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Newcastle (England) Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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13 Newcastle (England) Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

Shona123 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disorganised cruise on a dated ship


A TA told us about overnight cruises where the ship is repositioned and you can stay and received food and entertainment at a reasonable price. We went from Newcastle to Rosyth(Edinburgh). We had an outside cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019

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2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

It's all about the itinerary - Greenland aboard Marco Polo (21 day cruise)

Why this cruise? We chose this ship due to the superb itinerary and reasonable price point. For less than half the cost of 1 week on board an "expedition" ship, we spent 3 weeks visiting Faroe Islands (1 port), ...
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Sail Date July 2017

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Average Ship

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and date. Which is the main reason we cruise. The ship and cruise line are secondary to us. Embarkation: No problems. Nothing to note. Ship: Older, smaller ...
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Sail Date June 2016

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31 Reviews Written

343 Helpful Votes

An Old Style Cruise

With misgivings, we booked a 1 night taster on this venerable ship, for nostalgic reasons! Decades ago, when she was under Gerry Herrods ownership, we enjoyed some adventurous cruises on her,; to Antarctica, up ...
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Sail Date July 2016

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3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A Good Trip on a Wonderful Old Lady

Travelling solo, I chose this cruise because of the Newcastle Embarkation port and I live close by. Embarkation was as efficient as could be expected, there was an element of waiting and slight confusion when ...
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Sail Date June 2016

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cheerful cruiser

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Very good deal

We had cruised with P&O in March and had a thoroughly miserable time so when we saw an offer in travel agent for a 6 night cruise we decided to try it to hopefully restore our faith in cruising! It did! Marco ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Floating OAP Retreat

Loved the idea of a cruise with my partner and to see the fjords. We are in our 30s!! We were the youngest on the ship by a couple of generations. Embrakment was quick and easy. Cabin was very basic and no different ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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Joseph Fraser

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Never Again

The two positives about this cruise were leaving from Newcastle and the ports of call. Marco Polo sells itself on being an old but classic ship, it is old but certainly has no class! Everything about it was a ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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Kathryn McCulloch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not your usual cruise

As a regular cruiser I was thrown by the rigidity of dining times.Breakfast finished at 9:30 and no more available till 12:30.not only this but times varied and we had to look at cruise info to check when meals ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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1 Review Written

Marco Polo Balt1c Cruise June 2014

This was the second cruise on the Marco Polo having enjoyed the first one to Norway in 2009. The itinerary was absolutely perfect for us. We had the chance to visit the most wonderful places. The Marco Polo is a ...
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Sail Date June 2014

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Discount lovers

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

North to the Faroe Islands

In July 2013 we saw this cruise advertised and snapped it up,attracted by the itinerary and the price. We drove the 25 miles to North Shields and embarkation was easy and well organised. The port is small with easy ...
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Sail Date June 2014

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1 Review Written

A unique experience on a small and friendly ship

This was our first cruise chosen for its interesting itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg. We imagined that our most enduring memories would be of the Russian Palaces, which are indeed ...
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Sail Date June 2014

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19 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

We Really Enjoyed Ourselves!

We have been on the Marco Polo twice before, when she belonged to Orient Lines. The last time we sailed on her was in January 2006, on an unforgettable expedition to Antarctica. We saw this 5-day cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2012

Marco Polo Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.7
Fitness Recreation3.03.1
Value For Money5.03.5
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