Our Cruise: Marco Polo Cruise Review by John Wheeldon

Marco Polo 4
John Wheeldon

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Our Cruise

Sail Date: June 2011
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: London (Tilbury)
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Although the cabin was small it had everything needed and who wants to spend time in the cabin anyway?

Whilst not being gourmet standard the food was good and varied with a range of options for each course and we didn't pay gourmet prices. All the excursions were well organized with a local guide and a ships representative and ran smoothly. The one exception was caused by the local guide who did not take the advice of the ships representative. This was immediately sorted out by the cruise line who made a more than adequate reduction to the cost.

We found all the crew friendly and helpful. We made some good friends and would recommend the Marco Polo to anyone who wants a friendly relaxed and happy cruise.

One of the BIG pluses is that there are no screaming kids!

All in all the best of the cruises we've been on and we hope to travel on her again. Less

Published 07/10/11

Cabin review: 7214

Cabin 214 Two portholes but need to stand on bed to see through. small shower room but adequate. some vibration from engines but not enough to cause problems. comfortable beds. kept well serviced by excellent cabin stewardess.

Port and Shore Excursions

we were very impressed with the way the ship dealt with the bus being late back as the bridge to Sweden was closed! A very good reason for being part of an organised tour. enjoyable visit to a nearby fishing village.

We had a delightful run into the country to see Sibelius' house. For me there were too many people in the group for such a small place but my partner loved it.

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A nostalgic ride on the 'Molli' reminded us why we got rid of steam trains!

Peter the Great built his palaces to rival Versailles. I think he came very close. The place we stopped at for lunch was incredible. Beautiful ceiling. Chandeliers marble staircase very smart waiters and good food.

The run in and out through the archipelago is beautiful. The city I found disappointing but the 'Vasa' is incredible (think Mary Rose x 10).

We particularly liked the way the Estonians are so proud of their country and it's independence. Loved the local beer which wasn't expensive and drinking it on the dockside.

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