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spaniellover1981
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Just arrived back from our first ever cruise to Iceland from Hull. Embarkation was smooth, staff friendly and efficient. All excursions booked were well organised. Tender boats well run. Good range of food at meal times, you never go ... Read more
Lesley136
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We choose this cruise as we have always wanted to go to Iceland. We have sailed on the Marco Polo before and love this old fashioned ship. It is full of character unlike the big glass monstrosities used by other shipping lines. Food ... Read more
Lindagreenacre
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We chose to sail from Hull as it was so convenient for us and for many others from Yorkshire. The ship was fully booked. I hope they schedule more cruise itineraries from Hull. We like the fact that it is an adult only ship. This ... Read more
sallyjune57
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was sold to us as an introduction to cruising and it was just that.Booked to celebrate my 60th Birthday i had been planning for years. I cannot fault the Ship or its crew and because of them i am hoping to go on similar holidays ... Read more
Maggiemal
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a 70th birthday present and it was a buy one get one free. Good food and service and being a small ship was not impersonal. You met a lot of people who were friendly and there were no children! We ended up not getting the ... Read more
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trebor10
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We picked this cruise from Cardiff as it was close to home and because of the ports of call and very few days at sea. This was a 10 night cruise visiting France, Spain and Portugal with a night stopover in Lisbon. Embarkation and ... Read more
johnwillimas
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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 because of ... Read more
xpatbrit
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
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, and it's showing it's ... Read more
Esta
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
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 terrible – full of ... Read more
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Asfordby
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 embark, we were made very ... Read more
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Nessy60
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 sea, rough seas ... Read more
all at sea !
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary. Age group 60 - 90 years of age. Very elderly frail clientele - not a good combination with rough seas so we were greeted with 2 ambulances on the dockside at our first port stop. An ... Read more
Tony Ocean
Member Since 2017
1 review
92 helpful votes
Really do not know where to start with this one ?. The initial Cruise was book to depart from Tilbury on the 16th February 2017 for 15 Nights in the Land of the Northern Lights (P704).....................however, the Departure port with ... Read more
Patrick Ahmed
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
I wanted to take the opportunity to go down the river Amazon and visit some of the Caribbean islands. I stayed in a B & B in Bristol the night before embarkation. Managed to have a look round Bristol (my first time there) must go back ... Read more
JPandLA
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We booked this cruise because of the destinations and the size of the ship. As Donte states, the Marco Polo has quite a following and we met many passengers who had booked for the same reasons as us and because they loved the ship.. We ... Read more
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Donte
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We booked this cruise because of the destinations and the ship. We have sailed on the Marco Polo before and love the character and friendliness. The Marco Polo has quite a following and we met many passengers who had booked for the same ... Read more
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Cruiser Graham
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this because of the itinery and it was our first experience of Cruise Maritime Voyages. It will be our last cruise with them. If you want a budget no frills cruise with second rate food (in choice, quality and quantity). Food was ... Read more
Fiona Ford
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, and we found it to exceed any expectations we might have had! The ship was just the right size - small and intimate enough that it really felt like 'home' after just a few days, but with plenty to do and just ... Read more
drgillies
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
wanted away for Christmas and New Year My wife Myself her Sister and Friend aged between 60 and 73 having been on larger ships before we were a little unsure of the Marco Polo But right from the start at least you knew your ... Read more
markus9
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Just came back from a fantastic short trip around Ireland on the marco polo, Ive cruised with 4 different lines before and marco polo is by far my favourite. It really does offer a unique experience that you never get on the more modern ... Read more
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CynPam
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We have been on the Marco Polo 3 times which shows how highly we rate it. Left Liverpool this time which compares favourably to Tilbury. We stayed overnight so that we were able to enjoy almost a full day in Liverpool. Parking was no ... Read more
frankmo
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
be very careful when you select all inclusive with Cruise and Maritime as it is not what it says.Firstly I am a beer drinker,and the only draught beer was german lager.If you wanted bitter or any other beer they only had cans and ... Read more
Chris100
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a number of reasons living close to Liverpool it was an ideal place to set off from. Another reason we chose this particular one is that the Marco Polo is not to big as we felt that some of the other ships were ... Read more
Bellweather
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
Just returned from a 9 day cruise out of Liverpool and taking in The Shetland Isles and the Norwegian Fjords. This was our first time on the Marco Polo and knowing that she is 50 years old, we were delighted how well she and her crew, ... Read more
kathconwy
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Never cruised before and wanted to see if we would enjoy it. We cannot fault the crew or ship we were well looked after by very pleasant staff who tried to do every thing in their power to make the cruise a pleasant experience. The food ... Read more
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