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Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
British Isles & Western Europe
Departure Port

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Excellent

1,145

Very Good

826

Average

678

Poor

422

Terrible

228

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3,326 Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews


highseasally avatar

highseasally

1 Review Written

You get what you pay for!

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We chose this cruise based on itinerary. We knew that the ship was older and expected, "quaint!" and it was quaint. Very clean and over all, not bad for it's age. Had we wanted five star sailing, we would have gone ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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fredehorn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Public areas don’t have enough seats, generally overpriced

Even in times of corona, where the ship is maximum 60% full, the seats in the public areas are not enough. I would not want to travel on this or similar ships when 100% of its capacity can be used. Looking at the ...
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Sail Date July 2020


Botaniker avatar

Botaniker

1 Review Written

Great Norwegian scenery

We have always wanted to experience going with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast, and the scenery was amazing. We started in the beautiful town of Bergen and went all the way to Kirkenes. Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date July 2020


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catkim2020

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

I don’t think I’ll ever do the Hurtigruten again. First it was very expensive, over 5000 kr per person for a 36 hour trip from Bergen to Trondheim going through Geiranger. We ordered the Arctic Superior room ...
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Sail Date July 2020


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geoffstravels

7 Reviews Written

181 Helpful Votes

This is cruising at the very bottom of the market

My wife and I are experienced cruisers with over one thousand sea days. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary with St Helena and Suez canal top of our list of "to do's". First impressions of the ship, ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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OceanDuck

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What I thought of my cruise on Britannia

Boarding (Arriving to the Terminal to getting to our room): When we embarked it was a very smooth and good process. We got out the car with out luggage and a porter whipped it away from us to save us the trouble ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Wycliffe86

1 Review Written

Cruising before Coronavirus

This was our first cruise on C.M.V. so we were unsure what to expect. We had the quickest ever embarkation in Freemantle and first impression of the ship was very favourable and that opinion did not alter. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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GOMCP

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise - spoilt by chaotic disembarkment

Ship felt a bit “old & tired" – the stairs were steep between decks. Tables not equipped for rolling – we experienced severe weather conditions where items just skidded off tables – lips on the edges of ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Holidays70

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

So many negative comments about this ship which I thought unfair. When you book you know it's an old ship and that it's rated 3 star. We've just returned and had a great time. Because of the seriousness of the virus ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Madradiant

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise - highly recommended

I went on this cruise with my brother and his wife. We had always wanted to visit Norway and thought the winter cruise with the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights would be a great idea. We were not ...
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Sail Date February 2020


capmat avatar

capmat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor ship, but a great itinerary cut short

We chose this cruise for Iceland, and the Scottish islands. Overall, the itinerary was great, and from this perspective we loved the cruise. The weather was definitely against us, though, and some extremely rough ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Meka3256

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Gluten Free solo traveller

This was my 2nd time with CMV. I chose this cruise due to the itinerary and price. I am happy to travel on any cruise ship with any company, and would usually chose by itinerary and price (specifically solo ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LemuelGulliver

1 Review Written

CMV - Magellan Well below expectations

We chose this CMV cruise on Magellan as it offered ports along the Norwegian coast not available with our normal cruise line, Princess. What a let-down!!! To begin with, a few days before the cruise we were ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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123c45a

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxed cruise meeting interesting people.

Originally, the ship was going to Komodo Island, but this was cancelled and Lombok was one of the destinations instead. However, we were told before we took the cruise. We had travelled on the ship before in 2006 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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BizzyBea17

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wishlist fulfilled

I had, for a long time, a desire to cruise with Hurtigruten and when they offered showcase cruises from UK I booked the first one sailing from Tilbury. The onboard experience surpassed what I had imagined. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


ckclee avatar

ckclee

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

We chose this cruise to see the Northern Lights. We didn't see them in bright colour, but I loved how we were let know each night there was a good chance of a sighting. Magellan isn't the fanciest ship we've been ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bryers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise we’ve ever been on...

We’ve just returned from 13 night cruise on the Magellan to Norway. We’ve done Royal Caribbean, P&O, TUI and one previous CMV cruise on the Columbus. It pains me to say that this was undoubted the worst cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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amt1957

1 Review Written

A 'must do'

This cruise was chosen because our previous cruises to Norway with P&O had not gone as far north. Booking direct with Hurtigruten meant that we were covered by their travel arrangements eg charter flight to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sitdark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So bad it was laughable

Never heard of this cruise line or ship but got what I thought was a good offer from “trip a deal”, but you get what you pay for don’t you. The sail date was delayed by one day due to bad weather but we ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mikec58

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

CMV must do better

This was our 4th cruise with CMV, all of the other three being on the Marco Polo, which we absolutely loved. Although we enjoyed the cruise (we enjoy all of our cruises), there were quite a few things that could ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Leigh24 avatar

Leigh24

1 Review Written

Variable. Sometimes great, sometimes missed the mark.

Sometimes the food was great, sometimes very ordinary. The desserts in particular started to taste much the same - there was often no subtlety or nuance of flavour. It was just all sugar and chocolate. The only ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Michael R J C avatar

Michael R J C

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dreadful cruise

THE WORST EVER CRUISE SHIP. Northern Lights Cruise Feb/Mar 2020 The good points, food we thought was quite good, staff in restaurants and bars very good. Cabin steward, Cabin 5009 very good always cheerful and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sydney family

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

We wanted to maximize the opportunities to see the Northern Lights and we were not disappointed. On the snow mobile excursion at Mehamn, the northern most location on the journey, the display was outstanding. On ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Scott Fryer avatar

Scott Fryer

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever

Saw an online deal that looked like good value for money, learnt a lesson, you get what you pay for. Below are a few reasons I viewed CMV so lowly. 1. Departed 1 day late due to storms which is ok but to miss ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Helsbels1960

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Experience

I'd wanted to see the Northern Lights and go on a cruise for years. I'd looked at Hurtigruten along with other companies. The Hurtigruten seemed expensive but offered fewer 'on board' activities (musicals, casino, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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