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Marco Polo Review

3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
364 reviews
16 Awards

Not up to todays cruising standards

Review for Marco Polo to Europe
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Aug 2019

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 time. I have been on larger ships for long voyages before.

Having read various reviews I was anxious to find out if they were accurate or not. On the whole I found them a good guide to the ship. Reasonably OK for a short voyage but not for any longer.

The main reasons for this are that the cabins lack virtually any sound proofing. I heard every word of the phone call that my next door neighbour was making. I was in a premium ocean view cabin. I could also hear music from the entertainment lounge in the evenings.

Cabin Review

Cabin premium ocean view

Virtually no sound proofing you would be dependent on how noisy your neighbours were to have a reasonably quiet time.

Facilities in the cabin were fine although a bit dated. This grade has tea and coffee making facilities. Fixed twin beds so no ability to change configuration. I gave it a 2 star as compared to other more modern ships cabins it was overpriced.

Port Reviews


Moored very close to the centre of Rotterdam approx 20 min walk. Shuttle bus also provided.

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