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3.5 Editor's Rating
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 ...
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283 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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first time cruiser12
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We went on the British Isles Discovery cruise late August, early September. The Marco Polo is not a modern ship, but all the same very comfortable in our Superior Twin Inside cabin. Shower and toilet facilities very small, but always ... Read more
KKIITT
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My wife and I spent 9 nights on the Marco Polo (Cruise and Marine Ltd) recently (August 2015). We cruised anti-clockwise around the British Isles. This is not the most comfortable of ships. (1) In our opinion there are too many cabins and ... Read more
janehodson@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
From the moment we embarked the Marco Polo we were very satisfied. We were shown to a really nice, very clean and pleasant cabin no 408. We had chosen an outside cabin. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and were cleaning ... Read more
Treworder
Member Since 2009
1 review
170 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
This is our personal appraisal and some people like the holiday camp experience because there were many repeat cruisers on this voyage, but it is definately not our scene. In our opinion the ship is much too small for over 800 people ... Read more
johnmargaret
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to Canada. This cruise was advertised as a commemorative cruise and was always going to be fully booked with passengers travelling from as far Australia to be on it. If the cruise had been in warmer ... Read more
ScotPix
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For a first time cruiser I chose the Minicruise from Rosyth to Tillbury. My first impressions of the Marco Polo, upon embarkation, was its similarity to the Dover Calais cross channel ferries. The food was tremendous and the staff ... Read more
murphys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were attracted to Marco Polo because of the cruise itinerary and the pricing. Refurbished in the 1990's, starting to show some weariness. It's too small for 800 people. We were lucky to have a convivial bunch of Scots on board. The ... Read more
pwm199
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
My husband has a few mobility problems and a couple of years ago we decided that cruising might be our way forward. We were fortunate to chose Marco Polo for our first cruise as the crew really go the extra mile for passengers. We have ... Read more
scotskilt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Funny and not funny: Embarkation was supposed to be Leith but changed to Rosyth on the 11th Hour (excuses ranged from technical problems to tide problems !) but we were informed this was the norm for this ship---and here we go--- a ... Read more
Wavylady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
We have just returned from a Baltic cruise from Rosyth I went with some trepidation having read some reviews. If you are expecting a modern ship with many facilities and are under 50 this will not be for you. However we found all the staff ... Read more
Kentish
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had wanted to have a look at the Scottish Isles and the itinerary of the cruise we chose was provided by CMV Marco Polo. We knew that Marco Polo was 50 years old and not necessarily the ship we would have given first choice after ... Read more
ljbc
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were supposed to embark Marco Polo at the Port of Leith, which was fine for us as we were just taking a taxi, when we got to the port we were told that because of a technical problem the ship had missed the tide for Leith and we were ... Read more
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annepowell
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Arrived at the Leith Cruise terminal at the allotted time on 5th July 2015 to be informed that the ship had a technical problem and we would be bussed to Rosyth to join the ship. Told to leave our car at the pre paid Leith car park as the ... Read more
Barbara wilkinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
fabulous holiday, completely fell in love with Marco! Great service, immaculate , spacious and very polite and obliging staff. Captain very high profile, we saw him daily, mingling with the passengers and staff. I ordered a garlic free ... Read more
p swainson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We booked this cruise on the itinerary leaving from Leith and returning to Leith, which meant we could be off the boat and home by 1200 hours. The itinerary showed four calls Toreshaven where we would dock, Lerwick where we would dock, ... Read more
Fizzymarmite
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
I have been on many cruises and with approx 8 other cruise lines,including P & O, Cunard, Fred Olson, Oceana but this had to be the very very worst I have ever been on. It started with arriving at the Port of Leith at our correct ... Read more
cheerful cruiser
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We had cruised with P&O in March and had a thoroughly miserable time so when we saw an offer in travel agent for a 6 night cruise we decided to try it to hopefully restore our faith in cruising! It did! Marco Polo is a small ship ... Read more
gre20863
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Loved the idea of a cruise with my partner and to see the fjords. We are in our 30s!! We were the youngest on the ship by a couple of generations. Embrakment was quick and easy. Cabin was very basic and no different to that of an overnight ... Read more
Kathryn McCulloch
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
As a regular cruiser I was thrown by the rigidity of dining times.Breakfast finished at 9:30 and no more available till 12:30.not only this but times varied and we had to look at cruise info to check when meals available.Its a small ship ... Read more
Joseph Fraser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The two positives about this cruise were leaving from Newcastle and the ports of call. Marco Polo sells itself on being an old but classic ship, it is old but certainly has no class! Everything about it was a disappointment. We had ... Read more
metalmickey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We've just wasted 2 weeks of our lives sailing on this TUB (more like a cattle boat than a cruises ship). The only activities during the day were to eat or read, I don't enjoy reading and my wife, who enjouys this was even sick of doing it ... Read more
Ted and Dawn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise chosen for the ports of call (Baltic cities, especially St Petersburg) and the two for one offer in the Saturday telegraph. We were offered an upgrade to Deck 5, which was the next to the lowest, on booking and the ... Read more
SimonCornes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
I am writing this review a month after getting home because we both really enjoyed the cruise although there are some points you should know! First of all, if you haven't sailed from the London Cruise Terminal then you won't know that you ... Read more
welshboy6800
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
Two of us travelled independently on this cruise around the British Isles. Find Tilbury from the M25 was a bit of a nightmare, but posssibly that was due to road works, although the road signs were poor too. Once there embarkation was ... Read more
Exciseman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We used her 2 years before to Icleland. Cabin spotless, crew great. Ports excellent. This time a number of the Eastern European crew just showed their lack of "customer care". Our cabin steward did not speak to us once, nor did ... Read more

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