We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Although the cabin was small it had everything needed and who wants to spend time in the cabin anyway?
Whilst not being gourmet standard the food was good and varied with a range of options for each course and we didn't pay gourmet prices. All the excursions were well organized with a local guide and a ships representative and ran smoothly. The one exception was caused by the local guide who did not take the advice of the ships representative. This was immediately sorted out by the cruise line who made a more than adequate reduction to the cost.
We found all the crew friendly and helpful. We made some good friends and would recommend the Marco Polo to anyone who wants a friendly relaxed and happy cruise.
One of the BIG pluses is that there are no screaming kids!
All in all the best of the cruises we've been on and we hope to travel on her again.
Cabin 214 Two portholes but need to stand on bed to see through. small shower room but adequate. some vibration from engines but not enough to cause problems. comfortable beds. kept well serviced by excellent cabin stewardess.
we were very impressed with the way the ship dealt with the bus being late back as the bridge to Sweden was closed! A very good reason for being part of an organised tour. enjoyable visit to a nearby fishing village.
Peter the Great built his palaces to rival Versailles. I think he came very close. The place we stopped at for lunch was incredible. Beautiful ceiling. Chandeliers marble staircase very smart waiters and good food.