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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Magellan
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

37

Average

28

Poor

23

Terrible

13

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

119

Spring Break Cruises

33

First-Time Cruisers

25

Romantic Cruises

23

Cruises for the Disabled

21

119 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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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


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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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SLB56

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not As Good As Its Peers

We chose this cruise because we, a usa couple, had a land-trip scheduled near puntarenas costa rica starting jan. 21, and found this cmv ship from cozumel-to-puntarenas would disembark there that day, after cruising ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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SLydon

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A great way not to gain any weight.

Overall - The food on this ship was shocking. Typically it was to a standard I wouldn’t accept if I was cooking at home. On the plus side, nobody I knew gained weight from eating on the cruise. Deserts were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Godsmacked

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise

Chose because buy1 get 1 free. Ship was comfortable with nice lounges excellent crew, waiters lovely, housemaid lovely, captain joined in with everyone. But boy oh boy do not stay on deck 7. We were in cabin ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Frank from Huddersfield

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent in every way - except one.

Our intention - my wife and I - was to cruise leisurely on a ship which was neither very large (ocean going) nor very small (such as on a river cruise), to visit places we had never been to, and where we would ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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john7985

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never again

we left tilbury on the 31st March just back this morning. starting with the good cabin steward was great good drink selection friendly staff. boarding was fine got on quickly shown to our cabin which was very ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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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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Audrey Gilroy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Northern lights cruise

Wanted to see northern lights in Iceland but was way to expensive to stay in Iceland. Cruise was a cheaper and nicer way to travel plus saw faroes, shetlands, orkneys and London as a bonus. Traveled from Canada ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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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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Christine Foston

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise to the northern lights

We wanted a winter cruise to celebrate my 70th birthday. Having called into the co op travel agents in Lincoln ,this one was recommended to us by one of the cruise specialists.we couldn't have enjoyed it more! The ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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andrew279144

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazon, West Indies and Azores, 7 Jan to 18 Feb 2018

The itinerary for this cruise was very appealing - not many cruise ships sail up the Amazon, and the price was extremely attractive: 42 nights for under £2k (inside cabin), or around £2.5k (sea view). The boat ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Bakkio

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Old ship airco smells, unstable ship

We were looking for a cruise around X'mas time and the New Year, so the cmv Magellan to Madeira Cape Verdes Canary Iles seemed OK. We embarked in Amsterdam and soon found out that the average age of the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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Philrowland80

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Christmas cruise to Cape Verde and the Canaries

The cruise had an appealing itinerary together with the opportunity for Christmas in a warmer climate. The cost was at the lower end. I believe we had value for money. The Magellan visited Amsterdam, Vigo, Lisbon, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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