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168 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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agathachristiefan
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my second time on Magellan and I had a wonderful holiday. It was relaxing and the itinerary and weather were fantastic. Very good value for money. A special mention to all the staff on Magellan who are friendly and very hard ... Read more
Us3
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our holiday began the moment we stepped on board. All the crew were friendly and welcoming and looked after us very well. The cabin was spacious and clean and our cabin steward provided excellent service throughout the cruise. We ... Read more
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Genesis1210
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife and I had a hugely enjoyable cruise, the main reason for going was to visit St Petersburg but the other destinations were interesting. The ship is spotless both inside and out , maintenance is continuous and any faults or problems ... Read more
JonSchick
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Just returned from a great cruise to St Petersburg on CMV's Magellan and thought I'd write a note to allay the fears of others who may have been concerned about some of the early reviews. To cut to the chase, CMV offer very good value but ... Read more
murphys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We were attracted to Marco Polo because of the cruise itinerary and the pricing. Refurbished in the 1990's, starting to show some weariness. It's too small for 800 people. We were lucky to have a convivial bunch of Scots on board. The ... Read more
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pwm199
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My husband has a few mobility problems and a couple of years ago we decided that cruising might be our way forward. We were fortunate to chose Marco Polo for our first cruise as the crew really go the extra mile for passengers. We have ... Read more
scotskilt
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Funny and not funny: Embarkation was supposed to be Leith but changed to Rosyth on the 11th Hour (excuses ranged from technical problems to tide problems !) but we were informed this was the norm for this ship---and here we go--- a ... Read more
Wavylady
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We have just returned from a Baltic cruise from Rosyth I went with some trepidation having read some reviews. If you are expecting a modern ship with many facilities and are under 50 this will not be for you. However we found all the staff ... Read more
JohnCorbett
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
This cruise ship was advertised as refurbished. We found that only the public areas were spruced up. The gangway was steep and very was not an inviting sight to embark the ship by. We spoke to one lady who said she was not leaving the ... Read more
Kathryn McCulloch
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
As a regular cruiser I was thrown by the rigidity of dining times.Breakfast finished at 9:30 and no more available till 12:30.not only this but times varied and we had to look at cruise info to check when meals available.Its a small ship ... Read more
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Joseph Fraser
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The two positives about this cruise were leaving from Newcastle and the ports of call. Marco Polo sells itself on being an old but classic ship, it is old but certainly has no class! Everything about it was a disappointment. We had ... Read more
metalmickey
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We've just wasted 2 weeks of our lives sailing on this TUB (more like a cattle boat than a cruises ship). The only activities during the day were to eat or read, I don't enjoy reading and my wife, who enjouys this was even sick of doing it ... Read more
DavidOrr
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
In the early stages of our cruise, we had a significant change of port time ashore in both Stornoway and Torshavn. The full day in each of Stornoway and Torshavn was reduced to just half a day and that was done without any on-board ... Read more
Ted and Dawn
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise chosen for the ports of call (Baltic cities, especially St Petersburg) and the two for one offer in the Saturday telegraph. We were offered an upgrade to Deck 5, which was the next to the lowest, on booking and the ... Read more
reilly1
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
977 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Having read some terrible reviews about this ship we were not expecting a great cruise.We wwere proved wrong. We thoroughly enjoyed it and have booked again for December on the same ship. It was a 7 night cruise from Newcastle to Dundee ... Read more
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lenburgess@uwclub.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
We are first time cruisers so didn't have a bench mark to compare, however after speaking to other guests we realised that our experience on the Magellan was not typical of most cruises.Firstly I must say that the cabin stewards & ... Read more
HawaiiUK
Member Since 2011
1 review
148 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Let's get the big gripe over and done with. This cruise was billed as the Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights cruise, sailing North to the Faroe Islands and Iceland. The vast majority of passengers had booked this cruise 2 years ago, when it ... Read more
a knights
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
I would like to say that this was our first sea cruise so not sure what to judge against. I would like to say that the crew were in general very friendly and efficient.Thank you to Olga our cabin steward, who always had a smile on her ... Read more
Graham Young
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Atmosphere on the ship was better than we expected. All staff we met were very friendly and helpful. The ship and cabins were clean and the other passengers were a very nice bunch of people. No children on board was a bonus. Food was not ... Read more
nikki34
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Where do I start! About 4 days before setting sail we received a phone call to say that the cruise had been delayed by 24 hours and that we were sailing from Portland instead of Bristol. This was due to the ship being delayed by bad ... Read more
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123bob
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed February 2015
The worst cruise I have been on.We actuallyonly got to 4 of the 9 destinations which were advertised. The boat was unstable at anything more than a force 3 wind. It wallowed and went crabwise. Internally it leaked in at least 6 places. ... Read more
david5812
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Well, we did see the Northern lights which was a bonus. The ship is 50 years old this year, but it does not really show its age. The cruise was lovely, food excellent and we had a cabin on deck 2 that was very quiet. The cleanliness of the ... Read more
seaside sid
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 helpful votes
It is often difficult to interpret what is written on review sites such as this. Some people expect a great deal and others complain about minor things. I have often read critical reviews and taken them with a" pinch of salt" and not taken ... Read more
MoyaMurphy
Member Since 2014
1 review
Emabarkation from Tilbury is convenient but the long-stay carpark was a bus ride from the terminal and the timed embarkation plans went awry due to late docking of the previous trip. Our cabin (a junior suite) was spacious but the ... Read more
Aikido_guy
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg, but also for the chance to visit Copenhagen, Helsinki, Nynashamn(Sweden) and Berlin. The ship was relatively small by today's standards, with ... Read more
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