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Review: MV Marco Polo

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Marco Polo fine by me

  • By SilverTraveller billyvegas

    1 review

  • Dec 2012
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  • Oceanview

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This was my second time on Marco Polo for a mini cruise. I have cruised with Cunard (13), P&O (2), Celebrity (1) and Princess (2) with my wife but I can't get her on Marco Polo, so I do this one with a mate. My wife dropped us off right at the door of the terminal building and we were on the ship in 20 minutes. A member of staff walks you to your cabin so there is no people wandering around looking for their accommodation, I think this is a nice touch. The buffet is open for embarkation lunch and for the amount of passengers there is plenty to go round. I prefer being waited on, so our other lunches were in the restaurant. Compared to the aforementioned cruise lines there is no comparison. But it sails from Tilbury, 20 minutes from me, has excellent entertainment staff, the drink servers are efficient and friendly if you treat them like human beings as are the restaurant waiters. The food is of a good standard and at the last minute prices they charge, you can't go wrong. Cabins are very dated but do the job. A man on our table who had sailed Fred Olsen said he preferred Marco Polo. The cruise we were on was for 3 nights and had one formal night that was well supported with dress code, I also did a 2 nighter and that had a formal night also. The only problem Marco Polo has is that the bigger cruise lines are now offering similar last minute prices. But I am definitely going to get my wife on this ship. The gym and spa is more than adequate for an 800 passenger ship as are the various bars. Our favourite bar was Scott's. For a friendly easy going small ship I recommend the Marco Polo, but remember Cunard it isn't.

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  • Adventurer
    about 7 years ago
    Fantastic cruise