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CMV's Maro Polo has had a full make over!

CMV's Maro Polo has had a full make over!

Postby tomvet » 28 Dec 2015 02:17

From Cruise Industry News:

Damen Completes Refurb of Marco Polo


Full story is here.

The 41 year-old 800 passenger ship had the full works carried out in Vlissingen, Netherlands, a project that took 5 weeks to complete. The job consisted of

    Exterior Painting
    Interior repairs and maintenance
    Overhauling of the life boats, cranes and winches
    Recondition of the engines and air conditioning units
    Work on the propeller and propeller shafts

I wonder what extent have the interiors been upgraded? From the reviews it appeared that it required a total overhaul and not just repair and maintenance!
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Postby JollyJill » 28 Dec 2015 09:42

It's not before time in my opinion. I didn't rate her highly when we were on her 3 years ago.

I would have thought that she would have been following mv Discovery in the not too distant future.
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Postby Mungo » 28 Dec 2015 10:46

It's been 4 years since I sailed on her and her exterior wasn't good then. Thought her interior was fine in comparison to other ships but 4 years extra wear and tear probably means lots was needed. Sounds as though despite her age she'll be around for a good few years yet. :D
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Postby Peka » 28 Dec 2015 10:51

41? ;)


:roll: :roll: It is the crew that needs the makeover, a full replacement required!!!!!! :shock: (Ok maybe keep 3 people.) They used to have a very good crew nearly 20 years ago :shh:
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Postby khkate » 28 Dec 2015 11:40

I was quite pleased to see this article and hopefully means the ship will be kept in service for a while yet. Not all old ships need to be retired because of their age. Marco is same age as Saga Ruby would have been!
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