15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
I sailed from Dundee, not Newcastle but the option to put that on the review wasn’t there! First cruise for me and I went alone. Boarding was quick, efficient and simple. Plenty of staff to show you the way to your cabin. I felt the ... Read More
I sailed from Dundee, not Newcastle but the option to put that on the review wasn’t there! First cruise for me and I went alone. Boarding was quick, efficient and simple. Plenty of staff to show you the way to your cabin. I felt the whole trip (to the Norwegian fjords) was extremely good value for money. Excursions were well organised and informative. On board activities were fun and well attended. The restaurants were efficient, friendly staff and good food. The Chef’s Table was a superb evening. Book it if you get a chance. Cabin was clean and spacious and tended twice daily. If I had read some of the awful reviews before going I might have cancelled but I have absolutely no complaints. This isn’t a 5 star luxury miner so if you want that, go elsewhere. It is a small(ish) friendly ship which I really loved. I will sail with this company again. Read Less
30 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
I don't usually write reviews for cruises but having travelled on the Magellan three times I feel the need to add some balance to all the negative reviews posted on this site. I've just come back from another great holiday, ... Read More
I don't usually write reviews for cruises but having travelled on the Magellan three times I feel the need to add some balance to all the negative reviews posted on this site. I've just come back from another great holiday, sailing from Newcastle to Norway for seven nights. The Magellan is an old ship and can never compete with the new-build state of the art ships run by Royal Caribbean etc, but what it does excell at is excellent service and value for money. We were in an inside cabin on deck four. "Isn't that down with the crew and the engines?" one ill-informed and rather stuck up fellow passenger asked me. It was a room for two, with plenty of space and a comfortable bed. I have a very sensitive sense of smell and despite what's been written here before, there was no smell of diesel or sewage. Nor were we stricken down by the killer air conditioning. The room was serviced twice a day and I slept well every night of the cruise. The low, mid-ship position of the cabin meant I didn't feel any motion when the ship was moving. The passenger decks are all clean and comfortable, with enough bars and sitting areas to move around across the day. The quality of food and drinks are where CMV really excels. I've done six previous cruises with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and can honestly say that the food and wine selection onboard Magellan are far superior to those companies. We had all our meals in the ala carte restaurants to avoid the buffet scrum and I enjoyed every one. We also ate in the speciality restaurant Fusion, which was open two nights of the cruise, and this too was outstanding. We took out the VIP drinks package, which is far cheaper than packages on Royal Caribbean, with a much better wine selection (I think the quality of wine included in RC's packages really let them down). It also included a private cocktail party which was a nice opportunity to meet other people, and allowed 50% off the speciality restaurant. The service from all staff is excellent. Another area in which CMV scores over it's bigger competitors. There are always staff on hand to take drink orders, and if you do go to the bar to order for yourself, someone will bring the order to your seat. Even at very busy times, such as after the evening show, I never waited long to be served. I enjoyed the entertainment this cruise. No, it's not as expensively produced as on other lines, but the main theatre shows are all well performed by a talented team, headed by Cruise Director Jonathan Dulson. We weren't interested in the craft activities but there seemed to be something on every day for those who were. I did hear a lot of moaning from other passengers but it was all ridiculous stuff. "This porridge is made with milk, I wanted it with water." Someone else was very rude to a waiter when she didn't receive a plate of fruit with her breakfast , a plate of fruit she didn't order in the first place. People complained when they turned up at the ala carte restaurant and there was no buffet there. All absolute rubbish from people who should take responsibility for there own failings rather than moan. We met someone else so mean spirited that he'd worked out how much he thought the staff would make in gratuities, and then bragged how he'd stolen a pen from a waiter. I suspect all these people will delight in posting their negative reviews but don't believe it. As mentioned above this is my third time on Magellan and I loved it. Would we book again? We already have. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Have never been on a cruise before, so decided an 'overnighter' would be a good introduction, and have to say we enjoyed every minute. To be honest we weren't expecting much for what we paid, but it soon transpired that like ... Read More
Have never been on a cruise before, so decided an 'overnighter' would be a good introduction, and have to say we enjoyed every minute. To be honest we weren't expecting much for what we paid, but it soon transpired that like many others we spoke too, it was amazing value. Check in was quick and efficient, as was parking at Tilbury. Our cabin wasn't ready on boarding, but we were directed to the bistro to grab some lunch, which was a unexpected. We heard many comparing the Magellan with other ships, but couldn't fault it. It was clean and comfortable, with plenty of places to sit and relax. The emergency drill was a bit drawn out (and disorganised) but had to be done. Our cabin was excellent (Atlantic Deck, Outside Superior) and bigger than we expected. The staff in the restaurant's and bars couldn't do enough, and the food excellent. Drink prices were reasonable too. The evening entertainment was a bit 'Butlins' however the classical 'Duo' in the piano lounge were excellent. Overall the cruise exceeded our expectations. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
I always wanted to visit Norway so after I saw the advert for this cruise that was it. Travelled alone but met some great people (hi everyone off table 85) Done the cruise, now thinking of coach holiday to Italy!! Back to the ship ... Read More
I always wanted to visit Norway so after I saw the advert for this cruise that was it. Travelled alone but met some great people (hi everyone off table 85) Done the cruise, now thinking of coach holiday to Italy!! Back to the ship - cabin great, plenty of room, opted for a superior outer cabin, well it was the fjords. Plenty of good food. Shows we're OK, put on a few good musicals. Very clean ship, always a member of crew around waiting to spray your hands with antibacterial gel. After getting to Tilbury boarding the ship was very well organised, Went straight to our cabins and cases were bought to you very soon after boarding. Treated myself to a visit to the on board hairdressers, I was very impressed it was even cheaper than my hairdresser at home. All in all it was a great experience so if your thinking of doing this cruise go for it, it's not the biggest ship but people who have been on the larger ships say they preferred the Magellan, but obviously its an individual choice. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
I will never sail on this cruise line again. - I didn’t receive any of my boarding documents until one week prior to the cruise, and when I did the disembarkation time had changed from when I originally booked the cruise. This ... Read More
I will never sail on this cruise line again. - I didn’t receive any of my boarding documents until one week prior to the cruise, and when I did the disembarkation time had changed from when I originally booked the cruise. This meant I had to buy all new tickets to fly home putting me out of pocket 1200 dollars. -As a non-British citizen you are treated as a second or third class citizen on board this cruise line. The other Americans, Canadians, and Chinese passengers I spoke with all felt similarly unwelcome onboard, We were very often dismissed, any questions or requests we had for reception or the excursions desk we were simply told we were wrong and no effort was made to alleviate any of the situations. Also all of the Americans I spoke to had requested to sit at tables with other guests on board in the hopes of interacting with some of the British or German passengers however the Americans were consistently sat together at the same table which defeated the purpose. - Of the 10 planned port calls, the ship only made six of them. The entire itinerary was reversed the day we got on board, so had I booked any tours outside of the ship I would have been completely out of pocket and had to cancel them as were many of the passengers. The only reason I chose this itinerary was to travel to Guernsey. Halfway through the cruise the ship announced we would no longer be pulling in there due to “weather“. However on the day we would have been scheduled to visit Guernsey we sailed past it and the water was like glass with very little wind. After chatting with several other passengers I learned this cruise line very rarely actually makes the port call in Guernsey, instead they cancel the port call, for some made up a reason, once the ship is already underway. There is a strong suspicion the cruise ship simply does not want to pay the port fees in Guernsey. I feel like this was absolutely a bait and switch and the ship had no intention of docking there. Since this was the entire reason I booked the cruise I feel like it was a total waste of money and time. - The ship asked me to surrender my passport to them for six days of the 12 day cruise . I’ve done more than 25 cruises and have never been asked that before. I was very uncomfortable with the concept of being in so many different countries throughout the week without having my passport on me, and given some of the logistical quirks on board I was also hesitant to give my passport to the staff manning reception. When I raised my concerns to the reception desk they were very combative and offered no solutions or even reasoning why I should turn my passport over to them. Instead my husband and I woke up every morning and waited for immigration officials to come to the ship where we met with them in person to have our passports stamped. In addition the staff told everyone they would receive their passports back in Honfleur, France, however no one received their passports for another three days, with no explanation as to where their passports were, or why they had not already been returned. - I was on this cruise as my honeymoon, and was very disappointed that no upgrades were available to US guests. I asked about upgrades again as I checked onto the ship and was told none were available, however as I spoke with other passengers on the ship I learned there were several empty rooms which were offered to British guests as upgrades. -According to the documentation left in my cabin my credit card was supposed to be charged the day before disembarkation and if I had cash to put towards my total, I simply needed to go to reception the night before Disembarkation and pay. However when I did this I was informed that my credit card had been charged two days prior and there was no way for me to pay any of my bill with the cash I had on hand. -While I understand this is a British cruise line, the food was not cohesive. Menus didn’t appear to have any rhyme or reason to them. We consistently found the meat to be overcooked, the eggs and fish to be severely under cooked, and all of the food to be unseasoned. There was not really a sit down breakfast option on the ship. If you went to the dining room for breakfast you had to get up and pick food off of a buffet just as you would have to at the upstairs buffet, and it was the exact same food as the upstairs buffet. Breakfast consisted of the same nine dishes every day for 12 days. -On the day of disembarkation we were told the ship would be docked at 1 o’clock and people would be allowed to leave to catch their flights. What we were not aware of is that we had to wait for customs officers to come on the ship in Amsterdam who had to meet face to face with every non-European citizen on board the ship prior to disembarking. Of course customs was late and no one made it off the ship prior to 1:30 that afternoon. We consistently found that this cruise line has no reputation with any of the port authority offices and as a result they are constantly at the bottom of the list of ships to be serviced. This was supposed to be a trip-of-a-lifetime honeymoon for us, and in the end all we were was disappointed. Let me make it very clear: you are paying for a taxi service to take you from port to port (if you’re lucky they’ll actually take you to all of the ports) and a place to sleep. You are certainly not paying for high-quality food, any entertainment, or quality service. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
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 smelly of diesel and very ... Read More
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 smelly of diesel and very loud during the night didn't have a good night once. staff were friendly however could not understand English at all well and seem to just agree with you instead of helping you with your questions. when we arrived we decided I would like a drinks package lady told me 26 pound a day which I didn't think was bad however as I shared a cabin with my wife who don't drink and 2 kids I was told I need to buy us all a package even a alcohol one for my wife even though she don't drink so all in all with kids I was going to end up paying a extra 500 pound just for drinks for me as kids drink where free didn't make sense. on board entertainment was poor cruise director was rushing all over the place didnt give anyone time. captains dinner he wasn't even present at the waldorf restaurant. on to ports we where due in amsterdam Rotterdam Rouen St Peter's port Guernsey and Honfleur we only went 3 stops amsterdam Rotterdam and honfluer all others where cancelled so instead of going st Peter's port they took us to Portsmouth UK fantastic that was (not) they blamed it on bad weather however owing to strikes in France me and many others believe this was the cause. many where on the cruise just to visit st Peter's port so many angry people got offered 25% of there next cruise why would anyone book after this is beyond me. WIFI was the biggest joke you can buy Wi-Fi on board at a cost off £60 for 1 GB anyone who knows data usage can understand how much of a joke that is. It is a cruise for the over 80s only lots of wheelchairs and scooters over the place. After having many cruises with P and O in the past and now CMW I will be sticking with P and O you do get what you pay for Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Chose this ship and cruise because I didn't want to holiday on a ship that held thousands! Was my first cruise on a larger ship, having only done river cruises, so was a bit apprehensive, but once embarked, everything went smoothly, ... Read More
Chose this ship and cruise because I didn't want to holiday on a ship that held thousands! Was my first cruise on a larger ship, having only done river cruises, so was a bit apprehensive, but once embarked, everything went smoothly, and I didn't find the amount of passengers on board too daunting. This was a cruise that included the Shetlands and Orkneys, as well as Iceland and I enjoyed every port of call. I thought Rekyavik was beautifully clean and fresh, as was Lerwick and Kirkwall. Disembarkation too went smoothly and I was off the ship in less than 10 minutes. Personally I wouldn't use Raffles self service as it was a free for all and seating was difficult to find, plus many persons were lacking in manners! So I dined all three meal servings in one of the two waited restaurants, and I couldn't fault the service from waiters and most days the food was good. As for the show entertainment in the theatre - well, I've seen many West End productions and the shows on the Magellan excelled and were thoroughly enjoyable. All-in-all, generally for me it was a very good cruise and value for the money I paid. We did encounter some rough seas - only to be expected in that area, but if you were careful, and took heed of the advice given, walking around on ship was easily negotiable. And sea sick pills were given out free from reception desk! Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
I booked because I wanted to go to the Scilly Isles. The other stops also looked good. My daughter wanted to re-visit Guernsey. The five ports all held interest for us. When we got on board I noticed a leaflet on my bed regarding a ... Read More
I booked because I wanted to go to the Scilly Isles. The other stops also looked good. My daughter wanted to re-visit Guernsey. The five ports all held interest for us. When we got on board I noticed a leaflet on my bed regarding a shore visit to Cherbourg, this was not a port on our itinerary and I panicked thinking we were on the wrong boat. Then I saw there was a change of ports, due to bad weather. We were being taken to Cherbourg and Portsmouth instead of The Scilly Isles and Guernsey. To my mind the only reason to go to Cherbourg is to get off a car ferry and head straight out. Well as for Portsmouth, only an hour away from home and another place very low on the want to visit list. It beggars belief that the cruise line thinks these were a good exchange. The cruise line knew of the change before we boarded. They should have offered a refund before sailing if had wished one. To make matters worse the French dockers were on strike and we never got to Rouen. Only two ports were of interest. Had we known about the change we would not have gone on this cruise. Such a disappointment, it ruined our holiday. The cruise line we felt had "made us prisoners" we were certainly taken places against our will. The ship itself held a mixture of feelings. We had to sort out problems. There were two cabins booked for myself, daughter and grandchildren. Yet they put us on different sittings, so we had to alter that. The cabins were very hot and that had to be seen to. The toilet in my cabin blocked three times and on a fourth time it flooded. The cabin was very noisy, a large notice at reception said the boat was full and there would be no changing of cabins. I and my daughter are very heavy sleepers, but we were kept awake most of the night, and my daughter ended up like a bear with a sore tooth. The food was reasonable, but not for foodies. The shows were for a mixture of tastes and some, especially the Easter Panto, were very enjoyable. The staff were all very polite and helpful with smiles (except the reception desk, no smiles there) The cocktails were nothing 'to write home about', had much better on other cruise lines. I asked for some monetary compensation but the cruise line will not give me any. That would have helped to sweeten the bitter taste. Therefore this is not a cruise line I shall use again, and certainly will not recommend, in fact I shall advise against them. Had we been aboard and the weather worsened so we could not go to our chosen destinations I may have felt a little sympathetic, but they knew before we got on and could have said something. Very dishonest. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We booked to go on the Easter Getaway and River Seine Cruise as I so wanted to go again to the Scilly Isles again after 30 years and as I had never been to Guernsey that too was a great attraction. As we were finishing our booking in ... Read More
We booked to go on the Easter Getaway and River Seine Cruise as I so wanted to go again to the Scilly Isles again after 30 years and as I had never been to Guernsey that too was a great attraction. As we were finishing our booking in procedure I happened to notice a flyer saying due to adverse weather we would after all not be going to both the Scily Islands or Guernsey! At this point we both felt like turning round and going home,we were now going to Rotterdam Cherbourg and Portsmouth!! We unfortunately carried on with the cruise as we thought we had no other option and we can go to Rouen and Honfleur as we had never been there and they were as we were told very pretty we had booked an Excursion and were looking forward to that. We were shown our cabin 7038 inside as that was all that was available at the time of booking it was very clean no frills but adequate,but also very noisy the district roar we hoped it would substitute as we sailed away ,this was not the case it was like sleeping next to the mother way.On complaining to reception a engineer came and listened and said go back to reception and speak to them,which I dully did and nothing was done. To cut a long story short we could not sleep for a week Rotterdam was dire so was Cherbourg Portsmouth was as we have been to many times before. On sailing up the Seine the Captain informed us we could not go to Rouen as there was a strike!!The whole cruise was a disaster.Needless to say we will never go with Cruise and maritime again I must add when sailing from Cherbourg to Portsmouth we met to adverse weather conditions. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Coach transfer We arrived at Victoria coach station, greeted by cruise and maritime representative. Suitcases were put on coach, We did not see them again, until they arrived outside cabin, Embarkation On arrival, we were told to ... Read More
Coach transfer We arrived at Victoria coach station, greeted by cruise and maritime representative. Suitcases were put on coach, We did not see them again, until they arrived outside cabin, Embarkation On arrival, we were told to take a seat, wait for colour of our tags to be called out, this was a matter of minutes, we then proceeded to get the boarding card, then Register our Credit cards, this was done all very swiftly, no hanging around we was on the ship within 20 minutes, Cabin 7126 Our cabin was a superior inside 3 birth, which was spacious and had two very comfortable double bed, and bunk bed, There was a generous sized en suite including toiletries. There was plenty of storage space, three large wardrobes, It was kept beautifully clean by our cabin stewardess who came in twice a day to ensure it stayed that way. It Was equipped with air-conditioning. Raffles Bistro, (self service) commonly Known as pig troff, Not quite the case this time, Food was excellent, different each day, and plenty of it. Dinner Waldorf Restaurant 1st sitting, 5 course dinner! Well what can one say? Well presented as if I was in a first class restaurants, food was delicious, lots of it, there was 27 different cheeses on board boat ship, Cheeseboard was different every night, The staff in the Waldorf were amazing, nothing was too much trouble, I like port with my cheese, port was not on the drinks menu in this restaurant, but the waiters soon got it organised that I was to have my port and Calvados at my table every night, we even made small changes to Our food orders, we even ordered a prawn cocktail one night, which was specially prepared, nothing was too much trouble, Drinks on board We had drinks package, I drank my normal for on cruise, by god they were not watered down or full of ice like some cruise lines, you could get intoxicated quite quickly. Entertainment Magellan show team were first class with great shows each night, two special guests performing, as well as many and varied day time activities. The part nobody wants to see. Medical department My mother was taken ill, blacked out, days into the trip and needed to use the ships medical department. The treatment She received was first class 3 ECGs blood tests, all don and results back in 30mins, the doctor decided to have our cabin changed, to 5034. she was put on heart pills and sent to bed, and go back next day for another ECG, she was then fit to enjoy the rest of the cruise. On the day leaving the ship, doctor had written a full report, which was left in the cabin to take way. Cabin change 5034, Our cabin was now a superior outside which was spacious and had two very comfortable single beds. With bunk bed, There was a generous sized en suite including toiletries. Also included were tea and coffee making facilities. There was plenty of storage space and it was good to have a window. Was told to put all clothes in suitcases, and they would to the rest within 10 minutes the cases were at the new cabins door. Cruise director Word got around my mother was taken ill, when the cruise director, stopped us and asked my father how his wife was, as he had heard she was taken ill, every day if he see us he asked how she was, The ship, Old looking on the outside, but new modern on the inside, lick of paint here and there on the out side, handled with weather quite okay, not a problem for me.... loved it Now the negative bits I can’t think of any! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
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 to Amsterdam to meet ... Read More
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 to Amsterdam to meet cruise. So... great ship for older people, very wheelchair and handicap assessable. Crew where constantly cleaning ship to prevent outbreaks which I came across on other cruises. Crew where very friendly and food was for the most part nice. ( would definitely recommend on ship restaurants to buffet.) Breakfast at buffet was not the best. Sausages ,bacon , eggs under cooked. Tea time was very enjoyable, Cons Not a lot of stores on ship, but my husband liked that. Planned on board events could have been better organized. Could not participate in some limited person art classes as people showed up super early and sign up list was ignored. Had some price problems with new drink package but was resolved. Disembarking was messy as it bottle necked at the one exit. Pros Older people... no kids. Rooms where nice and clean. Interesting events. Reasonable price trip. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
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 chesty coughs and bad ... Read More
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 chesty coughs and bad colds, so we were furious that, after getting through the winter with just one cold, we fell for the bugs on this ship. Before embarking at Tilbury each passenger had to complete a health questionnaire. I don’t think people were entirely honest. Even on the excursion buses we were surrounded by unhealthy people so felt really uncomfortable. Our cabin was well appointed but the biggest problem was the air conditioning. Either it was too noisy or, on four occasions we had the smell of diesel oil. Just awful !! The same smell was evident in the lift area on Pacific deck 7. Because the air con was a problem we had to keep it shut meaning a stuffy air cabin. The Raffles Bistro restaurant was the worst food experience of any ship we had been on. There were too many people trying to eat there at popular meal times. If you could get near the food you could not find anywhere to sit. We ate in the Waldorf restaurant and the food and service were excellent. Staff around the ship were friendly and efficient and even tried to assist us with ingress of diesel in to our cabin. We booked this cruise at least six months in advance and paid full price for it. I think we can safely say that many of the passengers would not have paid the same ! On formal nights, for instance, people would turn up in T shirt and jeans when most of us would be in DJ. To add to the bad experience we have found out since getting home that this cruise is being advertised at Buy One and Get One Free ! This was a twelve day cruise and five of them were at sea. Too much ! The Scenic Reykjavik excursion was rediculous. Who wants to see a housing estate and a church that was closed ? The entertainment was good and the lectures were from experienced professionals. Having highlighted the good and the bad parts of this cruise we would not travel on the Magellan again, and especially out of Tilbury which was a logistical nightmare. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We choose the cruise because of the places it visited. Almost immediately we realised the number of people with mobility issues, were frail and elderly or had other serious health issues who were on the cruise. As we embarked we followed ... Read More
We choose the cruise because of the places it visited. Almost immediately we realised the number of people with mobility issues, were frail and elderly or had other serious health issues who were on the cruise. As we embarked we followed an elderly couple, she was in a large wheelchair and he used a walker with a seat on which he had 6 large carrier bags which make it too large to get on board without the help of two crew members. It took a further 4 crew to get his wife on board. At the safety exercise it became more apparent that the people who have mobility issues would not be able to participate in climbing up two flights of stairs to the lifeboats. The exercise lasted over an hour. I would estimate that 30/40% of passengers had mobility issues or were frail & elderly. I do not know how the company work out how many disabled passengers they can manage safely or how they risk assess passengers based on the Medical Declaration we were asked to complete a week before we travelled. Looking at the deck plans there are only 4 disabled accessible cabins. Many passengers had falls when the sea was rough and had black eyes, bandages & plasters. One elderly lady had 6 stitches in elbow and other injuries when her husband fell on her. Like others have mentioned many people including me went down with bad chest infection - hard cough, high temperature and bad chest. Again a large number of passengers were affected. My husband & I would not Travel with this company again and would check on the Safety and Risk Assessment s that are carried out before we cruise again. The Bistro , as others have said was overcrowded with too many people filling too small a space - avoid at all costs Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We boarded at Tilbury and was shown our cabin 5136. We had to call reception as water was coming up through the shower drain, but this was soon fixed by an engineer. We was surprised by the number of very old and less mobile passengers ... Read More
We boarded at Tilbury and was shown our cabin 5136. We had to call reception as water was coming up through the shower drain, but this was soon fixed by an engineer. We was surprised by the number of very old and less mobile passengers on this cruise, walking sticks, Zimmer frames and mobile chairs. We later found out this cruise was used by Saga. This had obvious problems when disembarking and embarking at the various ports of call. The ship on first impression looked modern but there is something fundamentally wrong with it. Had I read the reviews of December 2017 and January 2018 beforehand we would not of booked this cruise. The ship was very noisy, there was a constant smell of sewage outside the cabins and in reception area , the lounges would be cold due to the air conditioning temperature being too low, there was a constant sound of people coughing and yes we also went down with a chest infection. The Kensington restaurant was excellent but we found the Waldorf service disappointing. Raffles Bistro was like a canteen. Entertainment enjoyable. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We looked forward to this cruise for nearly two years and within three days of leaving port we started coughing. My husband held up but I got steadily worse until I had to sleep dosed up with paracetamol, which was all we had,for thirty ... Read More
We looked forward to this cruise for nearly two years and within three days of leaving port we started coughing. My husband held up but I got steadily worse until I had to sleep dosed up with paracetamol, which was all we had,for thirty six hours whilst my body (which is fit) tried to sweat out the infection. Thank goodness I had had the pneumovac last October or I truly believe I would be dead. I haven't eaten for five days as nothing stays down and seven out of eight people on our table fell foul of this infection, most of whom have severe medical conditions to start with. I got home this afternoon and thought I would check if there were reviews about sickness on board. It beggars belief that passengers are routinely subjected to bacterial infection and laid low when what they paid for was a holiday. Are there no controls over this from a public health viewpoint or is the fact that the ship is registered in Nassau a license to kill? This vessel desperately needs a deep clean in the clinical sense, not just hand gel, which was pumped at us at every turn and does absolutely nothing for airborne respiratory infection. We joked about how many ambulances would meet us at Tilbury and sure enough we saw one there waiting as we docked. As it is Easter weekend I hope that I can survive until a GP appointment is available next week. Briefly reviewing the other aspects of the trip ( when I was still standing), the food was nothing to look forward to and the chocolate buffet sculptures were painted polystyrene. Entertainment provided by the dancers and musicians was done with energy and enthusiasm but the rest left me cold, especially the comedians. One guest speaker was not overly articulate and so full of his own importance that he got cross when the captain came on to give his daily report. This was a regular time and outside of that allocated to the speaker who seemed to think he should take precedence. The days at sea were life lost to the three little pigs syndrome when passengers came earlier and earlier to spread books, towels and anything else over seats to secure a base in all areas of the ship. The standard of human behaviour was disgusting but I guess that wasn't down to the ship's crew although they could have policed it better. The crew, in my experience, were happy and obliging and had somehow overcome the infected atmosphere in which they live. All in all this has been a steep learning curve. I am home thank heavens and breathing fresh air once more but I still feel extremely ill and wish I could stop this happening to other unsuspecting passengers in the future. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
This Northern Lights Cruise surpassed all my expectations. I chose this cruise because it had been a very long standing ambition to do so and I had at last found a friend was willing to go with me. Shortly after booking I was diagnosed ... Read More
This Northern Lights Cruise surpassed all my expectations. I chose this cruise because it had been a very long standing ambition to do so and I had at last found a friend was willing to go with me. Shortly after booking I was diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, which causes severe episodes of vertigo and sickness and for some weeks was convinced I would have to cancel. However, I researched the condition thoroughly with the help of the Meniere's Society and my doctor and with careful planning to cover every eventuality I decided to fulfill my dream. I booked all the on-shore activities I really wanted to do and determined not to over-reach myself. As a result I was able to enjoy all my choices and kept well. It is almost 2 weeks since I returned home. Was it worth it? Did I make the right decision? Absolutely. It was a fabulous experience and helped me regain my confidence. I had such admiration for all other passengers with health problems and their courage in undertaking such an adventure. For two weeks the weather was coming from Siberia and temperatures were lower than they had been for years. The results were perfectly clear skies: blue and sunny every day; starry by night. The benefits were several Northern Lights sightings; breathtaking scenery with fabulous photographic opportunities; access to all the scheduled ports; remarkably calm seas and good humoured passengers. I haven't enjoyed myself or laughed so much in years. The crew was exceptionally helpful and pleasant. They all seemed very happy in their work and nothing was too much trouble. I was particularly impressed with the standard of hygiene. Wherever you went, crew were continuously cleaning and "disinfecting" all surfaces being touched by passengers. The excursions were superbly organised and managed. The food was fantastic. We had been allocated a table in The Waldorf restaurant where the waiter service was slick, cheery and professional. I would recommend sitting at a table for 8 people for dinner as my friend and I had a table for two and missed out on sharing experiences with other passengers. We ate Dinner at 8.15pm and just retired to our cabin afterwards, so I cannot comment on the quality of entertainment. The excellent quality of accommodation, service and excursions was enough for me I am hard of hearing and had to rely on my friend to relay to me information being disseminated via the tannoy system. On our return to the UK my friend and I developed colds but during our absence so had her husband and daughter who live in different regions of England. Some tips: take an extra battery for you camera; if the sea is rough put a wet paper serviette under your mug of tea or coffee to prevent it moving; beware of being oversold in the fitness centre; choose a cabin that satisfies your expectations. Unreservedly, the best holiday I've ever had! I would highly recommend it. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Northern Lights. Also because years ago I visited Norway and loved it, so wanted to revisit. The shore excursions really lived up to expectations, perhaps with the exception of the visit ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I wanted to see the Northern Lights. Also because years ago I visited Norway and loved it, so wanted to revisit. The shore excursions really lived up to expectations, perhaps with the exception of the visit to the slate museum, when I wished I had chosen a different trip. However disembarkation was often really crazy, with stairs blocked for several decks up, and everybody wanting to leave at once. People going ashore under their own steam should have been asked to wait until the booked trips had left. I was a bit disappointed with the Reception staff. Having enjoyed the Lights two nights running from the deck of the ship, I wished I hadn't booked the shore excursion to see them, which cost over £100. I asked Reception if I could swap, to be told that it was too late, and if I didn't go I'd still have to pay. I felt that was rather abrupt. I enjoyed the meals in the restaurant; but seating provision in the Buffet was inadequate. I also became increasingly irritated by the waiters in the Buffet who are so quick to remove plates that one can hardly finish! Also they tend to patrol around, making me feel as if I was being invigilated in an exam. One other irritation was the constant 'sanitising' with horrible disinfectant liquid. I have eczema and my hands were raw at the end, as my hand cream was useless against this harsh stuff. Many people will not find these things a problem at all, so don't let my minor gripes put you off, the Northern Lights and Norway are truly stunning. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
My husband and I chose this cruise specifically to see the Northern Lights which we did. Embarkation was not very well organised. We chose to disembark early which meant we had to take our own luggage off the ship.This worked well for us ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise specifically to see the Northern Lights which we did. Embarkation was not very well organised. We chose to disembark early which meant we had to take our own luggage off the ship.This worked well for us as we were off the ship within 1/2 of berthing. All ports of call were exceptional with excellent weather. We didn't do any shore excursions with the ship as they were overpriced. We usually went to the visitors centre at each port and booked activities with them which were usually private or with only 1 other couple. Ship shore excursions had full busses of passengers and they generally run to a schedule where a private company gave us a lot more flexability and value for money The cruise on the CMV Magellan would have to be one of the worst experiences in all my travels. Most but not all staff were attentive and helpful. We found that the reception staff did not action any complaint given to them instead pretending that no complaint had been made. The Kensington restaurants. food was generally pretty good. We mostly ate breakfast in the buffet so we could get eggs cooked on demand so they were served hot. I didn't eat any other food from the buffet as it sits there too long. We weren't bothered with the entertainment as I don't find it necessary on a cruise. Overall it was a disastrous cruise with excellent ports of call. I would never recommend CMV to anyone. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
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 staff on board were ... Read More
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 staff on board were all amazing and friendly- nothing too much trouble. I was ill a couple of days into the trip and needed to use the ships medical department. The treatment I got was first class and with a couple of days intensive treatment I was fit to enjoy the rest of the cruise. Food on board was delicious and plentiful and was presented in the first class restaurants as if in a top class hotel. There was a less formal restaurant but the food was excellent in there too. Entertainment was first class with terrific shows each night as well as many and varied day time activities. There was also a wide range on shore excursions ( not cheap as Norway is expensive) and we took advantage of a few of them which we thoroughly enjoyed. We made some good friends who we hope to cruise with again in the future with this line. Now, try as I might, I can't think of any negatives. There was an incident of burst pipes which I believe caused flooding to some areas but the staff worked so hard to sort the problem and did so quickly. I did overhear some guests complaining about various things but they all sounded quite trivial to me. I do feel that some folks complain for complaining X sake!! However, everyone is of course entitled to their opinion. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend cruise and maritime and the Magellan to anyone. Many thanks for a memorable trip. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
I only read the reviews for this ship just before we left for our holiday and there were quite a few bad ones. I was a little apprehensive but I needn’t have been because we had a really good experience! The ship was spotless, all the ... Read More
I only read the reviews for this ship just before we left for our holiday and there were quite a few bad ones. I was a little apprehensive but I needn’t have been because we had a really good experience! The ship was spotless, all the staff we encountered were absolutely brilliant - professional, friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. We loved the excursions we did and were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights from the ship every night that we were in the Arctic. We also saw whales off the side of the ship. Then there was the food which was just fabulous! The evening entertainment could have been a little more varied but having said that there were some good shows including a very funny impressionist, and the resident singing duo were great. There were a few problems with an air conditioning unit freezing and causing leaks while we were in the Arctic but the problem was well dealt with by the crew. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would use Cruise and Maritime again. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights in Norway Everything started off ok with embarkation and the cabin (6064) seemed ok and throughout the cruise the cabin attendant was very good. As the cruise went on our cabin became very ... Read More
We chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights in Norway Everything started off ok with embarkation and the cabin (6064) seemed ok and throughout the cruise the cabin attendant was very good. As the cruise went on our cabin became very noisy with creaking and banging coming from around the wardrobe area. The food we found to be very good for breakfast in the Waldorf and dinner in the Kensington was also very good,. We only used the buffet restaurant sometimes for lunch because as usual people sat at the tables after their breakfast not allowing others to sit down. This was very bad on sea days. We attended the Chefs Table which was paid extra. The food was very pretty and well presented but I think the chef had not heard of seasoning overall not worth the price paid almost £100.. We had the drinks package which if you like a drink is well worth paying for. The entertainment was very poor around the bars unless you like a violin and a piano ( very good at what they did) or a solo singer singing old songs no lively music until after 11 at night if at all. I believe that the cruise director was changed just before our cruise so changes may be made although speaking to the cruise director was very difficult as he always seemed to be in a rush with no time to talk. The shows at night were very good. Places visited were good and the trips we did were good Many people had coughs and colds at the end of the cruise including us. One person that we know of sadly died and as far as we were told there were cases of the dreaded winter virus on board. A lot of comments about Magellan suggest that the air conditioning is at fault to which we agree. Pneumonia on the new year cruise, chest infections on the Amazon cruise with illness on our trip. Announcments were bad throuhout the ship. It was impossible to understand the Captain when he announced something but announcements made by another person in German and Dutch were very clear. Having travelled on many cruises with other companies we feel that the comment "You get what you pay for " is not valid as we find in may cases it compares with other companies. Obviously if you book way ahead there are discounts. Would we go on the Magellan again answer no Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) - MV Magellan - Amazon & West Indies (7th January 2018) We don’t facebook, twitter or other, but from time to time we do read ’trusted’ reviews - generally helpful if you read ‘between the ... Read More
Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) - MV Magellan - Amazon & West Indies (7th January 2018) We don’t facebook, twitter or other, but from time to time we do read ’trusted’ reviews - generally helpful if you read ‘between the lines’ as there are always ‘be-moaners’! we hope we are not in that category and accept that we all have different opinions however we feel compelled to write this review to inform others of our experience aboard this ‘Cruise’ The Magellan is a bright, pleasantly laid out ship with many ‘nooks & crannies’ - regrettably few of which were of a size that could accommodate many of the ‘activities’ - the air conditioning in most of the public areas was very, if not too efficient - the show lounge seats were often damp from the condensation! - requiring the wearing of anoraks/blankets to keep warm! - a ‘severe’ ‘epidemic’ of coughs/wheezing swept through the ship resulting in many passengers having to receive oxygen and intra venous antibiotics! The Captain was Greek - his daily update to all passengers was both incoherent and incomprehensible - the same ‘address’ was given clearly and fluently in Dutch and German! the officers were of mixed nationality, bar staff were Ukrainian and the dining/galley/house staff of Asian origin - few of whom were able to understand the English language and engage in ‘useful’ communication - the staff were apathetic/leaderless (there were a few exceptions) officers ‘acknowledged’ problems if prompted but did ‘zilch’ to remedy them! - they would rather disappear! Transfer from Victoria Coach Station to Tilbury and embarkation were generally acceptable albeit the Coach was an hour late welcome on board and escort to cabin was pleasant as was the cabin/steward - it was a “guaranteed” inside cabin but was spacious, clean and tidy - regrettably it was directly below the galley! so a bit noisy, but that’s pot luck! Activities/Venue Entertainment were generally ‘weak’ and repetitive commencing, with what became traditional, a delay as various laptops/microphones and speakers were set up by the individual ‘artists’ - lack of management/preparation!!! - the ‘lectures’ by the Ships Excursion Manager was read from the Cruise Maritime brochure - usually ‘delivered’ in an engaging and interesting manner by someone with experience of the destination!! Variety Shows were generally well presented, albeit repetitive (accept difficult on an extended cruise) but having an opera singer as the lead, led to many a disastrous outcome and on occasion the orchestra or some of their number were the ‘act’ of the night - introduced by the Cruise Director but thereafter each introduction to a piece of music was pre-recorded! we leave you to work that one out! the Burns/Scottish night, which was planned, not impromptu, was an embarrassment - we were not the first Scots to walk out! we hate to think who the butcher was in Tilbury that ‘created’ the Haggis that was to be “Addressed” - it looked like a ball of chopped spam!!! Ports of Call/Excursions - departed late from Tilbury and Amsterdam, bad weather in the English Channel and Bay of Biscay - diverted to Vigo - bi-passed Lisbon - couldn’t see the logic - the ship was to provision there but had to be either sourced in Vigo or transferred from Lisbon - result - delay in departure from Vigo - less time in Madeira! - disappointed in missing Lisbon, loved Madeira then on to Cape Verde - rather uninteresting other than it had internet! five days at sea and we were in the Amazon - a great disappointment to many - a very wide brown river lacking in wildlife and little of interest - I think the ‘twitchers’ were devastated Santarem, Boca da Valeria (a “staged” village/compulsory ‘port of call’!), Manaus (ship excursion - Jungle Trek - ‘staged’ down to the pet tarantula! - oh dear!), Parintins, Alter do Chao (beach!), Icoaraci, for Belem (just another dirty city!) - sadly overall consensus was disappointment other than the Opera House in Manaus Tenders - the boarding system was acceptable - few crew handlers had experience - coming ‘alongside’ could be positively dangerous - loaded tenders were left to ‘wallow' in rough conditions! common sense/management of the situation could have saved much distress Ils du Salut (Tender) - at last something to see ashore - a pleasant change and some wildlife! Tobago - scheduled to be ‘alongside’ but some other cruise liner took our berth! leave you to work out why - were we not booked? had we not paid our port dues? pleasant/friendly port - we had the best every ‘meal’ since we joined the cruise in a small cafe - fresh panini with salami and salad - we ordered ‘seconds’ because it was so good! Bistro (likened to a ‘day centre by one of the Comedians) initially the food appeared appetising but was found to be ‘lacking’ - repetitive, uninteresting, undercooked/overcooked, dried out, lukewarm - redemption - the bread and butter pudding, but it was served at “tea time”!!!!! The Grill - lacked imagination - beef burgers! if that’s what you call them and hot dogs, chips, lettuce, sliced tomato and onion - every day!!!!! Dining Room - marginally better in that if you couldn’t see anything on the menu to inspire you, you could order grilled chicken/salmon or vegetable curry! Perhaps the chef had a very tight budget, a list of courses and accompaniments but wasn’t sure how to match them and if he had spent less time engaging in pleasantries and surveying his ‘magnificent’ buffets and more in the ‘service stations’ studying what was being returned from the tables he would have learnt a thing or two! there was never a tantalising smell of food? was most of the food precooked/frozen/chilled and re-heated prior to service? - not much cooking then!!! “Buffets under the Stars” - now that looked great - all set out in heated terrines - except there was no power on deck - OMG - result - cold food! full drinks package - only available to purchase on board within first 24 hours - could only be purchased for entirety of the cruise and if all occupants of a cabin subscribed to it - however it became apparent that this was still being promoted during the cruise as were additional beer, wine, coffee, packages??? house wines and cocktails ‘disappointed’ - we cancelled our drinks package within four hours of signing up! - to be fair there was no problem with this and we were only asked to pay for what we had consumed within that time *****lastly but not least and it has been mentioned in previous reviews - Level 4 has a constant ‘stench’ of sewage in both port and starboard corridors - this problem appears to be ongoing with no resolution - if we had been on this level we would have ‘jumped ship’ earlier (we flew home two weeks early from Barbados!) Conclusion: A general unhappy ship, disgruntled passengers, miserable staff and poorly managed the management either do not acknowledge the facts or know how to respond having said which, you only get what you pay for, most passengers were looking to get away from the British weather for six weeks and some obviously were enjoying the cruise including the food!!!! sadly the Amazon is not the ideal destination it is made out to be no malice, liable, slander, resentment, racism, derogatory intent - only fact as we saw it hope helpful? we have previously cruised aboard the Marco Polo (certainly 7/8 years ago) to St Petersburg and the Baltic and we gave it 5 Stars***** sadly, we will not be cruising with CMV again ps. please read Cruise Critic “Garigale” Dec 2017 - we’ve just read it - too late for us! but we concur Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Picked this for the itinerary and had thought that, if nothing else, we would have knowledgable lecturers onboard, and possibly..hopefully..a commentary as we sailed the Amazon. There was NOTHING. The English speaking port lecturer had ... Read More
Picked this for the itinerary and had thought that, if nothing else, we would have knowledgable lecturers onboard, and possibly..hopefully..a commentary as we sailed the Amazon. There was NOTHING. The English speaking port lecturer had never visited the Amazon and plagiarised all and sundry delivering her information in a very poor manner. The infection running through the ship was something else. Within a day of sailing people were coughing and spluttering all over the place. Several were "admitted" to the hospital where they received courses of antibiotics and nebulisers. This was still going on 5 weeks later. The view of many was that the air conditioning was more than likely to blame. Occasionally cutlery was pre wrapped to minimise contamination, but not often. 6 weeks onboard a ship where at least 50%, if not a lot more, were coughing all over you was just too much. The ship's doctor was treating it as an infection, but we didn't know what it was. Home 2 weeks now and I still have a cough!! Food was dire both in the restaurant and in the canteen self service. Staff were young Ukranian, pleasant enough with poor English. Officers were Greek and very visible around the ship. Don't know why it is marketed as an English company, as all medication given to passengers was in Greek and people had to be verbally told how to administer their medication.....I did not need to visit the medical dept. as lasted 4 weeks before succumbing to the "virus". Would definitely not rate this ship, and concur totally with previous reviewers of this cruise. Was amazed at how many single travellers there were.... in excess of 150 Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 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 is old, but having ... Read More
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 is old, but having cruised on some of the biggest ships, I found that the Magellan is small enough that you soon get to know your fellow travellers, and many of the crew (who were generally very helpful and friendly). We had force 9 storms in the Bay of Biscay, and the ship pitched and rolled, but strangely enough very few people seemed to suffer drom sea sickness. I found the gentle movement of the boat in heavy seas quite relaxing! Unfortunately an earlier review draws attention to the problems with coughs and chest infections on this ship. We suffered the same problem. In fact we heard that 13 people died on this trip (unconfirmed, as the cruise companies naturally do not want this publicised), but we certainly saw hearses driving up to meet the ship in some ports, and enough rumours circulating around the ship to suggest the numbers were well into double figures. The medical centre seemed to be out of its depth and unable to cope - it is a private practice, so money seems to be the overriding motivation for them. We heard of passengers being lumbered with bills for thousands of pounds after their travel insurance companies declined their claim. It is interesting to note that the medical centre ran out of cough mixture after less then two weeks, and there is no on-board pharmacy, so buying even basic medication from them will result in extortionate charges being added to your onboard account. Entertainment was OK - we appreciate its difficult to do 42 consecutive shows on a limited budget. The entgertainers are very talented, and do their best. Lauren (Assistant Cruise Director) is particularly outstanding, and Tony (Cruise Director) did a great job of whipping up the entertainment, but he is now off to Australia to join the Columbus. There were some dodgy old-school stand-up comedians from the UK who should probably have retired years ago! Service in the restaurants was, I thought, outstanding. The food was a bit variable, but generally very adequate, with a good choice. The ship is kept very clean, so I think the infection problem is probably something to do with the ductwork - most people I met suffered coughs and sore throats, and I suspect germs are cirulating through the old piping. The on-board accounting system is outdated - posting an account under your door every two weeks, without even an envelope, is ludicrous. The staff at reception were sometimes a bit stroppy about dealing with errors (and there were a few.....). Cruising the Amazon was interesting, but at times a bit false. Boca da Valeria is a fake village where you will be greeted on arrival by scores of kids demanding money to take photographs of them posing with various animals. We saw a half dead catfish plonked on a table for all to see. Horrible. The 'indigineous tribespeople locals' (ha ha) will happily offer to take you up river to see where they really live for a fistful of dollars...... The rest of the itinerary was great, though the ship-bought excursions are very expensive, and you will do far better buying locally organised tours at the ports. But overall this ship has a good atmosphere, all the facilities you need and, if you stay healthy, you will have a great time. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2018
Just to counter the negative reviews from others. We chose this cruise because it went up the Amazon and it was being heavily advertised and discounted just prior to departure. We never actually thought we would cruise, and most of the ... Read More
Just to counter the negative reviews from others. We chose this cruise because it went up the Amazon and it was being heavily advertised and discounted just prior to departure. We never actually thought we would cruise, and most of the downsides I imagined were there, but there wasn't really anything I hadn't predicted, so the upsides more than made up for it. I want three things from a holiday. Destination, destination, destination. More seriously, destination, a clean bed and some food and drink. So, the places we went were amazing, we upgraded to a suite so the bed was amazing,and the food was really good. Downsides? There were some opinionated, rude people on the cruise who felt entitled to be treated better than everyone else. But I expected that and they weren't all like that. The entertainment was stuck in the 1970s. But I expected that and I wasn't really bothered. CMV didn't have an onboard naturalist so many people left feeling that they had not seen any wildlife, which was disappointing. Boca de Valeria was so false. The organised onshore excursions were horrible - look out the window, sorry we missed it, five minutes to take a photo then back on the bus, don't stop there, hurry up, and now lets spend ages in my brother's/Cousin's/friend's cafe. But then I expected that. Upsides. I went up the Amazon. I found a brilliant guide to take me to interesting places in Manaus. I loved Cabo Verde. I loved the Azores. Tobago was brilliant. Grenada was brilliant. St Lucia looked brilliant but I ran out of time. We travelled to all these amazing places and never had to repack our bags once. I'm doing it all again, but it will all be about the destinations, and what we make of it. Read Less
Magellan Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 3.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 1.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.0 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0

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