In August this year Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) cruise ship Marco Polo will follow a similar voyage to Canada than the one that was made by the vessel fifty years ago. Sailing from Glasgow – Greenock 26 August on a 29-night voyage via Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, the St Lawrence passage and Montreal with reduced fares from £1939pp. Alternatively, passengers can depart from Liverpool one day later for £1869pp. Based on Inner cabins for two people, ocean view cabins are also currently available from Greenock £2699pp and from Liverpool £2599pp.
Marco Polo (originally named Aleksandr Pushkin) crossed the Atlantic to Canada fifty years ago. The Russian liner sailed from the then Leningrad, now St Petersburg, for Quebec and Montreal via Helsinki, Copenhagen and London Tilbury. This was the first regular Russian transatlantic service since 1909 and it was the first to Canada. The economics of cruising for almost a month is easy to see once on board Marco Polo with breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas, and dinner included, not forgetting complimentary tea and coffee through until midnight. Top entertainment comes at night and together with daytime activities, CMV offer plenty to do.
The four week cruise offers 17 days in total exploring Eastern Canada and includes visits to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, the St Lawrence river, Quebec and overnight in Montreal plus beautiful Saguenay.