Author: Annette O'shea
This was our first cruise, on the Springtime Fiords. Embarkation at Tilbury was excellent, we were in our cabin within half an hour with luggage already delivered. Cabin size was better than expected (602) and very comfortable, my advise would be to bring own hairdryer as the one in shower is not great. Spotlessly clean throughout, stewards are excellent. Walls are very thin, you can Hear your fellow neighbours. facilities on board were good, shops not very well stocked, but we had everything we needed. bars and lounges were all wonderful, different entertainment in each one, cocktails and drinks were such good value and the service was excellent. the cabaret shows were good with two shows every night. spa and gym area offered a good service. food very good, plentiful. You had a choice of formal or buffet. Early or late seating, all with excellent service.They make the best scones and shortbread! Outside decks were wonderful to relax on and there were always staff to serve you drinks.We did our own trips and getting on and off the ship was so easy. We has a fantastic week even though weather not too good and some rough seas. overall I would highly recommend the Marco Polo, she has wonderful charm,and great staff. My only complaint is the water, you get small glasses of water at the tea station but you are not allowed to fill any bottles. Bottled water is left in your cabin but each bottle costs £2.30 and at the bars its 2.80 you can get small plastic ones for 1.60.