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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Marco Polo
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66

Average

64

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44

Terrible

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364 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


Sherbidashus avatar

Sherbidashus

1 Review Written

Pleasantly Surprised by our First Cruise

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We'd always assumed cruising was not for us. We feared cheesy entertainment, rigorous dress codes, tiny cabins, boring table mates who we could not escape.... Our 3 night mini cruise to Ghent and Amsterdam was a ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Beryl1234

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

The Cruise of Horrors

A 15 night Christmas and New Year cruise to Maderia on board the Marco Polo interested us: formal evenings, socialising, playing bridge, attending lectures, good itinerary, plenty of excursions - lets go for it. ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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pugwash 13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

experience of a lifetime (never to be repeated)

our first ever cruise .. for a retirement treat and covering both Christmas and New Year heading for the some winter sun. shortly after leaving tilbury we were told to expect bad weather . no warnings could have ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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bazin74logn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

No rating

Cruise P403 - The Cruise to Hell and Back

This was advertised as a Christmas and New Year Cruise aboard the Marco Polo. We booked this cruise on the basis of our first experience on this ship in September 2012 when we enjoyed the 'Round the Islands Cruise', ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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boblint

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First & Last Cruise

This cruise left Tilbury knowing that gales were forcast in the English Channel and The Bay of Biscay.The reckless decision to sail resulted in crossing the Bay of Biscay in a force 9 gale,passengers were injured ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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eugenie1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dreadful Christmas and New Year Cruise

Horrendous, Horrendous, Horrendous. The Captain should never have taken the ship out of Tilbury. He knew that we were heading straight into a storm in the English channel and a force 10 gale going through the Bay of ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Music Moll

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Horrendous first cruise

We were really looking forward to our first cruise with friends who had done loads of cruises. The smaller ship appealed and the fact that it was "adults only". The previous few days had been appalling weather in UK ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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2kerrygold

2 Reviews Written

Disappointing

This 3 day cruise to Ghent and Amsterdam for the Christmas Markets was our fifth time on the Marco Polo. I can honestly say that if it had been our first time then it would have been our last. Standards have gone ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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S. Wilkinson

1 Review Written

No rating

Netball Ladies on board

My friends from the Netball world were looking for a Xmas night out and saw the Marco Polo advertise an overnight event. Having been on the Marco Polo myself cruising to the Amazon 5 years ago it was lovely to ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Fussymoo

1 Review Written

Ghent and Amsterdam xmas shopping cruise dec. 15th 2013

Quite a nice ship but the service was quite poor in the bars. The staff were friendly if they understood English. They appeared to be mostly Eastern European and some being quite inexperienced. The three night trip ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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blackship

1 Review Written

Don't Ask anything in English

My Family (Adults) went on this stay on board overnight to nowhere docked at Tilbury Firstly when got onto ship some Male Eastern European went a bit crazy as wanted my room no. straight away and even when gave him ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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sheffieldlass

1 Review Written

Caribbean cruise 2013 November

Just got back from cruise to Caribbean left from Tilbury and hit rough seas was sea sick for 4 days went to see doctor on ship BIG MISTAKE. Cost me £890.83p and mine was cheapest real rip off merchant do not go to ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Norfolkred1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I must be easily pleased

This was our first Cruise trip and had some concerns on how it would go. We arrived at Tilbury and were greeted by a porter who took our cases and suit carrires away which were at our cabing door when we boarded the ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Freeway123

1 Review Written

Dinner and overnight at Tilbury 14/12/2013

I booked this as a birthday present for my partner for his 60th when the Ship was docked at Tilbury and what a terrible experience it was!! Some people likened it to Butlins. Having been to Butlins several times ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Annpithers

1 Review Written

Cruise Director Richard Sykes

First time on Marco Polo...What a wonderful time...30 days...The staff made us welcome and feel valued...The entertainment was marvellous...p The food could have been better with an english cook...the trips were ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Bydandbabe

1 Review Written

Don't CMV read reviews ??

If CMV do read reviews and feedback forms then why do they not act upon them. This is the interesting question! We recently stepped ashore (am still in motion) having spent 30 days on board the good old Marco Polo ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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zopadooper

2 Reviews Written

Clearly a different Marco Polo to the one reviewed elsewhere on this s

Having cruised on Marco Polo 3 times over the past 18 months and experienced nothing less than complete satisfaction I amazed at some of the comments published on this site. My latest cruise to the Baltic and St ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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rubyruby2

1 Review Written

No rating

It was brilliant until.....

We went on the Baltic capitals cruise and had read lots of the negative reviews but it was cheap and convenient so we were keen to give it a go. This was 5th cruise line we had tried so we wanted to make our own ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Helen Harrison

1 Review Written

Excellent first cruise experience

Having seen this cruise advertised in a magazine we were attracted by the itinery, size of ship and cost. Reviews and the weather in the Baltic at this time of year, with some snobby comments from experienced ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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argo99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Simply Atrocious - Avoid

This was a one night familiarisation visit to the ship. I'm so glad we did. If we hadn't we might have been fooled into booking a whole cruise. Plus points: Embarcation and disembarcation was easy. The cabin was ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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cmorgan22

1 Review Written

DON'T EVER BOOK A CRUISE AND MARITIME VOYAGE CRUISE.

We booked cruise P329, Amsterdam & Ghent Break, departing from Tilbury on October 3, 2013 and returning October 6, 2013 aboard the Marco Polo. Two days prior to departure we received an e-mail stating that due to an ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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monserpq38@aol.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Endurance test

The ship tired and tatty. Food in Bistro lukewarm. The waiter service in both restaurants dire. Never before have I experienced plates being snatched away before people have finished. Please train your staff not to ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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alsy

1 Review Written

THE CRUISE THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Our cruise to Ghent and Amsterdam should never have left port.All the facilities included in the price were closed except the shows this was claimed because of numerous people touching products ie the card room. The ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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edwardsr

1 Review Written

So disappointing

This was our first cruise and we had received so many positive comments from regular cruisers on the pleasures of cruising that we thought we should give it a try. The Northern Lights was the main reason we chose ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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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