Hi! I sailed the MP on a Black Sea cruise in '99 and found it a very pleasant experience, different from that of the mega-liners
. It has the look and feel of a real oceangoing vessel. The decks have sheer and camber. The public rooms are small, but well appointed. The crew is professional and efficient. Orient features destination cruises with more exotic ports of call and active shore excursions.
I'll be sailing her again next month on a solar eclipse cruise from Mombasa to Capetown and beyond to South America. Looking forward to a 32-day voyage with half the days spent at sea.
Marco Polo, GRAND AFRICA & SOUTH AMERICA