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Magellan
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Excellent

99

Very Good

128

Average

99

Poor

81

Terrible

70

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128 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews


Holidays70 avatar

Holidays70

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

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So many negative comments about this ship which I thought unfair. When you book you know it's an old ship and that it's rated 3 star. We've just returned and had a great time. Because of the seriousness of the virus ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Meka3256

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Gluten Free solo traveller

This was my 2nd time with CMV. I chose this cruise due to the itinerary and price. I am happy to travel on any cruise ship with any company, and would usually chose by itinerary and price (specifically solo ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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ckclee

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

We chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights. We didn't see them in bright colour, but I loved how we were let know each night there was a good chance of a sighting. Magellan isn't the fanciest ship we've been ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Dave200 avatar

Dave200

8 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

Excellent In All Respects Excepting Two Major Issues

We heard mixed reports about Magellan but were very pleasantly surprised. Fresh out of a refit, the ship was far smarter and far more stylish internally than expected. Compared to Fred Olsen's Balmoral (the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rdiamond1

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs - but more Ups

Ship in general was a reasonable size. Very Clean. Rooms were spacious. Enough room for everything. The staff was fantastic ! We had Alex and Avetik in the dining room ( they were awesome – great ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Novbob avatar

Novbob

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very relaxed - and changed my mind about cruising

To set the scene, I've cruised once before on the Marco Polo eight years ago - and vowed never to do a cruise again. A converted Russian ice breaker does not a cruise ship make - but did do us well through a gale ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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paulinel7

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great staff, great 1st time cruise

This was our first cruise and we loved it, chilled out and took it for what it was..w new it was an older ship and not massive so you can feel the motion if your sensitive to it but my husband and our other dinner ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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TraceyB82

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip to the Fjord's

We had a super time onboard the Magellan. Staff were amazing and always smiling. Thr food was fantastic, always hot, plentiful with lots of choice, afternoon tea scones were amazing everyday and the evening meals in ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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PhoebeM

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Hassle free trip

This was our 5th cruise so we had lots to compare the Magellan to. As it was cheaper than our usual cruises we didn't expect it to be as good as it was. We booked though a local bus company (J McGinley coaches) who ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Nirs3 avatar

Nirs3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Staff food and entertainment good. Weather could have been kinder.

We were a group of six friends on the Scottish Isles 8 night cruise from Newcastle finishing somewhat bizarrely in Liverpool. Embarkation was extremely fast and painless. We are gold members and have priority ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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jaekay1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise - Northern Isles

This was our first, but hopefully not our only, cruise so we have nothing to compare against. As first-timers I will say one thing firstly: the instructions given each day were a great help and all the things I ...
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Sail Date June 2019


paular62 avatar

paular62

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First timers

Having read previous reviews we were worried about going on our first cruise. Please make your own mind up. We live 20 minutes away so embarkation was efficient and quick. No waiting around in airports for hours. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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BritishLandS

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Fjords

First a little context: We started cruising nearly 30 years ago, doing CTC, Costa, MSC, Princess cruises, Ocean cruise Lines, HAL, then after a 25 year break returned to it 4 years ago and since then we have done ...
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Sail Date April 2019


coralk avatar

coralk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise, good itinerary (Panama Canal) and good for solos

This cruise itinerary was great plus there was an excellent deal for solo passengers. I booked an inside and was upgraded to an outside cabin, L shaped beds, but a reasonable size, with shower, a decent size. It was ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Frangipane

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First cruise

Having read so many bad reviews about Magellan we were very surprised and delighted that we enjoyed our cruise so much. The ship was a proper old fashioned, lovely vehicle and so much nicer than those ghastly things ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Papa Shep

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights, wind and the top of Europe

Back in May 2017, my wife and I decided to take a chance and booked to sail on CMV Magellan to see the3 Northern Lights. We choose this cruise because we liked the itinerary, the chance to see the Northern Lights ...
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Sail Date October 2018


elles5 avatar

elles5

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

6 night European Cities and Rivers section of the Norway cruise

This was a mixed bag. I would love to give five stars, I think I should and I will explain why in a moment. Having been on the Marco Polo and loved it I was worried that i might not enjoy the Magellan as much and, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Photo mad avatar

Photo mad

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for - a good cruise

Chose because it went from Liverpool- and went to Iceland. Never heard of the company before, got half price deal and hoped for the best..we cruised with P and O once and started noticing differences early on, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Frank from Huddersfield

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent in every way - except one.

Our intention - my wife and I - was to cruise leisurely on a ship which was neither very large (ocean going) nor very small (such as on a river cruise), to visit places we had never been to, and where we would ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SuzyQ Durham

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A great experience

We chose Cruise & Maritime because will live near to the port so very little travelling time & we were on a buy one get one free offer. We have been with Thomson cruises before & prefer a small ship. After ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Audrey Gilroy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Northern lights cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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scenery lover

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Wonderful visits, new friends, but....

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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andrew279144

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Amazon, West Indies and Azores, 7 Jan to 18 Feb 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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Gilberdyke Mickey

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MV Magellan, round the world maiden cruise, 120 nights. Sailed from Tilbury UK.6

Cruise and Maritime. MV Magellan, round the world maiden cruise, 120 nights. Sailed from Tilbury UK. I joined the Magellan, on the 5th of January 2017. I have previoulsy sailed with Holland America, and ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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dafyddapw

3 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

All in all a very enjoyable experience

we wanted to try and see the northern lights at the northern tip of europe. The Magellans itinerary ticked all the boxes for us. We did indeed see the lights both from a shore excursion and from the ship's deck. it ...
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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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