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+44 1756 706500

D Day Anniversary Cruise

Join Marco Polo on this special no-fly cruise commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, with a specialist World War II guest speaker and onboard ceremony to honour those who lost their lives

No Fly Cruise
6 nights

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Antwerp
  • Antwerp Castle
  • Honfleur
  • Rouen
  • Rouen

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Pay tribute to 'Operation Overlord' and the events of 1944 on this unique voyage from Portsmouth commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

From Portsmouth, Marco Polo cruises to Antwerp where she'll moor overnight. The city was an important port for the Allies as they pushed towards Germany after the success of D-Day. See the sights, before heading to the pretty French port of Honfleur which has inspired artists for centuries.

Marco Polo then sails off the coast of Normandy and there will be a special ceremony onboard to honour those who lost their lives 75 years ago. From Rouen, take the opportunity to explore Claude Monet's picturesque house and gardens in the beautiful village of Giverny.

There will also be the chance to take optional excursions to the replica of the Pegasus Bridge and to the Allied landings areas and port of Arromanches which overlooks the famous Mulberry Harbour.

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D Day Anniversary Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Portsmouth (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in Portsmouth.

Days 2-3 - Antwerp (Belgium)

Antwerp was an important port for the Allies as they pushed towards Germany after the success of D-Day. Explore the charming medieval streets, the cobbled main square lined with tall gabled houses and the cathedral with its towering spire. Take the opportunity to taste the best of Belgian beer, waffles and chocolates.

Day 4 - Honfleur (France)

Many renowned painters have been attracted to charming Honfleur with its ever-changing light, half-timbered houses and beautiful old harbour. Nestled in its picturesque cobbled streets, explore the art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops.

Day 5 - Cruising off Normandy Beaches - River Seine

As Marco Polo cruises off the Normandy coast there will be a special ceremony onboard to honour those who lost their lives. Later, cruise the River Seine towards Rouen.

Day 6 - Rouen

Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy and known as the city of a hundred spires. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and see the impressive Cathedrale Notre Dame in the Old Town or perhaps take the optional excursion to Monet's house and garden at Giverny.

Day 7 - Portsmouth (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in Portsmouth.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Guest speakers on board
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions
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