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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews

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Magellan
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Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

99

Very Good

128

Average

99

Poor

81

Terrible

70

Cruise type

81 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews


capmat avatar

capmat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor ship, but a great itinerary cut short

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We chose this cruise for Iceland, and the Scottish islands. Overall, the itinerary was great, and from this perspective we loved the cruise. The weather was definitely against us, though, and some extremely rough ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LemuelGulliver

1 Review Written

CMV - Magellan Well below expectations

We chose this CMV cruise on Magellan as it offered ports along the Norwegian coast not available with our normal cruise line, Princess. What a let-down!!! To begin with, a few days before the cruise we were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bryers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise we’ve ever been on...

We’ve just returned from 13 night cruise on the Magellan to Norway. We’ve done Royal Caribbean, P&O, TUI and one previous CMV cruise on the Columbus. It pains me to say that this was undoubted the worst cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Aandjp

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

The itinerary and the price together with promise of a couple of weeks of sunshine over Christmas seemed a very attractive propositio. Transport from Victoria and embarcation were very efficient and we were very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kokomo1

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Never again CMV!

Deciding that we would like a Christmas holiday together, my cousin and I chose CMV Magellan for the “21 night Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries Cruise sailing from Tilbury on Dec. 18, 2019”. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Suem21

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First and probably only time on a cruise

We were a family group of six, siblings and spouses, and for all of us a first time. It seemed good value but you’ll pay hefty prices for services, drinks and excursions so be cautious about your budget. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Lelldorian

1 Review Written

Old ship, poor quality

Lots of hours of boredom. The ship is very old and has "out of service" signs in several services and machines. Entertainig activities are unatended "meetings" mostly and the shows are quite poor and focused on old ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Thejudge14u

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Good bad and ugly

we've just come back from majestic fjords with beautiful scenery and weather but alas was a disaster the ship was full the room was small uncomfortable and very noisy broken sleep with funnel next door ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Cruise Madam

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fooled by the advertising

We chose this cruise as it was the time of the year we wanted to travel & the ship was calling into ports of calls we have never visited, competitively priced. About 2 weeks before departure we received a letter ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Laarbruch

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Boot Camp

Last minute cruise with interesting itinerary; however travellers beware, you get what you pay for. The ship has limited facilities for pleasure on sea days; the entertainment was poor at the best of times. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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cranetech

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Trans panama

First time with cruise maritime voyages and was disappointed. I should have realized a European cruise line was not to the expectation of the US branded companies. Food was not even average and must have been ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Linda Butterleigh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Party nights

Extremely disappointed in this cruise on two counts. I was woken every night by noise from the cabin next door. On two nights there were full blown parties in the cabin until 6.00 am. The passenger then slept in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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SLydon

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A great way not to gain any weight.

Overall - The food on this ship was shocking. Typically it was to a standard I wouldn’t accept if I was cooking at home. On the plus side, nobody I knew gained weight from eating on the cruise. Deserts were ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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wakey

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Christmas miss

I do not normally publish criticism however iwas gravely disappointed with this trip. As an opportunity to visit the Belgian Christmas markets and pre evaluate the Magellan ahead of booking am iceland tour i am ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Pdabnor

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Never again!

We chose this trip as we wanted to see Norway and the Northern lights. When we got to Tibury we were sent round in circles. The signs were few and far between and not very well positioned. We followed the signs ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Julieg1962

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

We chose this for convenience, it sailed half hour from where we live. Good price too for itinerary. The ship is tatty with broken furniture and stained carpets upholstery etc. The food in the restaurant was, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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OCanada13

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, poor management

Better management and training of staff is needed. They need to be proactive. CMV needs to take care of people and the ship. I was on the Magellan. Even the Captain was hiding. It was overtaken by a dance troupe ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RQ48

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Bears treat 2018

We decided on a cruise around Britain departing on the 7th April for my partners birthday on the 19th when we returned home .I have to say we were very- very disappointed with every aspect except the cabin as it ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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rosepetal_irl

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

OK but not for us

We chose this cruise as it was departing from Dublin so no flying needed for us! We had 2 wheelchair users with myself and my husband. Embarkation We arrived in plenty of time. Only downside is the port has ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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TonyVernonSmith

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Unhealthy cruise to Iceland and Northern Lights

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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inspectorroddy559

5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Very poor

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Retiredteenager

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We are seasoned cruisers but never with Cruise and Maritime, so my partner and I along with 2 of our friends booked the Cape Verde Christmas and New Year cruise hoping for some winter sun which we got... ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Neveragain1972

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Antwerp Christmas Market Cruise

I chose this cruise as a Christmas present for my husband and thought it was a bargain as it was advertised as "buy one get one free", if this had been the case I would have been very disappointed as it was not ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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hiking

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Waiting for the shore Gangplank !

I chose this cruise as it had good iteniary. At Honinsvag the ship could not disembark customers as the tidal height had been miscalculated and the exit from the ship could not be used, we had to wait two hours ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Bibi52

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Must try harder

We have recently returned from CMV's cruise of European cities. The ship looked inviting with attractive public rooms and a clean cabin with ample storage space. Unfortunately the cabin and public rooms were very ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Magellan Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.03.6
Entertainment3.03.1
Public Rooms4.03.6
Fitness Recreation4.03.1
Family1.02
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.9
Value For Money5.03.5
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