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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews

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Marco Polo
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Excellent

119

Very Good

66

Average

64

Poor

44

Terrible

61

Cruise type

364 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo Cruise Reviews


highseasally avatar

highseasally

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for!

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We chose this cruise based on itinerary. We knew that the ship was older and expected, "quaint!" and it was quaint. Very clean and over all, not bad for it's age. Had we wanted five star sailing, we would have gone ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

My wife and I are experienced cruisers with over one thousand sea days. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary with St Helena and Suez canal top of our list of "to do's". First impressions of the ship, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cruisingjune

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Should go in to retirement

From the large warehouse for embarkment in Bristol thoughts of cheap and cheerful came in to my head. On board there was a smell of diesel in the lower decks. Cabin was clean but as the ship is 55 years old could ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Michelle12345

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Bug onboard

My husband and I have just returned from our 3rd cruise but first with the Cruise and Maritime (CMV). This was the Iceland and the Northern lights cruise also calling at Faroe and Orkney islands. We were on the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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trippingtraveller

12 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Diesel fumes in inside front cabin

I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise but a few things hampered it being better. I did not find the diesel fumes inside the inside cabin tolerable and struggled to feel well under those circumstances. The beds in the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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frenchcamper

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed travellers

It had always been a desire to travel to the Artic circle and see the Northern Lights. CMV offered this at the time of year which suited. We knew that it was a budget cruise, so went with an open mind. We did ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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gapenguin

1 Review Written

4th time on Marco Polo

We like the small ship voyages. Was on Marco Polo to Antarctica twice when owned by Orient and NCL. Then to the Norwegian fjords (awful experience) and this one was selected to see Greenland. Not much has ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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harlaston1

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money

This was our first cruise and we are both in our mid 50s and still at work so this is our completely unbiased review about the Marco Polo ship. Firstly I have to say that this cruise ship has a non child policy and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Eurovisionfan

9 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo's final trip to Canada

Our last time on the Marco Polo was in 2011, our second cruise, after our first on NCL with a butler and a concierge and lots of fancy extras. We’ve done lots of cruises since, but the Marco Polo has stayed VERY ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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M Parkes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A NIGHTMARE!

I chose to travel to Canada and the Cruise and Maritime Marco Polo was available for the cruise. The ship is small and old. Built many years ago. It tilts and sways alot. It is suitable for retired and elderly ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Rogc avatar

Rogc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never set sail on this ship.

Came across cruise critic website and thought I would share "our experience" ....we cruised on the Marco Polo a few years back...the embarkation was like a waiting room for heaven...I do not think everyone ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Extronordinary

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't sail on Marco Polo!

The itinerary looked good 7 stops in Greenland and 3 on the way, although we ended up with 6+2. Very poor organisation throughout. We parked in the adjacent car park and had to wait for ages for the shuttle bus to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Abeddie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo - Wouldn’t sail cruise and Maritime again

The Norwegian Fjords were stunning and the weather was spectacular, the cruise experience not so much. Disappointing... The ship while kept clean is in need of a refurb. The service in the bars and for coffee is ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Scottiepete

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed cruise but !

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shona Scotland

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our first and last cruise, very disappointing especially the food which aims for quantity rather than quality. Food was very repetitive, poor choice and poor quality, for example Kraft cheese slices sometimes the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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normag26

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not up to todays cruising standards

I chose a 2 night cruise to see what the Marco Polo was like as I was planning to go on a much longer cruise (78 nights) and was unsure if I would enjoy life on this rather old and small ship for that length of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shona123

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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TMBP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Value mini cruise

Although this was our 40th cruise, it was the first on Marco Polo and the smallest ship we have been on in 25 years of cruising and at 2 nights, the shortest. This is also my first review of a cruise ship. Having ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Bridie Robin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary - Good Ship - Mostly Poor Shore Excursions

We chose the cruise for the itinerary. The embarkation port is close to us so was brilliant at the beginning and end of our holiday. Embarkation was one of the best we have experienced, very smooth and we did not ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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MICKRAWCLIFFE

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Marco Polo - an unhappy ship

I only chose Marco Polo in order to get to Greenland. The boat is very shabby and I don't think much has been done, cosmetically, since her last major refit in 1995. The computers broke down at registration, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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LAROSA21

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR £ AND TERRIFIC FOOD!

A friend booked this cruise and I was somewhat dubious having sailed on her years ago to Norway, which is beautiful. However, on this voyage the food was very much improved to 'excellent', and I'm fussy. The ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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conrad59

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Interesting Marco Polo Iceland cruise with some Fawlty Towers effects

Friends alerted us to an attractive last minute offer for a cruise around Iceland on CMV's Marco Polo. None of us had ever cruised with Cruise & Maritime Voyages before, it's not a cruise line we ever seriously ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Richard English avatar

Richard English

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Eccentric but disappointing

The Marco Polo seems to be popular with many (I spoke to a fellow passenger who had travelled on 7 voyages) but I suspect that those who like this 54-years-old ship are the same as people who choose to drive a ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Reynoldmutt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

No wow factor. not treated special .

We thought we would try the Marco Polo to go to the Faroe islands. on the 5th of October 2018. Day one , We got to Tillbury car park from Wiltshire.about 11.30am ,we were told you can’t park yet go to Asta for a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


stevemag avatar

stevemag

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

This ship needs to be retired

I choose this cruise mainly because of the destination and from the reviews thought the ship although old would be ok. First let me say i love cruising and have done 45-50 cruises with very few complaints but ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Marco Polo Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.5
Dining3.03.5
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms4.03.7
Fitness Recreation3.03.1
Family1.04.5
Enrichment4.03.2
Service4.03.8
Value For Money5.03.5
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