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we've just come back from majestic fjords with beautiful scenery and weather but alas was a disaster the ship was full the room was small uncomfortable and very noisy broken sleep with funnel next door no transfer of room available several complaints unresolved reception issues couldn't get a buffet table was like being on a Costa ship Also the cost was very reasonably priced on the face of it.. but.. When you factors in cost of excursions and car parking then not so reasonable. So.. if the basics are not right.. then you can't really fully enjoy the good bits. Good Majestic fjord land Very relaxing with beautiful scenery Awesome in fact but that's the natural side of fjords for you with 3d passages that melt away and mountain overhangs you can almost touch as the ship sails through occasional narrow channels but you have to be up on deck at the right time to see them 1 particular spot was like the scene from Jason and the argonauts were Neptune pops up out of the water to save the ship from clashing cliff tops. Weather from other previous holiday comments weather could be very wet especially in Bergen but Unexpectedly the weather was gloriously sunny all week although occasionally very windy and cold Room Free use of safe Tea making but limited with small table and kettle Only 2 sockets in room Bed very uncomfortable and small for me Food Good value food with excellent English breakfast On gala and captains night the cuisine was excellent on other nights could be average though Cream teas and biscuits are to die for unfortunately everyone else felt the same.! when everyone comes back from days out at same time there are queues and shoving going on then finding a table is difficult too when ship is at capacity, which rather takes most of the pleasure out of it. The food is very good in general if not repetitive tho, sometimes bland and not very hot all of the time but one has to remember the cost of some of the cruises. The service is good in general as the staff trying hard to accommodate everyone but again because of this you can be waiting for 15 mins or more for a drink in certain bars. Cocktails of the day are usually very good and reasonably cheap at £3.50 per day. They did a wheat beer at same price which was a bonus as it's 1 of my favourites even tho its £1.25 in aldis I was just happy to see it as most cruises don't seem to accommodate wheat beer usually Bad Beds uncomfortable Small room and shower Tv poor Our room 5111 very noisy all day and all night Also had smelly gas smells from engines and main funnel Complained twice but not taken seriously. Like trying to sleep on a rollercoaster 1st time they sprayed carpet for smells 2nd time gave me ear plugs which were not adequate. Said they were full and couldn't change my room but found out later that they hold back some rooms in case of emergency. So our 50th and 60th birthday holiday was spoiled through lack of sleep and rest. 1st dining time too early and 2nd too late Only 1 buffet restaurant which was packed full several times with no spare tables and a scramble to get anything. The 2 main service restaurants too slow when busy and food some times not hot enough even when not busy. Excursions over priced and not good value when you can walk off and do some of the so called tours for nothing or a lot less when you just pop into tourist information and a small "what's available?"

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Magellan Cruise Review by Thejudge14u

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we've just come back from majestic fjords with beautiful scenery and weather but alas was a disaster

the ship was full

the room was small uncomfortable and very noisy

broken sleep with funnel next door

no transfer of room available

several complaints unresolved reception issues

couldn't get a buffet table was like being on a Costa ship

Also the cost was very reasonably priced on the face of it..

but..

When you factors in cost of excursions and car parking then not so reasonable.

So..

if the basics are not right.. then you can't really fully enjoy the good bits.

Good

Majestic fjord land

Very relaxing with beautiful scenery

Awesome in fact but that's the natural side of fjords for you with 3d passages that melt away and mountain overhangs you can almost touch as the ship sails through occasional narrow channels but you have to be up on deck at the right time to see them

1 particular spot was like the scene from Jason and the argonauts were Neptune pops up out of the water to save the ship from clashing cliff tops.

Weather

from other previous holiday comments weather could be very wet especially in Bergen but Unexpectedly the weather was gloriously sunny all week although occasionally very windy and cold

Room

Free use of safe

Tea making but limited with small table and kettle

Only 2 sockets in room

Bed very uncomfortable and small for me

Food

Good value food with excellent English breakfast

On gala and captains night the cuisine was excellent on other nights could be average though

Cream teas and biscuits are to die for unfortunately everyone else felt the same.! when everyone comes back from days out at same time there are queues and shoving going on then finding a table is difficult too when ship is at capacity,

which rather takes most of the pleasure out of it.

The food is very good in general if not repetitive tho, sometimes bland and not very hot all of the time but one has to remember the cost of some of the cruises.

The service is good in general as the staff trying hard to accommodate everyone but again because of this you can be waiting for 15 mins or more for a drink in certain bars.

Cocktails of the day are usually very good and reasonably cheap at £3.50 per day.

They did a wheat beer at same price which was a bonus as it's 1 of my favourites even tho its £1.25 in aldis I was just happy to see it as most cruises don't seem to accommodate wheat beer usually

Bad

Beds uncomfortable

Small room and shower

Tv poor

Our room 5111 very noisy all day and all night

Also had smelly gas smells from engines and main funnel

Complained twice but not taken seriously.

Like trying to sleep on a rollercoaster

1st time they sprayed carpet for smells

2nd time gave me ear plugs which were not adequate.

Said they were full and couldn't change my room but found out later that they hold back some rooms in case of emergency.

So our 50th and 60th birthday holiday was spoiled through lack of sleep and rest.

1st dining time too early and 2nd too late

Only 1 buffet restaurant which was packed full several times with no spare tables and a scramble to get anything.

The 2 main service restaurants too slow when busy and food some times not hot enough even when not busy.

Excursions over priced and not good value when you can walk off and do some of the so called tours for nothing or a lot less when you just pop into tourist information and a small "what's available?"
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Cabin Review

Cabin 5111
Dark smelly
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Was worst we have ever endured on a ship
5111
Constant noise and vibration from funnel meant that we had very little sleep thus walking around in a semi daze most of the time meant we didn't enjoy our holiday.

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