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Marco Polo Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Northern Lights

Marco Polo Cruise Review by a knights

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2015
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

I would like to say that this was our first sea cruise so not sure what to judge against.

I would like to say that the crew were in general very friendly and efficient.Thank you to Olga our cabin steward, who always had a smile on her face and was always around when needed. Also to Alen our waiter in the Waldorf restaurant.

Cabin was small but adequate (319).Plenty of storage.

Ship had an engine problem on day 4 so did not see Svatisen Glacier as we had to re-route to Trondheim for 12 hours.Trondheim although pleasant meant we had to miss Honningsvaag and The North Cape.Also due to the weather the captain wanted to leave and come back through the fjords so we missed Sortland as well and stopped at Kristiansund.

Now as this was billed as The Northern Lights cruise,for reasons above, we did not spend enough time in the Arctic so did not really see the Aurora.We were on board one night and got a message from Johnathon the cruise director saying that the lights were starting to show,but by the time we got on deck cloud had started to cover.I would rather had missed the southerly ports of call and had more time in the Arctic to see what 90% of passengers had booked cruise for.

Found the excursions to be quite expensive. Drinks were expensive £3.50 for tin of beer,£5 for rum and coke. Also water at £2.20 a bottle

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Cabin Twin + 319

Atlantic Deck 6. Had an air conditioning vent right outside the room which was quite noisy.

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