Four of us booked a Fjord cruise having never cruised before, we were a little worried by the varying reviews on the Magellan, however all we can do is give our honest opinion....we loved it. On arrival at tilbury there was a little bit of a hold up as the last trip had arrived back late so there was a two hour of the ship trying to play catch up. After that slight hiccup everything was super.
Our cabin, an inner was roomy, very comfortable beds, plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and the bathroom a decent size.
The food on the ship was lovely, though we heard grumbling a of 'small portions' there was 5 courses every evening...how much do people really want to eat. Breakfast, plenty of choice from continental to full English. Breakfast not being long over then lunch, again something for everyone. Afternoon tea from 3ish...who could possibly eat any more?
The staff on board we met were all very friendly, happy to chat and a pleasure to talk to.
We were undecided as to take the drinks package...we did and when we cruise again we would probably not use the drinks package as the drinks were on par with UK pub prices. So unless you drink quite a lot, it's probably cheaper to pay for drinks as you go.
We took a couple of the trips, but we all felt that the trips we took, could have been booked and arrange very easily independently, just do a bit of homework before you travel.
Around the ship all he areas are spotlessly clean, there seems to be a staff member cleaning all the time. The ship,is immaculate.
Not really sure why the ratings are only three star...we will certainly book again...loved every moment....well done!
Don't worry about the negative reviews on the Magellan....we loved it!
Excellent spotlessly clean cabin. We were very well looked after by our cabin crew member.