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London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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36 London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


HughDSys avatar

HughDSys

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

The train ride up the Flam Railway was an experience I will remember forever.

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We chose this cruise because we had always wanted to visit the Norwegian Fjords. We got a buy one get one free offer. The facilities on the ship were excellent. It was all very clean. The food choice was amazing and ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Jenthesailor

1 Review Written

40 Helpful Votes

Fun and Well Organised

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Jan371971

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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The dog rescuers

1 Review Written

35 Helpful Votes

First cruise

Four of us booked a Fjord cruise having never cruised before, we were a little worried by the varying reviews on the Magellan, however all we can do is give our honest opinion....we loved it. On arrival at tilbury ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Crouchsailor

2 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

Were we aboard the same ship??

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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AJSheppard

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Great Holiday, Great Ship, and Great staff

As this was our first cruise we were very apprehensive, especially when seeing the very mixed reviews previously, however, we can honestly say the experience was thoroughly enjoyable. We took out the drinks ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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PeMoA

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

A good trip, don't be put off by the bad reviews.

This was our first cruise so we have nothing to compare it with but were a bit wary given some of the bad reviews this ship and company get. Tilbury is an odd port and probably needed refurbishment 40 years ago, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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marill01

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

General Comments

This was my first cruise, and probably my last. Cruising simply is not for me. Over and above that I have a few grumbles some of which apply as much to a hotel as a ship. The lifts in the Magellan are very slow ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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judith_cottage

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Amazon, West Indies, and Azores

I have just returned from MV Magellan’s cruise to the Amazon, West Indies and the Azores. I wanted to share my experiences with you and to thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. I took my late ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Andree Atkinson-Sanford

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Never again with CMV

This was my first cruise and was very excited about it.The disappointment started on day one.It was chaotic communication. Confusing messages. The Representative at Victoria Cross was efficient and she was being ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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first time cruiser12

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable

We went on the British Isles Discovery cruise late August, early September. The Marco Polo is not a modern ship, but all the same very comfortable in our Superior Twin Inside cabin. Shower and toilet facilities ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Leafe

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

In search of the Northern Lights

This was my Husband and I's first cruise (apart from River boats in Germany and The Netherlands). We were both slightly apprehensive having read reviews about the Magellan. I'll start with the good points. ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Parsman

15 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Land of the Northern Lights

Although I cruise regularly this was my first time on the Cruise & Maritime Voyages "Magellan. The cruise was entitled "land of the Northern Lights". The ship called in Amsterdam for sightseeing and to pick up Dutch ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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JCA1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Our First, and Last, Cruise!

Reaching Tilbury was not easy. The M25, the Dartford Crossing and roadworks on the A13 and approach to Tilbury. We arrived at the London Cruise Terminal around 14:00 hrs on Friday 18 September. Our allocated ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Marytom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous cruise

This was our first cruise so we did not know what to expect . Well we did not need to worry because it was excellent from start to finish . Our cabin was very comfy lots of wardrobe space , bathroom was good, ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Travelholic2

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

GOOD SHIP MAGELLAN

We have just returned from an autumn Fjords cruise on Magallen. We are over 60s and quite difficult to please so I would like to dispel all the negative comments about this ship. We really enjoyed our cruise due to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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janehodson@btinternet.com

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Most enjoyable

From the moment we embarked the Marco Polo we were very satisfied. We were shown to a really nice, very clean and pleasant cabin no 408. We had chosen an outside cabin. The staff were very pleasant and helpful ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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SharonTMA

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Cruise to Norwegian Fjords

We have just returned from our first ever cruise on board CMV's Magellan. The entire crew were brilliant, really helpful, friendly and attentive. The whole ship was spotless and our cabin neat & comfortable. The ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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SharonTM

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous Cruise to Norwegian Fjords

My Husband & I have just returned from our first ever cruise on Board CMV's Magellan. All the crew on board were wonderful, very helpful, friendly and attentive. The ship was spotless and our cabin very tidy & ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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JonSchick

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Very Much Better Than I'd Feared

Just returned from a great cruise to St Petersburg on CMV's Magellan and thought I'd write a note to allay the fears of others who may have been concerned about some of the early reviews. To cut to the chase, CMV ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Wilkinsons

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We had concerns but ....

Embarkation at Tilbury was efficient and well organised. We had ocean view room on deck 5. Spacious and clean. Plenty of hanging space and hangers. Shower room was a good size with powerful shower. Our cabin guy, ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Carole Ann

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruisers

I booked this cruise just ten days before departure, and was stupid enough to read the reviews after booking. Must say I was dreading the experience as all the reviews were extremely negative. Anyway I think I must ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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maggiealdred

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Pleasant holiday

This was our first cruise, so we were not sure what to expect. The check-in procedure was smooth and once we were on board the staff were waiting to show us to our cabin, with our suitcases not far behind. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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avrilsalter

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

What an amazing experience.

Our first cruise & our expectations were more than exceeded. I loved the Marco Polo. The service was exceptional. You would be hard pressed to criticize anything although I'm sure some picky people would try. The ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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lenburgess@uwclub.net

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Flagship Magellan needs improvement

We are first time cruisers so didn't have a bench mark to compare, however after speaking to other guests we realised that our experience on the Magellan was not typical of most cruises.Firstly I must say that the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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