Neil Down - Answered a Question by Hab (08 Aug 07 22:39)

I have never sailed on Marco Polo but I know that she has her fans, problem is that she is getting on a bit now. Still anything is better than that old bucket Arielle and if you don't know about her check the cruise bible....The Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise ships Neil Dow.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
munro - Answered a Question by Hab (10 Aug 07 13:23)

I see that she will be sailing from Tilbury from April up to Norway etc. Look it up on Newmarket Travel.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Coulter - Answered a Question by Hab (12 Aug 07 15:52)

I am a dedicated Marco Polo fan, love the ship, the atmosphere but not too sure what she will be like when she tranfers to Transocean. Sailed on the Arielle in May of this year. not the best cruise I have had but by no means the worst. Arrielle was spotlessly clean. Food OK but not wonderful. Think Marco Polo may loose some of her good atmosphere and there will certainly be no free tea and coffee 24 hours a day. Even water with your meals has to be paid for. Alcoholic drinks are much cheaper with Transocean. The Liquer Coffee of the Day was cheaper than a cup of white coffee. I have the 2008 brochure for the Marco Polo from Transocean and she will be sailing northwards to Norway and Iceland, also around British Isles, but no Med cruises, so Sou' Westers rather than bikini. I have often sailed on M.Polo in both her single cabins 101 and 102 and never been asked to pay a single supplement for these very small but adequate cabins,Transocean say they will be twins, I can only imagine that they will suspend the other single bed from the ceiling. From their pricing structure it will be cheaper to book for 2 in a standard twin than book a single cabin. Something wrong there!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Camilla Edwards's blog

Traditional or Freestyle ? Whi...

By Camilla Edwards

Carnival`s decision to introduce a new rule of traditional diners on their ships made me think of the whole subject of when, where and with whom do you choose to dine on your cruise. On board Carnival Glory and Carnival Conquest passengers who opt for first or second sitting traditional dining will be turned away from the restaurant if they are more than 30 minutes late for their selected seating. So that means be there on time , and probably queue to get on, or go to the buffet.Dining time s...

Read More

Jul 17 2017 11:58:16:000AM


Im expecting!!!

By Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson's blog

Most of you will know I already have two wonderful children, Aimee and Rafe.They’re currently 9 (Aimee will be 10 in September) and 6.But I’m about to join the difficulties of finding 5 berth cabins! Baby number 3 is on it’s way!!Baby is due around mid January (although we’re sure he or she will be late and will come on Rafe’s birthday on 20th January).Being 35 means I’m classed as ‘higher risk’ due to my age (I’m not THAT old, am I??) bu...

Read More

Jul 14 2017 11:37:09:000AM

One Stop Shop !

By Michelle Fennelly

Michelle Fennelly's blog

It is amazing how many guest I have spoken to over the last few weeks that have booked excursions through the cruise liner, which I may add are quite expensive. Cruise liners make a lot of money selling excursions at a hefty premium, but many people are happy to pay the extra because booking with the ship is the easy option and they have the comfort of knowing the captain will not leave port until everyone on his ships tours is back on board. I totally understand the reasons behind this but b...

Read More

Jul 20 2017 08:30:42:000PM