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We saw it in a newspaper as BOGOF offer. This was not correct. By the time we had paid extra for the all inclusive element it ended up costing as much as going to the caribbean. Guests on our dinner table had paid far less. This ship is very old (over 50 years) and it shows. The cabin window rattled all the time. The cabin was ok, beds comfortable, bathroom acceptable. The food on board was very good, with good choices available although the dinners really had too much on the plate. The staff were very good, helpful, efficient, friendly. The entertainment was very third rate. However, it should be noted that at 66 we were some of the youngest on the voyage. The days at sea were miserable, and we had to stay on our beds for most of that time, due to the inclement weather. Excursions were expensive, so we opted to sort ourselves out and found getting buses very easy. Most places we stopped at were mostly closed, but the whole point for us had been the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, which we did 2 nights running in and near Alta within the Arctic Circle. Would we choose this cruise line again? No. Ship late getting back into Tilbury, mess-up with the coach back to Victoria, lost our onward connection, had to get new ticket, very long day to get home.

Not happy with price paid

Marco Polo Cruise Review by Blighty57

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We saw it in a newspaper as BOGOF offer. This was not correct. By the time we had paid extra for the all inclusive element it ended up costing as much as going to the caribbean. Guests on our dinner table had paid far less.

This ship is very old (over 50 years) and it shows. The cabin window rattled all the time.

The cabin was ok, beds comfortable, bathroom acceptable. The food on board was very good, with good choices available although the dinners really had too much on the plate.

The staff were very good, helpful, efficient, friendly.

The entertainment was very third rate. However, it should be noted that at 66 we were some of the youngest on the voyage.

The days at sea were miserable, and we had to stay on our beds for most of that time, due to the inclement weather.

Excursions were expensive, so we opted to sort ourselves out and found getting buses very easy. Most places we stopped at were mostly closed, but the whole point for us had been the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, which we did 2 nights running in and near Alta within the Arctic Circle.

Would we choose this cruise line again? No.

Ship late getting back into Tilbury, mess-up with the coach back to Victoria, lost our onward connection, had to get new ticket, very long day to get home.
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Cabin 535
Not a bad size. Comfortable beds, ample storage. TV not good. With all the satellites about, should be better. Bathroom ok, always hot water, shower worked quite well. Cabin Steward excellent, towels changed when required. However, window rattled all the time, turbulance due to weather very unpleasant.
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