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Magellan Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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British Isles Cruise

Magellan Cruise Review by AnneHyde

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2016
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe

We chose the cruise because of having travelled before with Cruise and Maritime on the Astoria which we enjoyed. Also the itinerary appealed to us.

We opted for an inside cabin and was on deck 7. The cabin was spacious but it did have bunk beds so if there were four people in the cabin, it would have been cramped. Other comments have said the cabins were noisy on this ship but we did not have a problem and found the beds comfortable. Our cabin was kept clean and we never had to ask for anything.

Entertainment on this cruise was below our expectations mainly because we had to go to the show before dinner as we were on the 2nd sitting (8.15pm). On previous cruises, we have always had the show after dinner. We found ourselves at a loose end with nothing much to do. The entertainment is definitely geared for the First sitting passengers who had more choice.

The food was fine with a good choice. However, we found it annoying when the waiters whisked plates away before everyone had finished their food. Also we always had to ask for extra coffee.

We were disappointed with some areas of the ship that were 'cold' and 'uninviting'. We found some comfy chairs on one of the decks but it was a shame the fountain and pool had no water in it. The main pool also was not very inviting.

We had some lovely trips and although the organised trips were expensive, we enjoyed the beautiful countryside.

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