CMV Marco Polo

Former name: MS Aleksandr Pushkin

CMV Marco Polo current position

CMV Marco Polo current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 51.50366 N / -2.70864 W) cruising en route to BRISTOL/UK. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Specifications of CMV Marco Polo

Year built1965  /  Age: 55
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderVEB Mathias-Thesen-Werft (Wismar, Germany)
Classice-strengthened cruise ship
OwnerGlobal Maritime Group Inc (via Global Cruise Lines Ltd)
OperatorCMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages)
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)176 m / 577 ft
Beam (width)23 m / 75 ft
Gross Tonnage22080 gt
Passengers800 - 850
Crew356
Passengers-to-space ratio28
Decks11
Cabins425
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2020
Former namesMS Aleksandr Pushkin
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MS Marco Polo cruise ship is owned by Global Maritime and currently operated under charter by the UK-based travel company Cruise And Maritime Voyages (CMV). The ship was previously operated by Transocean Tours (Germany). The vessel was built in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft (East Germany) as "MS Aleksandr Pushkin" for Baltic Shipping Company (USSR / Soviet Union).

For CMV, the vessel was Bahamas-flagged (MMSI number 308693000) and registered in Nassau.

In early-June 2017 was reported that Marco Polo leaves CMV in May 2018, as the shipowner (Global Maritime Group) puts the ship for sale.

On July 20, 2020, the CMV's parent company SQTL (South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd) was placed into administration / filed for bankruptcy. The UK-based company traded as "Cruise and Maritime Voyages" (trademarked brand). In June, SQTL-CMV entered into emergency talks with potential investors and lenders. Unfortunately, the company's efforts to secure funding and stay afloat during the Coronavirus crisis failed.

All CMV cruise ships were placed on the secondhand market and open for sale. In October was planned the vessels to be auctioned via the London UK-based company CW Kellock & Co Ltd (Ship Auctioneers, Brokers and Valuers). Biddings (deadline in brackets) opened for Vasco Da Gama (Oct 8), Columbus (Oct 12), Astor (Oct 15), Magellan (Oct 19) and Marco Polo (Oct 22).

History - construction and ownership

The 22,080-ton, 820-passenger cruise ship ms Marco Polo is among the top choices for small ship cruising out of the United Kingdom. Fellow passengers are affluent, middle-aged, well-traveled and mostly repeat guests. MS Marco Polo has a classic profile, traditional dark hull and teak decks. Ship's deep draught and stabilizers give a comfortable ride. Marco Polo refits have kept accommodation, public rooms, guests' facilities, and navigational technology up to date. The compact size of the vessel helps access smaller ports, in which bigger vessels do not venture.

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Marco Polo was refurbished in November 2014 at Vlissingen shipyard, Holland. The work was done by Damen (ship-repair and vessel conversion company). Ship's dry dock featured an extensive survey, followed by regular maintenance work - hull washing-painting, lifeboats maintenance-recertification, valves overhaul, gangway platforms repair.

In November 2015 Cruise and Maritime Voyages' ms Marco Polo celebrated its half-century with a couple of 50th-anniversary voyages. When Marco Polo debuted in 1965 it was named "Alexandr Pushkin" (after the Russian poet) and was one of the five poet-class vessels built at Mathias-Thesen Werft docks (Wismar) in former East Germany.

Marco Polo was extensively refurbished in 1975. In 1984 the ship joined CTC Cruises Australia's fleet with 18-30 Holiday cruises. In 1991, "The Alex" (as Aussies called the vessel) was purchased by the British entrepreneur Gerry Herrod, who took it to Greece to be re-built over the following 3-year period.

Emerging as Orient Lines' ms Marco Polo, the cruise ship specialized in expedition voyages to the Far East. A helicopter was available on the purpose-built helipad deck to observe whales and wildlife. The line was bought In 1998 by NCL Norwegian. Eventually, in 2008 Marco Polo was sold to Greece's Global Maritime Group Inc (Global Cruise Lines, current shipowner) but continues to be operated by CMV.

At the end of 2015, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), said farewell to ms Marco Polo, which was in for her 10th special survey and general maintenance and refurbishment. The project took around five weeks to complete. Marco Polo had a full schedule of works during her time at DSV. These included an exterior repainting, interior repairs, and maintenance to bring her back up to her usual high standards. Other actions included work on the propellers and propeller shafts, reconditioning the bearings on the main engines and servicing the air-conditioning units and gen sets. The life-rafts and other safety equipment were also removed and serviced, the cranes and winches overhauled and various minor steel works performed. Marco Polo arrived at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen on the 3rd of November and departed on the 14th of December, 2015.

In February 2017 DSAm (Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam), part of DSC (Damen Shiprepair & Conversion), completed maintenance works on the CMV ships Magellan and Marco Polo. Both vessels are currently operated by British based CMV (part of Global Maritime Group).

Cruise itinerary program

MS Marco Polo itinerary program is based on round-trip cruises departing from UK (homeport London Tilbury). The ship visits popular destinations in Europe, such as Baltic Sea (Russia, Scandinavia), Norway (Norwegian Fjords), North Sea (British Isles), Iceland. In winter 2017-2018 Marco Polo will sail to France, Spain, and Portugal leaving roundtrip from Belfast, Bristol, and Liverpool. The first voyage in 2018 starts on March 31 from Bristol to France.

In 2020, CMV Marco Polo offers a 78-night "Grand Africa and Indian Ocean" world cruise itinerary departing on January 2, 2020, from Bristol Avonmouth. The voyage visits a total of 31 ports on 3 continents. Early booking prices started from GBP 12,000 per person (double occupancy rates).

The itinerary includes two Equator crossings and one Suez Canal transit. Among the visited countries are Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Israel, Mediterranean points. Shore excursions options include Table Mountain (Cape Town), overnight safari, Taj Mahal (Agra), and Mumbai.

The outward itinerary leg visits Lisbon, Cape Verde Islands, Casablanca, and St Helena Island before reaching Africa. The return itinerary leg from India visits Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Holy Land, Malta, Gibraltar, La Coruna, Cobh before returning to Bristol on March 24, 2020. You can see the CMV world cruise 2020 ports list in the ship's Wiki section.

Cabins

Of all ms Marco Polo 425 cabins, 70% have an ocean view (including 14 Suites, no balcony cabins are available), 281 are Oceanviews, 128 are Insides. Only 2 are the wheelchair accessible cabins, all located on Amundsen Deck 9. There are no connecting rooms. The number of cabin categories is 15.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

  • Waldorf restaurant's decor is pleasant, however not quite remarkable. It features two sittings, dinners are good and usually exceed expectations for the price level, prepared with much more finesse than breakfasts. Afternoon tea and late-night snacks are also offered on board according to cruising tradition.
  • Marco’s Bistro is an open-seating informal alternative dining venue on the pool deck and guests can eat outdoors, whenever the weather conditions permit so. No additional charge is applied for eating here.
  • Captain’s Club and Columbus Lounge are popular venues for pre-dinner cocktails. The Columbus is classy and clubby, with maritime artifacts on display. The Captain’s is elegant and spacious, with contemporary decor.
  • Palm Garden has big windows affording great ocean views. Its surprising decor, however, combines lacquer-red walls, bamboo-and-conservatory style furniture and green plants, delivering an altogether less tranquil message.
  • The modern Scott’s Bar is located on the Amundsen Deck. Its dance floor welcomes passengers for late-night entertainment.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Marco Polo offers great value-for-money and child-free traditional British experience in cozy surroundings. The public rooms are all smartly furnished and feature high ceilings giving an airy and spacious feel, with plenty of space for relaxation. Don't expect expansive leisure options as Marco Polo is not like the modern floating resorts and her passengers are not expecting them. You will find plenty of open decks, with a small swimming pool and three whirlpools. Unfortunately, none of the bars and lounges offers a forward view. The list of onboard facilities includes:

  • Jade Wellness Spa Centre features a sizeable gym and 2 saunas. It offers body treatments, facials, massages, hairdressing, and the usual salon services, sensibly priced by duration.
  • The small library (Livingston Lounge) offers a decent books’ selection, magazines, playing cards or other games. Nansen Card Room is the spot for card game lovers. The photo gallery to order pictures from the cruise and the Internet Cafe are among the other amenities.
  • The Duty-Free Gift Shop is open while the ship is at sea. It stocks on cigarettes, liquor, fragrances, cosmetics, local souvenirs. The liquor and cigarettes that you buy will be delivered on the last day of the sailing.
  • Each evening Marco Polo offers different entertainment programmes, ranging from performances by ship's show team to jive/boogie, ballroom dancing, craft sessions, guest lectures, quiz programmes, golf sessions, bingo and fitness workouts. Live music is offered in several venues.

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MS Marco Polo was built as Aleksandr Pushkin in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft (East Germany) for Baltic Shipping Company (Soviet Union). From 1993 to 2008, after an intensive refit, the ship sailed as Marco Polo for Orient Lines. Currently, ms Marco Polo is owned by Global Maritime, under charter to CMV since January 2, 2010.

During most of its CMV service, Marco Polo operated on roundtrips leaving from UK ports (in England and Scotland ) - Bristol, Edinburgh, Greenock-Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool, Tilbury-London, Newcastle. Among the themed itineraries are Norwegian Fjords, British Isles, roundtrip Transatlantic crossings (to Canada, Caribbean, South America /Amazon), short-breaks to France, Belgium, Holland.

In 2015, the cruise ship celebrated its 50th anniversary with 2 themed voyages. "First Commemorative Anniversary Cruise" from the UK to Canada and Greenland, departures from Rosyth (July 23) and from Tilbury (July 24). The 36-night roundtrip visited Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec, and St Lawrence River. Prices started from GBP 2000 pp (double occupancy). The "Second Commemorative Cruise" from the UK to Canada from Tilbury (September 7) was a 35-days roundtrip to Canada via Amsterdam Holland and Cherbourg France. Prices started from GBP 1800 pp.

Fun fact is that this CMV ship has a namesake - the 2012-launched "CMA CGM Marco Polo". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 16,020 containers) and operated by CMA-CGM Line.

Marco Polo ship's 3-week drydock in 2020 (January) was at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The scheduled drydocking project included general maintenance works (propulsion, liferafts), repairs (engines, steel tanks), hull cleaning, class inspections.

CMV World Cruise 2020

In 2020, CMV Marco Polo offered a 78-night "Grand Africa and Indian Ocean" world cruise itinerary departing on January 2, 2020, from Bristol Avonmouth. The roundtrip UK voyage was planned to visit a total of 31 ports on 3 continents.

Date / TimePort
06 Jan 15:00Departing from Bristol, England
09 Jan 07:00 - 23:00Lisbon, Portugal
11 Jan 06:00 - 19:00Casablanca, Morocco
15 Jan 10:00 - 15:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
21 Jan 14:30 - 20:00Saint Helena Island UK, Jamestown
25 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Walvis Bay, Namibia
26 Jan 12:00 - 18:00Luderitz, Namibia
28 Jan 07:00 - 19:00Cape Town, South Africa
29 Jan 14:00 - 18:30Mossel Bay, South Africa
30 Jan 10:00 - 22:00Port Elizabeth, South Africa
01 Feb 08:00 - 23:00Durban, South Africa
02 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Richards Bay, South Africa
06 Feb 12:00 - 20:00Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
07 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Port Louis, Mauritius Island
10 Feb 09:00 - 18:00Mamoudzou, Grande-Terre Island, Mayotte
12 Feb 08:00 - 19:00Zanzibar, Tanzania
13 Feb 07:00 - 14 Feb 16:30Mombasa, Kenya
17 Feb 10:00 - 04:30Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
18 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Praslin Island, Seychelles
22 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
24 Feb 08:00 - 23:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
26 Feb 06:00 - 23:00Cochin, Kochi, India
28 Feb 07:00 - 14:00Mormugao-Goa, India
29 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Mumbai-Bombay, India
04 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Salalah, Oman
09 Mar 04:00 - 20:00Safaga, Egypt
10 Mar 09:30 - 21:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
12 Mar 04:00 - 17:00Suez Canal, Egypt
13 Mar 06:00 - 17:00Ashdod-Jerusalem, Israel
16 Mar 10:00 - 16:30Valletta, Malta
19 Mar 08:30 - 13:00Gibraltar, UK
21 Mar 08:00 - 16:00La Coruna, Spain
23 Mar 08:00 - 15:30Cobh-Cork, Ireland
24 Mar 07:30Arriving in Bristol, England

Early booking prices started from GBP 12,000 per person (double occupancy rates).

CMV World Cruise 2021 (CANCELLED)

Due to political unrest in Hong Kong China, in early-January 2020, CMV cancelled the planned for 2021 "Grand Oriental Odyssey". The around the world voyage on Marco Polo was a 110-night itinerary roundtrip from Bristol.

Date / TimePort
05 Jan 22:00Departing from Bristol, England
06 Jan 14:00 - 20:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
08 Jan 07:00 - 15:00La Coruna, Spain
10 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Gibraltar, UK
13 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Valletta, Malta
16 Jan 08:00 - 15:00Limassol, Cyprus
17 Jan 06:00 - 18 Jan 14:00Ashdod-Jerusalem, Israel
19 Jan 04:00 - 17:00Suez Canal, Egypt
20 Jan 08:00 - 20:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
21 Jan 08:00 - 14:00Safaga, Egypt
29 Jan 06:30 - 18:00Mumbai-Bombay, India
30 Jan 12:00 - 23:00Mormugao-Goa, India
01 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Cochin, India
05 Feb 08:00 - 22:00Port Blair, South Andaman Island, India
08 Feb 08:00 - 23:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 Feb 06:00 - 16:00Kota Kinabalu, Borneo Malaysia
13 Feb 09:00 - 17:30Sandakan, Borneo Malaysia
15 Feb 09:00 - 20:00Manila, Luzon Island, Philippines
18 Feb 08:00 - 17:00Keelung-Taipei, Taiwan
20 Feb 11:00 - 20:00Kagoshima, Japan
22 Feb 08:00 - 19:00Shimizu, Japan
23 Feb 07:00 - 18:00Yokohama, Japan
26 Feb 09:00 - 18:00Vladivostok, Russia
28 Feb 07:00 - 20:00Busan, South Korea
02 Mar 08:00 - 20:00Incheon-Seoul, South Korea
04 Mar 06:00 - 23:00Tianjin-Beijing, China
07 Mar 08:00 - 02:00Shanghai, China
11 Mar 08:00 - 23:00Hong Kong, China
13 Mar 07:00 - 23:00Halong Bay, Vietnam
16 Mar 07:00 - 18:30Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
18 Mar 09:00 - 19 Mar 14:00Sihanoukville, Cambodia
20 Mar 08:00 - 21:00Laem Chabang-Bangkok, Thailand
23 Mar 07:00 - 20:00Singapore
25 Mar 08:00Phuket, Thailand
29 Mar 08:00 - 23:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
31 Mar 06:00 - 20:00Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
09 Apr 04:00 - 20:00Safaga, Egypt
10 Apr 09:00 - 20:00Sokhna, Egypt
11 Apr 04:00 - 17:00Suez Canal, Egypt
13 Apr 07:00 - 13:30Santorini Island, Greece
13 Apr 19:00Mykonos Island, Greece
14 Apr 08:00 - 23:00Piraeus-Athens, Greece
17 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
20 Apr 09:00 - 17:00Cadiz, Spain
21 Apr 10:00 - 18:00Lisbon, Portugal
22 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Porto-Leixoes, Portugal
25 Apr 06:30Arriving in Bristol, England

The cancelled voyage CMV replaced with 4 roundtrip itineraries - 42-night "Amazon" (January 5, 2021, from Bristol), 12-night "Land of the Northern Lights" (March 20, 2021, from Bristol) and two 15-night "Land of the Northern Lights" roundtrips from London-Tilbury (departures February 18, March 5, 2021).

CMV Marco Polo cruise itineraries 2020-2021 (CANCELLED)

For 2020-2021, CMV scheduled a total of 58 voyages for the ship Marco Polo. Following the Coronavirus-related suspension of voyages (since March 2020), the ship's itinerary program was rescheduled for the period October 1, 2020, through October 27, 2021.

Most of the planned for MS Marco Polo 2020-2021 voyages were offered as roundtrips from England (Harwich, Hull, Bristol, London-Tilbury, Newcastle, Portsmouth, Plymouth), plus some departures from Holland (Rotterdam) and Ireland (Cobh-Cork). Among the scheduled and cancelled CMV Marco Polo cruises were the following itineraries:

11 days "Hidden Baltic Treasures"

Date / TimePort
01 Oct 18:00Departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, England
02 Oct 07:00 - 15:00Rosyth-Edinburgh, Scotland
04 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Copenhagen, Denmark
05 Oct 08:30 - 22:00Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
06 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Bornholm Island, Ronne, Denmark
07 Oct 08:30 - 17:30Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
08 Oct 09:00 - 20:00Klaipeda, Lithuania
09 Oct 06:00 - 16:00Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
12 Oct 08:00Arriving in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

11 days "Iceland Faroes Northern Lights"

Date / TimePort
12 Oct 18:00Departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, England
13 Oct 07:00 - 14:00Rosyth-Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
15 Oct 09:00 - 18:00Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
17 Oct 08:00 - 19 Oct 16:00Reykjavik, Iceland
21 Oct 08:00 - 14:00Klaksvik, Bordoy, Faroe Islands
22 Oct 08:00 - 14:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
23 Oct 09:00Arriving in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

8 days "South Norway Discovery Oslo"

Date / TimePort
23 Oct 18:00Departing from Newcastle upon Tyne, England
24 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Rosyth-Edinburgh, Scotland
26 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Oslo, Norway
27 Oct 12:00 - 20:00Kristiansand, Norway
28 Oct 08:00 - 23:00Stavanger, Norway
29 Oct 08:00 - 20:00Bergen, Norway
31 Oct 08:00Arriving in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

12 days "Escape the Winter Festive Getaway"

Date / TimePort
06 Dec 21:30Departing from Bristol, England
07 Dec 14:00 - 21:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
10 Dec 08:00 - 23:00Lisbon, Portugal
12 Dec 06:00 - 21:00Casablanca, Morocco
13 Dec 12:00Gibraltar, UK
14 Dec 08:00 - 16:30Cadiz, Spain
16 Dec 09:00 - 17:00La Coruna, Spain
18 Dec 09:30Arriving in Bristol, England

16 days "Christmas New Year Canaries Madeira"

Cruise Theme: New Year cruise

Date / TimePort
20 Dec 21:45Departing from Bristol, England
21 Dec 14:00 - 21:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
24 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Lisbon, Portugal
26 Dec 08:00 - 18:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
27 Dec 12:00 - 20:00Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
28 Dec 09:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
29 Dec 06:00 - 22:00Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands
30 Dec 08:00 - 15:00Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
01 Jan 08:00 - 14:00Gibraltar, UK
03 Jan 09:00 - 18:00La Coruna, Spain
05 Jan 11:00Arriving in Bristol, England

(Transatlantic crossing roundtrip from UK to South America) 42 days "Amazon, Cape Verde, West Indies Azores"

Date / TimePort
05 Jan 21:45Departing from Bristol, England
06 Jan 14:00 - 20:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
09 Jan 07:00 - 14:00Vigo, Spain
10 Jan 08:00 - 16:00Lisbon, Portugal
15 Jan 07:00 - 13:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
21 Jan 11:00 - 19:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
22 Jan 09:00 - 15:00Boca da Valeria, Brazil Amazon
23 Jan 12:30 - 24 Jan 16:00Manaus, Brazil Amazon
25 Jan 10:45 - 18:00Parintins, Brazil Amazon
26 Jan 08:00 - 19:00Santarem, Brazil Amazon
29 Jan 07:00 - 20:00Belem, Brazil
31 Jan 09:00 - 16:00Iles du Salut, French Guiana
02 Feb 08:30 - 16:00Scarborough, Tobago
03 Feb 07:00 - 20:00Bridgetown, Barbados
04 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Castries, St Lucia Island
11 Feb 09:00 - 17:00Horta, Faial Island, Azores
12 Feb 08:00 - 16:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
16 Feb 10:00Arriving in Bristol, England

(repositioning) 2 days from Bristol to London

Date / TimePort
16 Feb 19:45Departing from Bristol, England
18 Feb 11:30Arriving in London-Tilbury, England

15 days "Land of the Northern Lights - Norway"

Date / TimePort
18 Feb 18:00Departing from London-Tilbury, England
19 Feb 09:00 - 16:00Rotterdam, Holland
21 Feb 07:00 - 13:00Stavanger, Norway
22 Feb 08:00 - 15:00Alesund, Norway
24 Feb 12:00 - 22:00Tromso, Norway
25 Feb 12:00 - 26 Feb 19:00Alta, Norway
27 Feb 07:00 - 15:00Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
01 Mar 13:00 - 19:00Trondheim, Norway
02 Mar 08:00 - 16:00Andalsnes, Norway
03 Mar 09:00 - 16:00Bergen, Norway
05 Mar 08:00Arriving in London-Tilbury, England

10 days "Easter British Isles Discovery"

Date / TimePort
01 Apr 16:00Departing from London-Tilbury, England
02 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Rotterdam, Holland
04 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
05 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Isle of Skye, Uig-Dunvegan-Armadale-Portree, Scotland
06 Apr 07:00 - 19:00Isle of Mull, Craignure-Fionnphort-Tobermory, Scotland
07 Apr 07:00 - 14:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
08 Apr 12:00 - 20:00Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, England
09 Apr 08:00 - 19:00Guernsey Island, St Peter Port, Channel Islands
10 Apr 10:30 - 20:00Honfleur, France
11 Apr 09:00Arriving in London-Tilbury, England

12 days "Hidden Baltic Treasures" (Rock music-themed)

Date / TimePort
11 Apr 16:00Departing from London-Tilbury, England
12 Apr 07:00 - 14:00Rotterdam, Holland
14 Apr 09:00 - 17:00Fredericia, Denmark
15 Apr 07:30 - 22:30Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
16 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Bornholm Island, Ronne, Denmark
17 Apr 08:30 - 16:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
18 Apr 08:30 - 20:00Klaipeda, Lithuania
19 Apr 06:00 - 17:00Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
21 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Skagen, Denmark
23 Apr 08:00Arriving in London-Tilbury, England

7 days "Majestic Fjordland"

Date / TimePort
23 Apr 16:00Departing from London-Tilbury, England
24 Apr 07:00 - 14:00Rotterdam, Holland
26 Apr 11:00 - 20:00Flam, Norway
27 Apr 07:00 - 16:00Bergen, Norway
28 Apr 07:00 - 15:00Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
30 Apr 08:00Arriving in London-Tilbury, England

(repositioning) 2 days from London to Hull (Rock music-themed)

Date / TimePort
30 Apr 15:00Departing from London-Tilbury, England
01 May 08:00 - 14:30Amsterdam, Netherlands
02 May 10:15Arriving in Hull, England

6 days "Southern Norway and Oslo"

Date / TimePort
02 May 21:15Departing from Hull, England
04 May 07:00 - 13:00Stavanger, Norway
05 May 12:30 - 19:30Oslo, Norway
06 May 10:00 - 18:00Kristiansand, Norway
08 May 05:00Arriving in Hull, England

14 days "Baltic Treasures with St Petersburg"

Date / TimePort
08 May 15:00Departing from Hull, England
10 May 09:00 - 17:30Kiel Canal, Germany
11 May 06:00 - 19:00Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
13 May 10:00 - 16:00Tallinn, Estonia
14 May 07:00 - 15 May 18:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
16 May 07:30 - 15:30Helsinki, Finland
17 May 08:00 - 16:30Nynashamn, Sweden
19 May 09:00 - 19:00Copenhagen, Denmark
22 May 03:00Arriving in Hull, England

8 days "Fjordland Splendour"

Date / TimePort
22 May 13:15Departing from Hull, England
24 May 09:00 - 14:00Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
25 May 08:30 - 17:00Flam, Norway
26 May 11:00 - 19:00Olden, Norway
27 May 09:00 - 16:00Andalsnes, Norway
28 May 09:00 - 17:00Bergen, Norway
30 May 09:15Arriving in Hull, England

11 days "British Isles Discovery"

Date / TimePort
30 May 20:15Departing from Hull, England
01 Jun 07:00 - 17:00Invergordon, Scotland
02 Jun 07:00 - 16:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
03 Jun 08:00 - 19:00Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
04 Jun 07:00 - 19:00Isle of Mull, Craignure-Fionnphort-Tobermory, Scotland
05 Jun 07:00 - 15:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
06 Jun 09:30 - 17:30Cobh-Cork, Ireland
07 Jun 07:30 - 16:30Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, England
08 Jun 10:00 - 22:00Portsmouth, England
10 Jun 06:45Arriving in Hull, England

29 days "Arctic Voyage with Greenland and Iceland"

Date / TimePort
10 Jun 17:15Departing from Hull, England
12 Jun 07:00 - 20:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
13 Jun 07:00 - 18:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
14 Jun 12:00 - 18:00Runavik, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
15 Jun - 18:00Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
17 Jun 07:00 - 17:00Isle of Mull, Craignure-Fionnphort-Tobermory, Scotland
18 Jun 12:00 - 20:00Liverpool, England
22 Jun 06:00 - 19:00Reykjavik, Iceland
25 Jun 07:00 - 20:00Qaqortoq, Greenland
26 Jun 05:00 - 17:00Narsarsuaq, Greenland
28 Jun 06:00 - 14:00Sisimiut, Greenland
29 Jun 09:30 - 30 Jun 23:00Ilulissat, Greenland
01 Jul 05:00 - 13:00Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland
03 Jul 09:00 - 14:30Nanortalik, Greenland
07 Jul 12:00 - 18:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
09 Jul 09:00Arriving in Liverpool, England

(repositioning) 3 days from Liverpool to Bristol

Date / TimePort
09 Jul 17:00Departing from Liverpool, England
10 Jul 12:00 - 20:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
11 Jul 08:00 - 19:00Tresco Island, Scilly Isles, England
12 Jul 09:30Arriving in Bristol, England

14 days "Azores, Madeira and Portuguese Highlights"

Date / TimePort
12 Jul 19:15Departing from Bristol, England
14 Jul 12:00 - 19:00La Coruna, Spain
17 Jul 09:00 - 21:00Horta, Faial Island, Azores
18 Jul 07:00 - 23:00Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores
19 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
21 Jul 08:00 - 20:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
23 Jul 08:00 - 18:00Lisbon, Portugal
26 Jul 09:45Arriving in Bristol, England

8 days "Faroes and Scottish Isles"

Date / TimePort
26 Jul 19:30Departing from Bristol, England
28 Jul 06:00 - 17:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
30 Jul 07:00 - 15:00Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
31 Jul 08:30 - 20:00Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
01 Aug 06:00 - 18:00Isle of Mull, Craignure-Fionnphort-Tobermory, Scotland
03 Aug 03:00Arriving in Bristol, England

(B2B) 16 days "Fjordland and Round Ireland"

Date / TimePort
03 Aug 13:15Departing from Bristol, England
06 Aug 07:00 - 13:00Stavanger, Norway
07 Aug 09:00 - 16:00Olden, Norway
08 Aug 09:00 - 19:00Flam, Norway
09 Aug 09:00 - 18:00Bergen, Norway
12 Aug 10:45 - 20:30Bristol, England
13 Aug 13:00 - 20:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
14 Aug 07:00 - 18:30Glengarriff, Ireland
15 Aug 07:30 - 17:00Galway, Ireland
16 Aug 11:00 - 18:00Killybegs, Ireland
17 Aug 08:30 - 19:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
19 AugArriving in Bristol, England

(repositioning) 6 days from Bristol to Plymouth with France

Date / TimePort
19 Aug 15:00Departing from Bristol, England
22 Aug 08:00 - 23 Aug 01:30Rouen, France
24 Aug 05:00 - 16:00Honfleur, France
25 Aug 08:00Arriving in Plymouth, England

7 days "European Waterways and Rotterdam Regatta"

Date / TimePort
25 Aug 18:00Departing from Plymouth, England
27 Aug 07:00 - 13:00Antwerp, Belgium
28 Aug 09:30 - 17:00Rotterdam, Holland
29 Aug 07:00 - 18:00Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 Aug 08:00 - 20:00Guernsey Island, St Peter Port, Channel Islands
01 Sep 07:30Arriving in Plymouth, England

10 days "Spain, Portugal and Morocco"

Date / TimePort
01 Sep 17:00Departing from Plymouth, England
03 Sep 07:00 - 15:00La Coruna, Spain
05 Sep 09:00 - 19:00Cadiz, Spain
06 Sep 08:00 - 23:00Casablanca, Morocco
08 Sep 07:00 - 18:00Lisbon, Portugal
11 Sep 08:00Arriving in Plymouth, England

14 days "Baltic Cities, St Petersburg and Kiel Canal"

Date / TimePort
13 Sep 16:00Departing from Harwich, England
14 Sep 07:30 - 13:00Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 Sep 10:00 - 18:30Kiel Canal, Germany
17 Sep 07:00 - 15:00Nynashamn, Sweden
18 Sep 10:00 - 17:00Helsinki, Finland
19 Sep 07:00 - 20 Sep 18:00Saint Petersburg, Russia
21 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Tallinn, Estonia
23 Sep 07:00 - 21:00Warnemunde-Rostock, Germany
24 SepKiel Canal, Germany
26 Sep 06:00Portsmouth, England
27 Sep 08:30Arriving in Harwich, England

12 days "British Isles Discovery"

Date / TimePort
27 Sep 19:00Departing from Harwich, England
29 Sep 07:00 - 19:00Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
30 Sep 07:00 - 16:00Lerwick, Mainland Shetland, Scotland
01 Oct 08:00 - 19:00Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland
02 Oct 07:00 - 15:00Isle of Mull, Craignure-Fionnphort-Tobermory, Scotland
03 Oct 09:00 - 22:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
04 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
05 Oct 08:00 - 20:00Cobh-Cork, Ireland
06 Oct 07:30 - 19:00Glengarriff, Ireland
08 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Portsmouth, England
09 Oct 08:00Arriving in Harwich, England

9 days "South Norway Discovery and Viking Experience"

Date / TimePort
09 Oct 16:00Departing from Harwich, England
11 Oct 07:00 - 17:00Kristiansand, Norway
12 Oct 08:00 - 19:00Oslo, Norway
13 Oct 12:00 - 19:00Goteborg, Gothenburg, Sweden
14 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Aalborg, Denmark
17 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Portsmouth, England
18 Oct 08:00Arriving in Harwich, England

9 days "Hidden Baltic Treasures and Kiel Canal"

Date / TimePort
18 Oct 16:00Departing from Harwich, England
19 Oct 20:30 - 20 OctKiel Canal, Germany
20 Oct 13:00 - 20:00Wismar, Germany
21 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Bornholm Island, Ronne, Denmark
22 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Visby, Gotland Island, Sweden
23 Oct 07:00 - 14:00Karlskrona, Sweden
24 Oct 09:00 - 18:30Kiel Canal, Germany
26 Oct 08:00 - 16:00Portsmouth, England
27 Oct 08:00Arriving in Harwich, England

The last planned by CMV cruise for Marco Polo was a 13-day Norwegian Fjords itinerary leaving from Harwich and returning to Portsmouth.

Date / TimePort
27 Oct 16:00Departing from Harwich, England
29 Oct 08:00 - 14:00Bergen, Norway
01 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Tromso, Norway
02 Nov 08:00 - 19:00Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
03 Nov 07:00 - 00:30Alta, Norway
06 Nov 07:00 - 14:00Alesund, Norway
07 Nov 10:00 - 17:00Stavanger, Norway
09 Nov 12:00Arriving in Portsmouth, England

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old lady of the sea

by Craigscruises4u
38 Reviews written
8 days, round-trip from Dover, England
Departure date: 22 Aug 1997
Cruise number 5 : Invited by the then Orient Lines to cruise on the MS Marco Polo. Departure date : 22nd August 1997 Cabin number : 504 - aft Pacific deck Total pax : 820 , Crew :220 Cruise - Norwegian Fjords - 7 nights Dover / Bergen / Norvik / Tromsa / Alta / Olden / Dover Many travel...

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