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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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297 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Barbara wilkinson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
2 helpful votes
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
4 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
5 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
7 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
7 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
6 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
brooklea
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Chose this cruise because of its interesting itinerary and because it sailed to countries & places I had never visited...Kirkwall, Iceland, Greenland, St John's, Nova Scotia, Quebec. As cruise virgins my wife & I had nothing to ... Read more
SimonCornes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
avrilsalter
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our first cruise & our expectations were more than exceeded. I loved the Marco Polo. The service was exceptional. You would be hard pressed to criticize anything although I'm sure some picky people would try. The food was lovely & ... Read more
eugenebasher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Good Points: I was very impressed with the porters that met us as we got out of the taxi, before we had finished paying the driver a very helpful and polite young man had our bags out of the car, on a trolley and was whisking them away, ... Read more
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
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
39 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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

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