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  • British line provides a traditional cruise experience
  • Varied itineraries from the Amazon to Europe to Australia
  • Take the train to the six U.K. departure ports
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36 Cruise & Maritime Voyages First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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This was our first cruise chosen for its interesting itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg. We ... Read more
We have just returned from the Northern Lights cruise and were extremely lucky to have an excellent view of them. This ... Read more
This was our first cruise and many commented that we had certainly jumped in at the deep end, however, we were not ... Read more
our first ever cruise .. for a retirement treat and covering both Christmas and New Year heading for the some winter ... Read more
01/14
This cruise left Tilbury knowing that gales were forcast in the English Channel and The Bay of Biscay.The reckless ... Read more
I am writing in defence of the Discovery. Yes, she is old and a bit tired, no balconies, no flash crystal chandeliers, ... Read more
I booked this as a birthday present for my partner for his 60th when the Ship was docked at Tilbury and what a terrible ... Read more
TRULY MAGNIFICENT AlcalaCruisers
07/13
We are first-time cruisers and this adventure surpassed all our expectations. We researched the cruise thoroughly in ... Read more
06/13
My husband and I were attracted to this cruise for two reasons; firstly it left from Leith and secondly it was going to ... Read more
06/13
We were a little apprehensive before we left. A forty year old ship, not sure. We needn't have worried.From the moment ... Read more
06/13
I came across this cruise on the Guardian website and was immediately taken by the itinerary (Faroes and the Western ... Read more
The Marco Polo JannerMaid
06/13
I have just returned from the Norwegian Fjords, aboard the "adults only" Marco Polo. End of April beginning of May, so ... Read more
10/12
I live in Zimbabwe and was contacted by my parents to see if I would like to accompany them on a British Isles cruise. ... Read more
I've tried very hard to make the following review truthful and objective for the benefit of future passengers. My wife ... Read more
My husband and I went on the 20 day cruise from Harwich to Norway and Russia. I will not comment too much on the ship ... Read more
We had never cruised before so were a little unsure of what to expect... espacially after reading some of the negative ... Read more
A Curate's Egg RICKY CASSIDY
07/12
Probably easier for people if I use a bullet point system. First the GOOD: # WEATHER FANTASTIC # CALM SEAS # ... Read more
We arrived at Tilbury at 13.35, while I parked my wife joined the queue for checking in. The checking in process was ... Read more
This was the first time on a cruise, and the cruise was more a means to an end (ie seeing the Northern Lights!) rather ... Read more
My wife and I chose this cruise for our Honeymoon. We're 30 and 28 respectively, and had never cruised before. ... Read more
This was our first cruise. I went with 2 other friends and we had a cabin for 3, which to my surprise was more than ... Read more
09/11
This was a our first cruise together as a retired couple from the US. The Marco Polo is a relatively old ship built in ... Read more
05/11
The staff on the Marco Polo do everything they can to make the experience an enjoyable one. To say that they work hard ... Read more
If you enjoy bean bag throwing and bingo then this cruise is for you.As for seeing Norway ... don't bet on it. Out of ... Read more
We have wanted to see Norway and the fjords for some time but have never found a package that suits us. When browsing ... Read more

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