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Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a classic ocean liner with a handsome traditional profile, beautiful teak decks and distinctive dark blue hull. She has an interesting history, having been the prestigious pride of the Soviet cruise fleet before being sold to a Western entrepreneur and undergoing a multi-million pound rebuild.

Now a child-free ship operating exclusively for adult passengers, she carries up to 820 guests in a warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Food and service are superb, cruise experts say.

‘Put simply, Marco Polo is about the basics of cruising: going to interesting places in comfortable surroundings in the company of people you enjoy,’ according to www.cruisecritic.co.uk.

‘In this day and age, where every ship seems to be a gleaming new mega-liner or an ultra-luxury "yacht" with fares so high they make your eyes water, the number of ships that can offer this kind of experience is shrinking fast.’

Marco Polo
Entered service 1965
Last refit 1993
Length 176m
Speed 16.5 knots
Passenger decks 8
Passenger capacity 850
Cabins 425
Crew International
Language on board English
Medical Centre Yes