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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Marco Polo
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

119

Very Good

66

Average

64

Poor

44

Terrible

61

Cruise type

61 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


geoffstravels avatar

geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

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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, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


M Parkes avatar

M Parkes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A NIGHTMARE!

I chose to travel to Canada and the Cruise and Maritime Marco Polo was available for the cruise. The ship is small and old. Built many years ago. It tilts and sways alot. It is suitable for retired and elderly ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Rogc avatar

Rogc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never set sail on this ship.

Came across cruise critic website and thought I would share "our experience" ....we cruised on the Marco Polo a few years back...the embarkation was like a waiting room for heaven...I do not think everyone ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Extronordinary

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't sail on Marco Polo!

The itinerary looked good 7 stops in Greenland and 3 on the way, although we ended up with 6+2. Very poor organisation throughout. We parked in the adjacent car park and had to wait for ages for the shuttle bus to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Reynoldmutt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No wow factor. not treated special .

We thought we would try the Marco Polo to go to the Faroe islands. on the 5th of October 2018. Day one , We got to Tillbury car park from Wiltshire.about 11.30am ,we were told you can’t park yet go to Asta for a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


stevemag avatar

stevemag

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

This ship needs to be retired

I choose this cruise mainly because of the destination and from the reviews thought the ship although old would be ok. First let me say i love cruising and have done 45-50 cruises with very few complaints but ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Paddy56 avatar

Paddy56

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never again

We booked this cruise at the last minute for £129 per person not expecting much and this was definitely lived up to. We're not novice cruisers having sailed 20+ times with other cruise lines. Our cabin was 6'x10' ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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iliveinhope2018

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

So bad I had to jump ship in Ireland!

I had previously travelled on the Magellan and Columbus with Cruise and Maritime and had enjoyed both trips. On this basis, I booked a 30 day cruise to Canada with my partner on the Marco Polo. Embarkation on 5th ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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vodkaqueen

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Never again

I chose this because I wanted to see Cuba before it was spoilt. Ship was old, no use to disabled. Every seat in the restaurant was either broken or badly repaired. The entertainment was awful. Singers couldn’t ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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isthereanamethatisnttaken

4 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

Condemned Marine Vessels presents ....Canada by night

Travel thousands of miles across storm- tossed ocean to cruise the St Lawrence River by night and see all the pretty flashing lights on the navigation aides along the length of the river. Watch burning cinders ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jintojan

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

AVOID AVOID AVOID

I had Read so many reviews slating this ship - so decided see for myself. Big mistake! Should have avoided! Food stone cold. Restaurant rush you through your meals. 5 courses in 40 minutes! The only thing good is ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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trickyski

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Worst Ever Cruise Experience

Went with Friends & wanted to visit Baltic Countries. First time as a widower on holiday , so went with friends. Been cruising 4 times previously but not with this Company & would never go with them again . ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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cricketlady

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

36 Miserable Days

We chose this cruise because it was advertised as having two full days in Havana-at very short notice one day was cancelled and a visit to Belize substituted; not at all what we wanted. George Town visit cancelled, ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Esta avatar

Esta

2 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Full of disappointment! Caribbean, Cuba & Mexico cruise March 2017

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


Onceonlytime avatar

Onceonlytime

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor organisation, poor ports, little or no information given, food not good

Last minute deal, cheap, did no research, should have looked at reports on BBC news from 2014 it would have given some idea of what to expect. Our table staff and steward were very good but they had very little ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Heatherutteridge

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Near fatal incident and management failures

My husband booked a snorkelling tour through Cruise and Maritime with Starwind cruises St Georges of Grenada .He and others were told to be on board by 45 minutes , he set his Omega accurate dive watch . At 40 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


digitl avatar

digitl

1 Review Written

41 Helpful Votes

Unacceptable in so many ways

Cruise and Maritime Voyages' Marco Polo has problems and we would never cruise on her again. She is old and tired, food is poor, safety and security in need of serious attention, organisation leaves much to be ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Bensmumndad

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Disaster

Embarkation because of cabin number was fast and easy, there were three adults in cabin, which was roomy and comfortable. Things started going downhill fast. Sailing was delayed till next morning, plenty of rumours ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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BeginnersLuck?

2 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

Counterblast to Cruising

A COUNTERBLAST TO CRUISING Or Some Naval Gazing (Pun Intended) In our thirty years together, my partner and I have travelled tens of thousands of miles, to many different destinations, using many modes of ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Maxine Cook

1 Review Written

85 Helpful Votes

Worst holiday experience of our entire lives and terrible company to deal with

Where do I begin? This experience was one absolutely, without question, straight from hell. We waited for almost twenty years for our Marco Polo experience, and we cannot believe how truly horrible it really ...
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Sail Date December 2015


shintaro avatar

shintaro

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Were we all on the same ship?

Sailed on the Marco Polo december 22nd(23rd) delay was due to late arrival of passengers, not weather as Captain claimed. La Coruna was cancelled fair enough but to then average only 13 Knots first 2 days then 9 ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Paul Gooderson avatar

Paul Gooderson

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Be warned and beware.

Marco Polo 2015 Canadian Centenary Cruise (34 days) This is our subjective opinion, we are in our late 60,s and being possibly 15/20 years younger than the average person on board. First impressions 3 star, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Fizzymarmite

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again

I have been on many cruises and with approx 8 other cruise lines,including P & O, Cunard, Fred Olson, Oceana but this had to be the very very worst I have ever been on. It started with arriving at the Port of ...
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Sail Date July 2015


gre20863 avatar

gre20863

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Floating OAP Retreat

Loved the idea of a cruise with my partner and to see the fjords. We are in our 30s!! We were the youngest on the ship by a couple of generations. Embrakment was quick and easy. Cabin was very basic and no different ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Joseph Fraser avatar

Joseph Fraser

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Never Again

The two positives about this cruise were leaving from Newcastle and the ports of call. Marco Polo sells itself on being an old but classic ship, it is old but certainly has no class! Everything about it was a ...
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Sail Date June 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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