Wouldn't cruise with them again: Marco Polo Cruise Review by Mlbmemories
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Wouldn't cruise with them again
Destination: Baltic Sea
If you don't want to do organised tours at every stop, forget it. You'll find the ship pulling into stops for only 3-4 hours at times where there is no time for the independent traveller to see anything. This ship is completely geared to tours with no info for indies. If the ship is tendered, the indies are the very last to be allowed ashore.
Overall, the crew rarely smiles. Of course, you'll find More exceptions but you do feel as though you are putting them out.
On the plus side, we found the entire staff at the reception desk to be as good and efficient as any we have ever run into....also very friendly.
While I have no problem boarding by deck, with the suites boarding first, the same thing happens on disembarkation without regard to when you have to leave to catch a plane. IF you need to disembark early and are on one of the lower decks, you must notify them BUT you must struggle off with all your luggage by yourself!
We also noted that there were, not surprisingly, a fair number of passengers with mobility issues. The crew/staff virtually never offered help and the gangway was really difficult for them. We have seen much more care in other cruise lines Less
Cabin review: 6117
The cabin was adequate and had good storage. The bathroom was fine, other than the temperature issue noted above. Note there is only one plug outlet in the room so you may have to take a power board.
Port and Shore Excursions
The port is an easy bus ride to the Center of edinburgh. There is a huge amount of stuff do do in this wonderful city