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Newcastle (England) to Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

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53 Newcastle (England) to Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews


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Si-Net C

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Holiday

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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jocap

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Glorious Iceland

We've long wanted to visit Iceland, so this was the perfect choice- sailing out of Newcastle is easier for us than Southampton, and we were on Balmoral the previous autumn, so knew that she was a sturdy little ship, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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monkey013

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and were just viewing it as a means of getting to Orkney and Shetland and really were not expecting much. However how wrong we were. We found our inside cabin clean ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Barbara Mills

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and last cruise

I’ve always wanted to try a cruise so picked this one as I’ve always wanted to go to the Shetland Islands and it was short so gave us a chance to experience cruising. Arrived on the boat to our very expensive ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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J Taylor

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fabulous friendly staff

Embarking in Newcastle wasn’t good we were treated like hearded animals, once on board the staff were so friendly they actually made eye contact which is unusual. The ship was very clean, the seats in the communal ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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teeandjay

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

A bit of a mixed bag. We had been on Balmoral before and it was not as good this time. Superficially the cabin appeared spotless but there was a large accumulation of dirt under the beds and it obviously had not ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Fmbecks

1 Review Written

Another Excellent Cruise with Fred Olsen

Always wanted to visit the Scottish Islands and this cruise gave us a great taste of what was available should we want to go back for longer visits. We took one of the organised trips but for the rest of the time ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MKRay

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fire & Ice 2018

We chose this cruise on Discovery partly because we wanted to sample one of TUI's newer ships as they're finally retiring Marella Spirit later this year and because we wanted to visit Iceland. We had read ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RQ48

3 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Bears treat 2018

We decided on a cruise around Britain departing on the 7th April for my partners birthday on the 19th when we returned home .I have to say we were very- very disappointed with every aspect except the cabin as it ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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smartcruiser60

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Kiel canal and German towns including Copenhagen

We chose this cruise because it was easy to get to the port from Scotland. The itinerary was good as we had never been to Bremen, Kiel or sailed the canal. The late embarkation didn't suit everybody and the first ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Ian. ATKINSON 9119

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Smaller, more friendly ship, local port, once again, great cruise Fred

This is our second cruise with Fred Olsen Cruises, we have been on five different cruise lines, and would say they are all pretty good. We like Fred because it probably has the the most friendly crew, smaller ship ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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ColdCruise

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

It's all about the itinerary - Greenland aboard Marco Polo (21 day cruise)

Why this cruise? We chose this ship due to the superb itinerary and reasonable price point. For less than half the cost of 1 week on board an "expedition" ship, we spent 3 weeks visiting Faroe Islands (1 port), ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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cruiselads

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Tired old ship. Time to scuttle it!

We chose this cruise because of its itinery. An eclectic mix of Northern Europe (Belgium, France and Ireland) and the warmth of Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar. To that end we thoroughly enjoyed the destinations and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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linaloe

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rock The Boat 2017

An e mail dropped into my inbox with an exceptional offer 6 weeks before this cruise & it was the first time I had seen it advertised it just had to be done!! Suzie Quatro, Troggs, Manfreds, Animals, Slade, Big ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bandray

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A different kind of cruise.

This cruise was a charter for Cruiseco in Australia who hired it to host a Rock the Boat themed cruise 2017. We saw the advert in the supplement in our Saturday paper and although it seemed expensive for 7 days ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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