MS Marco Polo was built as Aleksandr Pushkin in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft (East Germany) for Baltic Shipping Company (Soviet Union). From 1993 to 2008, after an intensive refit, the ship sailed as Marco Polo for Orient Lines. Currently, ms Marco Polo is owned by Global Maritime, under charter to CMV since January 2, 2010.
Marco Polo cruise ship history and design. Aleksandr Pushkin ship was the second of Ivan Franko class (referred to as “writer” or “poet” class), named after one of the most famous Russian poets.
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In a refit during the 1970s a was added on board Aleksandr Pushkin, making her the first Soviet ship to have one. In 1990 she was laid up at.
Ship's dry dock featured an extensive survey, followed by regular maintenance work — hull washing-painting, lifeboats maintenance-recertification, valves overhaul, gangway platforms repair.
You will find plenty of open decks, with a small link pool and three whirlpools. November 1993: Mediterranean cruising.
Fakta om Mv marco polo history in Swedish. According to the book, the ship carried just 36 passengers on her first transatlantic crossing.