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115 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Senior Cruise Reviews

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I.L.C.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
940 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
12 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
0 forum posts
11 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
ValnRay
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
0 forum posts
6 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
0 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
6 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
4 reviews
114 forum posts
5 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
15 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
Jenthesailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 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
Jan371971
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
11 helpful votes
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
12 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
41 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
HCWilson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
On a previous cruise with Cruise and Maritime (Marco Polo) we found the service and the attitude of all staff friendly and helpful. food was good and the general atmosphere pleasant and accommodating. The experience on the Magellan was ... Read more
Lainyday
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 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
19 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
28 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
37 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
46 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
4 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

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