Review of CMV Marco Polo deck 8 (Magellan-Lobby-Lido-Pools)
The entertainment-themed Lido Deck has:
“Marco Polo Show Lounge” (bow location) also serves as a movie theatre. The main lounge offers live music and show productions in the evenings. The entertainment program features young dancers and singers, and live band music performances. During the day, the show loounge hosts bingo games and enrichment lectures and media presentations.
“Captain’s Club” is a stylishly decorated pre-dinner cocktail bar with a resident piano-player.
Reception Desk provides 24-hour guest services, assistance, information, purser).
Tour Office (Shore Excursions Desk, open between 10:30 am – 1 pm, and 3 – 6 pm) is for shore excursions booking and provides information on Cruise Maritime tours offered in ports of calls along the Marco Polo cruise itineraries.
Main Lobby (lower level 1 of 3)
Boutique Shops sell duty-free priced luxury jewellery, perfumes, watches, brand fashion and accessories, Cruise And Maritime logo merchandise, special occasion gifts.
“Palm Garden” is a small lounge with lovely starboard panoramic views.
Columbus Lounge & Bar also serves as an alternative dining venue.
“Nansen Card Room” is the bridge-playing club.
“Livingston Library” has comfortable seating, panoramic windows and a nice selection of books, magazines and popular board games.
The aft-located “Marco’s Restaurant” (aka “Marco’s Bistro”) is the ship’s Lido Buffet restaurant with floor-ceiling windows, wood furniture, 2 buffet lines. Dress code here is casual for Breakfast and Lunch, and just like at the Waldorf Restaurant – formal for Dinner. The lido restaurant’s outdoor seating area (aft-deck terrace) is served by an open bar and also has an outdoor tea station (by the swimming pool). Breakfast (early 7-7:30 am, and regular 7:30-10 am) offers cereals, bacon, sausages, eggs, cold meats, porridge, cheeses, fruits. Lunch (12 noon - 2 pm) offers soups, salads, main dishes (incl vegetarian, meat, fish), desserts, plus a made-to-order pasta station (in addition to both buffet stations). Afternoon Tea (3:30-4:30 pm) is complimentary and self-service, and offers scones, cookies, cakes, mini-sandwiches, pudding, also, salads and bread and butter.