Marco Polo travels to final victory

//Marco Polo travels to final victory

It’s all kicking off in Norway. If I had been in Bergen a few days earlier, I could have watched a fleet of cruise ship teams battle it out for the right to be called champions.
The occasion was the grandly-titled Bergen Cruise Ship League Cup. In the semi-finals a team from Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Ocean Countess saw off the Discovery crew 2-0, and Marco Polo beat P&O’s Ventura 1-0 to complete an all-C&MV line-up for the final, from which Marco Polo emerged the 2-0 winners.
Winning team captain James Hadley, from the cruise staff on board Marco Polo, said “It was a great experience for all the squad involved and our success was much celebrated by the passengers when we returned on board with the Cup. We have also been told that we have won the Bergen Cruise Ship League. Championship as well – so it’s a League & Cup double.”
Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ operations director Richard Bastow added: “”We are really proud that both our teams made it through to the final. It has been very good fun and is great for the team spirit on board our ships. I am not saying that the match scheduling affects our itinerary planning; it’s just coincidence that we always seem to be in Bergen at 3 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon.”
Both ships have been a familiar sight in Norwegian waters during 2011, making a total of 128 port calls between February and September. The ships have 19 cruises to Norway scheduled for next year.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:02+00:00 27 August 2011|Cruise News|0 Comments

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