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127 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Senior Cruise Reviews

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yorkshireminnie
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
3 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
4 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
Arthur39
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
29 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
12 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
21 reviews
7 forum posts
5 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
17 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
eileen.gardner46
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
16 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
980 forum posts
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
10 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
11 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
ValnRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Chose this cruise on price and local embarkation (Hull). The small ship (only 800 passengers) suited my age range and the fact no children allowed suited me and my husband. I have been on much more expensive and larger ships but found ... Read more
Jeffers4
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
As we had spent two months on the Cruise and Maritime flag ship M/V Magellan from middle of December 2015 to middle of February 2016, I was rather concerned how the Marco polo cruise to the Baltic would go. The Magellan was rather ... Read more
chris bonner
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Following booking our cruise my wife read the reviews on the Astoria which were not good. So with anticipation meet the ship at Avonmouth parking our car in a secure compound opposite the booking hall. The booking in process was very ... Read more
petitebonappetit
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Having always believed that cruise food is pretty good, we were sadly disappointed. They must have shares in a salt company as everything was ruined by over-salting (apart from the porridge). The soup was always cold and tasteless, ... Read more
dollyhouse
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
117 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We are a middle aged (50s and 60s) Australian couple who took back to back cruises, first to Iceland, second to Russia etc in April and May this year. We chose these two cruises for the destinations offered and the fact we were able to ... Read more
yorkshire terrier
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
35 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We have just returned from another cruise on Magellan,and as usual I would describe the cruise as adequate.We sailed from Newcastle picking up passengers from Dundee on day 2. In Torshaven it was cold and started to snow while we were ... Read more
Happy two
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the destinations, embarkation was simple and quick in Avonmouth. The cabin was bigger than expected and kept nice and clean, by the helpful cabin steward.The entertainment was very good for the facilities at their ... Read more
Jenthesailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
34 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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

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