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I'd book Marco Polo again, in a heartbeat. Personally, I love the smaller ships.BellyBUtton, why don't you try Voyages of Discovery, or Voyages to Antiquity. Also, the Marco Polo continues to servie with Cruise & Maratime Voyages, perhaps you should have a look at their website.
Sadly for me, all of my favorite ships are now gone; Marco Polo, Vistafjord, and Sagafjord. I'm making do on the smallest large ships; but that doesn't mean that I'm loving the experiences. I hate being a number.
Two of my most cherished possessions are the maps of my Antarctic voyages, signed by all of the lecturers and officers. They cost me a mint to get them, but I love opening and looking at them. When I evacuate during hurricane season, they go with me.
I'll keep checking back for updates. Mr. Heller, I hope that 2012 is THE year....
The best cruise experience my wife and I ever had was on the Marco Polo from Venice.me too!