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"We have made a great trip through Scandinavia and the Baltic States to Saint Petersburg. The ship is somewhat outdated, but the rooms are very comfortable. The service from the staff is fantastic, and the food in..."Read More
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rvranken

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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Cruise aborted too late

Review for Columbus to Baltic Sea

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Rosco4271

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

It was my 70th Birthday and we saw an Add in October for a 70 day cruise to London going to taste many places I could not afford to normally travel to. Covid-19 was in the news and we had China and Honkong removed from the ports to be visited. I checked with our agent the week before and he said it would go ahead. I noted the Travel insurance would not refund us if we pulled out. 25th February we ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Homeward bound

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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PastorBod

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted a relaxing trip home from New Zealand opposed to our regular method of flying. We intended to use the on board facilities for massages etc which were superb eventhough a little pricey compared to other cruise lines. The use of sauna, gymnasium and relaxation room was an added and unexpected bonus. The entertainment wanted and waned but the last night before diembarking in Sydney was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


London Sydney segment Round the World 2020

Review for Columbus to Australia & New Zealand

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Tuffydog

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise itinery ticked a number of bucket list items- route, destinations and activities such as cruising the Panama Canal and South Pacific. We caught the coach from Victoria Bus Station to Tilbury (prepaid and trouble free), where we endured a long wait for checking documentation, travel insurance, visas and medicals. After review we were quickly processed and headed to our cabin where ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Disappointing cruise

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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kedge39

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as we had been on the Christmas Market cruise for the previous 3 years and thoroughly enjoyed them. This year was different. the atmosphere on board was unlike previous cruises. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it was almost as if everyone had given up for the year. Some of the crew worked really hard and were attentive to passenger needs but some seemed burned-out. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Never again - disgusting

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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souc2

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

Chose this cruise as was a very cheap deal, obviously get what you pay for. Cabin was very outdated, hairs on bedding, hairs in the sink and floor was filthy when we arrived and wasn’t hoovered the whole time we were there. Freezing cold in room even with heating on. Loose wires on the phone. Tv didn’t work properly. Cabin steward was very rude and didn’t do his job at all. Food was basic ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Excellent first cruise, great value for money - I am hooked!

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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CP2201

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Firstly, I am one of those people that rarely writes a review, but I enjoyed my cruise with CMV so much, I am boring the people around me! Also, I was really disappointed to read a review from the same cruise that was really quite negative, so surprised that it was the same ship and schedule, we are all different though I guess! Yes the ship is now 30 years old, some areas did show signs of ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Yet another poor Cruise from CMV

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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SHED1

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We took a Cruise with CMV in March to Iceland which was Awful and the complaint went as far as ABTA but we secured a discount on another Cruise and thought we would give them the benefit of doubt and give them another chance to redeem themselves with the Christmas Cruise to Holland, Germany and Belgium. The start wasn't good as the ship had been delayed in Belgium. We sat in the pretty ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Not for us.

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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RJHNorthyorks

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We booked this because of the price and destination after seeing an advertisement in a newspaper. We have done many other cruises all over the world mainly with Celebrity or RCI. We purchased car parking which was cheap but very chaotically managed. My husband is extremely good at parking but struggled to get our car out of the space at the end of the cruise due to the way other cars had been ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


First time on CMV - good value for what we paid

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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missmagpie

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Wanted a short break away with the girls for Christmas and the price of this beat anything we could get comparable onshore so decided to give it a go. I have been on numerous cruise lines but never rushed to CMV due to some of the bad reviews but I went with an open mind. Ship old but doesn't bother me, we use Marella and Fred so know what to expect. We paid inside cabins and got huge outside ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Like A Pair Of Comfy Slippers

Review for Columbus to Europe - British Isles & Western

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MK_Cruiser1955

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Columbus is very much like a favourite pair of slippers – you feel comfortable but you know it’s not perfect and has probably seen better days. We chose this cruise because we had not cruised with CMV before and it was a short pre-Christmas trip. Embarkation always help set the tone for a cruise and I have to say this was the slickest, most efficient boarding process we have encountered in ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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