Gardens archaeology and wildlife of the British Isles: Minerva Cruise Review by MelvynG

Minerva 5
Member Since 2005
51 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Gardens archaeology and wildlife of the British Isles

Sail Date: August 2013
Destination: Europe - British Isles & Western
Embarkation: Other
We sailed from Portsmouth. You transfer by bus from the terminal to the ship, but the transfer is quite short. Long delay boarding as ship was entertaining travel agents.

The main feature for us was the quality of. Guest speakers. You receive of their knowledge in depth, well illustrated by slides. Most tours are included in the price.

A word of warning. Do not accept a cabin in the stern. There is tremendous vibration in this old but refurbished ship. we were allocated B 64. the vibration was so great that we could not sleep.

After three difficult nights we were moved to a forward cabin having been told the ship was full.

Notwithstanding we had a great cruise which included nightly optional bridge play.

Cleanliness and service are top rate and the food is superior to some of he larger hips.

Minerva can get close to stops such as SRk, Lundy, Aran Islands but the tenders can be quite hairy. The sailors were most capable and even More severely disabled were safely put ashore.

Entertainment is very low key with piano bar and resident band. No up to dare films. Only one quiz which was attended by the majority of passengers and could be repeated. Less

Published 09/09/13
2 Helpful Votes

Cabin review: 08B64 Bed outside

B 64 is subject to extreme vibration above screws. Take care not to take a cabin near to it.B6 in bows is fine, but portholes are high and set back. Smaller than B64 but no vibration.

Read All Bed outside (08) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

Powerscourt Gardens

Excellent tours with knowledgable guides

Read more Minerva cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Minerva Review >>
Member Since 2005
51 Forum Posts
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?