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Magellan Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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First Time Cruise Ever to Nothern Lights

Magellan Cruise Review by NewCruiser1970

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2016
  • Destination: Norwegian Fjords

Our embarkation was at Amsterdam Cruise Terminal, very nice terminal at walking distance of centre of Amsterdam in comparison to the Tilbury terminal which was located in an industrial area 40 km from London. Well done Amsterdam!!

After a quick registration we were escorted to our cabin. Specious cabin with a double bed window and a lot of storage space.

Our dinner was served at the Waldorf restaurant, good quality food and TOP service by our waiters Ashley and Ivan.

We used our breakfast at Raffels buffet restaurant, the varierty of the food was excellent. A lot of fresh fruits. Restaurant can become crouwded due to people who remain sited after they have finished their breakfast, lunch or tee due to the cold weather.

Reception staff was not very friendly and lost ?? a form for a refund request on our account statement.

The saying "how colder the destination the older the passengers" was correct, we felt that we (age 46 & 55) were bringing down the avarage age on board. In relation to the destination of the cruise "North Cape" we were shocked about the high number of disabled people on board. During the evacuation drill we were the only ones waiting at the lifeboats for a long time. The lifts could not handle the high amount of olderly people.

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Cabin 6 4025

Spacious cabin, good shower and nice beds. Our cabin steward Katarina provided excelent service !!!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Nice and modern terminal at walking distance of city center


Port close to city center, no terminal was used.

London (Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tilbury)

Old non attractive terminal located in industrial area, at least 1 hour driving to London center.

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