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Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews

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276 Newcastle (England) Cruise Reviews


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Mark-Wemyss

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent all round cruise

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We picked this cruise for a number of reasons. The dates fitted in with dates I had booked well in advance (without knowing what we were going to do in the summer) to please my work, the itinerary, and by reading ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Si-Net C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Holiday

Iceland and Norway were on our bucket list so this cruise seemed the perfect way to tick them off. As destinations they didn’t disappoint and are both amazing places. We had sailed with Marella at Xmas in the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Tankr

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Excellent value for money, all inclusive,

Just returned from two week Baltic cruise on Marella Explorer (10 th Aug19). Never having cruised before, we were unsure what to expect, but the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. Apologies in advance for the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Shona123

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disorganised cruise on a dated ship

A TA told us about overnight cruises where the ship is repositioned and you can stay and received food and entertainment at a reasonable price. We went from Newcastle to Rosyth(Edinburgh). We had an outside cabin ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Nirs3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Staff food and entertainment good. Weather could have been kinder.

We were a group of six friends on the Scottish Isles 8 night cruise from Newcastle finishing somewhat bizarrely in Liverpool. Embarkation was extremely fast and painless. We are gold members and have priority ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Lainey D

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

What a great and interesting cruise

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and we weren't disappointed. The countries visited were all so interesting but all different too. Due to my lack of mobility we chose to go on an excursion on nearly all the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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PaulC-Hols

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise on a superb ship.

We always choose cruises based on the itinerary and this completely fitted the bill! Our second cruise on this ship and once again it excelled itself. We had a large balcony cabin (9135) which is well placed ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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robcat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, Terrible Ship

we sailed on this cruise as we wanted to visit the amazing cities around the baltic 1st The good points. The Onboard staff were all amazing from the Cabin stewards to entertainment crew, all very friendly and ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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zaffyfebe

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Good cruise and itinerary, some things need a tweak!

We chose this cruise mainly for its itinerary and the dates it went on as we had a very limited time window to go away in. We have been with Marella before, a few years ago, and really enjoyed our last cruise around ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Docmalc

7 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Did not Quite Live up to the Hype !

This is an extensive review...Bear with me, but this is our honest opinion and our personal view. Firstly, to put this cruise into context it will have been our 17th. We have enjoyed 3 previous cruises with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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ThomasUK

3 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

An amazing Icelandic cruise

We have recently returned from a 13 night Icelandic cruise from Newcastle on the Magellan and all I can say is wow. This was our 10th cruise and definitely one of the best. I’ve sailed with CMV before, together ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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west country yokel

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Just a few tweaks Marella ,you could do soo much better!

We always choose our cruises by itinerary, not cruise line and this one did not disappoint. Combination of fjords and the Arctic with the 24 hour daylight was perfect for us, Marella only do this route once a year ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Hammo19

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The crew made the difference

We wanted to experience the beauty of Norway and the Midnight Sun Cruise fitted the bill perfectly. Port of Tyne is only a 60 min car drive away from home so it was very convenient for us. First time with ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jaekay1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise - Northern Isles

This was our first, but hopefully not our only, cruise so we have nothing to compare against. As first-timers I will say one thing firstly: the instructions given each day were a great help and all the things I ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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John McNulty

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor Quality Overall

Liked the look of the cruise itinerary, and departing from Newcastle is more convenient and an easier port to get to than other ports. Booked an executive suite which are supposedly the best cabins on board and are ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Mike S P

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Goodbye Thomson and Spirit

After many cruises with Thomson on Emerald,Celebration and number one Spirit, we decided to see what a “new “ ship was like. One out of 5 is good. Newcastle was waiting for 2 hours after 4 hours of driving. (We ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Sheilatay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Scenic cruise

Always wanted to see the Fjords and this ship seemed like a good size to experience this .We has a good midship cabin near to lifts etc . the dining onboard we could not fault exceptional . The shows were all very ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jeanniedance

4 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Boring old ship

Very dated ship. Mainly elderly passengers. Nothing on during the day except bridge bingo and handicrafts. More like a floating care home. Tour operator extremely unhelpful.. Don't book flam railway through olsen ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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paular62

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First timers

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. ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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philtodd76

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

What befell the Magellan

This is our 5th cruise, the 3rd on the Magellan. We were sent tickets and purple luggage labels, booked for parking at Newcastle. Boarding turned out to be horrendous, something went seriously wrong which CMV blamed ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Robin and Karen

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Boring boring Sweden

Been with Fred before and loved the friendliness of the staff, the food, the service and the Balmoral is not too massive and plenty of room to sit and relax. The excursions were very disappointing. This is not a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jolai1

4 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Not value for money

I consider the price we paid for the itinerary, distance travelled, entertainment, drinks package and cabin comfort (superior interior) was far too much. The A/C in the cabin was rubbish we had the setting off the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Travellingman 210450

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Exceeded All Expectations

Its been 14 years since we did a Fred Olsen Cruise as we have mainly sailed with 5 Star Cruise Lines, but this cruise was from the Tyne and a short 15 minute taxi ride from our home and visiting some ports we had ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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flip43

1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Butlins afloat

My wife and I recently took our first cruise. We travelled on Deck 5 in an outer, windowed cabin, on Fred Olsen's Balmoral to the North German ports of Bremen, Hamburg and Kiel dep Newcastle 19 November. To say it ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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teddytwo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cabin experience

The reason for choosing this cruise were many One the embarkation and disembarkation port was only half hour from home so we did not have any extra travel to join the ship.TwoThe ship Balmoral, we have sailed on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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