Listed below is a small selection of what our passengers have to say about Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
I have had a perfect holiday! Seen fantastic places, met some interesting people.
Mrs L Dale - April 2013
A great experience all round! Well done & thank you!
Mr N Bell - April 2013
All staff so friendly and helpful, very impressed!
Mr B M Fortune - April 2013
Everyday was a new & exciting experience made extra-special by the warm and welcoming staff. A truly memorable holiday. Thanks!
Mr S Dale
The ship is to be congratulated on the service and friendliness of the whole of the staff.
Mrs Dorothy Shaw - April 2013
1st Cruise and loved every minute of it!
Mr Kenward - April 2013
A lovely ship with friendly & helpful crew. It was our first cruise but wont be our last!
Mrs Anne Cowan - April 2013
A very welcoming introduction to cruising. The ship and staff made this a good experience. A good size ship.
Mrs Michele Anderson - April 2013
First ever cruise. Amazing experience, loved every minute, will remember it for ever. Thank You!
Mrs Susan Dickison - April 2013
Having read the vastly differing reviews of the mv Discovery since Cruise & Maritime took it over I jumped at the opportunity of a very cheap overnight cruise from Bristol to Liverpool. To overcome the logistics of starting and finishing at different locations we drove to Liverpool, pre-booked car parking at Lime Street Station (with a discount) and caught the train to Avonmouth using advance booked tickets to minimise the cost.
It was a short taxi ride to Avonmouth, a typical freight port with minimal amenities. As soon as we reached the port at Avonmouth my wife was greeted with a big hug from Richard Sykes, the cruise director; and we have only met him twice before, once on Marco Polo and once on Ocean Countess. Our first sight of the ship allayed any initial fears that it was past its sell by date as has been reported. The white hull was bright, shiny and welcoming. At the moment the ship has a split personality with associations with its previous incarnation but all the staff are working hard to help Discovery find its soul and it will soon be giving Marco Polo a run for its money as which should be designated the C&M flagship.
All too soon the short cruise came to an end. It took about half an hour for those passengers disembarking at Liverpool to do so. Most seemed to be returning to Bristol by arranged coach, some were staying in Liverpool for a couple of days, we took a taxi to the carpark but the majority were staying on board for a round Britain cruise. I wish I had been one of them.
Mr A & Mrs G Reed - April 2013
Click here to read the review of Discovery from Silver Travel's Alan Fairfax
Where do I start to say Thank You, Marco Polo, from the moment I boarded to disembarkation, I have nothing but praise. The added pressure the staff and crew had to face on 16th April with the deep cleaning, due to an outbreak of Norvirus on the previous journey, each and every minute of the day, and always with a smile on their face, the cleanliness was impeccable. The entertainment crew were first class and the bars and restaurant were all beyond excellence. I suppose the only very small complaint ( and let's face it we Brits like to have a winge !!) is that it would have been nice if the Captain had been seen around the ship more and taking time to meet his passengers, instead of just being there for a photo shoot at dinner. I have returned home with 150% wow factor for the beautiful Marco Polo and her stunning and amazing crew, staff etc. Thank you all xx Very best wishes and long may Marco Polo rule the Fjords.
Ms S Oram - April 2013
Have just returned from D305 Celtic Landscapes Cruise. Had to say we had a FANTASTIC time. Lovely sailing from Avonmouth, ship a bit tired BUT really enjoyed ourselves. We have to make a special comment about your ENTERTAINERS. THEY WERE BRILLIANT. Well done Cruise & Maritime. Long may you sail out of Avonmouth - we'll definitely be back!
It's the first time we've cruised with Cruise and Maritime so we need to try Marco Polo next as we heard good reports of her when we were on Discovery. We have now completed 40 cruises, with all different companies, and must say again how happy we were with Discovery, especially the entertainment.
Mrs J Earl, April 2013.
I have just returned from a very enjoyable cruise on Discovery from Bristol to North Norway. Although I did not see the Northen Lights to the extent I would have wished, I did enjoy seeing the stunning Norwegian scenery under a thick blanket of snow. The crew were always friendly and Richard Sykes the Cruise Director was excellent. He was able to put his hand to anything whether he was leading inter-denominational worship or performing with the Show Company. He is a credit to your company.
Mr B Cooper - April 2013
We have just come back from cruising the Land of the Northern Lights, this was our 2nd cruise and like the first one we found Marco Polo, very well run, very clean, entertainment good, the food excellent and the crew very helpful and friendly. We shall be back, Thank you!!
Mr & Mrs Coulter - January 2013
Well run little ship. She has everything we need for a most pleasurable time. Enjoyed using the gym and sauna.
Mrs Rowsby - Tucker, Doncaster, January 2013
Good value for money paid. I have cruised 15 times, but this is my first on Marco Polo - The cleanest cruise ship EVER!!
Mrs Anderson, Tonbridge, January 2013
I have had a wonderful cruise, met some lovely people, staff and passengers.
Mrs Fleming - Burt, January 2013
I though the ship and all the staff were great, it was so nice to have no children on board. Such a lovely happy ship.
Mrs Reeves, Norfolk, January 2013
Very enjoyable first cruise on the Marco Polo. Entertainment with Richard and his staff superb.
Mrs Sanders, Norfolk, January 2013
Excellent, very enjoyable, would recommend Marco Polo and CMV to friends. Good value for money - will come again if price is right.
Mr Walker, Pedmore, January 2013
The cruise was excellent. Marco Polo is such a friendly ship I would recommend travelling on her to everyone.
Mr King, Tamworth, January 2013
We loved the charm and friendliness of "Marco Polo" and feel comfortable here!. had a great cruise and made better with Richard Sykes, Thank You!!
Mrs Ellis, Essex, January 2013
Having previously only sailed on larger ships, I was a little dubious about this cruise, but have been very impressed and will certainly be considering another Marco Polo cruise in 2013.
Mr Townshend, Milton Keynes, January 2013
Congratulations Cruise and Maritime on a memorable farewell cruise of the Ocean Countess. From arrival at the superb new Liverpool cruise terminal to embarkation took only 10 minutes, our good sized cabin was spotlessly clean throughout, six course dinners in the impressive Kensington restaurant were varied, good quality and well presented. The breakfast in the "Boat House" was a lovely start to the day. The varied range of daytime activities and evening entertainment was professional. This cruise compares very favourably with other companies we have cruised with, and offered extremely good value for money. Well done Cruise and Maritime and I look forward to welcoming "Discovery" into Liverpool next year.
Mrs Carrington, Liverpool, October 2012
This is my 5th cruise on Marco Polo and as usual the whole experience has been very enjoyable. All the crew have been friendly and helpful. The entertainment was excellent and the ports of call enjoyable. The tour guides were very informative.
Mrs E Nicholls, Essex, October 2012
This is our first cruise, we heard from one friend that this is an excellent ship on everything, so we tried and were not disappointed, it's excellent.
Mrs Sumalinog-Pico, Wales, October 2012
The whole cruise was very good, the bar staff and waitresses in Hamptons were very attentive.
Mr R Glover, Lancashire, October 2012
I was on my first cruise, I didn't know what to expect and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was great too.
Mrs G Onwubiko, Woodford Green, October 2012
As you can see from my comments, our party of 8 had an excellent weekend. Basically we cannot fault the organisation or commitment given by the staff.
Mr G Painter, Kent, October 2012
It was an ideal, relaxing break before the busy Christmas period. I look forward to visiting the Marco Polo again next year.
Mrs J Thomas, Essex, October 2012
Excellent value for money, meals and entertainment comparable to other cruise lines. Our cabin steward Neal Peter was excellent, best cabin steward I have had on a cruise.
Mrs A Connolly, Merseyside, October 2012
My husband and I have both had a very entertaining and enjoyable cruise. I will certainly book again. Well done Marco Polo.
Mrs C Paisley, Essex, October 2012
It was my first cruise so I didn't know what to expect, but after talking to people who have been on larger ships, I know I prefer Marco Polo and I will travel with you again one day.
Mrs R Banthorpe, Essex, October 2012
I always enjoy cruises on the Marco Polo!!. The crew are always helpful, friendly and polite.
Mrs S Maudsley, London, October 2012
Superb, was our 2nd cruise and already booked for the 3rd in 2013!!. Long live Marco Polo.
Mr & Mrs McKill, Herts, October 2012
An excellent cruise in all aspects, exceptional value for money. Departing from Liverpool cruise terminal was the deciding factor in choosing this cruise.
Mrs A Carrington, Liverpool, October 2012
Excellent cruise, met more than my expectations.
Mrs s Mace, Wallasey, October 2012
As this was our first cruise, my impressions were all members of staff worked really hard. Myself and my husband really enjoyed ourselves. Best holiday so far!!!
Mrs J Warren, Essex, October 2012
Since this was my 9th cruise on the Marco Polo. I look forward to the next in December eagerly.
Mrs M Green, Essex, October 2012
No Complaints, this is just the right size ship, compact, neat, tidy and comfortable.
Mr J Roberts & Mrs G Sales, Kent, October 2012
This is my 12th cruise on Polo!. I love it!!. But really miss Richard Sykes. I really rate the friendliness and efficiency of all the staff. They remembered my name. Entertainment team the best.
Mr T Rees, Herts, October 2012
A very enjoyable, memorable and happy two weeks. A friendly hard working crew, comfortable cabin and good value for money. Thanks!!!
Mr M Holyoak, Essex, October 2012
Wonderful cruise, great all round service from a really good and well trained staff. I also have to say how much I appreciated the Sunday service and the sincere and inspiring manner, in how they were conducted by Helen and Henry. The service greatly enhanced my cruise.
Mrs K McDougall, Manchester, October 2012
First cruise for 28 years, thought it was great, couldn't fault anything.
Mrs N Stringer, London, October 2012
Lovely ship, staff friendly, entertainment good, have been 4 times and very enjoyable. Great no flying, Tilbury staff very good and soon onto the ship.
Mrs B Beresford, Dereham, October 2012
I felt relaxed and at home. Food enjoyable, staff friendly, cabin comfortable and very clean and well kept.
Mrs S Coford, Essex, October 2012
Excellent in every way, all the staff cheerful and friendly. This says good management.
Mr C Wilson, Boroughbridge, October 2012
Great cruise all round, I would recommend this cruise to anyone. Not my first cruise, so I am not easily impressed, but I have been impressed with every aspect.
Mr I Gage, Essex, October 2012
I was really impressed with the arrangement, from the time I got on the ship, to the time I left the ship. I will definitely use CMV again.
Mrs P Mwanza, London, October 2012.
Excellent value for money, company well's with more expensive cruise ships. Really good attention to efficient organisation and very cheerful staff.
Mrs P Wilkinson, Winchcombe, October 2012
This is my first cruise and i am very pleased with all aspects, especially the staff, they were excellent.
Mr F William-Baker, Essex, October 2012
It's been a very enjoyable time on board. The ship is to me, a happy one. The staff are pleasant.
Mrs S Fowler, Huddesfield, October 2012
As a first time cruise, it was the perfect cruise in terms of "Smaller" ships for friendliness and personal service.
Mrs C Mottershead, October 2012
Beautiful ship, very well presented, excellent service. A truly memorable holiday for all the right reasons.
Ms W Pike, Lancashire, October 2012
Really enjoyable, excellent service, the entertainment and food was good value for money.
Mr S Edwards, Cardiff, October 2012
This was our first ever cruise and in all, we loved it. We were very impressed with everything on board, facilities, entertainment, food, staff. We recommend you to anyone.
Mrs C Langley, Liverpool, October 2012
Very good, the ship has a very friendly atmosphere which relaxes the passengers, enabling them to enjoy their holiday.
Mr M Lowdon, Cleveland, October 2012
As a first time cruiser, I found the experience overall, very enjoyable and I was surprised at the space and comfort of the cabin. Would definitely cruise again.
Mr W Wood, Formly, October 2012
We were very happy with the cleanliness of our cabin, the cabin stewardess was very helpful, she was excellent.
Mr P Alliston, Liverpool, October 2012
I have cruised with Cunard before and I was surprised how good this cruise was.
Mr K Bland, Lancaster, October 2012
This was our first cruise and it was excellent, the staff were all friendly and helpful in everyway. The entertainment was first class, we fell sad to go home because it's been a really happy cruise, and we felt as if we are leaving family.
Mrs E Nash, North Wales, October 2012
Excellent, Richard was the star of the show and very approachable.
Mr F Calvert, Mexborough, October 2012
I have enjoyed every minute of the cruise, it has been wonderful.
Mrs F Pollard, Lancashire, October 2012
Very enjoyable cruise, a very friendly ship, the crew were very helpful and friendly. Excellent entertainment.
Mr P Williams, South Port, October 2012
Good Value, food well presented & well cooked, beyond my expectations. Great entertainment team.
Mrs J Jones, Kidderminster, October 2012
This is the second cruise with you, and I cannot wait to come again.
Mrs C Benson, Hull, October 2012
Cruise and Maritime did very well throughout the cruise. I have cruised 24 times in 20 years and this is one of the best.
Mr A Metcalfe, West Yorkshire, October 2012
Loved the cruise, nice to see so many familiar faces amongst staff and the crew. This ship is so friendly it is always a great pleasure to join you.
Mrs M Vamplew, Louth, October 2012
Far beyond my expectations - I can not find any faults.
Mr P Cabban, Hastings, October 2012
Friendly, efficient, well run ship. Excellent reaction to very rough conditions. Enjoyed every moment of the cruise.
Mrs J Jones, Great Yarmouth, October 2012
Overall impression was one of a friendly happy ship.
Mr A Lodge, Wickford, October 2012
Enjoying cruise and will certainly come again and recommend to friends.
Mr C Hillier-Davies, Ashford, October 2012
Marco Polo is our favourite ship. Tilbury is our closest port. We always enjoy ourselves aboard.
Mr R Blackman, Stanford le Hope, September 2012
As a regular client of the larger cruise lines I was a little concerned about using a smaller ship/company. -- Not any more.--
Mrs B Verlander, Benfleet, September 2012
First time aboard Marco Polo and will definetely return.
Mr R Till, Orpington, September 2012
Very peaceful and friendly, will recommend to friends and family.
Mrs S Sanders, Tilbury, September 2012
Everything was wonderful. The most impressive were all the crew members from boatmen to bar staff & stewards.
Mrs M Ownsworth, Royton, September 2012
Fourth time on Marco Polo - enjoyed one again - will be back!
Mrs A Pain, Mitcham, September 2012
Thoroughly enjoyable! Happy friendly staff & crew - difficult to choose one star, so many to choose from!! Looking forward to our next cruise to St Petersburg in 2013. (Missed Richard Sykes though).
Mr I Neat, Aylesbury, September 2012
Personnel were so Friendly and helpful and they ALL need praise. Valentina, our stewardess went beyond the call of duty - our cabin was always immaculate.
Mrs G Ives, Stowmarket, September 2012
The staff are all very friendly and polite to guests and do their best to ensure customers are satisfied. They are all very professional.
Mr DM Gallagher, Leeds, September 2012
We could not find fault with any area of the cruise, and its hats off to all staff in all areas to make sure it was a good cruise. Thanks.
Mr R Eaves, Coventry, September 2012
Lovely atmoshere all around the ship. Surprised at how upmarket the cruise is considering cost. Little extras made cruise more enjoyable.
Mr & Mrs Hazelden, Southend, September 2012
5 STAR!!! Excellent in all aspects, especially the beautiful presented delicious food.
Mrs C Skilleter, Oxted, September 2012
I appreciated the friendliness of all the staff and their professionalism. A very happy ship.
Mrs E Butler, London, September 2012
Very enjoyable, friendly happy staff. Ship run efficently. Our first cruise, to be recommended.
Mr R Stephan, Dereham, September 2012
I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it has far exceeded my expectations. Well done.
Miss C Carney, Tooting, September 2012
From the day I phoned to book our cruise. Everyone has been most helpful
Mrs P McNeela, Canvey Island, September 2012
A very friendly well run ship. We 've booked again for July 2013.
Mr J Jemison, Braintree, September 2012
Really enjoyed all aspects of the cruise. Very well organised, friendly and spectecular scenery.
Mrs S Brookes, Solihull, September 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The scenery, tours and friendliness of the staff etc. were exceptional.
Mrs J Johnson, Canvey Islan, September 2012
This has been my first cruise so nothing to compare to but you have made it difficult for another company. Well done.
Mrs J Carney, Tooting, September 2012
I would recomend a Marco Polo Cruise to anybody. It was clean, friendly, good food, cheerful staff. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Mrs L Eaves, Coventry, September 2012
Excellent value for money, well managed and organised ship, friendly and helpful staff, happy atmosphere, good food even in Bisto.
Ms C Witherow, Brighton, September 2012
Excellent I've loved it. A very friendly ship, all the crew are kind and helpful.
Mrs H Gillman, London, September 2012
This was my second cruise as a single passenger on Marco Polo and I was not disappointed. Show productions and especially the staff were excellent.
Mrs C Richards, Neath, September 2012
Enjoyed all places visited. Was very satisfied with food, cabin and friendliness of all staff.
Miss M Le Creurer, St Hellier, September 2012
First time cruisers. Cabin was bigger than expected. Food was very much better than expected, with excellent presentation and attention to detail and quality. Overall excellent value for money, has made us want to book with C.M.V. again. Thank you.
Mrs C Buttle, Shanklin, September 2012
In general excellent value for money, friendly atmosphere, high standard of catering.
Mr I Farquharson, Horsham, September 2012
The overall standard was wonderful - cleanliness exceptional - staff fantastic - a very happy ship
Mrs P Turner, Abbots Langley, September 2012
Very impressed by all members of staff right down to most junior waiters who were always friendly, cheerful and helpful. The cleanliness everywhere was excellent.
Mrs S Parker, Aylesbury, September 2012
Very much enjoyed the whole experience of our first cruise. Liked the fact it was a "real" ship not a floating hotel. Staff incredible friendly, cabin good, food very good, good ports of call.
Mrs D Poole, Leatherhead, September 2012
Third cruise. Still friendly staff. Ability to adapt to changing weather etc conditions and quickly arrange anther venue and shore excursion was excellent.
Mrs P Edwards, Reading, September 2012
Very enjoyable - value for money - staff excellent
Mrs C Somersett, Rochester, September 2012
Had a fabulous cruise. Excellent food. Staff very efficient friendly and helpful.
Mrs A Smith, Plymouth, September 2012
This has been the best cruise we have ever been on. We really loved the family atmosphere of the Marco Polo.
Mr D Barnes, Milton Keynes, September 2012
This is my third cruise on Marco Polo and hopefully I will be back again.
Mr C Costema, Bishop's Stortford, September 2012
All I expected and more
Mr R Downing, Orpington, September 2012
It was my first cruise and I have enjoyed it. Thanks to all the friendly staff.
Mrs N Ambrose, Basildon, September 2012
Excellent and very enjoyable cruise
Mr D Fisher, Southport, September 2012
I really enjoyd my cruise, a small and friendly liner, excellent service all round. Made new friends and would recommend it to other people.
Mrs J Owen, Grays, September 2012
Roll on Jan for next one to the Amazon
Mrs M Tweedy, Dunfries, September 2012
We were pleasantly surprised with a traditional ship, having cruised on much larger vessels which had no comparison with the intimacy and friendliness of the Marco Polo
Mr P Thompson, Hoddesdon, September 2012
Excellent - staff were wonderful
Mrs J Sykes, Barnsley, September 2012
Excellent looking forward to coming back very soon.
Miss M Saunders, Basildon, September 2012
The staff were efficient and helpful at all times.
Mrs J Reed, Ravenstone, September 2012
First cruise, exceeded our expectations, want to go again.
Mr T Redfern, Mitcham, September 2012
Staff go out of their way to help - really enjoyed myself.
Mrs J Payton, Evesham, September 2012
An excellent cruising experience. Staff were great/
Mr E Morgan, Bingley, Sepember 2012
It is excellent keep - doing the same. Hearty congratulations.
Mr B Howlett, Grays, September 2012
Very enjoyable, great service from all crew, special thanks to cabin steward Leonid, waiter Min Min and wine waiter Constantine.
Mr I Ireland, Ashford, September 2012
Overall, a very positive experience. Would do another cruise with C.M.V.
Mr B Kelly, Eire, September 2012
A grand old ship lovingly cared for and staffed by very friendly people deserves all success.
Mr R Ellis, Ingatestone, September 2012
Excellent value for money. All staff were so friendly, it made a very nice atmosphere. Overall service was excellent in all areas.
Mrs L Cantle, Enfield, September 2012
All staff very friendly, courteous and work so very hard.
Mrs A Barrett, Leicester, September 2012
The best we have been on. Will certainly be booking again.
Mrs J Brennan, Bow, September 2012
Better than expectations. Will cruise with you again should right cruise appear.
Mr & Mrs Wood, Congleton, September 2012
Came away for a good restful holiday and this met all my expectations.
Mr D Williams, Chislehurst, September 2012
First time on cruise, very impressed with staff and general facilities.
Mrs F Williams,Chislehurst, September 2012
A great cruise, good food, an excellent crew - all very helpful, always at hand.
Mr and Mrs Feary, Newmarket, August 2012
My husband and I felt that it was extremely relaxing and all the crew and fellow passengers were friendly and helpful. Could not fault it in any way. Thanks a lot.
Mrs C Waterfall, Malaga, September 2012
This is our very first cruise, what a fantastic experience, will definitely return and highly recommend to others. Fallen in love with Marco Polo.
Mrs V Small, Aberdeen, August 2012
We have had a wonderful time. We were lucky to meet nice people - staff and fellow guests. Of course we are aware of the effort you made to get us such wondrful weather - a touch of Harry Petters? Thank you.
Mrs P. Baines, Houghton, July 2012
Wonderful cruise, espite the changed itinerary. The weather, of course was a bonus. Nice ship, very well run, exceptionally good staff and crew. Happy atmosphere.
Mrs J Phillips, Shrewsbury, August 2012
The behind the scenes crew, cabin stewards, personnal who are constantly cleaning & polishing to make ship sparkle. Crew who assisted us on & off tenders. Hard, difficult duties carried out well. To all crew, no effort spared to ensure your cruise was a pleasant experience. All entertainment 1st rate. Garth & Matt have done a superb job putting it together.
Mr & Mrs Dickson, Blaydon, August 2012
Excellent value for money. All personel very helpful an any time of the day.
Mr C Beesting, Bridlington, September 2012
Very enjoyable and excellent value for money
Mrs H Chester, Dishforth, September 2012
First cruise. Really enjoyable. Everyone so friendly.
Mrs I Shears, Hull, September 2012
Neal Peter was excellent looking after us. Nothing to much trouble. As I am (B.I.C.S.) accesour and could fine nothing wrong with the hygiene.
Mr M Rowell, North Allerton, September 2012
Our first cruise - very good - will do one again. Friendly and good company
Mrs G Willers, Newark, September 2012
Excellent staff and cleanliness. Good food. Good entertainment.
Mr D Stevens, Spennymoor, September 2012
Scenery on excursion was very good and varied. There was plenty to do on board and the quality of food was amazing. We would recommend it to friends wishing to see the Fjords.
Mr H Baxter, Sheffield, September 2012
Excellent - for a first time cruise it was ideal.
Mrs W Kenyon, Chorley, September 2012
Fantastic - very impressed with all the ship's crew. Very happy hard workers always have a smile and time to say hello.
Mrs F Eyre, Rustington, October 12
All crew seem to be happy and well motivated. Everyone works exceptionally hard and make a good team.
Mrs C Wills, Derby, September 2012
All staff, crew, guides outstanding. All food of excellent quality. No faults at all.
Mr J Baker, Hull, September 2012
Ocean Countess has qualities that the larger and newer ships don't have its a feeling and atmasphere that comes from the crew and passengers. Very very pleasant and friedndly. Thank you.
Mrs E Turner, Hull, September 2012
Very good and well organised.
Mr A Bell, Lincoln, September 2012
Well organised crew and staff. Excellent service. Genuine friendliness and interest in passengers. Cruise specially chosen because of size of ship and low number of passengers. Good intimate atmosphere. Especially liked sitting in Boat House for breakfast. Excellent holiday.
Mr J Anderson, Lydbrook, September 2012
We were very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff. loved the excursions and the fantastic food. Evening entertainment was great fun. Gym and exercise session with Matt also appreciated.
Mrs I Sutton, Walkington, September 2012
A memorable introduction to cruise holidays. The staff on board were all extremely friendly and efficient. They remained calm and professsional even under extreme and unusual weather conditions that caused damage to their working stations and ensured that all passenger were not harmed. I was particular impressed with the provision of gluten-free food onboard and the knowledge of staff about it.
Mrs Y Smith, Lydbrook, September 2012
The standard of hygene and cleanliness excellent at all times.
Mrs R Leburn, Grimsby, September 2012
The guests were very friendly and I met lots of people from villages in Lincolnshire close to where I live. It was a good idea seating people as they entered the dining room at breakfast and lunch as that is when we got to know lots of guests.
Mrs J Pettitt, Bardney, September 2012
This is our second cruise with you and the standards are all "First Class". Will recommend CMV to anyone.
Mr & Mrs Killen, Leeds, September 2012
Excellent - really enjoyed sharing my time with Richard Sykes. Great personality, talented, friendly, very approachable and made me smile every day.
Mr R Crimlis, Brisbane, September 2012
My first cruise and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects.
Mrs J Rowlands, Neston, August 2012
Neil our cabin steward was very attentative and was always willing to help. The cabin was always kept clean and tidy for us. He was very friendly and was always there when we needed him. He is a great asset to the company.
Mrs A Crawford, Balloch, August 2012
Loved every minute of it. Very friendly ship. Food absolutely superb (probably ate too much). Loved the shows. Can't understand people who complain. Just disappointed that O.C. is not sailing from Scottland in 2013.
Mrs M Gordon, Westhill, September 2012
Very relaxing and enjoyable.
Mrs M Dunlop, Prestwick, September 2012
Your crew are excellent. First Class.
Mr P Green, Largs, September 2012
The crew are outstanding! Best part of the cruise. So friendly and hardworking! Appreciate them.
Miss E Green, Largs, September 2012
Enjoyed cruise. Good food, friendly and efficient staff. Excellent entertainment.
Mrs M Hearns, Neilston, September 2012
Staff and Chefs are absolute heroes. Very high quality of meals and overall service.
Mrs G Napier, Dundee, September 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Friendly, caring and obliging.
Mrs M Mooney, West Lothian, September 2012
First Class ship. Cleanest we have ever been on including Cunard and P&O. Staff brilliant! We have already booked with you for next year.
Mrs R Sinclair, Livingston, September 2012
Most relaxed ship we have been on and spotlessly clean. Better than Cunard and P&O.
Mr D Sinclair, Livingston, September 2012
FANTASTIC. Our second cruise in 4 weeks with Cruise & Maritime. We will consider upgrading not at the moment - 2 cruises are better than one upgrade. We are delighted to share with others our wonderful experiences on both the Marco Polo and Ocean Countess. We discovered your company 2 years ago and decided we woud only holiday with your company from then on.
Mr & Mrs McCallum, Lanark, September 2012
Excellent meals in restaurant served by Ivan - very kind and helpful as were cabin stewards.
Mrs H Paterson, Fife, September 2012
Was very happy on this cruise. Service was excellent. Everyone very friendly.
Mr A & Mrs R Graham, Glasgow, September 2012
Excellent, very friendly staff and met lots of lovely people.
Miss A Hair, Greenock, September 2012
Very good. Staff very pleasant and efficient. Cabin Steward a very nice young man, extremly helpful at all times.
Mrs S Fiddes, Tealing by Dundee, September 2012
First Cruise for myself and partner. Would certainly come back again.
Mr C Gilgallon, Glasgow, September 201
First Cruise - very good from everyone from cleaner to entertainment. Excellent.
Mrs E Drummond, Coatbridge, September 2012
Very good. We had a wonderful time and have felt truly spoiled.
Mrs C Strang, Edinburgh, September 20112
I had a wonderful time on this very friendly ship. Hope to be back soon.
Mrs A Petrie, Dundee, September 201
First Class. All staff excellent especially Bar and waiters and waitresses. In Hamptons extremeley hard working, very impressed. Cabin steward was first class.
Mrs R Boyle, Muswell Hill, September 2012
First Class cabin great. Staff very good, place kept to high standard and very helpful. Found no fault anytime.
Mrs M Gardiner, Kirkcaldy, September 2012
Congratulations to the whole staff and crew team on dealing with the endless tide or opiniated, shuffling elderly passengers in a thoroughly professional manner. They had opions on "The Youth of Today" right through to "The Ship moving to much". All were dealt with courteously and professionally. Excellent cruise. Hope to be back.
Mr J North, Ellon, September 2012
Most enjoyable. Thought the medical disembarkation showed the staff to be well trained and efficient.
Mrs M Macneill, Cardross, September 2012
Excellent. The first cruise but not the last one. That's for sure.
Mr J & Mrs S Findlay, Hamilton, September 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Food and service were excellent. We booked this cruise because when we were on the ship 2 years ago the entertainment was excellent. This year was even better. Well done.
Mrs J Kelly, Stirling, September 2012
Our cabin man (Neal) was there to greet you first thing in the morning, on and off through the day, then again before we went for our dinner.
Always plesant and very helpful.
Mr K Mackenzie, Prestwick, September 2012
Great itinerary, wonderful staff and food, good programme of entertainment and activities.
Mr D Halford, Retford, August 2012
Service everywhere is superb and all staff friendly and helpful.
Mrs R Chalmers, Gourock, October 2012
Good enjoyable and very relaxing
Mrs E Reid, Coventry, October 2012
Having returned from our hoilday aboard the Maro Polo, this being our third cruise I thought it was about time instead of ticking survey boxs something more was said regarding the trip below is a rendering of the way we see it. If your travelling as a couple or even going solo, You could not enjoy a holiday more than on the Marco Polo, The shere anticipation of your happy embarcation, And then the relaxationin in cosy accomodation. The new and old friends you will meet, will make the trip comlete. And for the staff who serve you well, nothing is to much trouble. With food thats good ,and plentifull your weight could even double. Entertainment abounds every day, with quizes games and bingo. Top class shows on every night you could even learn to tango. And when at last your homeward bound, aboard this Palace of Varieties. You,ll be so pleased that you found. The Polo with a ( w ) hole ,mintfull of memories . Kind regards to all who made our trip so enjoyable!
Mr J Leigh, September 2012.
Hi, we got back from our French Leave (Marco Polo) yesterday. Roland and I had a wonderful time visiting beautiful places in Europe. The shore excursions were all great, we learned a lot of each island visited. My favorite island is St. Mary's (isles of Scilly) where the Tresco Abbey Gardens located. What a gorgeous place! Unfortunately we did not go ashore when we arrived at St. Jean de Luz, because the water was rough according to the captain therefore we could not ride the tender boat to do the shore excursions. During our cruise we visited Gijon, Spain - Roland had fun pouring the (hard) apple cider at famous factory, St. Mary's, at the Tresco Abbey Gardens (Isles of Scilly). We also enjoyed watching a carving on board, with the carving master from Bali, Indonesia. Made (the carving master) and I playing pingpong around 10 pm after his work was done. He was really good, I lost playing pingpong against him. I noticed that the passengers on the 9 day cruise were mostly British people over 60 years old. One of them said to me, that I was too young to be on that ship! I have to tell you, that they had the most amazing big band orchestra onboard lead by Chris Dean, his big band is called Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Everyone loves it! It's unusual to hear such great music like that on the cruise ship. Again, thanks for all your help making our vacation a wonderful oneSui Van Liew, USA, September 2012
Our cabin on Marco Polo was in such a good position and so lovely to be able to see out. When we woke, we would open the curtains and see mountains and tiny villages and stunning waterfalls – was amazing. All the staff were great, our cabin steward was lovely, as was our waiter and the men that cleared the tables outside on deck were so attentive. We ate far too much, but you just couldn’t resist it. The evening meals were lovely and I really liked the fact that they displayed them at the restaurant entrance so you could work out what you fancied to eat.
Mrs D Clark, Essex, September 2012
We have travelled with NCL, Princess and Thomsons and the Ocean Countess easily matches them.
Mrs Crossley, Pontefract, September 2012
It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience, particularly as we enjoyed the company of the other two passengers at the table.
Mrs Delahay, Essex. September 2012
Such a lovely ship and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. My memories will stay with me long after I return home.
Mr and Mrs Aitken Smith, Kent, September 2012
Big cruise ships, small cruise ships, Marco Polo gives the best value for money.
Mr and Mrs Williamson, Essex, September 2012
This was our first cruise and it has exceeded all our expectations. The ship size is perfect and the atmosphere generated by the the cruise director and everyone else has been first class.
Mrs Gibson, Newcastle upon Tyne, september 2012
Neal offered exceptional cabin service throughout the trip. he has excellent customer service skills and is an ambassador for your company.
Mr Pickford, County Durham, September 2012
I chose Cruise and Maritime as a kind of taster cruise as they can visit many different locations. However now I have experienced this Cruise line I will certainly be coming back again.
Mrs Loudon, Renfrew, September 2012
Fantastic cruise. Helpful and friendly staff. Especially enjoyed the Napoleon tour in the Faroe Islands.
Mrs Munro, Bothwell, September 2012
Our cabin steward Neal offered a first class customer service. He was polite, well mannered, courteous and helpful, particularly to my travel companion who was disabled. He spoke and understood very good English.
Mr Mills, County Durham, September 2012
I have enjoyed every minute of this cruise. I came on this cruise to experience a completely new holiday format and it worked 100%. All members of staff have been professional and worked at a very high standard. I definately felt that you cared for my every comfort.
Mrs Fannon, Surrey, september 2012
Wonderful cruise, The people wer lovely, food excellent and the ship was great. Plus the scenery on the excursions was magical. This was my first cruise and it was perfect. I will definately be cruising again.
Mrs Marwood, Barton Richmond, September 2012
This was my first cruise and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waiter was very good and our cabin steward, Neil was excellent. He had excellent manners, was very nice and he couldnt do enough for us.
Miss Lane, Alexandria, September 2012
All staff appear to be excellent.
Dr Bell, Strathaven, September 2012
I was thoroughly pleased and satisfied with the whole experience. This was our first cruise and we could not fault it. Loved every minute.
Mrs M Thornhill, Altrincham, September 2012
The service, entertainment and management were all what I would expect on a 5* cruise. Every last little detail was perfect
Ms J Saunders and Mr R Brown, Edinburgh, September 2012
You put many 5* hotels to shame
Mr B Robertson, Larbert, September 2012
Completely chilled out, best nights sleep I have had in a while. I as amazed by the wide selection of foods and trhe staff could not do enough to help. Gold star to all the staff who participated in the shows. Please keep sailing from Liverpool.
Mrs L Caine, Isle of Man, August 2012
This was my first cruise and it surpassed all expectations. Couldnt find one fault.
Mr M Brady, Great Harwood, August 2012
Very impressed with the level of service, quality of food and friendliness of crew. All staff on board are a credit to the company.
Mrs K Andrews, Liverpool, August 2012
My 10 year old grandson was on his first cruise and he loved it, making lots of new friends along the way. The pool was excellent aswell
Mrs C Lafferty, Glasgow, August 2012
This was my first cruise. We had a few days at sea and I was surprised at how much entertainment there was
Mrs H Paul, Gourock, August 2012
I have enjoyed every minute of the cruise. Excellent food and excursions and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Cleanliness of the ship was brilliant aswell.
Mrs Saxton, Barnsley, August 2012
I lost my engagement ring down the sink, reception organised a plumber extremely quickly, he retrieved the ring and even cleaned it. Excellent service.
Mrs Macmillian, Isle of Cumbrae, August 2012
A relaxing, happy and very enjoyable cruise. Thanks to all staff on all levels.
Mr and Mrs B Collins, Glasgow, August 2012
This was our first cruise but now hope to have many more
Mr J Rowell, Dundee, August 2012
Excellent first time cruise, nothing to fault at all.
Mrs L KIng, Aberdeen, August 2012
This was our first cruise, and I was delighted with everything. Superb staff in every department. Thankyou!
Mrs S Crompton, Sanquhar, August 2012
Excellent value for money and a great way to see the Faroe Islands
Mrs West, Kirkcaldy, August 2012
Neil the cabin steward was very attentive, as were the restaurant staff at our table, nothing was too much trouble. Overall a very friendly ship alltogether.
Mrs Lang, Alexandria,August 2012
Loved the cruise! Excellent cabin service by Yuriy, waiter service by That and assistance on shore excursions by Jack meant for a fantastic trip. The crew were very efficient and friendly and always kept us informed over the announcement system
Mrs Macdonald, Dunfermline. August 2012
As a first time cruiser I had no real idea of what to expect. It exceeded anything I could have expected in all areas.
Mr D Dobbin, Rochford, August 2012
The staff were efficient, friendly and extremely helpful, a real credit to the ship.
Mr D Nicholls, Hockley, August 2012
Relaxing and Entertaining
Mrs J Howard, London, August 2012
Very enjoyable, the ship was very clean and the food was very good. The crew worked extremely hard to entertain with excellent results.
Mrs J Richardson, Isfield, August 2012
This was our second visit and we have loved every minute. The happy faces of all the crew and the attention put in every small detail.
Mr C Tyndall, Oxon, August 2012
We have had a wonderful time and feel as though we were looked after extremley well. Many many thanks to all your wonderful staff.
Mrs C Lynch, Edinburgh, August 2012
Superb value for money. Friendly, homely atmosphere. Too much food - no will power - put on pounds! (Food too good to refuse)
Mrs S Gray, Wick, August 2012
Our first voyage with the Ocean Countess, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Mr D Micklethwaite, South Yorkshire, August 2012
Best cruise I have ever had and I have been on about 22, I will be booking soon.
Mrs V Wood, Cheshire, August 2012
Had an amazing time and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff have been a pleasure to deal with.
Mrs M Carter, Cheshire, August 2012
Value for money!
Mrs L Toms, Preston, August 2012
Our first cruise. It ticked all the boxes - Fjords, Liverpool, price and duration. Enjoyed it very much!
Mr P Lord, Lancashire, August 2012
Cabin steward most helpful friendly person. Would be delighted if he were our steward on our next trip.
Mrs G Breakell, Birkenhead, August 2012
As first time experience, good overall.
Mrs W Webster, York, August 2012
First cruise - surpassed all my expectations. Well Done!
Ms G Blackburn, Llanfair Caereinoin, August 2012
Every member of staff we encounted was friendly, polite and helpful without exeption.
Mrs A Wilson, Cheshire, August 2012
A great trip. One you have to experience. Trying to explain and show pictures, would not do it justice. Being able to meet people at meal times was very good, different people all the time.
Mr J Evans, Liverpool, August 2012
The cruise exceeded all expectations in every way. Susan in the Library was excellent. All the staff were very friendly and efficient.
Mr B Makison, Huddersfield, August 2012
This was our first cruise and to have started with your ship has set high standards. The staff, meals and friendliness have made our holiday memorable. Excellent.
Mrs M Dodd, Liverpool, August 2012