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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 ...
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297 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Hollinsval
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
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 ... Read more
floatinguk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
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 ... Read more
Seasoned TravellerX2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
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 ... Read more
davenannp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
deandvlee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
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 ... Read more
cocomummy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Cant be bothered to write an essay..but: Good points: 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 ... Read more
Codford Wanderer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
troath
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful cruise around the Baltic on the Marco Polo. I had great reservations because of reviews I had read and almost made a decision to cancel the trip. How wrong I would have been so ... Read more
Atlantic Voayager
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
16 October 2015 MS Marco Polo Marco Polo 50th Anniversary Canadian voyage. This observation has been prepared on a fair and even handed basis and is as comprehensive as I think that it should be. Neither my wife or I have any ... Read more
C Sharp
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Having just retuned from a cruise to Canada on the Marco Polo and after reading some of the reviews on here i felt i should pass comment about our trip. Embarcation went smoothly and without any problems, for the age of the ship our cabin ... Read more
Paul Gooderson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Marco Polo 2015 Canadian Centenary Cruise (34 days) This is our subjective opinion, we are in our late 60,s and being possibly 15/20 years younger than the average person on board. First impressions 3 star, final impression 2 ... Read more
sea magic
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We embarked on the Marco Polo on the 7th September from Tilbury for 34 nights destination Canada, All was OK until we got to our room 605 on a tilt and so was the bed, you can hear the Music from the show room 3 times a day, rehearsal and ... Read more
first time cruiser12
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 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
1 helpful vote
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
5 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
175 forum posts
5 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
5 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
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
2 helpful votes
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
3 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
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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

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