My wife and I have just recently returned from the Northern Lights Cruise on board the Marco Polo, and I must say what an absolute delight it was. This was our first cruise, and everything we could want was expertly catered for. Our waiter was what you would expect in a 5 star restaurant , very very polite and courteous, and as my wife is diabetic, he sought out the "sugar free option" for dessert evey night. The cabin attendant was expert in his job, always a lovely clean, neat and tidy cabin to return to, especially appreciated after a "rough night" at sea. The food was incredible, so much choice and variation, and it was not until the last but one night did we realise how many chefs there were onboard. How did they all work so well, in such a small area?. The onboard entertainment was very diverse, from musical shows to opera, a comedian, and also to "tv shows", and every show was of a high quality, all the dancers done very well to keep their feet, even so more appreciated when the ship "moved a bit at night" in heavy seas. It is very hard to reaslise from looking at the ship, that she is over 50 years old, as it is so neat and tidy, and also, very importantly, spotless inside, with the staff constantly cleaning and wiping handrails. We also were very impressed with everyone having hand cleanser offered to them prior to entering eating areas. A special word for the captain, who, on more than 1 occassion, changed the itinery slightly to avoid rough seas, but still made port on time, a few times, earlier than expected. Well done Sir. I would have absolutely no doubts about returning to this ship for another cruise, and am alread looking at the itinery for next year. A very big thank you to all the staff for a memorable cruise, and look forward to seeing you all again.