Monday, July 30, 2007

As Marco Polo bids farewell, a chance to sail at two-for-one rates

Orient Lines is offering some two-for-one specials during the next half year on its legendary cruise liner Marco Polo, which will leave the parent company NCL fleet in March 2008.

On nine departure dates in the Mediterranean and South America between September 2007 and February 2008, two passengers sharing a double cabin can cruise from rates starting at about $763 (549 euros) per cabin.

Among the Mediterranean itineraries are two seven-night cruises from Barcelona to Piraeus, Greece, on September 12 and October 10, 2007, starting at $763 per cabin. A South American coastal itinerary including Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, starts at around $1,041 (749 euros) per cabin.

Other specially priced sailings take passengers around Cape Horn and to the Antarctic Peninsula.

After the Marco Polo departs the NCL fleet, it will operate on charters run by Transocean Tours of Bremen, Germany. Passengers who have booked cruises on the ship after March 2, 2008, will be able to rebook on an earlier Orient Lines cruise if they choose, convert their bookings to an NCL cruise, or apply for refunds.

To book or for more information, click here or call 800-333-7300 or a travel agent.

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