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Old 01-06-2012, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Hank View Post
Believe it or not but we were very familiar with the Marco Polo having taken a long 18 day Asian cruise on the ship as well as a shorter voyage between Civitavecchia and Istanbul. We were aware she was originally a Russian ship (with a thick hull to handle icy waters) but did not know she was formally the Alexandr Pushkin. When she was operated by Orient Lines we do not recall any borscht on the menu

When she was the Puskin she was not operated by Orient lines so maybe no Russian crew left behind
We did have some interesting dishes on the Pushkin including Borscht
Those days they gave you the menus to keep ...I still have them

Anyway we are FAR off topic now LOL
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