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Bristol (Avonmouth) to Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 27 Bristol (Avonmouth) to Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews


We missed 10 of the 31 ports of call

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MrPirateCat
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Very bad Captain (withheld info, broken English, rambling,..) He missed 10 ports of call. Tendering was a nightmare. Embarkation was a long process with no health checks at all. Provisions were not ready in Durban and we had to wait 3 days (more missed ports) to get the food on board. They still owe us 2 fare days of compensation that they would not give us on board. We will NEVER sail with ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


You get what you pay for!

Review for Marco Polo to Europe - British Isles & Western

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highseasally
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise based on itinerary. We knew that the ship was older and expected, "quaint!" and it was quaint. Very clean and over all, not bad for it's age. Had we wanted five star sailing, we would have gone elsewhere. Most of the passengers were very pleasant and yes we had a sprinkling of passengers who complained from day 1. The fact that we missed ports due to the corona virus, was ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

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geoffstravels
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I are experienced cruisers with over one thousand sea days. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary with St Helena and Suez canal top of our list of "to do's". First impressions of the ship, cabins and staff and crew were mediocre at best. As time progressed on this 78 day trip we downgraded that initial impression. The ship is old and it shows with outdated fixture and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Appalling don't go cancel any bookings

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Stellaroger
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Yes ? Why did we do it. Is this ship sea worthy? Smelly bathroom , advise anyone who goes to at least run the water for several minutes. (Think of Legionaries disease). Cabin clean but so outdated. Ours was also noisy (410 floor 7) I cannot understand first timers to cruising even going on this ship again . Some suggested those who travel on Cunard are for want of a word 'snobs'. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Should go in to retirement

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cruisingjune
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

From the large warehouse for embarkment in Bristol thoughts of cheap and cheerful came in to my head. On board there was a smell of diesel in the lower decks. Cabin was clean but as the ship is 55 years old could not expect much. Biggest problem was the trip hazards in the door ways, raised lips on every doorway and uneven floors, on the public toilets two raised edges caught a lot of people out. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Bristol to Cork

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Bradleyshel
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

An excellent mini cruise. Despite it being a little rough on the crossing out we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The entertainment was very good with a new show each night. The singer and piano player in the Scott’s bar were excellent, a great way to sail away from Bristol. We chose a suite that did not disappoint, fresh canapés were delivered each evening. The dining experience was good for the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Wasn't prepared for just how terrible it would be!

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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1fifthavenue
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

In early October 2019 we took a 3 night mini cruise on the CMV Magellan, which was built in the 80s and served as the Carnival Holiday, hence her dolphin wings on the funnel. We had booked an outside cabin and were assigned 6131. The cabin had twin beds that could be made in to a double and a Pullman on the wall. As to be expected the cabin was dated by modern standards but on first appearance ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Very nice trip

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gort60
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had a suite which was very good. We ate in the walford which was very good. Breakfast not particularly good. The buffet was impossible to get a table. Dinner was very good. The entertainment was also very good. My only criticism of the cruise was that we were only told the date of the formal night the evening before we had a trip booked which meant we had 20 minutes to shower and change ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Mutton dressed as lamb

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Tonlew
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed from Portbury in Bristol which was great as we only live 40 minutes away. The embarkation was very quick and smooth and the luggage was in out cabin within a few hours of us arriving. We were sailing to the Faroe Islands and then on to Iceland. Our itinerary was for a stop in the Faroe Islands, 3 stops over night in towns around Iceland and an over night stop in Reykjavik. Within a few ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Very relaxed - and changed my mind about cruising

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Novbob
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

To set the scene, I've cruised once before on the Marco Polo eight years ago - and vowed never to do a cruise again. A converted Russian ice breaker does not a cruise ship make - but did do us well through a gale force storm. 8 years later myself and the wife wanted to see Iceland, due to her medical conditions we can't fly, so the Magellan was the way to go. Reading through the reviews ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Traveled with disabled person


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