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100 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Senior Cruise Reviews

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Jenthesailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our first cruise and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Embarkation was a very smooth process ;taking less than an hour from arrival at the car park to eating our lunch aboard. It was well organised and we were instructed ... Read more
Jan371971
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Just returned from six days on the Marco polo, an old ship but well maintained, as this was our first cruise didn't know what to expect.... The food was excellent also the service was too, couldn't do enough for you, being a small ship was ... Read more
Blackpool27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First cruise ever, so we were a little apprehensive. But as the Magellan ship is a small/medium size it is a good choice for a first cruise. Embarking at Newcastle was great and very easy. The steward met us and showed us our free ... Read more
BeaumontRoad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A fabulous 4night cruise on the iconic Marco Polo. I loved this ships art deco interior and it reminded me of an episode of my favourite Hercule Poorly series! Unable to disembark at the Isles of Scilly due to bad weather, the ... Read more
Crouchsailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
36 helpful votes
Having spent a lifetime sailing and never having seen the point of cruising in a big ship my wife finally persuaded me that is what we were going to do. She had enjoyed Christmas shopping trip on Marco Polo with a friend and was keen to ... Read more
Lainyday
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We have recently returned from a cruise from TILBURY to the Canary Is. Lisbon Gib and Madeira on the Magellen. All up, I suppose the whole thing prob cost about £1000pp to include upgraded inside cabin, drinks package, parking at ... Read more
Graham L
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Just before our Cruise, we received the final documents from CMV and noted our Cabin had been changed from 5092 to 7188, a choice no one would freely make. I rung CMV and despite protesting they refused to change back to the one booked, ... Read more
Methersham
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
24 helpful votes
I will not re-state the title because we had a wnderful cruise. The food was excellent, the crew were excellent and the entertainment was excellent. The itinerary was as expected and enjoyable. The weather was as expected and ... Read more
marchie1053
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
107 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Introduction: This was our first CMV cruise and was booked after a disappointing Xmas 2015 & New Year cruise to the same destination with a competitor cruise line. We booked with CMV and then read the earlier reviews, so we were ... Read more
yalding
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
40 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
On arriving at Tilbury for our in search of the Northern light cruise, our cases were taken porter, into the boarding area, within minutes called to board Magellan, on board quickly. Escorted to our cabin, this was a first well done CMV, ... Read more
bilbyg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Having cruised several times in the past and liking the atmosphere of smaller vessels we chose Astor for this cruise to Esperence and Albany. Being an elderly lady of the seas "Astor" despite a recent refurbishment still appears ... Read more
coolagarry2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Our departure from Tilbury was pretty chaotic. We travelled to the ship on their coach from London Coach Station and the last quarter of a mile took about 90 mins. The ship had arrived late from their previous cruise (the Canaries I ... Read more
mgolder
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Marco Polo What better name could there be to conjure up exploration and adventure. This was my first cruise. I had never really been attracted to the cruising lifestyle. A solo sailor from the west coast of Canada, the idea of ... Read more
Atlantic Voayager
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
32 helpful votes
18 March 2016 South American Treasures 5 January to 28 February 2016 M S Marco Polo Here are some comments and observations regarding our cruise that relate to our experiences. I have Maritime qualifications and my wife has ... Read more
BeginnersLuck?
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
43 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
A COUNTERBLAST TO CRUISING Or Some Naval Gazing (Pun Intended) In our thirty years together, my partner and I have travelled tens of thousands of miles, to many different destinations, using many modes of transport; but I am ... Read more
cooper-barry
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I sometime wonder if the reviewers had been on the same ship as myself because I found this cruise to be very enjoyable and took me to those places that I had wished to visit in the past and the programme of visits was perfect. The ship ... Read more
cooper-barry
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have read some of the reviews and I wonder if the reviewers travelled on the same ship as myself. This was an excellent cruise visiting some interesting ports. I am not a hardened cruiser and possibly this is the last cruise that I ... Read more
michaelashworth
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Room 9179 deck 7 this room was a good size with plenty of wardrobe space.Draw backs 2 lights over one side of bed can not see T.V if in bed near wall walking into room like walking on rice crisppie's .All 3 walls you can hear your ... Read more
barnej42
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The Ship itself: The Magellan is the noisiest, creakiest, most unstable ship that we have been on. If you don’t mind a rolling ship then it might be OK otherwise this is not the ship for you. The ship constantly rolls with every ... Read more
South44
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We have just returned from a six week cruise on the m/v 'Magellan' operated by CMV. The itinerary was sailing Tilbury on the 5th January 2016 to the Amazon and the Caribbean. On the way we also called at Amsterdam, Lisbon, Funchal ... Read more
tempramental
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise on the Astor, but our second cruise in three years. Our first cruise was on RCL Voyager of the Seas, so absolutely cannot compare these two vessels. The Astor is an old girl, as reflected in the decor and ... Read more
kbblb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Looking forward to a lovely long Cruise was a bit disappointing. This is the most noisy ship ever, most night had to sleep with ear plugs in, with the engine noise and all the creaks and rattles Apart from the noises in the cabin their was ... Read more
Helpful? Thank kbblb
Bensmumndad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation because of cabin number was fast and easy, there were three adults in cabin, which was roomy and comfortable. Things started going downhill fast. Sailing was delayed till next morning, plenty of rumours why bad weather was main ... Read more
Jeffers4
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We booked Back to Back cruises on the Magellan, for a grand total of 56 nights and only got home yesterday the 16 of February 2016. The Christmas and New Year cruise was without doubt our worst ever , and although the ship can't be ... Read more
PattieJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have read and fully endorse what my fellow sufferers said about the Magellan.It was an unforgettable disaster, We are seasoned cruisers (450 nights on various cruise ships) but never experienced a ship like this .We had to search the ... Read more

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