Purchased from Stena line in the eighties and formally known as the Stena Nordica, Jadrolinija renamed the ship Marko Polo. Being 5 decks high and 128 metres in length, the Marko Polo can hold up to 1100 passengers and 270 vehicles in its garages. On board Marko Polo you will find a vast array of amenities for people of all ages to enjoy such as a children’s play area, large coffee bar with a dance floor, a sit down restaurant with 222 seats, chapel and a duty free shop.
There are around 150 cabins on board Marko Polo which can host up to 551 of its passengers. The cabins range from standard 2 or 4 berth cabins inside and outside (sea view) to the 3 and 4 berth couchettes with lounge seating.
All international ferries have lifts leading from the car deck to the passenger deck.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Marko Polo guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
80% of our customers recommended this ship
Really small ship compared to others I travel with. Staff was kind and helpful, multilangual and funny. Small cabin, we could not sleep in the outbound journey because it was really noisy inside, in the return one we received another cabin and we slept well. Very punctual company. For who like me is travelling with kids I recommend the external cabin beacuse is big and you have space for the travel cot. You should improve the breakfast, there is nothing sweet only salty food.
Reviewed 15 March 2015 by Adriano who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
It was a good journey, good cabin, if you do not suffer beacuse of the sea you can sleep!
Reviewed 14 January 2015 by Alessia who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"First to arrive, first to leave"
The Ancona-Split journey was excellent, depsite the rough sea we slept a bit in the cabin. The most difficoult thing was the car boarding and landing. Parking was too difficoult for us, you shoul be more helpful with older people. Apart from that all good, there are not bars, but you can always bring with you something to eat. If you want there is a restaurant with reasonable prices.
Reviewed 06 November 2014 by Antonio Angelo who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"Comfortable trip saving many road kilometres"
We had a very smooth crossing with good service from all staff plus a comfortable cabin. Food and wine reasonably priced but not outstandingly imaginative. We would use similar ferries again to save long road trips.
Reviewed 26 October 2014 by Clive who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
I travelled on a night crossing from Ancona to Split at h19.00. We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant on board (cheap and generous portions). We spent the night with some friends at the bar, resting on the benches available. Our experience was very positive, the staff on board helpful and kind. The toilet are a bit old but functioning! I would suggest to purchase a cabin to be more comfortable.
Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
Great crossing and had a pleasant surprise with the unexpected complementary breakfast that came with the bunk room. I was impressed by the service. Good value for money.
Reviewed 10 October 2014 by Ilana who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Giovanni who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"old ship, technical problems on the return"
we travelled from Ancona to Split and return on august 2014 with Marko Polo. The ship is very old and there are just few toilets on board. Friendly staff and boarding process on time. On the return, due to a technical problem we left the port 6 hour late
Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Simone who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"Ancona - Spalato"
We travelled from Ancona to Split and return. All good but the departure had 3 hours delay
Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
I travelled from Ancona to Split with Jadrolinija on the 11/08- Departure at 21.00 with arrival at 06.00 in the morning. Departure on time. We are young guys so we slept on the floor without paying for the cabin, good services on board, nice staff. Great experience
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"Trip from Split to Ancona"
The trip itself was very good. The staff were helpful and we were stoked with our seats. If I was to comment on the leniency of tickets, I would comment on the topic of allowing people who purchased standing seats to enter the section of those who purchased reserved seating. We are travelling for an extended period of time and are on a budget yet purchased reserved seating and paid extra for this. Although during our trip, customers who purchased standing seats woke me throughout the trip to see if anyone was using the seat next to me. As a customer I was not happy that people woke me during my sleep to take a 'free' reserved seat next to me. I paid £190 for myself and another person to sit on this ferry and was very unhappy to be awoken by people who paid nowhere near as much as me, to steal the free seat next to me. But I do thank the lady staff member that saw me shivering during the trip and tucked a blanket around me.
Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Kiara who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
good food, friendly staff, clean cabin. Unfortunately the ship is really old, dirty toilets in the common area that I couldn't have a shower. During the night crossing there were people all around drinking and screaming until late, early morning. So I paid for the cabin and I couldn't sleep well. I can'r recommend it
Reviewed 07 August 2014 by Lewis who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
Bathrooms and facilities extremely old and in bad conditions, there isn't any kind of surveillance at night to make people respect the resting of those passengers that have paid -expensive- for a cabin. People can drink on the deck and sleep lying on anywhere on the ship. Crossing Split-Ancona, July 24, 2014
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Aurora who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
"old ship but it's great"
the ship is a bit old, as you can see old forniture inside but still good looking, so my rate is not the best. Boarding time good. Jadrolinija staff very friendly and helpful. Good schedule on departure and arrival time, service on board very good. Bathrooms smelling due to the old ventilation system. Restaurant staff polite, friendly and professional. Good quality of food and reasonable prices. Considering the ship and services on board, the price should be 15% lower
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Pierluigi who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo
We had a great dinner in the restaurant and the staff were super friendly! we also had a nice drink with an amazing view- followed by the best sleep ive had during my trip! surprisingly the bunk beds were very comfortable!
Reviewed 10 July 2014 by Emma who travelled with Jadrolinija on Marko Polo