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Magellan Review

3.5 / 5.0
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479 reviews
6 Awards

Were we aboard the same ship??

Review for Magellan to Norwegian Fjords
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016

Having spent a lifetime sailing and never having seen the point of cruising in a big ship my wife finally persuaded me that is what we were going to do. She had enjoyed Christmas shopping trip on Marco Polo with a friend and was keen to see the fjords so I read the reviews of Magellan and having enjoyed a tremendous week I have come to the conclusion that the detrimental reviews are more about the reviewer than the ship. We met several people who seemed to be there just to moan and that was before they had even boarded Fortunately we didn't have to eat with them.

Yes Magellan rolls when the sea is rough, so does everything else that floats, some more than others. I forgot to unscrew the inclinometer from my own boat and take it but I didn't notice a permanent list or anything more than the usual heel in the wind and when she navigated tight bends.

Yes she is an elderly lady but she is kept beautifully clean and the crew were marvellous. Nothing appeared to be too much for them. The cabin was spotless, the odd creak from a ship underway doesn't keep me awake.

Cabin Review

Cabin superior outside double

Very clean and kept that way. Wardrobe and drawer space fine for us (we do travel fairly light). Aircon a bit of a challenge but crew are very helpful.

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