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Having just returned home today, the itinerary was good, the weather fantastic and the ship and most of the staff were terrible. The food was school canteen food, served cold or if you were lucky warm, the waitresses were chewing gum and the cutlery was transport cafe. The head chef was an Indian who could not cook a good curry, and as for English food, best left not said. On deck and in the Bistro, the crew queued up for food first, and sat around smoking. There was a lack of information from the Bridge, and as for organising excursion trips by Tender, it was a joke. All the staff were unprofessional, and lacked any kind of training from the Captain down, there was literally no Management. The entertainment was amaturistic and the same every day. Why go on this terrible ship when there are others far superior and cheaper. If you have booked a cruise on the Marco Polo, then get your deposit back quick! I could write pages, but do not have the time!

Marco Polo......Never cruise on this old boat

Marco Polo Cruise Review by Philip Jempson

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Having just returned home today, the itinerary was good, the weather fantastic and the ship and most of the staff were terrible.
The food was school canteen food, served cold or if you were lucky warm, the waitresses were chewing gum and the cutlery was transport cafe. The head chef was an Indian who could not cook a good curry, and as for English food, best left not said.
On deck and in the Bistro, the crew queued up for food first, and sat around smoking.
There was a lack of information from the Bridge, and as for organising excursion trips by Tender, it was a joke.
All the staff were unprofessional, and lacked any kind of training from the Captain down, there was literally no Management.
The entertainment was amaturistic and the same every day.
Why go on this terrible ship when there are others far superior and cheaper.
If you have booked a cruise on the Marco Polo, then get your deposit back quick!
I could write pages, but do not have the time!
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