As a single ship line, Orient Lines is uniquely dedicated to providing passengers with a remarkable cruising experience onboard their signature vessel, the Marco Polo. Recognized for the welcoming atmosphere aboard the ship, the Orient Cruise Line employs a staff of friendly crewmembers that are committed to going above and beyond to ensure the best possible service, greeting passengers with a smile as they strive to exceed expectations. Sailing to destinations across the globe, Orient Cruise Lines offers guests a host of exciting itineraries, gracious amenities, world-class cuisine, and spectacular shore excursions.
Orient Lines – Ship Facts
The 578-foot Marco Polo was built in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft in Germany. It was rebuilt between 1991 and 1993 under the supervision of Knud Hansen, naval architects, and A&M Katzourakis, ship designer. As the only vessel of the Orient Cruise Line, the Marco Polo transports up to 826 passengers and 350 crewmembers. She travels at a cruising speed of up to 19.5 knots per hour and is registered in the Bahamas. Unique to Orient Cruises is the ice-strengthened hull of the Marco Polo, specifically designed to bring you closer to the frozen landscape on cruises to Antarctica.
Orient Lines – Destinations
Orient Lines offers six categories of cruise destinations: Mediterranean and Greek Isles; European voyages; Antarctic destinations; Britain, Scandinavia, and the Baltic; South America and the Panama Canal; and classic ocean voyages. As with many cruise lines, the itineraries aboard the Orient Cruise Line vary by season.
Orient Lines – Sample Itineraries
Orient Cruise Lines offers sensational itineraries that span the globe. Sail from Athens, Greece to Venice, Italy on a 10-day Mediterranean cruise with stops in Kusadasi, Izmir, and Istanbul, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; and Split, Croatia. On a 17-day Grand Baltic cruise, sail from Stockholm, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark with stops in St. Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia; Warnemunde, Germany; Tallin, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Gdansk, Poland.
Alternatively, an 11-day Antarctic expedition sails from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina with stops and scenic cruising through Drake Passage, Deception Island, Cuverville Island, Lemaire Channel, Port Lockroy, Paradise Harbor, Half Moon Island, and Cape Horn. This is merely a representative sampling of the itineraries available through Orient Cruises; for itineraries available during your specific dates of travel, contact Cruise Network.
Orient Lines - Accommodations
There are 13 different categories of staterooms onboard the Marco Polo. From the economical standard inside stateroom to the spacious deluxe suite, there is a cabin to fit every budget and individual need. With Orient Cruises, all staterooms are equipped with a television, hair dryer, individual air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, spacious closet, mirrored dressing table, music console, personal safe, and bathroom with shower. For specific information pertaining to the accommodations onboard Orient Cruise Lines, contact Cruise Network.
Orient Lines – Onboard Life
There are many activities available to choose from when traveling with Orient Cruise Lines. Enjoy an invigorating workout in the health club or try a new routine in the aerobics center. Spend the afternoon reclined in a lounge chair by the pool or immerse yourself in the warm massaging waters of the Jacuzzi. Select a volume from the expansive library and take it up to the deck to read in the sun, or challenge a shipmate to a game in the card room.
In the evenings, select from one of the two fabulous restaurants onboard the Marco Polo and then head to the disco, nightclub, or casino for after-dinner entertainment. Order a nightcap in the piano bar and sing a few tunes with new friends before heading back to the soothing comfort of your spacious stateroom. For more information about the aforementioned activities on Orient Cruises, contact Cruise Network.
Orient Lines – How to Book Orient Cruises
To obtain more information pertaining to Orient Lines and to book your cruise vacation today, contact a certified cruise specialist at Cruise Network by calling (888) 267-1232.