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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

25

Very Good

21

Average

16

Poor

12

Terrible

9

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

83

First-Time Cruisers

38

Spring Break Cruises

20

Cruises for the Disabled

10

Entertainment Cruises

8

83 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Senior Cruises 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


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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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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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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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Scottiepete

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed cruise but !

It was wife’s birthday so went for it Enjoyed cruise but I was disappointed in the timings ,the boat went up the fjords early morning (while in bed) out in evening (while at dinner ) thus missing some of the ...
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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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LAROSA21

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR £ AND TERRIFIC FOOD!

A friend booked this cruise and I was somewhat dubious having sailed on her years ago to Norway, which is beautiful. However, on this voyage the food was very much improved to 'excellent', and I'm fussy. The ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Richard English avatar

Richard English

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Eccentric but disappointing

The Marco Polo seems to be popular with many (I spoke to a fellow passenger who had travelled on 7 voyages) but I suspect that those who like this 54-years-old ship are the same as people who choose to drive a ...
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Sail Date May 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


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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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


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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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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


Paul H. avatar

Paul H.

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Like an old folks home

We Choose this cruise because the departure port was convenient and the itinerary looked interesting. The ship, despite its age was fine, as was our cabin. The food was good, although the chefs seemed to regard ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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welshy74

4 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

Lovely weekend away but this is not a ship for me.

The Marco Polo is old, small and no frills but she doesn't try to be anything other than that. This was my 11th cruse and the smallest and oldest vessel I have sailed as my past ships have been on the super ...
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Sail Date June 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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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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Shineson

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

CANADA IN THE FALL

After reading a review posted by a fellow passenger on this 28 night cruise, I'm wondering whether we were actually on the same holiday ! Everyone is entitled to their views, but to me, the difference between the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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conallcearnach

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

British Isles Discovery

I originally drafted this review of the British Isles Discovery Cruise (Cruise and Maritime) some weeks ago but it read like “What I did on my holidays”. So, I abandoned that approach and will instead to focus ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Lyian avatar

Lyian

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Short cruise

Cabin was clean and comfortable but I wouldn't want to be on for a long cruise 14+ nights as wardrobe space was at a minimum. There was a good range of public areas and bars. The accommodation round the pool was ...
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Sail Date August 2017


ripple41 avatar

ripple41

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good and bad.

Overall, I would say we were happy with this cruise from Rosyth to Longyearbyen then back again. I'm not convinced I would cruise again with CMV, it would depend on the itinerary. The Good: The price was ...
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Sail Date August 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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