We wish M/S Marco Polo a warm welcome to Port of Trelleborg! From January, 27th 2020, M/S Marco Polo will expand the TT-Line fleet. The ship has been under refurbishment since late 2019 in a Polish shipyard and has capacity for 215 passengers. The ferry will mainly serve the TT-Line connection to Klaipėda with up to four departures per week.
The ferry was built in the Netherlands and formerly operated in the Mediterranean Sea. M/S Marco Polo has three car decks, one deck with cabins for passengers and public areas as well as a separate crew deck. Passengers have access to 80 cabins and reclining seats as well as a cafeteria-restaurant, a reception with on-board shop and the panoramic lounge with sea view and integrated kids corner.
Additionally, the ferry was rebuilt according to TT-Line’s GreenShip standards for sustainability. Following the strict regulations for ships on the Baltic Sea, M/S Marco Polo is equipped with a scrubber for exhaust air purification. This scrubber system removes sulfur oxides and particulates from the exhaust gases. Additionally, TT-Line installed a second bow thruster for enhanced maneuverability.
„TT-Line expanded its fleet with the ferry Marco Polo as a result of growing demand of the Southern Baltic Sea transport market. We are extremely glad that we found this ferry which can be easily integrated into our successful fleet”, says Bernhard J. Termühlen, Managing Director of TT-Line.
Port of Trelleborg looks very positive on TT-Line’s development with yet another ferry and the increased possibility to travel between Trelleborg and Lithuania which further strengthens the corridor. TT-Line has now seven vessels operating Port of Trelleborg.
The name „Marco Polo“ has tradition in the history of TT-Line. In 1992, a former charter ship served the connection between Rostock and Trelleborg under the name “Marco Polo”.
Read more info about the ship here