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Magellan Review

3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
479 reviews
6 Awards

Very relaxed - and changed my mind about cruising

Review for Magellan to the British Isles & Western Europe
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019

To set the scene, I've cruised once before on the Marco Polo eight years ago - and vowed never to do a cruise again. A converted Russian ice breaker does not a cruise ship make - but did do us well through a gale force storm. 8 years later myself and the wife wanted to see Iceland, due to her medical conditions we can't fly, so the Magellan was the way to go.

Reading through the reviews there's a lot of common points raised, which I can now confirm or deny:


Cabin Review

Cabin CAT12 - Twin Premium Ocean View

It's ok. TV had enough on it to entertain us when we needed it. Though it had 7 channels dedicated to advertisting CMV - talk about overkill.

The beds are located so that the pillows rest on all the light switches and power points - really stupid. Put your head down for the night and all the lights come on, and your iPhone charger falls out of the wall.

Shower was very good.

Port Reviews

Bristol (Avonmouth)

Could not find long term car park as all the signs had either fallen down or taken off. Marquee was full of people who should have already boarded their decks, and the operation was just disorderly. There was no queuing for boarding passes - it was just a frantic free for all.

Cobh (Cork)

Only poor, because the rain was hard it was going sideways. Really fancied seeing the Titanics last port of call, but was too much of a sissy to get soaked through.

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