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Name: Marco Polo ll

Previous Name: Maxim Gorkiy
Built: 1969, Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Germany.
Rebuilt: In 1988, and again in 1995, the ship’s interiors were refurbished. In 2008, enhancements will be made to comply with ‘Safety of Life at Sea’ 2010 regulations.


Gross Registered Tons: 24,981 tons
Length: 638 feet
Beam: 87 feet
Maximum Draft: 27 feet
Number of Decks: 10
Maximum Speed: 18 knots
Ice-class hull, steam turbines, twin-screw propulsion, Denny Brown fin stabilizers and bow thrusters.

Number of Passengers
Total Capacity: 650 guests based on
double occupancy.

Number of Ship Personnel: 340
Deck Officers: European
Crew: Filipino
Social Staff: British and American

Classification: Det Norske Veritas
Country of Registry: The Bahamas


Dining Facilities

Seven Seas Restaurant – The ship’s main dining room accommodates all passengers in one unhurried sitting. The menu features Continental and American favorites as well as a la carte items. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Maxim’s – Reminiscent of a Riviera brasserie, here guests savor the flavors of the Mediterranean, including Italian and French specialties. Open for dinner, reservations suggested, no cover charge.

Marco Polo Grill – This upscale venue offers a variety of taste experiences that includes roasted meats and poultry, and fresh local seafood, where available. Open for dinner, reservations suggested, no cover charge.

Raffles Café – The ship’s casual Lido buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with both indoor and poolside seating. In the evenings guests can enjoy a mélange of regional specialties.

Lounges & Public Rooms

Ambassador Lounge – A traditional grand salon that spans the full width of the vessel, this showroom is the venue for cabaret performances and dancing to the band. There is a large dance floor, raised orchestra platform and tiered seating for 320 guests.

Polo Lounge – Windows on three sides of this forward-facing observation lounge make it the perfect place to admire the passing scenery and enjoy afternoon tea. It is also ideal for sunset cocktails; a pianist entertains in the evenings and there is an unusual brass dance floor.

Harry’s Bar – A small intimate venue to pass the time away while enjoying a sandwich or dessert.

Kon-Tiki Lounge – Situated high atop Marco Polo II on Promenade Deck this attractive venue has a Polynesian décor and serves as the ship’s discotheque.

The Charleston Club – This port-side bar with a clubby feel is the spot for an apéritif or after-dinner cordial as a pianist tickles the ivories.

Palm Court and Winter Garden – These lounges, located port and starboard, respectively, offer floor-to-ceiling windows to admire the passing scenery.

Monte Carlo Casino – The ship’s small casino offers both blackjack tables and slot machines and is located at the heart of Belvedere Deck.

Majestic Theater – The ship’s two-story cinema is the site for classic movies, guest lectures, musical concerts and conferences, with seating for 300 guests.

The Explorers Club – This distinctive lounge has a past rich with Cold War history. It was here in 1989, while in Malta, that President George H.W. Bush held a summit with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Card Room/Library/Internet Center – Here guests will enjoy the most popular board games. On selected voyages, guest instructors will host Duplicate Bridge.  The ship’s library offers floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable seating to enjoy a best seller, peruse a travel guide or read the newspaper. In addition to desktop computers, the center is a Wi-Fi zone so guests can use their own laptops.

The Galleria – 4 duty-free boutiques offer logo wear, gifts, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, jewelry and sundries.

The Spa – With an indoor pool as its focal point, the ship’s spa offers both his and hers Finish saunas and treatment areas for a host of different massages.

Stateroom Amenities

All accommodations feature two lower beds (one of which can be converted to a sofa), mini bar, satellite TV, music channels, safes/safe drawers, built-in hairdryers, individual thermostat control, nightly turn-down service and private bathroom with shower (most with bathtubs).

Suites additionally feature a sitting area, writing table, complimentary stocked mini bar upon arrival, picture or floor-to-ceiling window, bathrobes and master bathrooms with double sinks, bathtub and bidet. Suite guests also can order room service from the Seven Seas Restaurant menu during operating hours.


Daytime – Guest lecturers and gentlemen social hosts (longer voyages), deck games, bingo, cooking classes and dance lessons.

Evening – Cabaret shows, dancing, local entertainment, casino gaming, movie screenings and discotheque.


Beauty salon
Card room
Direct-dial telephones
Dry cleaning/valet
Duty-free shops (4)
Elevators (4)
Enrichment lecturers
In-cabin safes/safe drawers
Internet center
Massage therapists
Medical center
Photo gallery
Piano bar
Room service
Self-service laundry
Show room
Sundry shop
Swimming pools
(1 outdoor, 1 indoor)
Table Tennis
Tour office


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