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Magellan Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Review for Magellan to the British Isles & Western Europe
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Travelling down fjord

Having read previous reviews we were worried about going on our first cruise. Please make your own mind up. We live 20 minutes away so embarkation was efficient and quick. No waiting around in airports for hours. Our room was bigger than we expected with plenty wardrobe space, tea and coffee making facilities and as part of our VIP package complimentary wine and several bottles of water. Sepnash our cabin steward was always friendly and cheerful even though he worked extremely hard cleaning our room at least twice a day. We tended to have breakfast in the waldorf restaurant which was always fresh with plenty choice. You didn't even have to make your own toast as there was always someone to do it for you. Lunchtime we tended to eat from the grill bar which was basically chips, burgers and salad. However there were plenty of others places to eat with plenty of variety. Evenings we ate in Kensington restaurant with themed nights including Greek and italian. Daytime entertainment was basic but a quiz at least once a day but for what we paid we couldn't grumble. We went to A few shows which we enjoyed and there was always entertainment on in the other bars including a pianist and duo. We loved Norway with bergen being our favourite destination especially the funicular railway. The views from the top were spectacular. We did the hop on hop off bus but this was a waste of money as we could walk everywhere as bergen is so compact. We booked 2 trips to Glamis castle and Flam railway which were both good. While we were in Flam we visited the micro brewery which we really enjoyed and if you like beer tasting this is well worth a try.

Cabin Review

Cabin Standard

Spacious with lots of wardrobe space. Quiet apart from air conditioning but this could be turned down. Clean and comfortable. Special mention to sepnash our cabin steward who did a fantastic job.

Port Reviews

Newcastle (England)

Quick and efficient boarding


Once we left the ship we decided to take the hop off hop on bus. This isn't necessary and we could have saved yourself some money as everything in bergen is within walking distance. We took the funicular railway which was our favourite part of the cruise. We also had a drink in the restaurant where we say outside and admired the views.


Loved this city especially funicular.

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