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Magellan Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Late summer break

Magellan Cruise Review by jontony

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea

Cruised before with CMV and enjoyed and sailed on Magellan before its refit.The ship is much improved with nice lounge areas and cabins.It is however showing its age with constant maintenance taking place on the decks, a lifeboat broke from its moorings and a handrail fell on to two passengers on deck 9.

Had a Superior outside twin on deck 6 aft, the cabin was quite spacious with plenty of wardrobe space,TV safe and tea and coffee provided, bottled water was £2:80. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding was changed regularly and the cabin steward was very helpful.The bathroom was quite small but was adequate and had a powerfull shower.

Dined in the Waldorf restaurant and have to say the food and service was very good, not so in some of the bars though some staff had an attitude problem. Tended to use the Waldorf for most meals as the self service restuarant gets very busy and difficult to find a table at times with selffish people hogging the window seats even though they had finished their meal. Tea and coffee is available 24hrs from the machines.

Lots of activities for those interested and the nightly shows were generally quite good with guest entertainers on several nights.

Service was varied most staff did their best but appeared under pressure at times particularly the bar on deck 9

This is the first cruise with CMV with children allowed and it will be our last, the ship is not really equiped for children and whilst the staff did there best most parents let their children run wild they took over all three jackuzi's and the swimming pool, riding up and down in the lifts and running around unattened.

There were far two many infirm passengers with walking aids and electric wheelchairs at a number of ports ambulances were seen waiting for the ship to dock and a female passenger was taken off by helicopter.

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