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Picked this for the itinerary and had thought that, if nothing else, we would have knowledgable lecturers onboard, and possibly..hopefully..a commentary as we sailed the Amazon. There was NOTHING. The English speaking port lecturer had never visited the Amazon and plagiarised all and sundry delivering her information in a very poor manner. The infection running through the ship was something else. Within a day of sailing people were coughing and spluttering all over the place. Several were "admitted" to the hospital where they received courses of antibiotics and nebulisers. This was still going on 5 weeks later. The view of many was that the air conditioning was more than likely to blame. Occasionally cutlery was pre wrapped to minimise contamination, but not often. 6 weeks onboard a ship where at least 50%, if not a lot more, were coughing all over you was just too much. The ship's doctor was treating it as an infection, but we didn't know what it was. Home 2 weeks now and I still have a cough!! Food was dire both in the restaurant and in the canteen self service. Staff were young Ukranian, pleasant enough with poor English. Officers were Greek and very visible around the ship. Don't know why it is marketed as an English company, as all medication given to passengers was in Greek and people had to be verbally told how to administer their medication.....I did not need to visit the medical dept. as lasted 4 weeks before succumbing to the "virus". Would definitely not rate this ship, and concur totally with previous reviewers of this cruise. Was amazed at how many single travellers there were.... in excess of 150

6 weeks of coughing and illness with poor catering and onboard lecturers

Magellan Cruise Review by Wackiejack

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Picked this for the itinerary and had thought that, if nothing else, we would have knowledgable lecturers onboard, and possibly..hopefully..a commentary as we sailed the Amazon. There was NOTHING. The English speaking port lecturer had never visited the Amazon and plagiarised all and sundry delivering her information in a very poor manner.

The infection running through the ship was something else. Within a day of sailing people were coughing and spluttering all over the place. Several were "admitted" to the hospital where they received courses of antibiotics and nebulisers. This was still going on 5 weeks later. The view of many was that the air conditioning was more than likely to blame. Occasionally cutlery was pre wrapped to minimise contamination, but not often.

6 weeks onboard a ship where at least 50%, if not a lot more, were coughing all over you was just too much. The ship's doctor was treating it as an infection, but we didn't know what it was. Home 2 weeks now and I still have a cough!!

Food was dire both in the restaurant and in the canteen self service.

Staff were young Ukranian, pleasant enough with poor English.

Officers were Greek and very visible around the ship.

Don't know why it is marketed as an English company, as all medication given to passengers was in Greek and people had to be verbally told how to administer their medication.....I did not need to visit the medical dept. as lasted 4 weeks before succumbing to the "virus".

Would definitely not rate this ship, and concur totally with previous reviewers of this cruise.

Was amazed at how many single travellers there were.... in excess of 150
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Not too bad except for air conditioning which couldn't be adjusted.
Sore dry throat every morning.
Very poor " British rail" style bar of soap.
No info on facilities in cabin.. Eg how to reach people on the phone, numbers etc.
Internet info, call cost........zilch.....
Window leaked from day one.