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86 Cruise & Maritime Voyages First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews
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GOOD CRUISING
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Excellent service all round; could not fault-with all ship staff being very polite & always willing to help and make sure you enjoy your holiday aboard the Megallan with a Good choice of food to a high standard with a choice of refined ... Read more
Travelholic2
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have just returned from an autumn Fjords cruise on Magallen. We are over 60s and quite difficult to please so I would like to dispel all the negative comments about this ship. We really enjoyed our cruise due to all the high standards ... Read more
Ciancio
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
What a disaster, my husband booked as a surprise through groupon who had a deal, buy one get one free. 2 days after taking his money, sending a receipt and a confirmation email with sailing details and giving me the gift, groupon sent ... Read more
first time cruiser12
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We went on the British Isles Discovery cruise late August, early September. The Marco Polo is not a modern ship, but all the same very comfortable in our Superior Twin Inside cabin. Shower and toilet facilities very small, but always ... Read more
janehodson@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
From the moment we embarked the Marco Polo we were very satisfied. We were shown to a really nice, very clean and pleasant cabin no 408. We had chosen an outside cabin. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and were cleaning ... Read more
SharonTMA
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have just returned from our first ever cruise on board CMV's Magellan. The entire crew were brilliant, really helpful, friendly and attentive. The whole ship was spotless and our cabin neat & comfortable. The food was delicious ... Read more
SharonTM
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My Husband & I have just returned from our first ever cruise on Board CMV's Magellan. All the crew on board were wonderful, very helpful, friendly and attentive. The ship was spotless and our cabin very tidy & comfortable. The ... Read more
helen3305
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Just returned from a fantastic trip around the British Isles on the Azores, yes shes an old ship but don't be put off. First time cruising and were pleasantly surprised by this ship ( don't take any notice of any negative comments on ... Read more
JonSchick
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 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
ScotPix
Member Since 2015
1 review
For a first time cruiser I chose the Minicruise from Rosyth to Tillbury. My first impressions of the Marco Polo, upon embarkation, was its similarity to the Dover Calais cross channel ferries. The food was tremendous and the staff ... Read more
gre20863
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Loved the idea of a cruise with my partner and to see the fjords. We are in our 30s!! We were the youngest on the ship by a couple of generations. Embrakment was quick and easy. Cabin was very basic and no different to that of an overnight ... Read more
Wilkinsons
Member Since 2015
1 review
Embarkation at Tilbury was efficient and well organised. We had ocean view room on deck 5. Spacious and clean. Plenty of hanging space and hangers. Shower room was a good size with powerful shower. Our cabin guy, Constancio, was ... Read more
Carole Ann
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I booked this cruise just ten days before departure, and was stupid enough to read the reviews after booking. Must say I was dreading the experience as all the reviews were extremely negative. Anyway I think I must have been on the wrong ... Read more
lindamy
Member Since 2015
1 review
Had a lovely time on the Magellan sailing to Amsterdam and Antwerp, a very nice ship.. Very good prices in the bars, food was very nice especially the evening meals..Beds were really comfortable... I can't really see why people are so ... 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
romilly321
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed April 2015
Recently returned from our first sea cruise on Cruise and Maritime ship Azores to the Fjords. The journey to the docks in Bristol was easy with clear sign posting. Parking an embarcation was fast and efficient. Our luggage was waiting at ... Read more
acemanuk
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
We and our friends thought we would try a cruise so first time apprehension we sailed from Avonmouth Bristol to Norway on a Fjords tour first getting on board was very easy and no fuss our cabin was spotless with ample room for clothes ... Read more
maggiealdred
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our first cruise, so we were not sure what to expect. The check-in procedure was smooth and once we were on board the staff were waiting to show us to our cabin, with our suitcases not far behind. Throughout the whole voyage the ... Read more
avrilsalter
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our first cruise & our expectations were more than exceeded. I loved the Marco Polo. The service was exceptional. You would be hard pressed to criticize anything although I'm sure some picky people would try. The food was lovely & ... Read more
Keska
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
I boarded the Megallan in Dundee and our cruise finished in Newcastle. Boarding was very easy and quick, leaving was even quicker as we had a train to catch and the staff ensured we got off early so we could catch it. All of the staff on ... Read more
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PDBCDB
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
WE have never cruised before but were delighted with the whole package from CMV on their new ship Magellan. Embarkation was orderly and efficient, car to cabin took about 20 minutes total time, where our luggage was waiting - so much ... Read more
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
Bishopsdown
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
Eclipse and Northern Lights cruise. Bad start as embarkation involved a long queue, despite being told that it would be phased to avoid queuing. The ship is 67 years old and had been 'refurbished' but was very basic. Originally booked in ... 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
Jenny Smart
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
This was our first cruise "a test" to see if we would enjoy cruising prior to booking overseas. We sailed from Fremantle to Esperance, Albany return. This is a four star ship but our whole experience was five star plus !! The staff, food, ... Read more

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