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135 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Senior Cruise Reviews
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blackjack50
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
this was my wife and I first Cruise and we were both really looking forward to it,embarkation went smoothly and we were soon under way. We were assigned a table for dinner along with three other couples.The food was average although the ... Read more
rgardere
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
kathconwy
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Never cruised before and wanted to see if we would enjoy it. We cannot fault the crew or ship we were well looked after by very pleasant staff who tried to do every thing in their power to make the cruise a pleasant experience. The food ... Read more
roberts sheila
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
we chose this cruise to see the fjords, and for the convenient port of embarkation. chose the ship for its smaller size for our first cruise. embarkation was very smooth and quick, no waiting at all, straight on board and our cases were ... 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
Plank walker
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have used CMV before on Marco Polo which was enjoyable with no complaints so were looking forward to a similar experience. To be honest the ship and cruise in general was up to expectation but we were far from satisfied with the cabin ... Read more
yorkshireminnie
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
25 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because the dates fitted perfectly for us and we wanted to go to the fjords. The cruise and maritime website prior to embarkation was very useful and the information was received in a timely manner and was informative. ... Read more
Rosaleigh5
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I’ve read some of the negatives about this ship but we were pleasantly surprised. Don’t take any notice of the whingers! It’s not ‘old’; it’s well maintained, spotless, and very comfortable. We chose ... 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
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
Elidav100
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
Martyn F
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 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
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
Spysmum
Member Since 2010
22 reviews
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
With misgivings, we booked a 1 night taster on this venerable ship, for nostalgic reasons! Decades ago, when she was under Gerry Herrods ownership, we enjoyed some adventurous cruises on her,; to Antarctica, up the amazon , etc, and ... 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
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
eileen.gardner46
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We selected this cruise because of the itinerary.When we visited the Waldorf restaurant for our 1st breakfast the staff were very curt towards the passengers and made unacceptable comments to other waiters about the passengers! The staff ... Read more
Pirate of Penzance
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This cruise was to the Faroes, Iceland, Orkney and Shetland sailing from Hull. First impression was that the embarkation arrangements were mickey mouse as we had opted for the car parking arrangements. In the end however, choosing ... Read more
I.L.C.
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We wanted to visit Iceland and, having initially looked at flights/hotels, this cruise, our first, fitted the bill. Although the good weather and calm sea helped, the cruise exceeded our expectations. Despite the previous negative reviews ... Read more
Tansy Mews
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,010 forum post
19 helpful votes
The Magellan is an older ship that was purchased by CMV just a year or so ago. No glitz, no atrium, few balconies but comfortable and in reasonable condition. About 1200 passengers, just about all British who enjoy that they can drive to ... Read more
AnneHyde
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose the cruise because of having travelled before with Cruise and Maritime on the Astoria which we enjoyed. Also the itinerary appealed to us. We opted for an inside cabin and was on deck 7. The cabin was spacious but it did have ... Read more
susie.skitt@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this short cruise to Amsterdam and Ghent to give us insight to what cruising is all about. The embarkation and disembarkation were a joke - on arrival we were a little early and after being sent to the wrong booking area we were ... Read more
whippet66
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We went on this cruise as a taster, just to see what CMV was like. The week-end before we had been on the Harmony of the Seas also as a taster. one extreme to the other you may say !! Anyway Harmony we were glad to get off.(see review). ... Read more
Matts mom
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
21 helpful votes
My husband & I have taken around a dozen cruises with various lines inc. P&O Royal Carribean, CUnard, Celebrity, MSC & Fred. We took this short cruise to determine how we felt about the ship and cruise line before thinking of ... Read more
wiljenbar
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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

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