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141 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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dilloway
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
Isleofskye1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2014
Firstly the good points as they are few and far between. We saw the northern lights in their glory which was the whole point of the cruise so a big plus. Second our cabin steward was brilliant to the point where we could have adopted ... Read more
muggers
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
we have cruised on marco polo a couple of years ago,the cruise standard was very good,this time we found that the service in the bistro was way below the standard we expected,some of the staff were downright surly and rude, the tea and ... Read more
Fussymoo
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Quite a nice ship but the service was quite poor in the bars. The staff were friendly if they understood English. They appeared to be mostly Eastern European and some being quite inexperienced. The three night trip was to Ghent and ... Read more
jhickman4@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
I feel I really must write this review after all the negative reviews about this lovely old lady recently after the tragic accident on February 14th 2014. We have sailed with Cruise and Maritime on Countess, Discovery and a Marco Polo and ... Read more
zopadooper
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having cruised on Marco Polo 3 times over the past 18 months and experienced nothing less than complete satisfaction I amazed at some of the comments published on this site. My latest cruise to the Baltic and St Petersburg was the best of ... Read more
Helen Harrison
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having seen this cruise advertised in a magazine we were attracted by the itinery, size of ship and cost. Reviews and the weather in the Baltic at this time of year, with some snobby comments from experienced cruisers on larger ships ... Read more

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