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London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

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25 London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Fact Finders avatar

Fact Finders

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

A lovely ship plagued by maintenance problems & uncaring guest services

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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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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


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M Parkes

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A NIGHTMARE!

I chose to travel to Canada and the Cruise and Maritime Marco Polo was available for the cruise. The ship is small and old. Built many years ago. It tilts and sways alot. It is suitable for retired and elderly ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Extronordinary

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't sail on Marco Polo!

The itinerary looked good 7 stops in Greenland and 3 on the way, although we ended up with 6+2. Very poor organisation throughout. We parked in the adjacent car park and had to wait for ages for the shuttle bus to ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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RQ48

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Bears trip to the Baltic

We chose this cruise because it is easy to embark at Tilbury but sad to say we were very disappointed .Very poor communication skills with crew at all levels as they seemed to only speak or understand very little ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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PatChrisB

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

The ship that stole Christmas

The day before we sailed we learnt that the ship was being taken to Dover for essential maintenance work, therefore we parked the car at Tilbury and then travelled to Dover by coach. On arrival in Amsterdam we were ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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LarryJS

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Misery on The Silverwind

Because we loved the itinerary and to celebrate my 75th birthday. However, what we had planned for and looked forward to for a year, ended in a distressing and devastating experience, cut short by stormy seas and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Deb jordan

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst ship ever been on

We chose it for the destination The food was awful 2* is being generous. The breakfast was the same very day greasy hard bacon cheap nasty sausage never changed . Every day was a stir fry or some obscure meat like ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Downunder cruiser

4 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Basic cruising which didn't deliver

We sailed on Colombus on a packaged back to back cruise. C804 & C805. Embarking on 6th May and disembarking on 30th May. We booked the cruise purely for the itinerary which was good and went to many ports we had ...
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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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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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philandlynne

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Cruise Nightmare Columbus.

My wife and I chose a cruise with Cruise and Maritime on the Columbus embarking at London Tilbury . The Columbus is the latest addition to their fleet, indeed on the 11 June 2017 it was the inauguration having had a ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Ogdengrove

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dirty toilet seats /cold cabins & decks

This is a cruise I will not repeat the ship was uncomfortable the air con was far too cold The bistro restaurant was very dificult to get a seat and the food was not good too cap my Trip the ship had 8 deaths . ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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blackjack50

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Think twice.

this was my wife and I first Cruise and we were both really looking forward to it,embarkation went smoothly and we were soon under way. We were assigned a table for dinner along with three other couples.The food was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Bensmumndad

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Disaster

Embarkation because of cabin number was fast and easy, there were three adults in cabin, which was roomy and comfortable. Things started going downhill fast. Sailing was delayed till next morning, plenty of rumours ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Jeffers4

2 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We booked Back to Back cruises on the Magellan, for a grand total of 56 nights and only got home yesterday the 16 of February 2016. The Christmas and New Year cruise was without doubt our worst ever , and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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PattieJ

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

What a disgrace

I have read and fully endorse what my fellow sufferers said about the Magellan.It was an unforgettable disaster, We are seasoned cruisers (450 nights on various cruise ships) but never experienced a ship like this ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Chris+Sue

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Voyage of Hell

Our first and last voyage on Magellan! We booked this cruise to enjoy Xmas at sea,how wrong we were, 6 hour delay at Tilbury then into bad weather not there problem. For the first nine days the food in the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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fairman

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Ship and crew should be retired.

Worst cruise we have done (out of 6). Boat old and noise from engines bad. Crew not at all passenger orientated. Captain invisible. Entertainment very amateurish. Things to do onboard poor. Some lectures good but ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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JohnCorbett

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The MV Azores is not for the old or slightly infirm.

This cruise ship was advertised as refurbished. We found that only the public areas were spruced up. The gangway was steep and very was not an inviting sight to embark the ship by. We spoke to one lady who said ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Rainnies36

1 Review Written

Celebratory Overnight Sail Tilbury to Newcastle Fri.27th March 2015

This sailing on Cruise & Maritimes “New Flagship The Magellan” was intend to introduce us to this company and furthermore sample what this ship had to offer before we were to embark on her to The “Majestic ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Lawhouse

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights Cruise

We were really looking forward to this trip to see the northern lights and Norway in winter. We were so disappointed by the ship. The cabin was small old fashioned cramped and lacked facilities. The food was ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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Lynette114

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Lost at Sea

We were celebrating a special birthday for my wife. We loved the itinerary and made plans with dear friends for the celebration. Before we reached to first evening at sea the captain announced that we were passing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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tedwinkles

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

SERVICE - THEY DIDN'T BOTHER

Expensive cruise (cost me 10k with flight) staff never bothered (only waiters giving out drinks all the time) Partially disabled and ordered wheelchair to board the ship. When I arrived was told none available ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Muchtravelled

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Extremely poor quality with overwork crew..

We were going on our Golden Wedding cruise with two !o g standing friends over Christmas for the first time. A cruise which had been looking to for many months which was ruined by poor service from the start. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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