Marco Polo

Offering a wide range of public spaces and facilities, Marco Polo is perfect for those who want to experience traditional cruising. 

The Marco Polo cruise ship offers a wide range of public facilities∘ including the impressive Waldorf Restaurant offering a traditional two sitting fixed time dining option and, as an alternative more informal experience, the stylish Marco’s Bistro.

There are five main lounge areas. The Magellan Deck offers the theatre style Marco Polo Lounge; the elegant Captain’s Club, a perfect venue for pre-dinner cocktails with the resident pianist; relaxing Palm Garden, with wonderful panoramic ocean views; and the stylish Columbus Lounge where the head barman∘ will soon get to know your favourite drink. Completing the quintet is Scott’s Bar, located on Amundsen Deck, an ideal spot for night owls.

  • Size medium
  • Style Resort
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1965
  • Year of last refit 2009
  • Gross tonnage 22080t
  • Length 176.0m
  • Width 23.0m
  • Speed 16kts
  • Decks 8
  • Language English
  • Currency Pound Sterling (£)
  • No. of passengers 800
  • No. of crew 356
  • No. of cabins 425
  • -wheelchair access 2
Unique Features

Following the great success of many guest acts from the field of comedy Cruise & Maritime Voyages are launching ‘A Laugh on the Ocean Waves’ where, on selected cruises, you are invited to enjoy the talents of one of their guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of their comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows, hear them talk about their life experience∘ and listen to their Comedy Corner interviews with the Cruise Director.


Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too! 

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend that you take full advantage of these packages. 

For example, the CMV Value option for cruises between 5 and 29 nights includes gratuities and service charges for the duration of your cruise, a welcome bottle of wine per cabin, priority cabin upgrade (if available) and confirmed seating in the restaurant (first come, first served basis). Pre-book for just £6pp per night (£7pp per night onboard).

Please note: There is no Gratuity & Service charge for teenagers & children under 18 years.

For more information and details of what is included in each package please click here.

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Marco Polo is an extremely comfortable ocean cruise ship with a wide range of public areas and deck spaces in which to relax. However, it is your cabin that should be the perfect place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing ashore and your unobtrusive cabin steward will ensure that you enjoy a high degree of comfort and service, whichever grade of accommodation you decide best suits your holiday requirements. There are fifteen categories of cabins and suites, primarily graded according to size and deck position and even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive.


With attentive staff and beautiful cuisine, Marco Polo is a great platform to broaden your gastronomic tastes. From the Waldorf Restaurant to the Pool Deck, there's plenty of choice including casual and fine dining options.


The Marco Polo is brilliant if you want to enjoy a laugh at sea. From the stand-up comedy to the vibrant choreographed shows, there's plenty to keep a smile on your face.

Health and fitness

Beautifully appointed, the Jade Wellness Centre is perfect if you want a spot of relaxation. If you want something more active the swimming pool is a great place to start, especially as it has fantastic views overlooking the ocean.

Kids and Teens

Please note: Marco Polo does not offer any dedicated children's facilities.


Revolving around enriching your cruise experience, the Marco Polo has a host of intellectual programmes to broaden your mind. From insightful guest speakers to creative arts and crafts, there's always an expert at hand to help and teach you.

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