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146 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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nikki34
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Where do I start! About 4 days before setting sail we received a phone call to say that the cruise had been delayed by 24 hours and that we were sailing from Portland instead of Bristol. This was due to the ship being delayed by bad ... Read more
123bob
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
The worst cruise I have been on.We actuallyonly got to 4 of the 9 destinations which were advertised. The boat was unstable at anything more than a force 3 wind. It wallowed and went crabwise. Internally it leaked in at least 6 places. ... Read more
david5812
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
Well, we did see the Northern lights which was a bonus. The ship is 50 years old this year, but it does not really show its age. The cruise was lovely, food excellent and we had a cabin on deck 2 that was very quiet. The cleanliness of the ... Read more
seaside sid
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
It is often difficult to interpret what is written on review sites such as this. Some people expect a great deal and others complain about minor things. I have often read critical reviews and taken them with a" pinch of salt" and not taken ... Read more
MoyaMurphy
Member Since 2014
1 review
Emabarkation from Tilbury is convenient but the long-stay carpark was a bus ride from the terminal and the timed embarkation plans went awry due to late docking of the previous trip. Our cabin (a junior suite) was spacious but the ... Read more
Aikido_guy
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg, but also for the chance to visit Copenhagen, Helsinki, Nynashamn(Sweden) and Berlin. The ship was relatively small by today's standards, with ... Read more
dilloway
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This was our first cruise and we chose a cruise of short duration just to see if it suited us. We booked one of the better cabins (Deluxe Ocean View) on the highest deck of the ship. Having subsequently read some of the reviews we ... Read more
dayzeemay
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
Sailed September 2014
This was our second cruise on the Marco Polo, the first being the Round Britain trip in 2012. We are not regular cruisers, but the Marco Polo suits us very well. I like the fact that it is quite small and homely and has an interesting ... Read more
Mrscw
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2014
My husband and I travelled down to Tilbury the day before we sailed, we stayed at the Thurrock Hotel? What a delight that was comfortable welcoming and so relaxing. We traveled to the cruise terminal and checked in to sail on the Marco ... Read more
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jimsmith249
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was our first Cruise (if you excuse many Nile Cruises).as a retired Travel Agent who has visited over 100 countries in 46 years I can only state that our Baltic Cruise on the Marco Polo lived up to all our expectations for the superb ... Read more
suewalker
Member Since 2014
1 review
The average age on this cruise was 71 but mostly active and enthusiastic to participate.No children allowed on board. Has a loyal following. Helpful staff, good food and shows. From Tilbury to Tilbury so no flying required.Shore excursions ... Read more
Silver14
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
Having just returned from a 3 night trip to Antwerp and Amsterdam, I am pleased that I did not take too much notice of the moans. The ship is old but the rooms are bright light and clean. The service was fantastic and nothing too much ... Read more
Lazze
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our second cruise with Cruise and Maritime. AND, our last. The onl nice things weere the nice people, the guests, from all over UK. (We are from Sweden) And the price: 398£ for the cruise / p. Thats is. Everyting was, again, low ... Read more
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Stefb
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was the second cruise on the Marco Polo having enjoyed the first one to Norway in 2009. The itinerary was absolutely perfect for us. We had the chance to visit the most wonderful places. The Marco Polo is a really comfortable ... Read more
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andrews14
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was our first cruise chosen for its interesting itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg. We imagined that our most enduring memories would be of the Russian Palaces, which are indeed magnificent, but the things that ... Read more
pogles
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
19 forum posts
I was nervous about this 50 year old ship but we chose it for two reasons. The itinerary to the fjords and its ability to get into ports like Flam and the fact that it was small with only 800 passengers. Unfortunately it was 800 passengers ... Read more
Apcwmwl
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
Subject: Cruise P414: The Baltic Cities & St.Petersburg 6th-18th May 2014 1. The port: Embarkation procedure was straightforward except that having arrived 15 minutes prior to the booked time 1300, unloaded luggage etc., we then had ... Read more
mekydro
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
2 forum posts
We had sailed on Marco Polo before, in Sept 2013, so had an idea of what to expect. This cruise exceeded our expectations in almost all areas, the cabin location being the notable exception. Embarkation was painless once the ship was ... Read more
ryalto
Member Since 2014
1 review
Having read some of the previous reviews we did wonder a bit what to expect ! Embarkation at Tilbury was painless and hardly any wait, taken straight to our cabin (tiny but then we had opted for the most basic one available) and our ... Read more
Bittlenutuk
Member Since 2010
1 review
13 forum posts
Well we were a party of 4 and boarded the ship with some trepidation considering previous reviews of this ship/cruise. 2 of us had cruised before but on much larger ships with Celebrity and P&O so it was difficult not to make some ... Read more
Iron
Member Since 2014
1 review
This was my 2nd trip on the Marco Polo, and my husband's 1st. We were disappointed not to see the Northern Lights, but we knew it wasn't guaranteed, but we still enjoyed the cruise despite the bad weather & rough seas. Our cabin was ... Read more
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kedge39
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
Just back from a failed mission to see the Northern Lights. This was our first time on Marco Polo and unless they have a very special offer it will be our last. My wife had just celebrated her 60th 2 days before departure, and it was our ... Read more
Youngish cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
The question I've posed in the title is not an easy one to answer. It all depends on what you are looking for. Marco Polo has many plus points, and more than a few minus ones. This is my attempt at a balanced personal opinion based on one ... Read more
pslack86
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
Having read a few forums and a few reviews about Cruise and maritime and the Marco Polo ship, I decided to ignore some of the bad ones, as you always get one or two who go overboard , what a mistake that was. My wife and I have just ... Read more
parkerpens
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was a last minute booking with Cruise Maritime on the Marco Polo out of Tilbury, London ,UK. heading North looking for the Northern Lights above the arctic circle. We had read lots of reviews about the Marco Polo, yet not until after ... Read more

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