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CMV drops Marco Polo’s 2021 Asia sojourn on Hong Kong concerns

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Marco Polo will instead visit the Amazon and offer winter sailings to Norway and Iceland.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages is introducing a number of revised itineraries in 2021 for Marco Polo following passenger concerns over visiting Hong Kong.

Sales impacted

‘The current situation in Hong Kong has adversely affected sales of the 110-night Oriental Odyssey Cruise and two shorter Hong Kong fly-cruise sectors where we had planned to fill half of the ship’s capacity,’ Marketing Director Mike Hall said.

Hall added that whilst the company does not know what the situation in Hong Kong will be next year, it decided to amend the programme now.

Amazon, Norway and Iceland

CMV is replacing Marco Polo’s planned UK round-trip Asia programme with a new longer Amazon cruise and winter sailings to Norway and Iceland.

Marco Polo will now sail a 42-night cruise to the Amazon departing from Bristol Avonmouth  January 5, 2021, or passengers can stay on board for an extra two nights and disembark at London Tilbury.

The itinerary also visits Cape Verde and the Azores plus the Caribbean.

Other new cruises for Marco Polo include northern Norway in February and March 2021. Another alternative, to search for the northern lights, is a 12-night March sailing from Tilbury to Iceland staying overnight in Reykjavik and visiting the Faroe, Orkney and Shetland islands.

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