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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Marco Polo
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Very Good

66

Average

64

Poor

44

Terrible

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44 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


cruisingjune avatar

cruisingjune

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Should go in to retirement

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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


Michelle12345 avatar

Michelle12345

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Bug onboard

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 ...
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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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Abeddie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo - Wouldn’t sail cruise and Maritime again

The Norwegian Fjords were stunning and the weather was spectacular, the cruise experience not so much. Disappointing... The ship while kept clean is in need of a refurb. The service in the bars and for coffee is ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shona Scotland

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our first and last cruise, very disappointing especially the food which aims for quantity rather than quality. Food was very repetitive, poor choice and poor quality, for example Kraft cheese slices sometimes the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shona123

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disorganised cruise on a dated ship

A TA told us about overnight cruises where the ship is repositioned and you can stay and received food and entertainment at a reasonable price. We went from Newcastle to Rosyth(Edinburgh). We had an outside cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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MICKRAWCLIFFE

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo - an unhappy ship

I only chose Marco Polo in order to get to Greenland. The boat is very shabby and I don't think much has been done, cosmetically, since her last major refit in 1995. The computers broke down at registration, ...
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Sail Date June 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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jbeijenlukens

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary - awful ship

Although our expectations for an older, smaller ship were not over indulgent, the condition of this ship is just plain awful. Cabins had leaky pipes and showers, customers were moved mid-cruise for "routine ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ChrisWakefield

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Avoid this ship

Chose this cruise as it was going to St Petersburg, wish I hadn't bothered, the smell of diesel hit me and my daughter on embarkation onto Baltic Deck, we were held up for 25 hours on the return journey on the Kiel ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Halbear avatar

Halbear

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great staff, poor very poor food

She is an old boat but appears to be well maintained by the crew cabins shabby but sheak house keeping,bar staff and the waiting team servicing the evening in the Waldorf restaurant top notch however the Evining ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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all at sea !

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Frail elderly abound; engine & wave noise

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


Tony Ocean avatar

Tony Ocean

1 Review Written

93 Helpful Votes

Total disaster from start to finish

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, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Lawrence J avatar

Lawrence J

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Land of the Northern Lights

For the chance to see the Northern lights and Norway in the winter. In that capacity the cruise was all I hoped for, as Cruise & Maritime had no part in the splendor of nature. The food was of a poor standard, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Cruiser Graham

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazon and Caribbean

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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wiljenbar

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

St. Petersburg

Chose this cruise as the Ports of Call were all just where we wanted to go. As we live in Debyshire Hull was so easy to reach. Once on board not so sure on our choice, cabin sloped down hill making quite a high ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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eileen.gardner46

1 Review Written

29 Helpful Votes

Time for a change

We selected this cruise because of the itinerary.When we visited the Waldorf restaurant for our 1st breakfast the staff were very curt towards the passengers and made unacceptable comments to other waiters about the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


jerseyv avatar

jerseyv

6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

What could have been a good cruise was marred by poor planning by CMV.

CMV Marco Polo P500 Cruise March 2015 (review delayed due to poor response by CMV to valid complaints). This cruise was advertised as an “Eclipse and Northern Lights Spectacular” and we should have known that ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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shaz beebee

2 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Christmas Canaries and Madeira (Just)

Avonmouth We travelled to Bristol from the north and stayed in an hotel overnight before embarkation. Having tracked down the access roads into the correct part of Avonmouth docks, further signage to the check in ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Hollinsval

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

First and Last

This was my first ever cruise and will be my last cruise! The late departure was because of their poor embarkation procedures. We were due to board at 14:30 and didn't board until 15:45 even though we were there ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Seasoned TravellerX2

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise

Ten hour delay from Avonmouth due to bad weather so two excursions cancelled at La Corunna and Gibraltar. Four days at sea in Gale force 4 - 7 winds and then very short trips to Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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davenannp

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise we have been on!

Late embarkation due to non arrival of food- was said. 2 cancelled stops, Corunna and Gibraltar as missed tide at Bristol, Lisbon stop en route to Canaries, NOT as advertised on way back. Madeira berthed at 9.30 ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Treworder

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Butlins at Sea

This is our personal appraisal and some people like the holiday camp experience because there were many repeat cruisers on this voyage, but it is definately not our scene. In our opinion the ship is much too ...
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Sail Date July 2015


murphys avatar

murphys

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Good Ship Zimmer; Very Tired

We were attracted to Marco Polo because of the cruise itinerary and the pricing. Refurbished in the 1990's, starting to show some weariness. It's too small for 800 people. We were lucky to have a convivial bunch of ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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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