10,000 mainly Australian and New Zealand troops that died here in 1915 – and the other to the much earlier site of the legendary battle of Troy, guarded by a replica giant wooden horse recalling the tale of Helen – possessor of the ‘face that launched a thousand ships’. After a fascinating day, Discovery heads north into the Sea of Marmara.

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Day Five ~ Nessebur

Heading north along the Greek coast, Discovery arrives this morning in bustling Vólos, set at the foot of the verdant mountains of the beautiful Pelion peninsula,

Entering the Black Sea through the teeming, narrow strait of the Bosphurus, Discovery cruises to the ancient port-city of Nessebur, renowned as the ‘Bulgarian Dubrovnik’, and a living museum reflecting a thousand years of colourful history in its cobbled streets and countless churches. Spend an afternoon in fascinated discovery and exploration of this enchanting place.
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• Discover the treasure of Ancient Greece in glorious Athens • Take an excursion to Metéora’s ‘monasteries in the air’ from Vólos • Poignant Anzac Cove and ancient Troy can be visited from Çanakkale • Nessebur is famed as the ‘Bulgarian Dubrovnik’ • Call at Odessa – ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ • Crimean port-city Sevastopol is home to two Black Sea fleets • Yalta was host to the post-WW2 leaders’ summit • East meets west in extraordinary Istanbul
Day Seven ~ Odessa Day Ten ~ Istanbul (overnight)

Spend today in the glorious surroundings of Ukraine’s famous port-city of Odessa, ‘founded’ by Catherine the Great, but dating back to the 13th century. Mediterranean in feel, the city’s rich architecture reflects its importance on the world stage. Sites include the famous Opera House where Tchaikovsky once played, the Imperial Palace and the legendary Potemkin Steps – 192 in all. Step ashore to discover and explore the city, and join a guided shore excursion for the best insight into Odessa’s past.
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A second Ukrainian call is made at the legendary naval port of Sevastopol, one of the world’s great natural harbours and home, by treaty, to the Russian Black Sea fleet. Forever associated with the events of the Crimean War, the city was totally rebuilt after WWII, and today boasts several fascinating museums and a broad seafront boulevard. Shore excursions will include the chanced to visit the scene of the infamous ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ at Balaklava. Discovery sails later this evening, allowing you time to soak up the atmosphere of the city.
Day Nine ~ Yalta

Be on deck this morning as Discovery sails through the narrow strait of the Bosphorus to moor in one of the world’s most exciting, mystical, enthralling cities – magical Istanbul. Here, east meets west in a fusion of colour and sound, in a place that -first as Byzantium, then fabled Constantinople – was one of the most important cities on the face of the planet. Discover the great buildings and monuments of the ‘Historic Peninsula’s’ Sultanahmet district, including the extraordinary Topkapı Palace, with its priceless treasures, the breath-taking Blue Mosque with its six minarets and the great Byzantine church of Aya Sofya, once the world’s largest enclosed space. Explore the Topkapi, with its bustling outer courtyard, and its mysterious, labyrinthine inner quarters; visit the fabled Blue Mosque, with its six minarets, and the monumental Aya Sofya church – for centuries the world’s largest enclosed space; take the colourful Spice market, and visit the world’s largest covered bazaar - the vast Kapali Çarsi. Discovery stays overnight, enabling you to make the very most of your time in this extraordinary city.
Day 11 ~ Disembark in Istanbul

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A call is made at the ancient Ukrainian port famous as the location of the post-war summit of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. In a glorious mountainous setting surrounded by vineyards and orchards, Yalta richly deserves its reputation as an elegant resort, with highlights of the city including which the great cathedral, the Chekhov Museum and the seafront promenade. Shore excursions feature the stunning Botanical Gardens and the Alexander III Palace, the Lividian Palace – where the famous summit took place – and the much-photographed ‘Swallow’s Nest’ castle perched on the edge of a cliff. Discovery sails back towards the Bosphurus this afternoon.

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The great trading city of Trabzon welcomes Discovery today. Celebrated for centuries Tunisia as the almost mythical Trebizond, modern Trabzon bustles with life, watched over by the great Byzantine church of Aya Sofia and ancient Genoese walls that enclose the cliff-top bastion. Don’t miss the Russian Market and the colourful bazaars of the Old Quarter, and perhaps pay a visit to the Atatürk Villa, former home to the founder of modern Turkey. Discovery sails on this afternoon towards Russian waters.
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Explore the Topkapi, with its bustling outer courtyard, and its mysterious, labyrinthine inner quarters; visit the fabled Blue Mosque, with its six minarets, and the monumental Aya Sofya church – for centuries the world’s largest enclosed space; take the colourful Spice market, and visit the world’s largest covered bazaar the vast Kapali Çarsi. Discovery sails this afternoon, making her way through the teeming straits of the Bosphorus.

Soon to gain worldwide fame as the host city of the 2014 winter Olympics, the former Soviet seaside resort of Sochi has undergone a massive transformation, and now this sub-tropical ‘gateway of the Russian Riviera’ sparkles with Western glitz and glamour. Enjoy a full day in the ultramodern resort, with its gentrified beaches and shopping malls, perhaps taking an excursion to Krasnaya Polyana, the mountain location for the Winter Olympiad itself, and don’t miss the opportunity to visit the preserved one-time holiday retreat of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin at Zelenaya Roscha. Discovery sails late this evening.

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By contrast, the historic naval port of Novorossiysk, set on a beautiful bay, clings to its Soviet-era heritage, commemorating the heroics of a band of soldiers who held out for nearly nine months against the occupying Germans in 1943, in a fascinating memorial and gallery. Other attractions include a traditional

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Day Seven ~ Yalta

and explore the city, and join a guided shore excursion for the best insight into Odessa’s past.
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A call is made at Yalta, the ancient Ukrainian Georgia port famous as the location of the post-war Azerbaijan summit of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. In Armenia a glorious mountainous setting surrounded by vineyards and orchards, Yalta richly deserves its reputation as an elegant resort, with highlights Iran of the city including which the great cathedral, the Chekhov Museum and the seafront promenade. Shore excursions feature the stunning Botanical Gardens and the Alexander III Palace, the Lividian Palace – where the famous summit took place – and Iraq the much-photographed ‘Swallow’s Nest’ castle perched on the edge of a cliff.
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Day Nine ~ Odessa

A final call is made in the Dardanelles’ resort of Çanakkale, with its seafront promenade lined with restaurants, and its interesting Naval Museum. Step ashore to explore, or more likely to join one of the two fascinating excursions, the first across the Straits to the Gallipoli peninsula and the WWI battlefields that surround fabled ANZAC Cove – named in memory of the 10,000 mainly Australian and New Zealand troops that died here in 1915 – and the other to the much earlier site of the legendary battle of Troy. Here, at one of the Mediterranean’s most famous archaeological sites is guarded by a replica giant wooden horse recalling the tale of the first Trojan War, when Helen – possessor of the ‘face that launched a thousand ships’ – was pursued to Troy by her deserted husband Menelaus and wrested back from Paris’ grasp. Excavations have revealed nine layers of history, not all of it shrouded in legend. After a fascinating day, Discovery turns south once again.
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Saver Fare DS De Luxe Suite 3,879 3,109 JS Junior Suite 3,499 2,799 DL De Luxe 3,029 2,429 12 Premium Twin 2,569 2,059 11 Superior Plus Twin 2,419 1,939 10 Single 3,419 2,739 9 Superior Twin 2,259 1,809 8 Standard Plus Twin 2,069 1,659 7 Standard Twin 1,999 1,599 6 Standard Twin 1,959 1,569 n/a Voyager Fare Standard Twin 5 Single (Inner) 2,729 2,189 4 Superior Twin (Inner) 1,959 1,569 3 Standard Plus Twin (Inner) 1,799 1,439 2 Standard Twin (Inner) 1,649 1,319 1 Standard Twin (Inner) 1,529 1,229 Voyager Fare Standard Twin (Inner) n/a Supplements (3rd & 4th Berth) 749 Deposit per person 200 Cat Cabin Type

Spend this afternoon in the glorious surroundings of Ukraine’s famous portcity of Odessa, ‘founded’ by Catherine the Great, but dating back to the 13th century. Mediterranean in feel, the city’s rich architecture reflects its importance on the world stage. Sites include the famous Opera House where Tchaikovsky once played, the Imperial Palace and the legendary Potemkin Steps – 192 in all. Step ashore to discover

Bid farewell to Discovery, as she arrives back in the southern Turkish port of Bodrum, transferring to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Flight-inclusive
The above prices include a return flight from either ✈ London Gatwick or ✈ Manchester. Please check our website for additional airports and the most up to date flight information.


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Discovery – Deck Plan

Cabins across all grades may have fixed double beds or L-shaped bed configuration. The views from cabins on Bridge Deck are partially obscured by lifeboats.

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Discovery Cabin Categories & Fares
BRISTOL gREENOCK LEITH HULL or ROSYTH LIVERPOOL FLY-CRUISES Majestic Fjordland Majestic Fjordland Majestic Fjordland Fjordland Splendour Baltic Cities & St Petersburg North Cape & Midnight Sun Scottish Isles & Faroes grand British Isles Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Iceland & the Northern Isles
Northern Lights

Sailing from

NEWCASTLE

North Cape & Midnight Sun

The Northern Lights

Springtime gardens

Iceland & the Northern Isles

Celtic Explorer

Iceland & Northern Isles

Iceland & Northern Isles

Scottish Isles & Faroes

Scottish Isles & Faroes

Mediterranean Odyssey

Black Sea Discovery
11 13 11 7 Oct 2013 15 Sep 2013 25% 20% 25 Sep 2013 20%

Autumn Colours Cruise

Easter Fjordland

Scottish Highlands & Isles

Spain & Portugal

D-Day 70th Anniversary Cruise

4 Jul 2014

1 Jun 2014

7 Jun 2014

7 Sep 2014

2 Sep 2013

8 Jun 2014

4 Aug 2013

2 Aug 2014

11 Jul 2014

24 Jul 2013

21 Jul 2014

3 May 2014

5 Apr 2014

21 Oct 2014

12 Apr 2014

21 Sep 2014

27 Sep 2014

18 Jun 2014

29 Jun 2014

12 Aug 2014

24 Aug 2014

19 Aug 2014

10 May 2014

18 May 2014

*Saver Fare Discount 15% 2319 2059 1759 1449 1339 2009 1239 1109 1059 1029 999 1549 1029 929 829 749 729 179 329 150 200 200 150 175 225 419 179 269 539 419 200 1259 1599 669 1019 2059 1629 1199 299 175 1279 1619 699 1039 2079 1659 1229 1409 1789 769 1149 2299 1829 1349 1219 1099 1069 269 175 1589 2009 859 1289 2579 2059 1519 1369 609 539 489 469 119 100 1769 2229 959 1439 2869 2289 1689 1519 679 2649 3349 1439 2149 4299 3429 2529 2279 1019 2529 1689 1519 1349 1229 1199 299 175 1739 2199 919 1399 2839 2249 1659 1469 639 1659 799 1269 849 759 679 619 599 149 125 1769 2229 959 1439 2869 2289 1689 1519 679 1689 849 1809 2289 979 1469 2939 2349 1729 1559 699 1729 869 1209 1179 1149 1769 1179 1069 949 859 839 209 150 1899 2399 1029 1539 3079 2459 1819 1639 729 1819 909 1269 2119 2679 1149 1719 3439 2749 2029 1819 809 2029 1019 1419 2029 1819 1729 1689 3439 4349 1869 2799 5589 4459 3289 2959 1319 3289 1649 2299 3289 2289 2899 1249 1869 3729 2979 2199 1979 879 2199 1099 1539 2199 2469 3119 1339 2009 4009 3209 2359 2129 949 2359 1179 1659 2359 2999 3789 1629 2439 4869 3889 2869 2579 1149 2869 1439 2009 2869 3529 4459 1909 2869 5729 4579 3369 3039 1349 3369 1689 2359 3369 3969 5019 2149 3229 6449 5149 3799 3419 1519 3799 1899 2659 3799 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 20% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25%

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4009

5519

2939

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2619

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3029

4169

2229

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2139

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1409

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1179

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1429

1429

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1049

789

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239

3rd/4th Sharing Deposit per person

200

200

200

150

150

150

*Saver Fares shown on individual cruise pages are available if booked before 31 July 2013. Price applies when sharing with two full paying adults. All categories with ocean view unless stated. Voyager Fares shown on selected sailings are prices relating to a very limited number of ‘Standard Inner’ and ‘Standard Outer’ cabins. These prices may be withdrawn at any time without notice. It is strongly recommended that you make your reservation without delay to avoid the disappointment of not securing the cruise and cabin category of your choice. Compare our fares to appreciate the wonderful value of these cruise holidays.....and book early!

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Days

12

12

16

9

7

Whitsun Fjordland

9

Azores & Madeira

Madeira, Cape Verde & Canaries

Spain & Portugal

Sail Date

Treasures of the Black Sea
12

Fare £ Sterling per adults

DISCOVERY CABIN INFORMATION

Discovery Cabin Information
Discovery offers 15 categories of accommodation, from standard cabins to suites, which are generally graded and priced according to size and deck position. Cabin descriptions and amenities are shown below. Each cabin will be attended by a steward, who will ensure that you enjoy a comfortable stay.

Category 1: Standard Twin Inner
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Coral Deck – These cabins have two lower beds, a bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer, telephone and safe.

Category 2: Standard Twin Inner
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Bali Deck – These standard cabins have two fixed lower beds, mostly in an ‘L’-shaped bed configuration. Many have Upper Pullman. Twin beds in Cabins 4424 & 4425 can convert to a Queen-Size double bed. Cabins offer bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobes and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer, telephone and safe.
NB: Cabins 4109, 4115, 4121 & 4125 have limited drawer space.

has a fixed double bed. Each has a bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer and safe. They are particularly well suited to single travellers.

Category 6: Standard Twin Ocean View
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Coral Deck – These cabins have two lower beds, some an additional Upper Pullman for a third passenger, and many convert to a Queen-Size double. All cabins have two portholes, bathroom with shower and WC, TV, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, hairdryer and safe.

Category 3: Standard Plus Twin Inner
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Pacific/Bali Decks – These cabins offer two lower beds, some in an ‘L’-shaped bed configuration, with many offering Upper Pullman berths. Some have twin beds which can convert to a Queen-Size double. Amenities include a bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer, telephone and safe.

Definitions & Notes
Ocean View Cabin: The term to describe a cabin which has natural light from a porthole or a window. Inner Cabin: This describes a cabin which has artificial light only. All cabins are well ventilated and have individually controlled air conditioning. Note: All cabins on Promenade Deck and some cabins on Bridge Deck have a bath and shower. Lifts: There are lifts operating between Sun and Coral Decks as shown on the Deck Plan. The pictures and sizes are given as a guide and layout of cabins/suites may vary within the same category.

Category 4: Superior Twin Inner
(Average size 188 sq ft/ 17.47 sq m)
Promenade Deck – These extremely spacious inner cabins feature fixed twin beds with an additional Upper Pullman. They offer a sitting area, a bathroom with bath, shower and WC, a refrigerator,wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer and safe.
Category 4: Superior Twin Inner

Category 7: Standard Twin Ocean View
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Bali Deck – These cabins have two lower beds, the majority of which can be converted to a Queen-Size double. Cabin 4139 has a fixed double bed, while and seven others feature an Upper Pullman. All offer bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Category 5: Standard Single Inner
(Average size 135 sq ft/ 12.54 sq m)
Pacific Deck – All these cabins offer two lower beds that can be converted to a QueenSize double, apart from Cabin 5134 which

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Category DS: Deluxe Suite Ocean View

Category 8: Standard Plus Twin Ocean View
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Pacific/Bali Decks – Cabin configurations vary, but most are twin-bedded and can convert to a Queen-Size double. Cabins 5433 & 5434 are ‘L’-shaped, with an additional Upper Pullman. Cabins 4277 & 4280 have a fixed double bed, and Cabin 4279 is a fixed twin-bedded cabin. All offer bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer and safe.
NB Pacific Deck cabins have two windows, and those on Bali Deck two portholes.

refrigerator, bathroom with bath and shower plus a small seating area with two chairs and coffee table, while Pacific Deck cabins have fixed double beds. All offer bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Category JS: Junior Suite Ocean View
(Average size 305 sq ft/28.33 sq m)
Bridge/Promenade Decks – Stylish Bridge Deck cabins offer fixed double beds and four windows (partially obstructed views). Promenade Deck’s delightful have two or three large windows, refrigerator and integral sitting area. All offer TV, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, hairdryer and safe.
NB Cabins 7101 & 7102 offer forward deck views.

Category 11: Superior Plus Twin
(Average size 160 sq ft/14.86 sq m)
Bridge Deck (Obstructed View) – These eight cabins have two windows and feature fixed twin bedded accommodation (except cabin 8021 which has a fixed double) and also offer a refrigerator. Amenities include bathrooms with shower and WC, TV, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, hairdryer and safe.
NB ocean views are partially obstructed.

Category 9: Superior Twin Ocean View
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Pacific Deck – Cabin configurations vary – please check when booking. All have two windows, except cabin 5123 which has one. Amenities include bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, TV, hairdryer and safe.

Category 12: Premium Twin Ocean View
(Average size 194 sq ft/18.02 sq m)
Promenade Deck – These spacious cabins, with two windows, feature fixed twin beds, and some have an additional Upper Pullman. Larger (21.00 sq m) cabins 7123 & 7124 have three partially obscured windows. All offer bathrooms with bath, shower and WC, refrigerator, TV, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, hairdryer and safe.

Category JS: Junior Suite

Category 10: Standard Single Ocean View
(Average size 135 sq ft/12.54 sq m)
Promenade/Pacific Decks – Two larger (188 sq ft/17.47 sq m) single-bedded cabins (Promenade) have the additional benefit of a

Category DS: De Luxe Suite Ocean View
(Average size 430 sq ft/39.95 sq m)
Promenade Deck – Pamper yourself in a De-Luxe Suites offering stylish accommodation and a prime position. Bedrooms offer the option of fixed twin (cabins 7103 &7104) or fixed double beds (7347 & 7348) and all have separate sitting rooms. Marble bathrooms have bath, shower and WC. Other amenities include refrigerator, TV, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, hairdryer and safe. All cabins have between three and five windows. NB cabins 7103 & 7104 offer forward deck views.

Category DL: De Luxe Ocean View
(Average size 226 sq ft/21.00 sq m)
Bridge/Promenade Decks – These cabins feature a combination of fixed-twin, fixed-twin with sofa and fixed-twin with sofa bed, and two (7107 & 7108) an Upper Pullman. All Promenade deck cabins have large windows, refrigerator and integral sitting area, bathrooms with bath, shower & WC (Cabins 8005 & 8010 shower & WC only). Other amenities include TV, wardrobe and drawers, mirrored dressing table, hairdryer and safe.
NB Bridge Deck cabins have a partially obstructed views.

Category 9: Superior Twin Ocean View

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General Information
Please carefully read this General Information, which contains useful details that you need to know before you book your cruise holiday. Should there be some additional information that you require or if you have questions about any aspect of your cruise, please do not hesitate to contact us. Fuller more detailed information will be forwarded in our pre-sailing booklet around two months before you sail.
Baggage There is no restriction on the amount of luggage that you may bring on board the cruises which depart from and return to the UK. If you are travelling on a fly-cruise, the amount of airline baggage allowance, which is usually 15-20kgs per person, is dependent on the carrier. As there are no separate Baggage Room facilities aboard the cruise ships, it should be noted that all baggage must be stored within the cabin. Maximum depth of suitcases should be no more than 23cm in order to guarantee under bed storage. Brochure Information The information contained in this brochure has been checked for accuracy and is correct at the time of printing in December 2012. Worldwide events subsequent to this date may necessitate unavoidable alterations to our planned schedules, sailing or arrival times. Any such changes deemed to be significant or fundamental to your booking will be advised to you accordingly. It should also be noted that the destination photography and maps are generic to the locations depicted and may not be a specific representation of sights viewed in a particular port of call on the cruise booked. Dress Code During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. Every day the Daily Programme suggests a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. There are generally two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress, trouser suits and stylish co-ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you. Electrical Appliances All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances. Each bathroom is equipped with an integral hair dryer. Embarkation/Disembarkation Arrangements For all our sailings the embarkation procedures normally commence four hours prior to the published sailing time. At final disembarkation, you should allow approximately 90 minutes from the scheduled arrival time before disembarkation. Full embarkation procedures and timings will be confirmed when tickets and cruise documentation is despatched usually 14 days prior to sail date. Flight Information Fares for fly-cruises that commence in Barcelona, Piraeus and Istanbul are based on economy class scheduled/low cost/charter flights. Regional flights and upgrade options may be available at a supplement and subject to availability. It should be noted that our contracted fares may not always be available. In this case we will offer you the best available flights at a supplement which will be advised to your before you book. Gratuities We believe that one of the most enjoyable aspects of a cruise holiday is the high level of care and attention given to guests by our attentive crew, whether entertainment, restaurant, hotel or even the ‘behind the scenes’ staff. It is traditional to tip those who look after you on board, and to make this as easy as possible, an amount of £5.00 per passenger per night (£4.00 on cruises of 16 days’ duration or longer) will be added automatically to your onboard account. Guaranteed Cabins When we accept your booking, you will be allocated a ‘guaranteed’ cabin at the fare quoted for your chosen grade of accommodation. Please note that you may ultimately be berthed in a higher grade cabin for the same price, but in some circumstances this may be located on a lower deck, or have an obstructed view. Health Requirements At the time of printing, there are no mandatory vaccinations for visiting any of the other ports of call of the cruises in this brochure. Useful information is available at: www.nhs. uk/nhsengland/Healthcareabroad/pages/ Healthcareabroad.aspx Holiday & Accommodation Information We have endeavoured to provide as much information as space permits about the cruise ships. However, please bear in mind that from time to time, certain facilities, activities, entertainments and shore excursions may be altered or withdrawn due to such reasons as adverse weather conditions, lack of demand, essential maintenance work or other reasons beyond our control. Itineraries It should be noted that the cruise itineraries published in this brochure are subject to amendment. Should major changes to the ports of call, other than timing adjustments or the order in which they are visited, become necessary we shall endeavour to notify you in advance. Please note that in the event of adverse weather or sea conditions that prevent a vessel from calling at one of the scheduled ports of call, alternative arrangements will be made.

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Medical Information In the interest of your own safety and well being, you must be fit and healthy to take your cruise and all other travel arrangements that you book with us. Therefore, the company must be advised at the time of booking of any pre-existing medical condition and of any change to a passenger’s condition that occurs between booking and the sailing date. Medical Declarations, on the Company’s official form, will be required by all passengers, including those who a) are pregnant or b) have a mental or physical disability, including mobility limitations. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to refuse boarding to persons who in the opinion of the Company’s Medical Consultant are unfit to undertake the cruise or who have failed to make full disclosure of the nature of their condition. The Company regrets that it cannot accept bookings from passengers who will be twenty-eight weeks pregnant or more by the end of their cruise. Please note that a failure to disclose a specified medical condition may additionally invalidate your travel insurance. Medical Services The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you on board in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full prior to your final disembarkation. Mobility /Special Requirements A cruise is quite unlike a land-based holiday and the ships of our fleet are not ideally suited to prospective passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It is therefore essential that you contact our office to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers are conveyed ashore by tender. Passengers who suffer from blindness or deafness or have other special needs, can only be accepted for travel if they are accompanied by at least one able bodied companion who will be responsible for their general care and assistance throughout the cruise. On-Board Payments All prices on board are quoted in Sterling and a cashless system is in operation for all your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise and you sign a debit when purchasing goods and services on board. This is charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by Sterling Travellers’ Cheques, which incur a 3% transaction fee, or by American Express, MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Maestro, Solo or Visa debit cards and of course, cash. It is not possible to use personal cheques. The Reception staff also offer a facility to purchase small amounts of foreign currency for use in most of the ports of call.

Passenger Cruise Information Form Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a Passenger Cruise Information Form. An important feature of this form is the Medical Declaration, which needs to be completed by each person travelling. The other sections of the Passenger Cruise Information Form will enable us to record your precise requirements for Port Car Parking, any Coaching Arrangements, Restaurant Seating and any dietary preferences, plus other pertinent information that you feel we should know before your cruise. Passports A passport is essential for all cruises and British Citizens must hold a full ten year passport. Many countries, require visitors to hold passports that have at least six months validity beyond the return date of the cruise. It is the responsibility of holders of nonBritish passports to ascertain if there are any specific restrictions or requirements for their planned itinerary to countries being visited. Any passenger arriving at the departure port (or airport) without a passport or with the incorrect documentation, will not be allowed to embark. Such circumstances are not covered by insurance and no refund claim will be entertained. Restaurant & Table Reservations Whilst breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurant on an open seating basis, two sittings are operated for dinner in the evening. On days at sea, these sittings are normally timed at 18.00 and 20.00hrs. You will have the opportunity to state any preferences for a particular sitting and/or table size on the Passenger Cruise Information Form, sent to you once your booking is confirmed. Safety on Board Shortly before the ship sails, or if this not possible within 24 hours of departure, a full safety drill will be held and this compulsory exercise will give passengers precise information of what to do and where to muster in the event of an emergency on board as well as important instructions about life jackets and the emergency procedures in place. In the event of adverse weather or sea conditions it is important to take extra care moving around the ship, making use of the handrails and heeding any special instructions given over the P.A. system. In certain sea conditions, use of the passenger lifts may be suspended for the duration and outside cabins on the lower decks may have protective covers, known as deadlights, placed over their portholes. These covers will therefore exclude natural light from the cabins affected. Such restrictions will be lifted as soon as it is practicable. Security For your complete security and peace of mind, there are stringent security measures in force, particularly at UK ports. All cabin baggage may be examined and you will be required to pass through an X-Ray arch prior to boarding the vessel. At embarkation you will be issued with a personalised ID card which is used for gangway control purposes and validates you as a bona-fide passenger.

Shore Excursions An attractive programme of tours is offered at each of our ports of call. At the time of going to print, the exact content and pricing of the programme has not been finalised, but you will be sent full details well in advance of your cruise. We shall operate a pre-reservation service and, availability permitting; you will also be able to book on board with our Shore Excursion staff who will be pleased to assist you in selecting the tours most suitable for your requirements. Smoking Smoking is no longer permitted inside our ships. Consequently, all internal areas comprising cabins, lounges and all other public rooms are non-smoking areas. Designated areas for smokers are available externally in selected areas of the open decks. We reserve the right to alter our smoking policy at any time and should new national or international maritime legislation subsequently affect this policy, passengers will be informed on board accordingly. Special Diets Passengers with certain dietary requirements may be catered for and further enquiries should be made at the time of booking. Dietary preferences should be entered in the relevant section of the Passenger Cruise Information Form. Travel Insurance It is a condition of booking that adequate travel insurance is held by all passengers. Details of the policy we offer are detailed on page 91. If you opt not to purchase this insurance, you must give details of the alternative cover that you have in place, including the name of your insurer, policy number and most importantly the telephone number of the insurer’s Emergency Assistance service. Valuables Each cabin has the facility of a personal safe for your valuables and important papers. Visas At the time of printing, no individual visas are required to be obtained in advance for the cruises listed in this brochure by British nationals who hold a passport that show that they are a ‘British Citizen’. Passengers on all cruises visiting Russia will not be required to obtain individual Russian visas if they only go ashore as participants in the official shore excursion programme (correct at the time of printing). Ship’s Photography We would like to extend our appreciation to Transocean Tours, the former operators of Marco Polo and also to the current ship’s owners for supplying and granting permission to publish the ship’s photographic material in this brochure. ATOL All the flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) are listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org/ATOLcertificate

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Booking Conditions
Please read carefully
We want you to enjoy every minute of your Cruise with us, and we’ll do our very best to try to ensure that it lives up to your expectations of it. We believe that our 30 years of tour operating experience, together with the reputation we have for quality and value, should give you the confidence to book with us. To give you further peace of mind, we accept your booking on the basis of our Terms and Conditions, which are designed to clarify the contractual obligations between us. Please spend some time reading them carefully, and please feel free contact us should anything be unclear.

5 YOUR COMPLAINTS

In the unlikely event that you have problems whilst on holiday, you MUST report the matter to the on-board Passenger Services Officer IMMEDIATELY during your holiday. If the matter is not then satisfactorily resolved, you must complete a written report (form available). You must then follow up any complaint in writing within fourteen days of your return, including a copy of the original report form. We operate a strict code of conduct which also conforms to European regulations on package travel and take any complaints received seriously. However, in order to be fair to all concerned, complaints will be considered only where the above procedure has been followed.

or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except where the major change arises due to force majeure (see below), we will pay compensation as detailed below: 15 - 28 days 0 - 14 days £10 £25

YOUR CONTRACT WITH US 1 YOUR BOOKING
Your booking, once accepted and confirmed in writing to you, represents a contract between all persons named on the Booking Form and/or on the Confirmation of Reservation, and Newmarket Promotions Ltd (The Company). The contract is based on the information given in the holiday brochure, and the terms laid out in the following Booking Conditions and General Information. If you made a credit card booking over the telephone, and are seeing these Conditions for the first time, you may cancel your reservation in writing up to seven days from the date of receipt of your Confirmation of Reservation. This agreement is governed by English Law and jurisdiction is conferred on the English courts but not exclusively, so if you live elsewhere in the UK, when the courts of Scotland and Northern Ireland also have jurisdiction.

6 YOUR TRAVELLING CONDITIONS

IMPORTANT NOTE : We will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport.

Where as part of the holiday you have booked your travel by air, land or sea, such travel will be subject to the terms and conditions of carriage of the airline, shipping, rail or coach company providing the transport. In most cases, the conditions will limit the carrier’s liability to you in accordance with international law. Should anyone be refused admission to the coach or ship, or to the destination country by the transport or government authority, then we are powerless to assist and cannot be held responsible. This includes any passenger who fails to advise us of any medical condition or disability. If you are prevented from travelling as a result, our responsibility for your holiday thereupon ceases. Full cancellation charges will apply and we will be under no obligation whatsoever for any refund, compensation or loss you may incur. Copies of the relevant parts of the Terms and Conditions are available on request.

4 OUR CANCELLATIONS

We reserve the right in any circumstances (including failure to reach sufficient numbers) to cancel your holiday and in this event we will return to you all money you have paid to us or will offer you an alternative, available holiday to purchase of comparable standard. In no case, except for reasons of war etc, (see Important Note above) will your holiday be cancelled after the date when your final balance becomes due.

5 OUR COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU 1 OUR CONFIRMATION OF RESERVATION

2 YOUR PAYMENT

Your Confirmation of Reservation includes an invoice showing the deposit paid and the final balance due. The outstanding amount must be paid by the due date. Should we not receive payment by this date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled, in which case you could be liable to pay cancellation charges according to the scale set out in paragraph 4 below. Please note that a 1.5% per transaction charge will be made for any final balances paid by credit card. IMPORTANT NOTE: The person signing the Booking Form does so on behalf of all persons named on it, and he/she becomes directly responsible to the Company for the payment of the total holiday price and if applicable, and where appropriate, for the cancellation charges and disbursements of any funds.

When we have received your booking form and deposit we will send you a Confirmation of Reservation which details exactly what is booked for you. From this moment Newmarket Promotions Ltd., has accepted your booking on the terms set out in this Contract.

2 THE CRUISE PRICE

3 YOUR ALTERATIONS

If you want to change any of the details of your booking, we will always do our best to help. We will however make an amendment charge of £110 per person as a contribution to our administrative expenses. All amendments must be notified to us in writing by the person who made the original booking. NB If an amendment involves a change of name, insurance premiums are not transferable. We reserve the right to make additional charges to cover in full any additional costs imposed on us by our suppliers.

4 YOUR CANCELLATION

You or any member of your party may cancel your booking or part of it once it has been confirmed but the cancellation will only be valid if made in writing direct to the Company. If the cancellation results in a person travelling alone, a single room supplement is payable. The amount payable on cancellation depends upon when we receive your written instructions – the more notice you give, the less we will charge. Period before departure date within which written instructions are received by Newmarket Promotions Ltd. and amount of cancellation charge (shown as a percentage of the total holiday price excluding insurance premium which is not refundable) are as follows: Marco Polo & Discovery Cruises: 90 days prior to sailing – deposit only, 71 - 89 days 30% or deposit if greater, 50 - 70 days 50% or deposit if greater, 29-49 days 75% or deposit if greater, 28 days or less 100%. All other Ocean & River Cruises: Balance Due date* 29 days 50% or deposit if greater, 28 - 15 days 75% or deposit if greater, 14 - 7 days 90% less than 7 days prior/ after departure 100% Notes: If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of an insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. * The “Balance Due” date is printed/shown on your “Confirmation of Booking and Invoice”.

Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, duties, taxes or fees chargeable for services and exchange rates, mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However there will be no change within 30 days of your departure. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. The price of your holiday was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies 31 July 2012.

Newmarket Promotions Ltd is a Member of ABTA with membership number V787X. ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ Tel: 0901 201 5050 or www.abta.com. We can normally agree an amicable settlement of the few complaints we receive. However, if we cannot agree, disputes arising out of, or in connection with this Contract may (if the customer so wishes) be referred to arbitration under a special Scheme which, though devised by arrangement with the Association of British Travel Agents, is administered quite independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The Scheme (details of which will be supplied on request) provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. The Scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness or the consequences of such injury or illness. Redress under this Scheme requires written notice requesting arbitration to be made within nine months of scheduled date of return from the holiday.

6 OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

(a) Although we have no direct control over services provided to you by independent suppliers we accept responsibility for the reasonable standard of the holiday which you book. If any part is not provided as promised, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your holiday, except where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable. (b) We accept responsibility if you or any person named on the booking form suffers bodily injury, illness or death due to the negligent acts and/or omissions of: (i) our employees or agents; or (ii) our suppliers or sub-contractors, servants or agents whilst acting within the scope or in the course of their employment to provide any service or arrangement forming part of the holiday that you have booked with us save that we do not accept responsibility for any air or sea carriers whose liabilities are limited by the relevant International Conventions. Provided that any such claims will be subject to and dealt within accordance with English Law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. (c) We shall give you assistance in the event that you suffer illness, personal injury or death during the period of your holiday overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part either of the holiday arrangement with us or an excursion offered through us. This assistance will include advice and guidance and, at our discretion and where appropriate, financial assistance subject to our spending a maximum amount in this regard on behalf of yourself and any other person named in the booking form of £5,000 in total.

3 OUR ALTERATIONS

It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your holiday but we do plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally changes may be made, which we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes are minor and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If a major change becomes necessary we will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. A major change is one that we make to your holiday arrangements before departure that involves, for example, changing your resort area, or time of departure or return by more than twelve hours, or offering accommodation with a lower official classification than that advertised (except the latter in the case of en route tour hotels). When a major change occurs, you will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available holiday from us, (we will refund any price difference if alternative is of lower value)

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BOOKINg CONDITIONS & TRAVEL INSURANCE

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(d) In the event of a claim under this clause six against us by you or any person named on the booking form we reserve the right to claim in your place against the person or corporation responsible for the act, default or omission giving rise to the claim and you hereby agree to assign to us all your rights under this clause six and we will be subrogated to those rights and you hereby agree to assist us fully in the event that we enforce the rights which have been assigned to us or to which we are subrogated. (e) We take the safety and security of our clients extremely seriously. If a Foreign Office advises that people should not visit a particular country, then we would act on this. However, we are sure you appreciate from press and television coverage that the political, economic and social conditions in many countries are not as stable as we are used to. Sadly crimes against both people and their property are a fact of life the world over, and when in a foreign country it is very important to be extra vigilant and avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing expensive jewellery, carrying expensive camera equipment etc. Travellers have the same responsibility for their personal safety and that of their possessions, as they do at home. As situations in countries can change rapidly, we would suggest you may wish to contact the Foreign Office Travel Advice unit on 0845 850 2829 for up to date information and advice regarding safety BEFORE BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY. Newmarket Promotions Ltd., operate to many parts of the world, some of which do not conform to British health and safety standards. We request that all our hotels comply with the local regulations applicable in their country for health and safety but we cannot guarantee that these meet British standards.

protection and high standards of professionalism and reliability. Therefore you can book and travel with Newmarket Promotions Ltd in total confidence that your money and your holiday are safe. In the unlikely event of the company failing while you are abroad, the ABTA bond will be used to repatriate you. When you buy an ATOL protected flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative).In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).

have read the Booking Conditions, which cover the detailed terms and conditions under which bookings are accepted. It is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure all the ship’s manifest information, including, but not limited to, full names, dates of birth, passport details, travel insurance and medical declarations are provided to the company in a timely manner. Failure to provide such information and assigned acknowledgement of our Booking Conditions could result in a delay in boarding at Embarkation or, in extreme circumstances, the permissions to board being refused.

SUPPLIERS’ CONDITIONS

Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions and particularly the Terms and Conditions of Carriage at Sea of the carrier providing your Cruise are available on request from ourselves.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

Important Information
BOOKING
The importance of clear, correct information on the Booking is essential, for it is from this information that we make your reservation and our contract with you. The person to whom all correspondence, invoices and joining instructions are to be sent, should be given. It is also their address and telephone number(s) that should be shown and it must be they who sign this form. Other names are required by airlines, insurance companies, hoteliers etc., so please be accurate. For foreign holidays it is essential that these names match those on the passports. If any member of your party e.g. newly weds, changes their name between booking this holiday and travelling, it is important to provide us with these details so that we can issue the tickets in the new name. If there is not time to amend the passport the marriage certificate should be carried in the passport. We need to know the number of children under 2, and those between the ages of 2 and 16 who may qualify for a 10% discount if they are sharing a cabin/ room with 2 adults where a specific child price is not shown. We do not accept bookings from any unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18. In order to travel aboard the ship’s that passengers read and sign, or in the case of web bookings, acknowledge that they

7 TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure you send in full details when booking. These will be acknowledged on your Confirmation of Reservation. If you have suffered from a serious medical condition recently, then you should consult with your Doctor about your fitness to travel.

Because of the importance of having adequate insurance cover we make it a condition of booking on all foreign holidays that you are covered by an insurance policy. If you elect not to take our insurance, you agree to indemnify Newmarket Promotions Ltd. for any costs that arise which would otherwise have been met had Newmarket Promotions Ltd insurance been taken. Should you fail to supply us with the name of your insurance company at the time of booking, our insurance premium will automatically be added to your invoice. Please note, if you take out our insurance, certain claims will be subject to an excess charge.

We endeavour to comply with any special request you may have by passing them through to the ship; however, we cannot guarantee that all such requests will be met, since they may be outside our control.

SPECIAL REQUESTS

ITINERARY

You will receive your final Itinerary and Journey Instructions approximately ten days prior to departure, provided all payments have been made.

8 FINANCIAL PROTECTION & REPATRIATION

HOLIDAY EXTRAS NOT BOOKED WITH NEWMARKET
We cannot be held responsible for compensation in respect of any extras which are booked (eg travel insurance, currency, theatre tickets) with a third party, if we subsequently cancel your holiday for whatever reason. If you book your travel insurance with us, you would receive a full refund in this circumstance.

In line with the EC Directive on package travel, Newmarket Promotions Ltd offers complete financial protection for all customers. Newmarket Promotions Ltd is a fully-bonded member of ABTA - The Association of British Travel Agents, ensuring both your financial

Travel Insurance
Peace of Mind
Travel insurance can play an essential part in ensuring you are able to enjoy every moment of your time on holiday, without worrying what might happen should bad luck befall you. Hence, we insist that everyone travelling abroad with Newmarket has travel insurance. This must be either the Newmarket Travel Insurance policy underwritten by AGA International SA and administered in the UK and administered in the UK by Mondial Assistance (UK) Ltd, or an alternative travel insurance policy. The Newmarket travel insurance policy is only available to UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man residents and English law will apply.

The Cover – Significant Health Exclusions;
Health Declaration The policy does not cover any claim arising from a medical condition for which, at the time of taking out the policy, an insured person: • Is being prescribed regular medication; or • Has received treatment for or had a consultation with a doctor or hospital specialist in the past 12 months; or • Is being referred to, treated by or under the care of a doctor or a hospital specialist; or • Is awaiting treatment or the results of any tests or investigations; or • Has been diagnosed with or treated for cancer in the last 5 years unless the condition(s) has (have) been declared, and accepted in writing. Please call the confidential medical line on 0845 618 0344 if you need to declare a medical condition, if you develop a medical condition after the policy was issued, if your existing medical condition changes after the policy was issued or if you are unsure whether a medical condition needs to be declared or not. This helpline will be able to tell you whether or not cover can be provided for your medical condition(s). You do not have to declare minor ailments e.g. hay fever, colds/flu, ear infections, dental treatment if you have had no further problems since or if you have been advised by your doctor that it is safe to travel. An additional premium may be payable.

The Policy Document

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This will be sent to you with your confirmation of reservation. It is the full terms and conditions of the policy.

Excess Waiver Insurance

If an excess applies, you can avoid this being deducted from a successful claim by taking out optional Excess Waiver Insurance in addition to the policy.

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The Premium
The cost of the policy is UK: £8.50 (2-3 days), £11.00 (4-10 days); European £16.00 (2-4 days), £25.00 (5-9 days), £30.00 (10-15 days), £45 (16-29 days); Worldwide £65 (9-21 days), £85.00 (22-31 days) or £95.00 (32-43 days) £125 (46 days). The cost of Excess Waiver Insurance is £6.00 for each person aged 2 or over at the date of travel. All premiums are inclusive of Insurance Premium Tax at the current rate. You must pay all applicable premiums at the time of booking and cover starts from the moment we receive these monies. If you are travelling abroad with us, we will automatically add the cost of the policy to your invoice if, at the time of booking, you do not provide us with the required information about an alternative policy.

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The Cover – Main Features; Limits/Excesses applicable
The policy provides cover for: • Personal Accident – up to £15,000 • Overseas Emergency Medical and Associated Expenses – up to £5 million (less £70 excess) where applicable • Cancellation or Curtailment Charges – up to the cost of the holiday (less maximum excess of £70) • Abandonment of the holiday – up to the cost of the holiday (less £70 excess) • Personal Possessions – up to £1,000 in total (less £70 excess) including up to £500 for valuables • Delayed Personal Possessions - up to £75 • Personal Money – up to £250 (less £70 excess) • Loss of Passport – up to £250 • Missed Departure – up to £800 • Personal Liability – up to £1 million • Legal Expenses – up to £10,000

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Cancellation Rights

If your cover does not meet your requirements, please return the documentation within 14 days of receipt and your premium will be refunded in full unless you have travelled made a claim or intend to make a claim.

Making a complaint

The policy contains a complaints procedure which tells you what steps you can take if you wish to make a complaint.

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