Marco Polo

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We are sorry to inform you that Cruise & Maritime Voyages was placed into administration on 20 July 2020 and all cruises have been cancelled.

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Dining

With attentive staff and beautiful cuisine, Marco Polo is a great platform to broaden your gastronomic tastes. From the Waldorf Restaurant to the Pool Deck, there's plenty of choice including casual and fine dining options.

Waldorf Restaurant

Our maitre’d and his attentive waiting staff will welcome you to the elegant Waldorf Restaurant where you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely five-course lunch and enjoy a delightful dinner every day of your cruise. Whilst breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurant on an open seating basis, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner in the evening.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Varies
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Marco's Restaurant

As a casual alternative, the light and airy Marco’s Restaurant is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner. Here informality is the key and you can feel free to drop in without any ceremony.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet
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The Pool Deck

The Pool Deck lends itself particularly well to al fresco meals so a buffet breakfast or lunch from Marco’s can be served up with a complimentary ocean view.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Buffet

Fusion Speciality Restaurant

Perhaps opt to dine at the Fusion speciality restaurant and sample our journey into Indian gastronomy.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Indian

Entertaining

The Marco Polo is brilliant if you want to enjoy a laugh at sea. From the stand-up comedy to the vibrant choreographed shows, there's plenty to keep a smile on your face.

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Marco Polo Lounge

After dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the comfortable theatre-style Marco Polo Lounge as their artists display their talents in a snappily choreographed revue or colourful floorshow – all you need to do is just sit back and enjoy.

Following the great success of many guest acts from the field of comedy Cruise & Maritime Voyages have launched ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where, on selected cruises, you are invited to enjoy the talents of one of their guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of their comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director.

Features

  • Lounge
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Boutiques

Browse through the shopping arcade and photo gallery for a few memories to take home of your time onboard Marco Polo.

Features

  • Shop

Palm Garden and Columbus Lounge

Why not settle down and enjoy wonderful panoramic ocean views in the relaxing Palm Garden, or in a secluded corner of the delightful Columbus Lounge where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink.

Features

  • Lounge
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Captain's Club

At the very heart of Marco Polo is the stylish Captain’s Club, a popular place to meet fellow passengers.

Features

  • Lounge
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Scotts Bar

Scotts Bar is an ideal spot for evening entertainment and late night dancing for the night owls! Located on Amundsen Deck, Scotts has direct access to the outside and a view of the pool deck below.

Features

  • Bar
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Internet Cafe & Facilities

Internet connection is available from the terminals in the Internet Café, located near the Beauty Salon on Columbus Deck. A Wi-Fi system is available on Magellan Deck whereby there is a Wireless Hotspot access point in the Reception area and close to the lounges. Charges vary dependent on whether you choose to ‘pay as you go’ or purchase a package of so many minutes worth of connection time. This service is dependent on the ship’s satellite link and in areas such as the Fjords transmission is very intermittent.

Features

  • Cafe
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Card Room

If you’d like to play bridge, backgammon, chess or another activity, simply have a word with the Librarian. After a brief sign-up session you are then put in touch with other passengers who share the same interests, allowing you to make the most of your time aboard. It’s never forced – just helpful.

Features

  • Games Room

Enrichment

Revolving around enriching your cruise experience, the Marco Polo has a host of intellectual programmes to broaden your mind. From insightful guest speakers to creative arts and crafts, there's always an expert at hand to help and teach you.






Additions Programme-

The relaxing atmosphere created by Cruise & Maritime Voyages is ideal for enjoying Cruise & Maritime's extensive programme of guest speakers, entertainers and craft specialists. The line is pleased to introduce their special Additions∘ Programme, so called because in addition to their acclaimed evening entertainment and wide range of leisure facilities, they are presenting a range of other complimentary activities and entertainment for you to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.

Features

  • Education

Arts and Crafts-

With Arts and Crafts growing in popularity, Cruise & Maritime are including sessions on all CMV cruises of five nights or more. Specialists will be delighted to demonstrate their talents replicating many of the growing number of new crafting skills now witnessed on dedicated TV channels. These may include millinery, bead jewellery, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. You may need to buy materials on board which will be supplied by the crafter for a modest charge.

Features

  • Art Class

An Audience With...

On selected cruises Cruise & Maritime feature the light hearted ‘Audience With …’ where you are invited to listen to an invited guest speaker or performer talk∘ about their life experience and expert knowledge interspersed with questions from you, the audience. This offers you a great chance to become involved and be a part of the fun.

Features

  • Lectures

Health and fitness

Beautifully appointed, the Jade Wellness Centre is perfect if you want a spot of relaxation. If you want something more active the swimming pool is a great place to start, especially as it has fantastic views overlooking the ocean.

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Jade Wellness Centre

The beautifully appointed Jade Wellness Centre is nature’s secret of well being on the Marco Polo. It offers hairdressing & beauty treatments, fitness and exercise equipment, and sauna and massage facilities. Why not indulge yourself with life’s most perfect gifts: relaxation, invigoration and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to a spa package and design your own special day. Treatments and prices are subject to change.

Features

  • Spa

Swimming Pool and Promenade

There is an outdoor swimming pool plus three whirlpools and, in keeping with her heritage, the Amundsen Deck offers a traditional walk around promenade for that daily exercise or romantic stroll before you decide to call it a night.

Features

  • Pool
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Hair & Beauty

Hair styling for ladies and gentlemen, manicure, pedicure and a variety of relaxing massage therapies are available on board at the Jade Wellness Centre. It is recommended to book your appointments early to avoid disappointment. Meet the experienced personal for a complimentary consultation to select the services most suites to you. A list of services can be found in your cabin, opening hours are noted in the Daily Programme. All services are charged to your on board account.

Features

  • Spa
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Fitness Centre

There is an attractive Fitness Centre located on Columbus Deck, which offers a range of exercise machines and has nearby Sauna and Massage rooms. Passengers should take great care when utilising the various pieces of equipment, as participation is entirely at their own risk.

Features

  • Gym

Kids and teens

Please note: Marco Polo does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.

Accommodation

Marco Polo is an extremely comfortable ocean cruise ship with a wide range of public areas and deck spaces in which to relax. However, it is your cabin that should be the perfect place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing ashore and your unobtrusive cabin steward will ensure that you enjoy a high degree of comfort and service, whichever grade of accommodation you decide best suits your holiday requirements. There are fifteen categories of cabins and suites, primarily graded according to size and deck position and even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive.

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Standard Twin (Inner)

Located on Caribic and Baltic decks, these smaller have two lower beds, a bathroom with shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Standard Plus Twin (Inner)

Comprising two lower beds, there are four of these slightly larger cabins on Caribic Deck, whilst the majority are situated on Baltic & Atlantic Decks. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Six of these cabins have an additional Pullman berth for a third passenger.

Features

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Superior Twin (Inner)

Most cabins are located throughout Pacific Deck but there are six slightly smaller cabins situated on Amundsen Deck and they all comprise two lower beds, a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Premium Twin (Inner)

The most spacious inner cabins can be found on the Pacific, Amundsen & Columbus Decks. They comprise of two lower beds but the majority of cabins in this grade can also offer accommodation for a third or fourth passenger in additional Pullman berths. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins 631 and 655 on Amundsen Deck are specifically equipped for wheelchair passengers with mobility limitations and their companions.

Features

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Single (Inner)

Two of these comfortable cabins are on Caribic Deck and three are located on the Columbus Deck. Each has a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. They are particularly well suited to the single traveller.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Standard Twin (Ocean View)

Situated on the Caribic and Baltic Decks, these cabins have twin lower beds and most benefit from ocean views through two portholes. They have a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Standard Plus Twin (Ocean View)

This grade of cabins extends over three decks with larger cabins found on the Caribic and Baltic Decks, and the more compact located on the higher Atlantic Deck. Most cabins have two portholes although some have only one. and each has a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. A number of the lower deck cabins have additional berths for a third or fourth occupant.

Features

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Superior Twin (Ocean View)

These cabins are situated on the higher Amundsen & Columbus Decks and whilst they have windows rather than portholes, some, primarily on Columbus Deck, have obstructed sightlines and these are indicated by the circle symbol on the deckplan. In addition some of the cabins on Amundsen Deck have limited wardrobe space. Amenities include a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Two of these cabins have an additional Pullman berth for a third passenger.

Features

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Single (Ocean View)

Ten outside twin bed cabins, deemed as particularly suitable for sole occupancy, have been selected on Pacific and Amundsen Decks for single travellers. They have one window and a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins 656 and 661 have partially obstructed views.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Superior Plus Twin (Ocean View)

There are six cabins situated forward on Amundsen Deck whilst the remainder of the Superior Plus accommodation is located in the forward and after sections of Pacific Deck. They have one window and a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Features

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Premium Twin (Ocean View)

These spacious premium cabins are primarily located in the midships section of Pacific Deck and here most twin bed cabins (except 432 & 433) can convert to a Queen Size bed. Cabins 549, 605 and 606 have double beds only and cannot be converted to twins. There are also two forward cabins on Amundsen Deck and three forward cabins on Columbus Deck. The remaining cabins of this grade are on Navigator, the highest passenger deck, but have views partially obstructed by the lifeboats. Each cabin has a large window, in many cases two; as well as a bathroom with shower & WC, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe.

Features

  • Double
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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De Luxe (Ocean View)

There are eight De Luxe cabins, two of which are situated on Pacific (twin bedded) and six located on Navigator Deck (Queen Size bed). They benefit from large windows and comprise an integral sitting area, a bathroom with bath, shower & WC, a refrigerator, wardrobes and drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Cabins on Navigator Deck (pictured) have partially obstructed views.

Features

  • Twin
  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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Junior Suite (Ocean View)

There are just four Junior Suites: two each on the Pacific & the Columbus decks. These delightful cabins have twin beds, which can convert to Queen Size, an integral sitting area, a marble bathroom with bath, shower and WC, a refrigerator, walk-in wardrobe and plenty of drawer space, mirrored dressing table, TV, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. All four Junior Suites have windows although cabins 811 and 812 have views partially obstructed by the lifeboats.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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De Luxe Suite (Ocean View)

Pamper yourself with one of our two impressive De Luxe Suites that offer stylish accommodation and provide an elegant retreat in a prime position on the Columbus Deck. The bedroom offers a King size bed, a walk-in wardrobe, ample storage space and a mirrored dressing table, whilst the marble bathroom has a bath, shower and WC. In the separate living room there is comfortable seating, a TV and a DVD and other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, music console and personal safe. Choose between the Mandarin Suite (706) on the port side or the Dynasty Suite (703) on the starboard side of Columbus Deck.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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Caribic Deck 4

  • Standard Twin
  • Standard Twin (Inner)
  • Standard Plus Twin
  • Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
  • Single (Inner)
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Baltic Deck 5

  • Hospital
  • Standard Twin
  • Standard Twin (Inner)
  • Standard Plus Twin
  • Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
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Atlantic Deck 6

  • Waldorf Restaurant
  • Standard Twin
  • Standard Plus Twin
  • Standard Plus Twin (Inner)
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Pacific Deck 7

  • Junior Suite
  • De Luxe
  • Premium Twin
  • Premium Twin (Inner)
  • Superior Plus Twin
  • Superior Twin (Inner)
  • Single
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Magellan Deck 8

  • Marco Polo Lounge
  • Captain's Club
  • Tour Office
  • Reception
  • Main Lobby
  • Boutiques
  • Palm Garden
  • Columbus Lounge
  • Nansen Card Room
  • Livingston Library
  • Marco's Bistro
  • Pool
  • Bar
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Amundsen Deck 9

  • Scott's Bar
  • De Luxe
  • Superior Plus Twin
  • Superior Twin
  • Superior Twin (Inner)
  • Premium Twin
  • Premium Twin (Inner)
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Columbus Deck 10

  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Cafe
  • Jade Spa
  • Mandarin De Luxe Suite
  • Dynasty De Luxe Suite
  • Premium Twin (Inner)
  • Superior Twin
  • Single
  • Superior Twin (Inner)
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Navigator Deck 11

  • Whirlpools
  • Junior Suite
  • De Luxe
  • Premium Twin

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Ship facts
Passengers
800
Crew
356
Launched
1965
Last refit
2009
Tonnage
22080t
Length
176m
Width
23
Speed
16kts
Decks
8
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
GBP