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167 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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soupyfamily
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Found this cruise online and the itinerary was the main attraction. To be honest I hadn't heard of CMV before, having traveled with P&O, Royal Car, Princess, NCL and Ocean Village. Without any doubt this cruise was up there with the ... Read more
rgardere
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Magellan was great with excellent service, efficient and polite staff, superb excursions, but unfortunately average food.My cabin was quite comfortable and my cabin steward outstanding. As soon as we went for breakfast, he was busy ... Read more
maggiealdred
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is our third cruise with CMV, and overall a very enjoyable experience. The staff, without exception, were wonderful and went out of their way to to be helpful. The food and service in both the Raffles buffet and Waldorf restaurant was ... Read more
tkdted
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This cruise is not good for disabled people, the gangways are to narrow, my wheelchair wheel came off two times. The toilet in the cabin is too low and I needed help in getting off of it. They state that a wheelchair must be below 23 kg ... Read more
jandjrothwell
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
Just returned from a Baltic cruise on Magellan and had a great time. As with any holiday there are always niggles or things that you would prefer to be different, but the good far outweighed the bad. When we arrived at Tilbury using ... Read more
AConvertedCruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
I genuinely believe most of the negative feedback on this cruise to be very harsh/pickie...but everyone is allowed their opinion, so here is mine/ours. Firstly embarkation/disembarkation - Fine, particularly getting on the ship....well ... Read more
jimnhil
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose CMV /Magellan, as the itinerary (Baltic cities and St Petersburg) was very attractive - just what we wanted to do, the timing suited us, the headline cost was reasonable. We booked via Mr Bridge, whom we've cruised with before ... Read more
Tuffydog
Member Since 2015
1 review
111 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We recently completed a Baltic cruise of 12 nights and followed on with a 7 night cruise of the Norwegian Fjords a (total of 19 nights) on the Magellan. We have cruised with a number of lines including Cunard, Celebrity, NCL P & O ... Read more
Swanhouse
Member Since 2016
1 review
44 helpful votes
Our experience with Magellan, Our first time on the ship but unfortunately we will not be going back on it and we would not recommend it to anyone. Here is why We boarded in Tilbury on the 15th of August, boarding was straight ... Read more
Arthur39
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the itinerary,and the price was a factor too.the coach link from London Victoria was well organised and embarkation was very smooth.our cabin was better than we expected very spacious and plenty of hanging room.tv ... Read more
lilliewhite
Member Since 2010
1 review
19 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Chose this cruise mainly because of the Ports of Call, price and the fact it was adult only. Embarkation was swift and painless Ship although almost 30 years old was clean and had charecter, yes there was some vibration at full speed ... Read more
Elidav100
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Good points first -Price , Magellan the ship itself , food and drinks plus and the Baltic cities we visited. Bad points - the entertainment shows and music were very old and dated . Too many very old and or infirm people on this ... Read more
cruisedoctordoctordeath
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We arrived at Tilbury about 15 minutes before our embarkation time. The embarkation was a shambles with people not really knowing what was happening. The ship itself is getting on a bit and awkward to find your way around as you ... Read more
Faeelizabeth
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were sent an email from Archers, we decided to try this as it was our first cruise. We had a fantastic time, excursions were very good but some people booked their own, I think I would do this next time, cabin was adequate think I ... Read more
Martyn F
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 helpful votes
Having been on several cruises in the past, always with Cunard, it was with trepidation that I booked a trip on CMV Magellan. Magellan is a Holiday Class ship, so you would be forgiven if you thought it would be full of rowdy young ... Read more
Raymondb
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was on our wish list,and represented good value for money. 1) Embarkation and car parking no problem at all,swift delivery of baggage to cabin,check in very efficient. 2)Our cabin was upgraded to ... Read more
Phil Sims
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Chose this cruise on price and destination. Destinations were really good. Price wasn't really the bargain it seemed. Everybody on board had some kind of deal making it feel a bit like a cruise by a well known furniture store. Ship ... Read more
june.randell@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise on the Magellan because it was visiting the Baltic. I do not have complaints about the cruise itself, the ports of call were good and the food etc and entertainment were good. But we were given a terrible cabin, ... Read more
alpet19
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we have always wanted to visit St Petersburg and the 2 day stop at this city did not let us down. We chose the 2 day package and visited the Winter Palace (The Hermitage), the Summer Palace (Catherine's ... Read more
Amanda73
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as it visited some great cities: Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallin, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm, I booked through Solos holidays so I would have other solo travellers to have dinner with. From the moment I ... Read more
Diane1952
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Over all the cruise was very good. We chose it for the itinerary. Staff, entertainment and food is first class. The Magellan lacks the 'wow factor' experienced on other cruises. The cabins were small and the general condition felt ... Read more
Steve W B
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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
kylyle
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose C&MV for their cost and scheduling. Ship, Magellan, also possessed the amenities we desired. Once embarked we found our impressions gathered from the C&MV literature to have been accurate. Ship was clean, crew ... Read more
lindarann
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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
36 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

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