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Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Ship
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

73

Very Good

94

Average

70

Poor

46

Terrible

38

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

321

First-Time Cruisers

75

Entertainment Cruises

69

Spring Break Cruises

68

Family Cruises

60

321 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


highseasally avatar

highseasally

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for!

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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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Rosco4271

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise aborted too late

It was my 70th Birthday and we saw an Add in October for a 70 day cruise to London going to taste many places I could not afford to normally travel to. Covid-19 was in the news and we had China and Honkong removed ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

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, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Wycliffe86

1 Review Written

Cruising before Coronavirus

This was our first cruise on C.M.V. so we were unsure what to expect. We had the quickest ever embarkation in Freemantle and first impression of the ship was very favourable and that opinion did not alter. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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GOMCP

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise - spoilt by chaotic disembarkment

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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Cyclopseas

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship not "fit for purpose"

The promotion by Imagine Cruising (who were fantastic and very helpful) made this voyage sound like the "trip of a lifetime", so we took it to satisfy an important anniversary in our life. - VASCO da GAMA Cruise – ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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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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123c45a

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxed cruise meeting interesting people.

Originally, the ship was going to Komodo Island, but this was cancelled and Lombok was one of the destinations instead. However, we were told before we took the cruise. We had travelled on the ship before in 2006 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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oah

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Struggled to reach it's 3 star rating

I will make this as honest and impartial as possible. We expected a 3 star budget cruise and it struggled to reach this standard. I will start with the embarkation. Singapore is not a good port to board from ...
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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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katamaranken

1 Review Written

Wonderful Ship & Location

A small ship, 500 passengers, no children, Sea of Cortez, what could go wrong? The passengers were older. A guess of the average age was approximately 75. The attitude of the ship management. The restaurant ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mumgranann

2 Reviews Written

Same ship different experience

As we’d thoroughly enjoyed a Baltic cruise just six weeks before embarking on this cruise to N. Africa, the Canary Islands and mainland Iberia. Embarkation was smooth and reasonably quick and we were soon settled ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Crocodile Echuca

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Tendering let it down

Firstly, the good points, we found the cabin to be clean and comfortable. The bed was fine! Food at Waterfront was excellent with both food & drink staff being friendly and offering great service. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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wasatreas

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Australian waters cruise

CMV offers short cruises in Australian waters at a good price. Embarkation was well organised, simple & quick Food & service were generally good with a buffet and 3 regular restaurant options with a 3 course ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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cruisingjune

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Should go in to retirement

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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FelberTrev

1 Review Written

Good food, comfortable ship, but management of daytime activities appalling

Reception Staff were polite but often did not appear to care too much. They had so many complaints to handle, many to do with inefficient airconditioning units I guess they became complacent. I have to admit I ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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honest advisor

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Boring and very unorganised

Itinerary sounded wonderful until you board then fed a lot of rubbish as to why they didn’t dock at Wallaroo SA for a low tide??? Why we didn’t go to another port is baffling and had to spend a night at port ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Fact Finders

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

A lovely ship plagued by maintenance problems & uncaring guest services

Fact Finders review Vasco da Gama Half World Cruise Tilbury to Sydney 9 October – 2 December 2019 The facilities, services, design and layout of the ship presented very well, despite its age of 27 years, in the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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seabourndt

22 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

My Norway cruise

Because there was a 2 4 1 that was not mentioned and cricketing legends. BOOKING I used a travel agent no sure i will again, would not post tickets unless i paid £10 and nothing from them after cruise or ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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frenchcamper

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed travellers

It had always been a desire to travel to the Artic circle and see the Northern Lights. CMV offered this at the time of year which suited. We knew that it was a budget cruise, so went with an open mind. We did ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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gapenguin

1 Review Written

4th time on Marco Polo

We like the small ship voyages. Was on Marco Polo to Antarctica twice when owned by Orient and NCL. Then to the Norwegian fjords (awful experience) and this one was selected to see Greenland. Not much has ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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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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Nanakelly1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never again

We booked this cruise mainly for the price. For 15 nights we paid what we would normally pay for 7 so thought it was a good deal. Very very wrong. First mistake was choosing- accidently- the 'free coach and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


anjon5 avatar

anjon5

1 Review Written

Unruly kids rule

My wife and I recently cruised with CMV Columbus to the Canary Islands. This cruise was, what CMV term as, a multigenerational cruise. If you want to have a nice pleasant cruise then these types are to be avoided at ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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