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130 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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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
0 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
0 forum posts
4 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
0 helpful votes
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
rubyruby2
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed October 2013
We went on the Baltic capitals cruise and had read lots of the negative reviews but it was cheap and convenient so we were keen to give it a go. This was 5th cruise line we had tried so we wanted to make our own opinions. We had an easy ... Read more
monserpq38@aol.com
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2013
The ship tired and tatty. Food in Bistro lukewarm. The waiter service in both restaurants dire. Never before have I experienced plates being snatched away before people have finished. Please train your staff not to do this and also not to ... Read more
cmorgan22
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked cruise P329, Amsterdam & Ghent Break, departing from Tilbury on October 3, 2013 and returning October 6, 2013 aboard the Marco Polo. Two days prior to departure we received an e-mail stating that due to an outbreak of ... Read more
edwardsr
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
This was our first cruise and we had received so many positive comments from regular cruisers on the pleasures of cruising that we thought we should give it a try. The Northern Lights was the main reason we chose the Marco Polo and had we ... Read more
mekydro
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Marco Polo and having read many reviews before sailing, I had a good idea of what to expect. This review is divided into two parts because we effectively had two half-cruises of 6 night each, due to s serious ... Read more
artinuk mikemartinuk
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, travelling with my wife and our two closest friends. Choice of cruise was mine, for my 70th birthday and I have wanted to see St Petersburg. Itinerary was Copenhagen, Warnemunde (for Berlin, if desired)' Tallinn, ... Read more
ParleyPete
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Cruised to Northern Cape and Sptizbergen which was our forth cruise aboard Marco Polo having already done Norway, Iceland and Amazon/Caribbean. We knew what to expect - excellent food, reasonable accommodation, acceptable entertainment.and ... Read more
epsomcritic
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2013
The reason for choosing this cruise was our strong desire to visit Spitzbergen. W We had twice been to the North Cape of Norway but wanted to go still further north. MS Marco Polo enabled us to do so at a reasonable price, below the usual ... Read more
AlcalaCruisers
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
We are first-time cruisers and this adventure surpassed all our expectations. We researched the cruise thoroughly in advance, including the itinerary and the ship. We were especially looking forward to Spitzbergen and the glaciers; and the ... Read more
Flolincoln
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
We have just returned from thirteen nights sailing up along Norway and up to Svalbard then down to the Faroese and Orkney . The Marco Polo is a handsome looking ship, yes older but has many plus points. We found the staff good and our ... Read more
Mlbmemories
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this back-to-back cruise the the itinerary .... Iceland and then the north cape and Spitsbergen. We were not expecting luxury but we could find virtually nothing to recommend this line. The ship is tired and needs a major refurb ... Read more

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