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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Magellan
British Isles & Western Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Very Good

10

Average

14

Poor

10

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

38

Spring Break Cruises

9

Entertainment Cruises

9

Family Cruises

8

Cruises for the Disabled

8

38 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western


GOMCP avatar

GOMCP

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise - spoilt by chaotic disembarkment

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Ship felt a bit “old & tired" – the stairs were steep between decks. Tables not equipped for rolling – we experienced severe weather conditions where items just skidded off tables – lips on the edges of ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Holidays70

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

So many negative comments about this ship which I thought unfair. When you book you know it's an old ship and that it's rated 3 star. We've just returned and had a great time. Because of the seriousness of the virus ...
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Sail Date March 2020


capmat avatar

capmat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor ship, but a great itinerary cut short

We chose this cruise for Iceland, and the Scottish islands. Overall, the itinerary was great, and from this perspective we loved the cruise. The weather was definitely against us, though, and some extremely rough ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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ckclee

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

We chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights. We didn't see them in bright colour, but I loved how we were let know each night there was a good chance of a sighting. Magellan isn't the fanciest ship we've been ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rdiamond1

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs - but more Ups

Ship in general was a reasonable size. Very Clean. Rooms were spacious. Enough room for everything. The staff was fantastic ! We had Alex and Avetik in the dining room ( they were awesome – great ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Suem21

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First and probably only time on a cruise

We were a family group of six, siblings and spouses, and for all of us a first time. It seemed good value but you’ll pay hefty prices for services, drinks and excursions so be cautious about your budget. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Lelldorian

1 Review Written

Old ship, poor quality

Lots of hours of boredom. The ship is very old and has "out of service" signs in several services and machines. Entertainig activities are unatended "meetings" mostly and the shows are quite poor and focused on old ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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mountmellick

1 Review Written

Falls short of its competitors.

Chose this because of the attractive itinerary, plus the convenience of sailing from UK port with no flights involved. As seasoned cruisers for many years ( principally with Thomson / Marella and NCL) we tried ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Nirs3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Staff food and entertainment good. Weather could have been kinder.

We were a group of six friends on the Scottish Isles 8 night cruise from Newcastle finishing somewhat bizarrely in Liverpool. Embarkation was extremely fast and painless. We are gold members and have priority ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Marg2031

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise for the aged ... with nothing to do!

I chose this cruise as it gave us five full days in Iceland among other ports of call. Iceland was fantastic, as were Shetland and Faroe Islands. Nothing happening in Invergordon, so best to take a tour from ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jaekay1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise - Northern Isles

This was our first, but hopefully not our only, cruise so we have nothing to compare against. As first-timers I will say one thing firstly: the instructions given each day were a great help and all the things I ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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philtodd76

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

What befell the Magellan

This is our 5th cruise, the 3rd on the Magellan. We were sent tickets and purple luggage labels, booked for parking at Newcastle. Boarding turned out to be horrendous, something went seriously wrong which CMV blamed ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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rosepetal_irl

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

OK but not for us

We chose this cruise as it was departing from Dublin so no flying needed for us! We had 2 wheelchair users with myself and my husband. Embarkation We arrived in plenty of time. Only downside is the port has ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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TonyVernonSmith

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Unhealthy cruise to Iceland and Northern Lights

This was our sixth cruise, one of the previous ships also belonged to CMV, the Astor. The Astor was a lovely ship with the right number of passengers. We soon realised that most passengers on the Magellan had ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Garigale

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

The trip to hell

Now this was an extremely memorable cruise for all the wrong reasons. I am in fact lucky to be alive I feel after spending three weeks on board over Christmas 2017 on a trip to Cape Verde and up through the Canary ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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cumba68

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Would do it all again - above our expectations

ICELAND LAND OF ICE AND FIRE CRUISE JUNE 2017 Embarkation Our first time with Cruise and Maritime Voyages. There was a bus provided from Cork by JMG but we made our own way to Dublin Port. Having had ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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brother_unknown

8 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Distinctly 3rd rate

Cruise circumnavigated Iceland. Magellen is a partially refurbished Carnival ship. Passengers mainly elderly Brits and Scots. Artwork in corridors is excellent. Library consists of Carnival passengers' castoffs. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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LevenBob

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

From nowhere to nowhere else

I chose this ship because she was sailing from Dundee (not on this websites list of ports) to Iceland,the Faroes ,Orkney and Shetland (again not on this website's radar). That in itself was a mistake because the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Wendy111

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

First cruise for me with elderly parents

We booked this 6 months before departure so paid c. £3500 for 4 of us. Last minute passengers can pay much less (£500-600 each) and I imagine CMV struggle to break even. I had no problem with the price. ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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BRIND

15 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

Good Start, Entertainment a Bit Old Hat

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Plank walker

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Magellan Cabin warning.

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Tansy Mews

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary but Mediocre Food

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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AnneHyde

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

British Isles Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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susie.skitt@gmail.com

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Would we go again?

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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whippet66

2 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Pleasently surprised

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Magellan Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.03.6
Entertainment3.03.1
Public Rooms4.03.6
Fitness Recreation4.03.1
Family1.02
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.9
Value For Money5.03.5
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