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What Marco Polo lacks in size, youth and modern fittings, it more than makes up for in intimacy, style and old-world charm. The ship is a solidly built workhorse, well-suited to its target market. Content in ...
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302 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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nicola78
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
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
3 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
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
9 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
20 reviews
7 forum posts
5 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
6 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
18 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
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
19 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
11 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
15 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
11 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
10 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
9 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
14 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
2 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
chappies
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We sailed on Marco Polo to Baltic and St Petersburg May 2016 and could only rate the cruise as average- ish. The cabins are quite dated and no tea/coffee making facilities but were clean and the cabin steward great. The shopping ... Read more
annecharlish
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 helpful votes
Cost determined our choice plus the destination of St Petersburg. Crew/staff excellent friendly and helpful. Very good service. Embarkation easy and efficient. Disembarkation positively slick. Food very poor. Cheap ... Read more
Jeffers4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
As we had spent two months on the Cruise and Maritime flag ship M/V Magellan from middle of December 2015 to middle of February 2016, I was rather concerned how the Marco polo cruise to the Baltic would go. The Magellan was rather ... Read more
Jenthesailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Embarkation was a very smooth process ;taking less than an hour from arrival at the car park to eating our lunch aboard. It was well organised and we were instructed ... Read more
Jan371971
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from six days on the Marco polo, an old ship but well maintained, as this was our first cruise didn't know what to expect.... The food was excellent also the service was too, couldn't do enough for you, being a small ship was ... Read more
mickyb79
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
1) Embarkation. Quick and easy check in at Tilbury. We were in our cabin less than an our after arriving at the long stay. 2) Ship. Small compared to what we've cruised on before but made for a nice atmosphere. It's old and it shows ... Read more
BeaumontRoad
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A fabulous 4night cruise on the iconic Marco Polo. I loved this ships art deco interior and it reminded me of an episode of my favourite Hercule Poorly series! Unable to disembark at the Isles of Scilly due to bad weather, the ... Read more
shintaro
Member Since 2011
1 review
68 forum posts
39 helpful votes
Sailed on the Marco Polo december 22nd(23rd) delay was due to late arrival of passengers, not weather as Captain claimed. La Coruna was cancelled fair enough but to then average only 13 Knots first 2 days then 9 knots final part into ... Read more
mgolder
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Marco Polo What better name could there be to conjure up exploration and adventure. This was my first cruise. I had never really been attracted to the cruising lifestyle. A solo sailor from the west coast of Canada, the idea of ... Read more

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