Murder on the MarcoPolo ... Well, Not Quite: A Cruise Up the Amazon and the Orinoco ... Well, Not Quite (Desert Island Travels) - 1905328907
Take an elegant, stately cruise ship ... Add 800 cantankerous pensioners ... Send them off to the Amazon for six weeks ... Ask the passengers to keep diaries...... more
Take an elegant, stately cruise ship ... Add 800 cantankerous pensioners ... Send them off to the Amazon for six weeks ... Ask the passengers to keep diaries ... Then publish those diaries !!! And what do you get? Murder on the Marco Polo: Well, not quite. 'The hilarious diaries of Marco Polo's passengers;' 'unique', 'original', 'unprecedented'. On 10 January 2011 the cruise ship Marco Polo sailed from Tilbury for six weeks to the Amazon and the Orinoco. The ship was old, the passengers even older, but together they creaked and groaned their way across the Atlantic. Clive Leatherdale was determined to publish his experiences. But once on board he had a better idea. Why not widen the net? Rather than describe the oddballs and weirdos through his eyes, why not invite everyone to join in the fun? He recruited a fleet of geriatric scribblers, recording this, poking fun at that, complaining about almost everything. So energetically did passengers take up their quills that the ship nearly ran out of paper, forcing diaries to be written on postcards, sick-bags and even 'toilet tissue'. At times their floating hotel seemed more like a floating prison as tempers flared. At times it turned into a floating hospital, caring for assorted fractures. At times the gossipy rumour-mill threatened to spin out of control. At all times it presented a round-the-clock cabaret, human nature at its best and worst.
...My son recently graduated from Newcastle University, and we wanted to book a place for lunch that would serve a wide variety of food that would cater for all the various dietary tastes around our table. My son recommended the Marco Polo; all the reviews on the web were outstandingly positive, so we booked a table via the online booking service on their website.
Advantages: Good food, good service Disadvantages: Noisy, very busy
...It was my cousins 17th birthday last week and my auntie and uncle asked my parents and I if we wanted to go out for a meal to celebrate. When we agreed they said they would book a table at Marco Polo in Newcastle for Saturday night.
Where is it?
Marco Polo is an Italian restaurant located on Dean Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. It is near to the metro station and taxi's can be found...