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158 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Senior Cruise Reviews
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peterhull
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Crew were well trained, polite and very good, in some cases let down by management of restaurants and disembarking arrangements. The ship was very full. Food was good quality Raffles Bistro on deck 10 was a scrum most times of the day. ... Read more
xpatbrit
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Food was awful. Tasteless, and much like eating in a school cafeteria. Even the sitdown restaurant had the same food. Cabin was great, but we hardly slept. Don't know why as the beds were OK. Very old ship, and it's showing it's ... Read more
Rural Rider
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise offered the opportunity to visit parts of the British Isles which are normally expensive or difficult to get to and the visits ashore were the best part of the holiday. The Astoria (formerly the Azores, the Stockholm, and ... Read more
diplomats
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
252 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This review covers a 19 day B2B of Norwegian Fjords and Round Britain. It was supposed to be the final voyage of Astoria (nee Stockholm) for Cruise and Maritime Voyages(CVM). It was an opportunity to catch a piece of history before she ... Read more
Nessy60
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Frail elderly people, think my wife was the youngest on board apart from the staff. I am 68 & my wife is 60 but we are both very fit & healthy.Think most of the customers were well over 75+.Emergency helicopter at sea, rough seas ... Read more
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Marjule
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose to sail on The Astor purely because of her itinerary. We thought is would be a great way to visit South Africa, instead of flying there. Our ports of call were, embarkation at Fremantle, Mauritius, La Reunion, Durban, Mossel Bay ... Read more
Tony Ocean
Member Since 2017
1 review
88 helpful votes
Really do not know where to start with this one ?. The initial Cruise was book to depart from Tilbury on the 16th February 2017 for 15 Nights in the Land of the Northern Lights (P704).....................however, the Departure port with ... Read more
Ray49
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We always wanted to see more of the world but work and family made it difficult so when retired Magellan gave us the opportunity. Cabin steward brilliant. Food ok but too spicy for us. Waldorf restaurant good. Entertaining really good ... Read more
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drgillies
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
wanted away for Christmas and New Year My wife Myself her Sister and Friend aged between 60 and 73 having been on larger ships before we were a little unsure of the Marco Polo But right from the start at least you knew your ... Read more
Eurovisionfan
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
162 forum posts
42 helpful votes
This is our third time with CMV, and the second time we’ve been on the Magellan. The value for money is outstanding, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of our fellow passengers obviously went on the cruise simply to find fault with ... Read more
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shucks
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Took the shuttle from Victoria so embarkation was very smooth because we were the last to board. Even so there was time to eat before boat drill if you had wanted to. My cabin 6090 was sold as a superior single, actually contained two ... Read more
currock traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Dont expect Mega Liner inside, its clean and mostly comfortable in most areas, but Hans Bar could do with new more comfortable cushions on lounge chairs, there is no Casino on this ship only Deck Games pool and bars, there is a indoor ... Read more
bmactazyloo01
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We had a great relaxing and enjoyable cruise, from Tilbury uk to Perth, Australia. The staff througout the ship; that we had direct service from, were exceptional, very curious and always served with a smile. The highlights and most ... Read more
blackjack50
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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
3 helpful votes
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
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kathconwy
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
10 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
27 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
BRIND
Member Since 2014
8 reviews
4 helpful votes
We embarked at Tilbury & I have got to say that the embarkation was not too bad & the cases arrived in a timely manner. We ate our Dinner in the Waldorf Restaurant which I could not fault the service was food & no complaints ... Read more
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Plank walker
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 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
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yorkshireminnie
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
29 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
16 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
9 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
13 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
3 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
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