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Marco Polo Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Enjoyed cruise but !

Marco Polo Cruise Review by Scottiepete

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2019
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe

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 scenery

A shorter stay at the places would have cured some of that, as there was nothing much in the villages stopped at .b t w £1.75 to use loo in one place by c c !

Plus side free upgraded to ocean view but noisy ,as we were on the lower deck 5 .

As it was wife’s birthday they had a cake for her and the waiters came to the table with it

Ready to sing her happy birthday ,but alas they were too late as we went up to see the show.

However it was put in the cabin with a card ,nice gesture!.

The food was excellent six course dinners with a great variety of food from Beef wellington

To salmon .

Breakfast loads of cereal,fruits ,yoghurt s meats ,cheeses ,porridge ,bacon (bit hard) sausages ,beans ,hash browns and one morning black pudding which was very tasty !

Another morning pancakes ,the chef was on doing the omelette with different fillings plus fried eggs .

Lunch three course ,even fish and chips with mushy peas one day ,shepherds pie another .

We chose the dining room as the self service was always very busy !

Drink prices were reasonable at £3.75 pint or near enough

Entertainment was good ,some good singers and dancers that would put many a t v show to shame. Different theme every night ,the guest comedian on two nights well what can I say !

There were quizzes and games laid on by the crew which were fun And got you chatting to your fellow passengers .

In all a very pleasant cruise up the Norwegian Fjordland third cruise but first on a small ship

And nice it started from rosyth saved trailing to south .

One final point perhaps they could give the windows a clean now and again they were very dirty when looking out having a relaxing drink

Took a while to disembark 2hrs after arriving at port .we were last off !

The End !


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Cabin Review

Cabin Sea view 228

Clean ,plenty of room ,beds were comfortable ,toilet area good ,good shower too.

Kept well by our steward ,sea view but you had to stand up on bed to see it


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Flam

Never went off as I was a bit concerned about the tender as I have walking and movement problems ,but enjoyed it from boat

Geiranger

Managed to get on to the tender ok then Went on the hop on hop off bus, and enjoyed the trip ,they could not get the door closed so we had to transfer bus after a long wait ,however it was good

Stops at the waterfalls and the scenic views ,

Beware £1.75 to use the toilet in the bus park and it’s credit card only

A Chinese guy could not get it to open ,kept putting his card in ,then it opened .

Wonder how much he got charged

Olden

Boat went into port so no problems wit tenders ,nice place ,again went on hop on hop off bus that took us up to the glacier and viewing points ,then stopped of at the shopping centre for a look round .

Very nice wee place

Bergen

Again right into port ,had a wee look round port area as wife went shopping as they do

Nothing bought !


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