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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
18 March 2016
South American Treasures 5 January to 28 February 2016
M S Marco Polo
Here are some comments and observations regarding our cruise that relate to our experiences. I have Maritime qualifications and my wife has ...
A COUNTERBLAST TO CRUISING
Some Naval Gazing (Pun Intended)
In our thirty years together, my partner and I have travelled tens of thousands of miles, to many different destinations, using many modes of transport; but I am ...
Embarkation because of cabin number was fast and easy, there were three adults in cabin, which was roomy and comfortable. Things started going downhill fast. Sailing was delayed till next morning, plenty of rumours why bad weather was main ...
Where do I begin?
This experience was one absolutely, without question, straight from hell. We waited for almost twenty years for our Marco Polo experience, and we cannot believe how truly horrible it really was. When they originally ...
We travelled to Bristol from the north and stayed in an hotel overnight before embarkation. Having tracked down the access roads into the correct part of Avonmouth docks, further signage to the check in point within the site ...
This was my first ever cruise and will be my last cruise! The late departure was because of their poor embarkation procedures. We were due to board at 14:30 and didn't board until 15:45 even though we were there in plenty of time! I do ...
This was our third cruise on Marco Polo. Leaving from Avonmouth (Bristol) was delayed by the late arrival of a coach, and possibly the weather. This meant that tide was missed, and with a locking window of only an hour Marco Polo had to ...
Ten hour delay from Avonmouth due to bad weather so two excursions cancelled at La Corunna and Gibraltar. Four days at sea in Gale force 4 - 7 winds and then very short trips to Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote. Appalled at ...
Late embarkation due to non arrival of food- was said. 2 cancelled stops, Corunna and Gibraltar as missed tide at Bristol, Lisbon stop en route to Canaries, NOT as advertised on way back. Madeira berthed at 9.30 am, ashore by tender for ...
This was our 20th cruise. We have been with various companies on both large and small ships. We were cruising to Amsterdam, Belgium and France. Started with problems the day before we sailed when we received am email to say that the boat ...
Cant be bothered to write an essay..but:
Loved the ship and the ease with which one could access all decks without using lifts, easy to get between venues.
Em/disembarkation smooth and a well oiled machine. Good ...
We have cruised only once before and that was with Saga. On this occasion we had a Junior Suite (Cabin 404.) The extra expense of the more costly cabin was well worth it; the accommodation was spacious with a good sized bathroom, a ...
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