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 ...
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 ...
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and date. Which is the main reason we cruise. The ship and cruise line are secondary to us.
Embarkation: No problems. Nothing to note.
Ship: Older, smaller ship. Which has it's ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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