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Marco Polo Cruise Review by hoepel

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Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Member Name: hoepel
Cruise Date: January 2012
Embarkation: Amsterdam
Destination: Transatlantic
Cabin Category: 8
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Amazone & West Indies
Our cruise (we are Dutch) with the Marco Polo was not too bad taking into account some negative reviews on this site.

The ship is old and that shows. During our trips there was a lot of repairing and painting going on, restricting the available space on the decks.

The itinerary is interesting but remember the Amazon is very wide so the panorama is rather boring and there are many seadays.

The crew is mainly eastern european. They are in general friendly and kind but not too service orientated.

Ours cruise started with the aftermath of a Noro virus and halfway there was a full power breakdown luckily on the Amazone and not on a rough open sea. The

failure was blamed on incoming rainwater and that is rather alarming.

PRO's:

The food was good, sometimes very good.

The showteam was excellent.

The atmosphere among the travellers was fine

WEAK's

Public space limited

Cabaret old fashioned

Prices and quantity of drinks

Dinner time available

CONS's

Coffee very poor, buckets of boiled water added

Smoking policy very liberal and no effective control

Very loud music everywhere, good if you do not like to communicate

Port information insufficient

Poor isolation of cabins, you can hear your neighbours talking

Lots of noise from the waves

Poor view from the interior

Decks are not cleaned sufficiently

Excursions expensive, few transfers and costly if provided

Publication Date: 02/26/12
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