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Bristol (Avonmouth) Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo
Destination
Bristol (Avonmouth)

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

3

Average

7

Poor

6

Terrible

11

Cruise type

42 Bristol (Avonmouth) Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


highseasally avatar

highseasally

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for!

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We chose this cruise based on itinerary. We knew that the ship was older and expected, "quaint!" and it was quaint. Very clean and over all, not bad for it's age. Had we wanted five star sailing, we would have gone ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

My wife and I are experienced cruisers with over one thousand sea days. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary with St Helena and Suez canal top of our list of "to do's". First impressions of the ship, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


cruisingjune avatar

cruisingjune

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Should go in to retirement

From the large warehouse for embarkment in Bristol thoughts of cheap and cheerful came in to my head. On board there was a smell of diesel in the lower decks. Cabin was clean but as the ship is 55 years old could ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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stevemag

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

This ship needs to be retired

I choose this cruise mainly because of the destination and from the reviews thought the ship although old would be ok. First let me say i love cruising and have done 45-50 cruises with very few complaints but ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Ms Rolf avatar

Ms Rolf

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great first time cruise

The Marco Polo is an old ship but she's been lovingly looked after. She's kept spotlessly clean by the staff. The cabin we had (for 3 people) was a little small (I had the top "bunk") but again it's clean and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Grahambrooks2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overcrowded ship

Brilliant itinerary, good food and friendly staff, service excellent. Too many people on board for the size of ship. All activities over subscribed. Ship like a long corridor, so passengers and staff passing ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Trotters12

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Marco polo

South America cruise excellent. Ship old but very good. Lots of activities on sea days. Trips expensive but easy to make your own way. Food very good. Staff couldn't do enough for you. Many solo travellers. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Lovemytender

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent 70 day cruise

A 70 day cruise around South America on the Marco Polo - EXCELLENT ! OK, everyone can moan about some slight annoyance that didn't meet their own approval but the cruise far exceeded expectations, especially when ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Grumpy64 avatar

Grumpy64

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great crew and itinerary.

We did a 10 week cruise so we had a fairly extensive experience of life on board. The ship was built in 1963 for the Russian market and refitted in 1993. Issues: The hot three hot drinks machines, two inside ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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glumonion

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Christmas Cruise (kind of).

We have never cruised before, and wanting to get away for the whole Christmas Period, this cruise fitted the bill. It appeared good value compared to alternative festive getaways and we had a good time, but all was ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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wooclarke

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Once was more than enough

Cabin We were given a tiny, windowless cabin on the lowest deck known as Carabic. The smell of diesel is so overpowering it leaves a taste in your mouth as you leave the tiny lift. We paid for an inner cabin and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Paddy56 avatar

Paddy56

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again

We booked this cruise at the last minute for £129 per person not expecting much and this was definitely lived up to. We're not novice cruisers having sailed 20+ times with other cruise lines. Our cabin was 6'x10' ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Juliejos avatar

Juliejos

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved it

Our 1st cruise, so have nothing to compare it with, but it was definitely a positive experience. Embarkation was easy and efficient, luggage was with us in less than an hour and our cabin was excellent. The food was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


emscot avatar

emscot

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent British Isles Cruise

Chose this cruise because of the interesting mix of ports to visit and liked the idea of travelling on a smaller, older ship. Mixed reviews on here but we were pleasantly surprised. Cabin was very clean and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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vodkaqueen

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never again

I chose this because I wanted to see Cuba before it was spoilt. Ship was old, no use to disabled. Every seat in the restaurant was either broken or badly repaired. The entertainment was awful. Singers couldn’t ...
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Sail Date February 2017


dibs66 avatar

dibs66

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved every minute

We picked this cruise because it looked an interesting itinerary, departed from the UK and appeared to be really good value for money. Booked directly with CMV we were delighted to find we had been given a 4 ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Kentigern1 avatar

Kentigern1

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Seine river and medieval ports: beautiful,relaxing cruise on a small older ship

We chose this 7 night cruise for the ports visited, convenience (no fly) and price. Having read mixed reviews we weren't sure what to expect. This was our first cruise with Cruise and Maritime: the model suits us ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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cricketlady

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

36 Miserable Days

We chose this cruise because it was advertised as having two full days in Havana-at very short notice one day was cancelled and a visit to Belize substituted; not at all what we wanted. George Town visit cancelled, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Asfordby avatar

Asfordby

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

We booked this cruise on a 2 for 1 deal, and the attractive cruise itinerary ticked several boxes on our bucket list..(Tresco, Sark, Honfleur and Monets garden at Giverny.) We are aged 56 and 65.Extremely easy to ...
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Sail Date April 2017


johnwillimas avatar

johnwillimas

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Fine ship, great itinerary but still missed the spot.

As a first point - this was our first cruise on a "regular" cruise liner, previously we've only sailed with Star Clippers, so we are used to smaller boats (200+ rather than 800 here). We chose this trip primarily ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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xpatbrit

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

You'll go hungry!

Food was awful. Tasteless, and much like eating in a school cafeteria. Even the sitdown restaurant had the same food. Cabin was great, but we hardly slept. Don't know why as the beds were OK. Very old ship, ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Esta avatar

Esta

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Full of disappointment! Caribbean, Cuba & Mexico cruise March 2017

My husband and I have been on several cruises with CMV and this was truly the worst holiday ever. I would not recommend this cruise at all. This was our only holiday of the year and quite frankly the cruise was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Onceonlytime avatar

Onceonlytime

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor organisation, poor ports, little or no information given, food not good

Last minute deal, cheap, did no research, should have looked at reports on BBC news from 2014 it would have given some idea of what to expect. Our table staff and steward were very good but they had very little ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Halbear avatar

Halbear

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great staff, poor very poor food

She is an old boat but appears to be well maintained by the crew cabins shabby but sheak house keeping,bar staff and the waiting team servicing the evening in the Waldorf restaurant top notch however the Evining ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Nessy60 avatar

Nessy60

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Tug Boat

Frail elderly people, think my wife was the youngest on board apart from the staff. I am 68 & my wife is 60 but we are both very fit & healthy.Think most of the customers were well over 75+.Emergency helicopter at ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Marco Polo Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.5
Dining3.03.5
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms4.03.7
Fitness Recreation3.03.1
Family1.04.5
Enrichment4.03.2
Service4.03.8
Value For Money5.03.5
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