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London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo
Destination
London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)

Traveler rating

Excellent

44

Very Good

29

Average

27

Poor

20

Terrible

27

Cruise type

151 London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


Michelle12345 avatar

Michelle12345

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Bug onboard

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My husband and I have just returned from our 3rd cruise but first with the Cruise and Maritime (CMV). This was the Iceland and the Northern lights cruise also calling at Faroe and Orkney islands. We were on the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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trippingtraveller

12 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Diesel fumes in inside front cabin

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise but a few things hampered it being better. I did not find the diesel fumes inside the inside cabin tolerable and struggled to feel well under those circumstances. The beds in the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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frenchcamper

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed travellers

It had always been a desire to travel to the Artic circle and see the Northern Lights. CMV offered this at the time of year which suited. We knew that it was a budget cruise, so went with an open mind. We did ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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gapenguin

1 Review Written

4th time on Marco Polo

We like the small ship voyages. Was on Marco Polo to Antarctica twice when owned by Orient and NCL. Then to the Norwegian fjords (awful experience) and this one was selected to see Greenland. Not much has ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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harlaston1

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money

This was our first cruise and we are both in our mid 50s and still at work so this is our completely unbiased review about the Marco Polo ship. Firstly I have to say that this cruise ship has a non child policy and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Eurovisionfan

9 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo's final trip to Canada

Our last time on the Marco Polo was in 2011, our second cruise, after our first on NCL with a butler and a concierge and lots of fancy extras. We’ve done lots of cruises since, but the Marco Polo has stayed VERY ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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M Parkes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A NIGHTMARE!

I chose to travel to Canada and the Cruise and Maritime Marco Polo was available for the cruise. The ship is small and old. Built many years ago. It tilts and sways alot. It is suitable for retired and elderly ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Extronordinary

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't sail on Marco Polo!

The itinerary looked good 7 stops in Greenland and 3 on the way, although we ended up with 6+2. Very poor organisation throughout. We parked in the adjacent car park and had to wait for ages for the shuttle bus to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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normag26

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not up to todays cruising standards

I chose a 2 night cruise to see what the Marco Polo was like as I was planning to go on a much longer cruise (78 nights) and was unsure if I would enjoy life on this rather old and small ship for that length of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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TMBP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Value mini cruise

Although this was our 40th cruise, it was the first on Marco Polo and the smallest ship we have been on in 25 years of cruising and at 2 nights, the shortest. This is also my first review of a cruise ship. Having ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Bridie Robin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary - Good Ship - Mostly Poor Shore Excursions

We chose the cruise for the itinerary. The embarkation port is close to us so was brilliant at the beginning and end of our holiday. Embarkation was one of the best we have experienced, very smooth and we did not ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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MICKRAWCLIFFE

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo - an unhappy ship

I only chose Marco Polo in order to get to Greenland. The boat is very shabby and I don't think much has been done, cosmetically, since her last major refit in 1995. The computers broke down at registration, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Reynoldmutt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No wow factor. not treated special .

We thought we would try the Marco Polo to go to the Faroe islands. on the 5th of October 2018. Day one , We got to Tillbury car park from Wiltshire.about 11.30am ,we were told you can’t park yet go to Asta for a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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PDMhead

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Delightful Xmas Markets Cruise on Marco Polo

43I booked a last minute 5 night cruise on Marco Polo as it had been advertised at a very good price. I have sailed on her a number of times and have a soft spot for this elegant old cruise ship. Embarkation at ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Blighty57

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not happy with price paid

We saw it in a newspaper as BOGOF offer. This was not correct. By the time we had paid extra for the all inclusive element it ended up costing as much as going to the caribbean. Guests on our dinner table had paid ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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shucks

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Hidden Baltic and Kiel canal

Choose this cruise because it was going to the smaller ports in the Baltic. Took shuttle from Victoria, there was an event going on in London which caused some delays to shuttle but nothing serious. Process at ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Eileen2

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First time on this line. Good experience

We booked this because we were going to the U K and decided to try this cruise because it was going through the Kiel Canal.. We had a total of 4 sea days. and our port stops were. Wismar . Germany. A very quiet ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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TheSeriousTraveller

2 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

A comprehensive review of a Marco Polo cruise to Scotland & the Faroes

As an experienced travellers and cruisers, we selected this cruise because the itinerary looked interesting; the dates suited, it looked good value and to try CMV and Tilbury. Background information This is a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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cazza52

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Canada in the Fall (in 2 weeks)

We choose this cruise to see a bit of Canada. Had done a couple of cruises about 20 years ago and not sure about 31 days. No need to worry as the time aboard ship there was plenty to do - games, quizzes and talks ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Gabbrug

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cabin Noise

Recent return from Faroe Islands tour. Had been on the Marco Polo 20 years ago on Baltic Cruise. Enjoyed the overall experience.But found the ship to be very noisy operating. AVOID cabin 429 which has a small ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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2 jays

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise; enjoyed all the ports

Wanted to see the East side of Canada after visiting the other side last year. The cabin was fine 3 cases already waiting as we arrived at our cabin the steward was very helpful. The ship was kept very clean and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Rectory

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Classic liner very stable in all conditions

Great ports. Ship immaculate, lovely cabin with two windows, and massive amount of storage. Perfect size. Great attention to detail in cleaning. Great care was taken over making sure everyone used the antiseptic ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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iliveinhope2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

So bad I had to jump ship in Ireland!

I had previously travelled on the Magellan and Columbus with Cruise and Maritime and had enjoyed both trips. On this basis, I booked a 30 day cruise to Canada with my partner on the Marco Polo. Embarkation on 5th ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Buoyancyboy

1 Review Written

A Spring Break on MS Marco Polo (CMV) was a Hit!

We chose this because were desperate for a post winter break. We have been the Marco Polo several times.It's not huge but comfortable and easy to find your way around. I love bigger ships because of having more to ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Rif and Ann

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Restricted Access to Ports of Call for Disabled Passengers

My wife and I chose this cruise to the Baltic and St Petersburg because we wished to enjoy the experience of visiting the ports to which the ship was destined - in particular St Petersburg, which we had never ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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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