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This was our second voyage on the Marco Polo, and we chose to sail again as last time the voyage
was an absolute delight. The ship was called the Alexander Pushkin when built in 1965, and one of her strengths was the ice-strengthened hull
making it ideal for cruising in Arctic and Antarctic waters. In 1991 Orient Lines purchased the ship and refitted it to be the
ship we are sailing on now.
Sail outs were very spectacular as we usually left late afternoon and sat on the deck enjoying
a drink or two and listening to the wonderful entertainment. How good was this! The Marco Polo has lots of
open decks and many tables and chairs with shady umbrellas to protect us from the glare of the sun.
From these vantage spots we could see the shoreline of the place we had just visited which gave us a last minute
reminder of somewhere special we had been lucky enough to visit....
Our cabins were not exceptionally large, or five star equipped but very, very comfortable! The space we has was well
presented and the bathroom nicely appointed even though tiny. The big plus for this area was the staff - absolutely fantastic.
Our steward, Ryan was amazing! The cabin was spotless at all times and he anticipated our every request for anything extra
we may have asked for. This service helped make our trip the very special holiday that it was.....