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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Marco Polo
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119

Very Good

66

Average

64

Poor

44

Terrible

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64 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


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trippingtraveller

12 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Diesel fumes in inside front cabin

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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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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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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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conrad59

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interesting Marco Polo Iceland cruise with some Fawlty Towers effects

Friends alerted us to an attractive last minute offer for a cruise around Iceland on CMV's Marco Polo. None of us had ever cruised with Cruise & Maritime Voyages before, it's not a cruise line we ever seriously ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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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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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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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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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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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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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


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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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


Lynda R avatar

Lynda R

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great overnight, but beds like lying on bricks

Enjoyed the overnight cruise from Greenock to Liverpool on the Marco Polo. Great value for money, very good food and okay entertainment, very reasonably priced drinks. This is an old ship but the public areas ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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


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Lara5559

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Lovely Cruise to The Baltic and St. Petersburg

My mum and I took this cruise as we wanted to see St Petersburg and embarking from Hull was ideal as we live on the North Yorkshire coast! Embarkation was carried out quickly and efficiently and our suitcases ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Maggiemal

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Hopefully Next Cruise Will be Better

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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peterhof

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship was as expected - However Junior Suite was not !!

We have just returned from a Marco Polo 6-night cruise, having sailed on her two times previously. All was as expected and food was as good as ever - however, and it's a BIG however, We were encouraged to book by ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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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


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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


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glendadix

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Freezing ship, poor gluten free.

The cabin, serving and bar staff were very good. The cabin was good, but freezing for the first 7, yes 7 days. This was despite reporting it to be cold everyday, Apparently someone fictionally meassured the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


jink avatar

jink

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Up and down (literally)!

We chose this cruise as it was convenient for us as we live in Bristol, and we thought the weather should be warm. Convenient it was, but the weather was far from good, which was no fault of the ship, obviously. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


frankmo avatar

frankmo

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

For the age of the ship it was very tidy.

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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davidatblv

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Interesting experience on an oldy world ship

thought this short first cruise would be an ideal starter , As not experianced but found it a mix of old world charm and a posh butlins , I think i would investigate a ship and the cruise further before booking ...
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Sail Date August 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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