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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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66 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


highseasally avatar

highseasally

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for!

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We chose this cruise based on itinerary. We knew that the ship was older and expected, "quaint!" and it was quaint. Very clean and over all, not bad for it's age. Had we wanted five star sailing, we would have gone ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Scottiepete

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed cruise but !

It was wife’s birthday so went for it Enjoyed cruise but I was disappointed in the timings ,the boat went up the fjords early morning (while in bed) out in evening (while at dinner ) thus missing some of the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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TMBP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Value mini cruise

Although this was our 40th cruise, it was the first on Marco Polo and the smallest ship we have been on in 25 years of cruising and at 2 nights, the shortest. This is also my first review of a cruise ship. Having ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Trotters12

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Marco polo

South America cruise excellent. Ship old but very good. Lots of activities on sea days. Trips expensive but easy to make your own way. Food very good. Staff couldn't do enough for you. Many solo travellers. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Eileen2

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

First time on this line. Good experience

We booked this because we were going to the U K and decided to try this cruise because it was going through the Kiel Canal.. We had a total of 4 sea days. and our port stops were. Wismar . Germany. A very quiet ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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cazza52

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Canada in the Fall (in 2 weeks)

We choose this cruise to see a bit of Canada. Had done a couple of cruises about 20 years ago and not sure about 31 days. No need to worry as the time aboard ship there was plenty to do - games, quizzes and talks ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Roefamily

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Elegant cruising

Our first ever cruise chosen because of the destinations and departure port being so close to home. Very impressed with the organisation of embarkation, cleanliness and standard of service. We had cabin 607 on deck ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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isthereanamethatisnttaken

4 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

A ship not an apartment block

Chose the cruise because of the itinerary [St Petersburg] and have sailed on Marco Polo before. Marco Polo looks like a ship and not like a floating apartment block and that's why I like it. OK it has its downside ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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ColdCruise

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

It's all about the itinerary - Greenland aboard Marco Polo (21 day cruise)

Why this cruise? We chose this ship due to the superb itinerary and reasonable price point. For less than half the cost of 1 week on board an "expedition" ship, we spent 3 weeks visiting Faroe Islands (1 port), ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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windygail16

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Scottish Isles

All good - except charged for a bottle of water in the cabin not used- we deliberately made a point of not opening the bottles of water in the cabin - did manage to get money back with a bit of awkwardness-also ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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geoffgrannon

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise - Great itinerary. Ship not as expected

Chose the Marco Polo to move away from the larger ships. Boarded in Hull after overnight stay in Holidat Inn Hull Marina. Embarkation very smooth and well organised. Cabin very comfortable and crew very friendly and ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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sallyjune57

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise - Disappointment

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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spaniellover1981

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable first cruise on a charming old ship

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


Lesley136 avatar

Lesley136

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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trebor10

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

An enjoyable cruise, no real complaints

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2017


wekim avatar

wekim

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Average Ship

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and date. Which is the main reason we cruise. The ship and cruise line are secondary to us. Embarkation: No problems. Nothing to note. Ship: Older, smaller ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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nicola78

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great value for money if you get a good deal

I was a bit sceptical about my 7 night Scottish Island cruise on Marco Polo as I'd hear a few bad things about the ship, but have to say I had a great time. We chose this one based on the itinerary and were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


alpet19 avatar

alpet19

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

A great cruising holiday

We chose this cruise because we have always wanted to visit St Petersburg and the 2 day stop at this city did not let us down. We chose the 2 day package and visited the Winter Palace (The Hermitage), the Summer ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Spysmum

31 Reviews Written

342 Helpful Votes

An Old Style Cruise

With misgivings, we booked a 1 night taster on this venerable ship, for nostalgic reasons! Decades ago, when she was under Gerry Herrods ownership, we enjoyed some adventurous cruises on her,; to Antarctica, up ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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JudeSund

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Good Trip on a Wonderful Old Lady

Travelling solo, I chose this cruise because of the Newcastle Embarkation port and I live close by. Embarkation was as efficient as could be expected, there was an element of waiting and slight confusion when ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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peterclift

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

First Ever Cruise

This was our first cruise and in truth we had been rather sniffy about cruises before but we wanted to go to Iceland and CMV were offering a 2 for 1 deal so we gave it a go. The Marco Polo appealed as it was a ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Pirate of Penzance

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Agreeable voyage with very few shortcomings

This cruise was to the Faroes, Iceland, Orkney and Shetland sailing from Hull. First impression was that the embarkation arrangements were mickey mouse as we had opted for the car parking arrangements. In the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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I.L.C.

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

A good first cruise

We wanted to visit Iceland and, having initially looked at flights/hotels, this cruise, our first, fitted the bill. Although the good weather and calm sea helped, the cruise exceeded our expectations. Despite the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ValnRay

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Norway Fjordland Cruise

Chose this cruise on price and local embarkation (Hull). The small ship (only 800 passengers) suited my age range and the fact no children allowed suited me and my husband. I have been on much more expensive and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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brooklea

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

GREAT VALUE

Chose this cruise because of its interesting itinerary and because it sailed to countries & places I had never visited...Kirkwall, Iceland, Greenland, St John's, Nova Scotia, Quebec. As cruise virgins my wife & I ...
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Sail Date May 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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