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Newcastle (England) to Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Baltic Sea
England

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Excellent

54

Very Good

26

Average

20

Poor

11

Terrible

6

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118 Newcastle (England) to Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews


Mark-Wemyss avatar

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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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


Lainey D avatar

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


robcat avatar

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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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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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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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


rory50 avatar

rory50

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent service

Mainly itinerary and the time of year, less crowded places. Embarkation swift and efficient at the Port of Tyne. Very lucky with the weather for the time of year apart from Gothenburg and Helsinki. The food ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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KittyTraveller

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable cruise

We enjoyed our cruise and found the cruise itinerary to be very good, & found the ship to be spotless. The cleaning crew work very hard to keep every part of the ship gleaming. We always ate in the buffet ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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CshContatti2

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Distinctly average

Embarkation: primitive, the Egyptians do it better. Ship: smooth, comfortable, very quiet, lots of public areas. Cabins: good size, well equipped, comfortable beds,plenty of storage. Crew: lovely! Really ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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guido404

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser - Impressed

First time cruiser and was in all honesty unsure if cruising would be my ideal holiday. Had spent a few weeks prior reading some reviews and Facebook group posts to learn what I could prior to departure and get ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Mick C avatar

Mick C

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Shore tour

The ship was great the embarkation was good and the disembarkation was a very smooth operation and crew could not do enough for us. I could not fault the quality or quantity of food on board and the entertainment ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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HethT

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT SHIP AND CRUISE

We chose the Baltic cruise to see St Petersburg primarily but found all the ports visited were excellent apart from Aalborg which although a nice town it wasn’t brilliant. The Magellan was clean, the staff very ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Never Cruise Marella (tui

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Marella Discovery is more like Butlins at Sea

Even before the cruise Tui behaved poorly. Tui claimed the Kremlin was shut due to an extra national holiday when in fact it is always shut on a Thursday. We cancelled that excursion as a trip to a convent really ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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LizzyP

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Baltic Capital

We chose this cruise for its broad itinerary. Gothenburg, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Riga, Rostock (surprisingly excellent), Copenhagen & Oslo. And it was perfectly topped off with great weather. We did ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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northern quine

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship

We chose this ship because of the itinerary. Baltic on our bucket list! We were NOT disappointed. Loved the variety of ports of call. Tallinn, St Petersburg and Oslo our favourites. Copenhagen would probably ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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David1690

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Amazing Cruise

Just returned from 14 nights on the Marella Discovery, sailing from Newcastle to the Baltic Captials, and where the embarkation ran like clock work. We stayed in an outside cabin on deck 3 in cabin 3070. What a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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boblevey

6 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Fabulous First Cruise and learned to dance as well!

We chose this cruise as as our first ever because of its itinerary and price. The Baltic capitals trip was very enjoyable, well organised and delivered everything it promised. My wife and I simply walked around each ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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HBWatson

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise

Primarily chose this cruise based on the locations visited, time of year with respect to weather averages and price. I'll say first off, the weather was unbelievably good, just like everywhere else in Europe as ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cruise convert 1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Memorable cruise

This was our second cruise with Thomson and the appeal was particularly to see St Petersburg . Paid far too much by booking early and in fact, cancelled and rebooked about 12 weeks before departure and saved ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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OTrail

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Good overall, a couple of disappointments

The cruise got off to a bit of an inauspicious start when for whatever reason there was a big delay in dropping our bags off outside the port terminal before checking in, almost an hour queued to drop the bag off. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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DavidWaddell

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Dreadful cruise from start to finish

We chose this cruise ship because we thought it would be hassle free travelling from Newcastle - How WRONG we were, after arriving at Cruise Terminal we queued for 2 hours outside on road&pavement)with all our ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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