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Harwich Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Arctic Expedition

Review for Marco Polo to Arctic

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maidinkent

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was my fourth cruise with CMV but my first on the Marco Polo, I had heard so much about this ship from friends who had been on its 50th Anniversary Cruise up the St Lawrence. I must admit I had heard bad reports as well as good reports about this ship but my own findings were that it has a charm all of its own and a very friendly dedicated crew. The reason I choose a cruise is to see ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


A ship not an apartment block

Review for Marco Polo to Baltic Sea

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isthereanamethatisnttaken

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Chose the cruise because of the itinerary [St Petersburg] and have sailed on Marco Polo before. Marco Polo looks like a ship and not like a floating apartment block and that's why I like it. OK it has its downside when the ship is full - not enough seating in buffet; insufficient open deck seating; cramped restaurant tables [and bossy waiters at breakfast & lunch - sit where you are told [for ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


AVOID CABIN 3106 unacceptable level of noise

Review for Black Watch to Europe - All

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Trearddur Boy

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Cabin , spacious, newly refurbed and very pleasant except for when at sea . Very loud intermittent banging, rattling noise. I have cruised several times and accept that when at sea there is always a certain degree of noise from engines, machinery, air con but this was exceptional and unacceptable. Some service especially in the dining rooms was spa radio and at times chaotic. In the ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Cabin


A bit like a care home but there were some good points

Review for Black Watch to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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chandos59

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

A bit like a care home especially the lounge areas. A lot of elderly people with their carers on board and ambulance often waiting at the dockside. Some good points and some bad. It certainly would not suit everyone this ship or the type of people. This review in 3 sections. 1. the Good 2. The Bad and 3. Some other general observations GOOD: Classic elegant salons Small ship - easy to get ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony Cabin

Traveled with disabled person


Ramblers Norway Cruise

Review for Black Watch to Europe - British Isles & Western

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thriftycrafter

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We were part of the Ramblers Worldwide group on this 7 night cruise. I'd read previous reviews and expected a tired, shabby vessel with ultra smiley staff. Black watch is a small ship therefore the dining room is overcrowded and the staff overworked but deal well with the confines of the room and the number of guest they care for. The food was very good, drinks were pub prices or better. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Superior Outside Cab


Very very good.

Review for Black Watch to Norwegian Fjords

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Brian1066

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our 2nd cruise, first for Fred Olsen. Our room was a balcony suite 9903 on Marquee deck 9. Having heard the reports over the past trees weeks when they had the engine problem we were slightly apprehensive as to if the cruise would be cancelled or not, thankfully no problems on enquiring. We sailed from Harwich, only a 30 mile journey and for once we had someone drop us off, there ...
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Sail Date: August 2016

Cabin Type: Balcony Suite


Good cruise, but HAL just not as good as previously

Review for Rotterdam to Arctic

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Misty5757

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the excellent 2 week Norwegian itinerary and our positive history of previous Holland America cruises--the last one being 3-4 years ago. Pre and post embarkation transportation/transfers was flawless. The ship is old--but clean and well appointed. Dining is always a big part of cruising and in the past we have generally dined nightly at the formal dining ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


Cruising Faith Restored

Review for Ryndam (Retired) to Norwegian Fjords

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Fezndids

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Having always previously enjoyed cruising but earlier this year been on a Royal Caribbean Cruise earlier this year which we found most underwhelming at times, we approached this cruise with a little trepidation having never sailed Holland America before and also finding out that the ship was moving on to pastures new. However we found this cruise a thoroughly enjoying experience from beginning ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Fantastic Food, Fantastic Service

Review for Ryndam (Retired) to Norwegian Fjords

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jinky

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We`d not been with Holland America before and hearing that they had already sold the Ryndam to P&O Australia with this being it`s (and Holland America`s) last cruise out of Harwich we wondered if we`d done the right thing in booking. Add to that the questionnable weather in the fjords in September and....We need not have worried. The ship and weather was amazing. Staff could not do enough for you ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


First HAL Cruise; Disappointed

Review for Ryndam (Retired) to Norwegian Fjords

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RJHNorthyorks

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have cruised many times before and are also used to the North Sea because we live close by. As we left Harwich the Captain advised that the crossing to Norway was going to be rough - it turned out to be one of the worst journeys we have had although we have travelled in much bigger seas. We understand this was exacerbated by the lack of stabilisers on this older ship. The ship is old and ...
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Sail Date: September 2015


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