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Marco Polo To Divert To Portland Due To Bad Weather 


Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Marco Polo is diverting to Portland on Monday, due to bad weather and tidal restrictions. 

The ship, which is returning from a 39-night Amazon, West Indies, and Azores cruise, was originally scheduled to return to Bristol’s Avonmouth port, but bad weather in the Atlantic and strict tidal restrictions for entering the lock in Avonmouth has resulted in the ship diverting to Portland in Dorset.

Guests scheduled to board the ship for its next cruise – a 15-night Land of the Northern Lights itinerary – are advised to continue to Bristol Avonmouth where a complimentary coach will be provided to Portland at 2 p.m. The journey time will take two and a half hours. Alternatively guests can proceed directly to Portland, however the ship will return to Bristol Avonmouth as scheduled on February 28.

Embarkation will commence in Portland from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. 

The ship is due to arrive in Portland at 9 a.m. and depart at 11 p.m.


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Jordan Bailey
21-year-old travel journalist, Jordan, has been reporting on cruise news since 2011. Since taking his first voyage on board Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas in 2009, Jordan has now been on over 50 cruises. He currently studies Journalism at Southampton Solent University.
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