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What were the names of the ships on which Marco Polo sailed?

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Marco Polo traveled by land from Venice, Italy to China in 1271. It took him four years to get to his destination. He did not use a ship for the trip.

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What were the names of the ships on which Marco Polo sailed?
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Marco Polo spent 24 years traveling through Europe and Asia on this one trip. Seventeen of those years were spent in China with the Kublai Khan. He kept a detailed journal of his trip that was subsequently printed and distributed throughout Europe.

Sometimes Marco Polo's journey is confused with Christopher Columbus and the ships he used, which are well-known, and their names were the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Columbus attempted to find a water route to the same locations that Marco Polo traveled to, but he discovered America instead.

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