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3.5 / 5.0
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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..."Read More
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You get what you pay for!

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highseasally
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 elsewhere. Most of the passengers were very pleasant and yes we had a sprinkling of passengers who complained from day 1. The fact that we missed ports due to the corona virus, was ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

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geoffstravels
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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, cabins and staff and crew were mediocre at best. As time progressed on this 78 day trip we downgraded that initial impression. The ship is old and it shows with outdated fixture and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


We missed 10 of the 31 ports of call

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MrPirateCat
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Very bad Captain (withheld info, broken English, rambling,..) He missed 10 ports of call. Tendering was a nightmare. Embarkation was a long process with no health checks at all. Provisions were not ready in Durban and we had to wait 3 days (more missed ports) to get the food on board. They still owe us 2 fare days of compensation that they would not give us on board. We will NEVER sail with ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Appalling don't go cancel any bookings

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Stellaroger
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Yes ? Why did we do it. Is this ship sea worthy? Smelly bathroom , advise anyone who goes to at least run the water for several minutes. (Think of Legionaries disease). Cabin clean but so outdated. Ours was also noisy (410 floor 7) I cannot understand first timers to cruising even going on this ship again . Some suggested those who travel on Cunard are for want of a word 'snobs'. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Should go in to retirement

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cruisingjune
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 not expect much. Biggest problem was the trip hazards in the door ways, raised lips on every doorway and uneven floors, on the public toilets two raised edges caught a lot of people out. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Bug onboard

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Michelle12345
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 Marco Polo in a superior outside cabin (477). The ship is old and tatty but small enough to feel friendly and in our opinion, more personal than the huge cruise ships. This was a cruise of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Bristol to Cork

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Bradleyshel
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

An excellent mini cruise. Despite it being a little rough on the crossing out we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The entertainment was very good with a new show each night. The singer and piano player in the Scott’s bar were excellent, a great way to sail away from Bristol. We chose a suite that did not disappoint, fresh canapés were delivered each evening. The dining experience was good for the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Excellent value for money

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harlaston1
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 that the average age of the passengers was at least 70 plus. The whole experience we found to be excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation was well organised and everything went to ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Disappointed travellers

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frenchcamper
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 like the idea of a small ship as they tend to be friendlier. The only problem is being a small ship it gets thrown around alot more when the seas are rough. We have only been on larger ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Unhappy

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Raywin
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second cruise and I found this one not up to standard. The good point was our room was great then all went down hill. Meals not that good all tasted the same no variety. The best thing was we met some wonderful people on board. The day paid trips over priced for what we got. To top it all off we where charged nearly $700.00 for tips two days before we disembarked, We ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


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