Mini Cruise: Marco Polo Cruise Review by Capegirl

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Sail Date: August 2011
Destination: Europe - British Isles & Western
Embarkation: London (Tilbury)
Just returned from short break on Marco Polo. Was very wary of this trip as we had short break on Fred Olsen's Boudicca some time ago and were very disappointed as the whole experience left us with a 'never again' attitude for these 3* ships. However we were pleasantly surprised with Marco Polo.

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite which I am sure helped A LOT. The suite was very spacious although dated, the bed was extremely comfortable, 2 televisions (but wish these cruising companies would relay BBC ITV etc - especially for rainy days!). Canapes daily and fresh fruit and flowers the usual suite accompaniments.

The food was just ok but the dining room was very pleasant and run well however the waiter was run off his feet and needs a helper, we did feel very sorry for him, poor Elvis!

The entertainment was excellent, Richard Sykes brilliant, P & O need to head hunt this amazing friendly head of entertainment! Drinks contrary to other reviews More inexpensive and served to perfection with waiters constantly cleaning tables for water marks.

After 12+ cruises must say I thoroughly enjoyed this one - although it is for passengers who enjoy the old way of cruising not the new glitzy large tankers! Less

Published 09/02/11

Cabin review: DS703

Suite - old fashioned but very comfortable, one large sitting room with old tv, stereo system, four comfortable chairs. Ocean view, no balcony Large separate bedroom, comfortable double bed, flat screen tv. Bathroom marble and small bath with shower head too small for a tall person!

Port and Shore Excursions

OK City - we feel best way to see is on open bus tour of city.

Not worth anymore time than a day. Also took an open top tour bus. Great way to see a city.

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