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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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281 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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jbooth
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Picked up a 'two for one' deal to the Fjords. I was expecting a rusty old tub. What we experienced was a well maintained, tastefully decorated ship with plenty to offer. Cabin was a good size with plenty of storage. The steward was very ... Read more
cgb1950castor.
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Just returned from our fifth cruise on the good old M.P. around the Norwegian Fjords and perhaps it was one too many. As usual embarkation/disembarkation was fantastic. Sitting in Captains club at 09.15hrs and in car, cases loaded and on ... Read more
Benb111
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Great cruise around British Isles, helped by excellent, sunny weather apart from Kirkwall. Nice sized ship, around 800 passengers, most aged 70 plus. (Average age way above 60). On board staff excellent, most from Ukraine; restaurant ... Read more
warrener
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise, having been on Marco Polo three times before, for the two new locations, never visited before, of Jersey and Guernsey, on the itinerary. The disappointment that we could not call at either port was considerable, all ... Read more
jerseyv
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
CMV Marco Polo P500 Cruise March 2015 (review delayed due to poor response by CMV to valid complaints). This cruise was advertised as an “Eclipse and Northern Lights Spectacular” and we should have known that things were not ... Read more
pfuller2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This cruise was to see the solar eclipse in March. Firstly it wasn't until we had paid the balance of our cruise that we found out we were on deck 4 which was the lowest deck on the ship and this was after being given an upgrade, I say ... Read more
HawaiiUK
Member Since 2011
1 review
145 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let's get the big gripe over and done with. This cruise was billed as the Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights cruise, sailing North to the Faroe Islands and Iceland. The vast majority of passengers had booked this cruise 2 years ago, when it ... Read more
a knights
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
I would like to say that this was our first sea cruise so not sure what to judge against. I would like to say that the crew were in general very friendly and efficient.Thank you to Olga our cabin steward, who always had a smile on her ... Read more
Graham Young
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Atmosphere on the ship was better than we expected. All staff we met were very friendly and helpful. The ship and cabins were clean and the other passengers were a very nice bunch of people. No children on board was a bonus. Food was not ... Read more
david5812
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Well, we did see the Northern lights which was a bonus. The ship is 50 years old this year, but it does not really show its age. The cruise was lovely, food excellent and we had a cabin on deck 2 that was very quiet. The cleanliness of the ... Read more
Notdeadyet
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
You either love the Marco PoloPolo despite its faults or the problems appear to become so magnified that they appear to be all you take from the cruise. Having read previous reviews we were a little concerned before we joined the ship. In ... Read more
Bladnoch2
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Despite 800+ old folks being cooped up for 6 weeks, there was a high degree of tolerance between passengers. There was some fractious behaviour, some very rude people, some who assumed entitlement, and some who complained about trivia. It ... Read more
sunnypeas
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Marco Polo is sadly beginning to show its age. The ship is small compared to most other cruise ships and with 900 passengers on board somewhat overcrowded.The ship rolls continuously from side to side and in the Atlantic swell it ... Read more
kirky52
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Congratulations to Cruise and Maritime For the excellent Cruise on 21st-Dec 5th Jan.to the Canaries and Madeira. My wife and i had a great time and it was excellent value for money. The staff and crew worked so hard too give us a pleasant ... Read more
Lesley136
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a middle aged couple and decided to treat our selves to a mini cruise before Christmas. We arrived at Tilbury which was easy to get to and the embarkation process was fast and efficient. We were in our cabins 15 minutes after ... Read more
Geoffrey Farrell
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was a cruise to the Christmas Markets of Amsterdam and Ghent 15 - 18 December 2014, except... there really isn't much of a Christmas market in Amsterdam and not much surfaces in Ghent until after 11.00 a.m. The organisation of ... Read more
Cruiseprof2
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed November 2014
First may I start this comprehensive review trying to right a few wrongs as portrayed in the UK News media As this was the cruise that got stuck on a sandbank in Norway!As usual it was portrayed as the great emergency but the marvellous ... Read more
seaside sid
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It is often difficult to interpret what is written on review sites such as this. Some people expect a great deal and others complain about minor things. I have often read critical reviews and taken them with a" pinch of salt" and not taken ... Read more
MoyaMurphy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Emabarkation from Tilbury is convenient but the long-stay carpark was a bus ride from the terminal and the timed embarkation plans went awry due to late docking of the previous trip. Our cabin (a junior suite) was spacious but the ... Read more
Aikido_guy
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg, but also for the chance to visit Copenhagen, Helsinki, Nynashamn(Sweden) and Berlin. The ship was relatively small by today's standards, with ... Read more
PadreRay
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was a very pleasant voyage, and one with some highlights as well. The departure from Tilbury was orderly, and the emergency drill very thorough, but not taxing. The general attitude of all staff and crew was welcoming, so we settled ... Read more
dilloway
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we chose a cruise of short duration just to see if it suited us. We booked one of the better cabins (Deluxe Ocean View) on the highest deck of the ship. Having subsequently read some of the reviews we ... Read more
PadreRay
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We arrived at Tilbury and the cruise terminal was busy, but the embarkation process was basically orderly, but not as smooth as it might be. The boarding was by numbered groups, and some people blocked queues anticipating their own ... Read more
dayzeemay
Member Since 2014
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
This was our second cruise on the Marco Polo, the first being the Round Britain trip in 2012. We are not regular cruisers, but the Marco Polo suits us very well. I like the fact that it is quite small and homely and has an interesting ... Read more
Mrscw
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2014
My husband and I travelled down to Tilbury the day before we sailed, we stayed at the Thurrock Hotel? What a delight that was comfortable welcoming and so relaxing. We traveled to the cruise terminal and checked in to sail on the Marco ... Read more
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