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Columbus Review

3.5 / 5.0
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216 reviews
3 Awards

Basic cruising which didn't deliver

Review for Columbus to the British Isles & Western Europe
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Downunder cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2018

We sailed on Colombus on a packaged back to back cruise. C804 & C805. Embarking on 6th May and disembarking on 30th May. We booked the cruise purely for the itinerary which was good and went to many ports we had not visited previously (unfortunately 3 ports were missed (2 were replaced and 1 extra sea day added) on the first sector). We were told in was a low star ship and we totally agree. For us it was the worst cruise ever. It had supposedly been "refurbished" but we didn't see evidence of that. We were told that it still looked like the Pacific Pearl which it had been in a previous life. CMV make it a habit of buying old reject ships. In Australia we are used to getting the rejects but CMV go one further and buy the rejected rejects!

The ports that we got to were good. Weather was excellent and the dance troupe onboard were first rate. Best dancing troupe we have experienced (we have done 23 cruises many back to back so even more). The singers were mostly good. Alex was very talented singer. One of the girls was a bit of a screacher! The entertainers bought onboard were all comediannes and were terrible. You would see better in a pub. Neither the first sector Cruise Director or the second sector one (Lee) were friendly or mingled with guests. Only saw them on stage or in buffet. Not good enough.

The food. Well many were satisfied but many were not. Terrible service in restaurant. More interested in serving drinks then food. Food was bad. Really bad. All in all it was not a cruiseline I would EVER travel with again. We have done the best and now the worst. It was the first cruise we have ever come off feeling dissatisfied. Never had a bad cruise until this one.

Cabin Review

We booked a Guarantee inside but bless our travel agent she picked our cabin without consulting us and it was a dud. Ugliest cabin I have travelled in. We have had balconies as well as inside but this was worst ever. It was quiet until we had to close the door which we had to slam EVERY time. Location was OK but the cabin was just plain ugly.

Port Reviews

St. Peter Port (Guernsey)

Beautiful place to visit. The cliff walk was spectacular.


Very pretty town and worth walking behind the town.

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