Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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314 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews
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CynPam
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have been on the Marco Polo 3 times which shows how highly we rate it. Left Liverpool this time which compares favourably to Tilbury. We stayed overnight so that we were able to enjoy almost a full day in Liverpool. Parking was no ... Read more
frankmo
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
be very careful when you select all inclusive with Cruise and Maritime as it is not what it says.Firstly I am a beer drinker,and the only draught beer was german lager.If you wanted bitter or any other beer they only had cans and ... Read more
Bellweather
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Just returned from a 9 day cruise out of Liverpool and taking in The Shetland Isles and the Norwegian Fjords. This was our first time on the Marco Polo and knowing that she is 50 years old, we were delighted how well she and her crew, ... Read more
kathconwy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Never cruised before and wanted to see if we would enjoy it. We cannot fault the crew or ship we were well looked after by very pleasant staff who tried to do every thing in their power to make the cruise a pleasant experience. The food ... Read more
roberts sheila
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
we chose this cruise to see the fjords, and for the convenient port of embarkation. chose the ship for its smaller size for our first cruise. embarkation was very smooth and quick, no waiting at all, straight on board and our cases were ... Read more
Nancy.hoodless@live.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Haven't been on a cruise before so thought this mini cruise to Liverpool would be ideal for first time.Went with friends just to see how we would get on.We left from Greenock which was really good no hassles, once on board we were shown ... Read more
Rosaleigh5
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I’ve read some of the negatives about this ship but we were pleasantly surprised. Don’t take any notice of the whingers! It’s not ‘old’; it’s well maintained, spotless, and very comfortable. We chose ... Read more
digitl
Member Since 2009
1 review
1,416 forum post
25 helpful votes
Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo has problems and we would never cruise on her again. She is old and tired, food is poor, safety and security in need of serious attention, organisation leaves much to be desired, and Reception ... Read more
davidatblv
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
thought this short first cruise would be an ideal starter , As not experianced but found it a mix of old world charm and a posh butlins , I think i would investigate a ship and the cruise further before booking again ,, over all a ... Read more
nicola78
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
I was a bit sceptical about my 7 night Scottish Island cruise on Marco Polo as I'd hear a few bad things about the ship, but have to say I had a great time. We chose this one based on the itinerary and were certainly not disappointed. ... Read more
susen067
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 helpful votes
This ship is very tired and old and needs lots of updating. The waiting and bar staff are very hard workers, polite and friendly but the reception staff and excursions staff appear to be more aloof. The food apart from the cooked breakfast ... Read more
stewpot
Member Since 2010
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Ship - having read many of the previous reviews we were worried about the holiday - what had we let ourselves in for?! Our first impressions of the ship were very good. She is just over 50 years old but beautifully maintained and in ... Read more
alpet19
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we have always wanted to visit St Petersburg and the 2 day stop at this city did not let us down. We chose the 2 day package and visited the Winter Palace (The Hermitage), the Summer Palace (Catherine's ... Read more
Spysmum
Member Since 2010
22 reviews
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
With misgivings, we booked a 1 night taster on this venerable ship, for nostalgic reasons! Decades ago, when she was under Gerry Herrods ownership, we enjoyed some adventurous cruises on her,; to Antarctica, up the amazon , etc, and ... Read more
JudeSund
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Travelling solo, I chose this cruise because of the Newcastle Embarkation port and I live close by. Embarkation was as efficient as could be expected, there was an element of waiting and slight confusion when entering the large ... Read more
eileen.gardner46
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We selected this cruise because of the itinerary.When we visited the Waldorf restaurant for our 1st breakfast the staff were very curt towards the passengers and made unacceptable comments to other waiters about the passengers! The staff ... Read more
MaxLeicester
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have cruised with other companies. Our impression of C&M is budget throughout. This started at Hull where we waited in a marquee for embarkation. We then went through the P&O terminal and there was a computer glitch which ... Read more
peterclift
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first cruise and in truth we had been rather sniffy about cruises before but we wanted to go to Iceland and CMV were offering a 2 for 1 deal so we gave it a go. The Marco Polo appealed as it was a small ship and looked like ... Read more
Pirate of Penzance
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
This cruise was to the Faroes, Iceland, Orkney and Shetland sailing from Hull. First impression was that the embarkation arrangements were mickey mouse as we had opted for the car parking arrangements. In the end however, choosing ... Read more
I.L.C.
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to visit Iceland and, having initially looked at flights/hotels, this cruise, our first, fitted the bill. Although the good weather and calm sea helped, the cruise exceeded our expectations. Despite the previous negative reviews ... Read more
wiljenbar
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Chose this cruise as the Ports of Call were all just where we wanted to go. As we live in Debyshire Hull was so easy to reach. Once on board not so sure on our choice, cabin sloped down hill making quite a high step in to shower etc. ... Read more
sue120502
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was the second time we have been on the Baltic Cities & St Petersburg cruise, and just as with the first time, it was thoroughly enjoyable. We sailed from Hull in East Yorkshire and the operation there was so smooth; drove car ... Read more
Petec50
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Embarkation in UK (Hull) as we live in Grimsby and wanted to visit the Fjords. No flying with no waiting about, ease of boarding and disembarking. The Ship, Marco Polo was adequate but rather dated, crew very helpful, cabin was spacious ... Read more
ValnRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Chose this cruise on price and local embarkation (Hull). The small ship (only 800 passengers) suited my age range and the fact no children allowed suited me and my husband. I have been on much more expensive and larger ships but found ... Read more
Rif and Ann
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife and I chose this cruise to the Baltic and St Petersburg because we wished to enjoy the experience of visiting the ports to which the ship was destined - in particular St Petersburg, which we had never visited. As my wife is ... Read more

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