• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
Columbus Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating
216 Reviews

Bears trip to the Baltic

Columbus Cruise Review by RQ48

12 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe

We chose this cruise because it is easy to embark at Tilbury but sad to say we were very disappointed .Very poor communication skills with crew at all levels as they seemed to only speak or understand very little English as in the restaurant and bars only a few understood the food & drinks orders .As it was a long wait in the restaurant and when the meals arrived they were undercooked or only warm as we treated ourselves to steak in the grill it was very tough and worth the money as my partner sent her back the kitchen to the disgust of the chef & waiter . In the bars the glasses were often warm (one of my pet hates ) one evening in the dome we sent the drinks and my glass back where the barman became very irate and slammed the beer glass on the bar .

The excursions were offer priced and badly organised as on the last one it should have been a steam train only to be replaced with an old diesel of which no explanation was offered .In Helsinki & Stockholm we were only allowed about 3/4 hours a shore a joke! .The entertainment was very poor lasting only 45 minuetes also the guest speakers on board were very amateurish as they seemed not to no what they were operating .The best thing was disembarkation at Tilbury please note there are much better cruise companies .

RQ48's Full Rating Summary
Onboard Experience
Enrichment Activities
Value For Money
Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation
Shore Excursions
Sign Up for Price Drop Alerts
Get tomorrow's price drops
250,000+ people have entered their email
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Cabin Review

Cabin outside cabin 5162

The cabin was very spacious and kept very clean by Stanley the steward .

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Canal Tour

The canal boat was overcrowded and did not appear to safe .

View All 311 Canal Tour Reviews
City Tour

Wev were allowed to get of the bus and look at the town of Tallin.

View All 90 City Tour Reviews
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

This was the port that was very interesting as I enjoyed very much.

View All 210 Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood Reviews
City Tour

This also was very enjoyable as the church was incredible .

View All 378 City Tour Reviews
Vintage Tram tour

It was not long enough as the stay in port was only about 3/4 hours.

View All 9 Vintage Tram tour Reviews
Vintage Steam Train

As I like steam trains it was a bitter disappointment!

View All 1 Vintage Steam Train Reviews

Previous ReviewNext Review
3 Reviews Written
31 Helpful Votes
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

More Columbus Reviews

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.