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158 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Kathryn McCulloch
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
As a regular cruiser I was thrown by the rigidity of dining times.Breakfast finished at 9:30 and no more available till 12:30.not only this but times varied and we had to look at cruise info to check when meals available.Its a small ship ... Read more
Joseph Fraser
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The two positives about this cruise were leaving from Newcastle and the ports of call. Marco Polo sells itself on being an old but classic ship, it is old but certainly has no class! Everything about it was a disappointment. We had ... Read more
metalmickey
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We've just wasted 2 weeks of our lives sailing on this TUB (more like a cattle boat than a cruises ship). The only activities during the day were to eat or read, I don't enjoy reading and my wife, who enjouys this was even sick of doing it ... Read more
DavidOrr
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
In the early stages of our cruise, we had a significant change of port time ashore in both Stornoway and Torshavn. The full day in each of Stornoway and Torshavn was reduced to just half a day and that was done without any on-board ... Read more
Ted and Dawn
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise chosen for the ports of call (Baltic cities, especially St Petersburg) and the two for one offer in the Saturday telegraph. We were offered an upgrade to Deck 5, which was the next to the lowest, on booking and the ... Read more
reilly1
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
796 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Having read some terrible reviews about this ship we were not expecting a great cruise.We wwere proved wrong. We thoroughly enjoyed it and have booked again for December on the same ship. It was a 7 night cruise from Newcastle to Dundee ... Read more
lenburgess@uwclub.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
We are first time cruisers so didn't have a bench mark to compare, however after speaking to other guests we realised that our experience on the Magellan was not typical of most cruises.Firstly I must say that the cabin stewards & ... Read more
HawaiiUK
Member Since 2011
1 review
145 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Let's get the big gripe over and done with. This cruise was billed as the Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights cruise, sailing North to the Faroe Islands and Iceland. The vast majority of passengers had booked this cruise 2 years ago, when it ... Read more
a knights
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
I would like to say that this was our first sea cruise so not sure what to judge against. I would like to say that the crew were in general very friendly and efficient.Thank you to Olga our cabin steward, who always had a smile on her ... Read more
Graham Young
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Atmosphere on the ship was better than we expected. All staff we met were very friendly and helpful. The ship and cabins were clean and the other passengers were a very nice bunch of people. No children on board was a bonus. Food was not ... Read more
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
2 reviews
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

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