travel42 Cruise Ship Review: Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo

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Previously operated by Transocean, a German company dating from 1954 that charters ships mainly for the German- and English-speaking markets, Marco Polo now belongs to Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Originally built in 1965 as Aleksandr Pushkin, this 22,080-ton, solidly built former Soviet trans-Atlantic liner was, in 1993, completely redone within the existing superstructure to become Marco Polo, a full-time cruise ship for Orient Lines taking 850 passengers at 16.5 knots. T...

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OCG Class
Specialty
Marco Polo
Year Built1965
Year Last Refurbished2008
Capacity800 passengers
Decks8
Tonnage22,080
RegistryBahamas