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142 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Steve W B
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as I had always wanted to visit St Petersburg. Magellan, despite her age is in fair condition and my inside single cabin was comfortable and clean, indeed the cabin steward did an excellent job whilst remaining ... Read more
lindarann
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I've had some good river cruises, but this was my first sea cruise so I'm not sure if it was typical. I did not have a good night's sleep for all of the 12 days. We were in a top price cabin - barring a suite. The nose & ... Read more
lee8553
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Like many posters I was originally put off by negative reviews, but luckily a friend had just travelled on Marco Polo & enjoyed, so I thought in for a penny! The fact it would cost me more (as a solo passenger) to do a 7 night cruise ... Read more
Capet
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
We choose this cruise as the destinations sounded interesting. We had read some differing reviews of this trip so was naturally sceptical, however from the very professional and streamline embarkation at Tilbury to the disembarkation at ... Read more
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wiljenbar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Chose this cruise as the Ports of Call were all just where we wanted to go. As we live in Debyshire Hull was so easy to reach. Once on board not so sure on our choice, cabin sloped down hill making quite a high step in to shower etc. ... Read more
sue120502
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was the second time we have been on the Baltic Cities & St Petersburg cruise, and just as with the first time, it was thoroughly enjoyable. We sailed from Hull in East Yorkshire and the operation there was so smooth; drove car ... Read more
Notdeadyet
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
The itinerary was ideal for us and Newcastle was easy to get to from home. Embarkation was easy and we were quickly reunited with our luggage. Cabin 5009 had a porthole rather than a window but as it was an upgrade from an inside one ... Read more
battlecritic
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Have given this very good based on food quality (which in fact was excellent), cleanliness and friendliness of service (practically all the staff went the extra mile). The entertainment was pretty good too as were most of the many ... Read more
Rif and Ann
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I chose this cruise to the Baltic and St Petersburg because we wished to enjoy the experience of visiting the ports to which the ship was destined - in particular St Petersburg, which we had never visited. As my wife is ... Read more
chappies
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We sailed on Marco Polo to Baltic and St Petersburg May 2016 and could only rate the cruise as average- ish. The cabins are quite dated and no tea/coffee making facilities but were clean and the cabin steward great. The shopping ... Read more
annecharlish
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
29 helpful votes
Cost determined our choice plus the destination of St Petersburg. Crew/staff excellent friendly and helpful. Very good service. Embarkation easy and efficient. Disembarkation positively slick. Food very poor. Cheap ... Read more
Jeffers4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
As we had spent two months on the Cruise and Maritime flag ship M/V Magellan from middle of December 2015 to middle of February 2016, I was rather concerned how the Marco polo cruise to the Baltic would go. The Magellan was rather ... Read more
Codford Wanderer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have cruised only once before and that was with Saga. On this occasion we had a Junior Suite (Cabin 404.) The extra expense of the more costly cabin was well worth it; the accommodation was spacious with a good sized bathroom, a ... Read more
troath
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful cruise around the Baltic on the Marco Polo. I had great reservations because of reviews I had read and almost made a decision to cancel the trip. How wrong I would have been so ... Read more
maisieg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was only our second ever cruise, the first being a British Isles trip aboard Marco Polo which we enjoyed immensely. We found that embarkation at Tilbury was nowhere near as slick and easy as our experience at the CMV desks in ... Read more
Kate170170
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our Baltic cruise but were not impressed with the Magellan. Everything was just below par except for the staff who were very helpful. The food was very ordinary. Some guests ordered veal and got ham. When this was pointed ... Read more
Brizzle
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Travelled with my sister and brother-in-law. My husband and I had been on five cruises before this one and this has to rate as the best. The food was superb with plenty of choice. It was available from 07.00 to 21.30 with midnight ... Read more
Mo Tone
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Overall a lovely cruise, we had an outside cabin, with a window, which was spacious with plenty of hanging and storage space. All the staff on board were helpful and friendly. The food was very good especially in the buffet. Lunch in the ... Read more
Mike Beauchamp
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We had seen a number of pretty average reviews before our cruise and were expecting a reflection of that but I have to say we were pleasantly surprised on a number of levels: 1. The food was exceptionally good every day with a hint of ... Read more
con_jack@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Having read some of the negative reviews about Magellan I can't say I was exactly looking forward to our recent trip but my fears were unfounded. From start to finish the cruise was absolutely amazing. Our arrival at the Tilbury car ... Read more
cocomummy
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
loved the destinations, price, and easy boarding. The ship is old dated but beds in cabin comfy, showers great. Bad points it WAS noisy, passengers need to be aware of this if they are early risers or late revellers. Ignorance is ... Read more
Maidstone Granny
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
After booking on the Magellan for the Norwegian Fjords trip I felt downhearted as I read the reviews, it wasn't nearly as bad as reported, although I do have to agree with some of the comments previously reported. I took along ear plugs ... Read more
jesslowrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
When we booked this cruise we werent sure on if we were taking a risk as so many bad reviews had been written by fear not! this was an amazing holiday and i would do it all over again. i was 16 at the time and this is also why we werre ... Read more
Austineer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
If you have been on many cruises then you will probably be disappointed with the standards on board this ship. It is all a bit tired, the bedrooms and bathrooms need updating and redecorating. The ship is showing its age and years of ... Read more
exgannite
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
As someone who doesn't generally write reviews (good or bad) I feel moved to say that my first cruise with CMV will be my last cruise with this line. I am not a seasoned cruiser having done fewer than 10 cuises with the likes of P&O ... Read more

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