The ship and her story

The Crew
The Marco Polo crew hold certifications in navigation, first aid and safety required for river navigation and will do everything to insure that your time on the Marco Polo is unforgettable.
This efficient and friendly team is proud and happy to welcome you on board!

The story of the Marco Polo
The Marco Polo was built in Sweden in 1960. This magnificent vessel measuring 33.5 meters long and 6.20 meters wide was designed for offshore cruising navigation. Composed of two large lounges and a beautiful teak upper deck, she was already charming and comfortable.

She was sailing in the Baltic Sea for a German company based in Sassnitz (former East Germany) before being purchased by "Navires et Châteaux" and brought to the Bordeaux.

After her purchase in 2013, the famous Gdansk shipyard in Poland did major work to satisfy the latest European compliance standards.

To be perfectly suited to contemporary comfort and the Southwest climate, the heaters are also air-conditioners and the upper deck is now open, with a new bar and sun awning offering passengers the best possible view of Bordeaux.

With the renovations completed, the Marco Polo traveled more than 3,000 km to Bordeaux via the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean. She now awaits you on the Garonne River in Bordeaux on the right bank at the Embarcadère Montesquieu, Quai de Queyries, just across from Place des Quinconces.