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Newcastle (England) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
England

Traveler rating

Excellent

10

Very Good

3

Average

2

Poor

1

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

50

Family Cruises

33

Entertainment Cruises

20

First-Time Cruisers

18

Romantic Cruises

15

18 Newcastle (England) First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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Rbits

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Norway

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I had never been on a cruise before, this being on my Bucket List. I had a really great time, I could not fault the Ship or her Crew. The sailing was very smooth and the scenery spectacular. I would recommend ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Heedarmy

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

Scenic cruise from local embarkation . From embarkation to disembarkation at port of Tyne could not have ask for better service.on board the balmoral the service on all levels were first class. Entertainment ,bar ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Dodge ram

1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

Waste of &3,000

We wanted to see fjords. Do not go on this ship if you are under 70 as you will feel you are in a nursing home no disrespect meant as I admire some of the older clients for attempting the trip one lady was 101 . ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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JONAH27

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Splendid Fjords

This was our first cruise and it exceeded expectations. Boudicca was spick and span, cleanliness was a top priority, staff were friendly, the cabin was comfortable (but we spent little time there apart from ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Harry and Pat

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

We've booked for next year on the same ship.

the title says it all, really. It was our first cruise and, within a few days we were hooked. The food was good and varied. The crew were excellent .... always smiling, always polite and attentive, quick to learn ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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gre20863

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Floating OAP Retreat

Loved the idea of a cruise with my partner and to see the fjords. We are in our 30s!! We were the youngest on the ship by a couple of generations. Embrakment was quick and easy. Cabin was very basic and no different ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Keska

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Food

I boarded the Megallan in Dundee and our cruise finished in Newcastle. Boarding was very easy and quick, leaving was even quicker as we had a train to catch and the staff ensured we got off early so we could catch ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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PDBCDB

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent First Cruise; Great Value for Money

WE have never cruised before but were delighted with the whole package from CMV on their new ship Magellan. Embarkation was orderly and efficient, car to cabin took about 20 minutes total time, where our luggage ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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windycr

1 Review Written

Great with a few minor niggles

We booked the cruise via Saga, and were told that it was All Inclusive. The list included all on board gratuities. However, at the end of the cruise we were charged the standard £4 per day for this. On the first ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Aadele

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

1st cruise

having heard my mum going on about going on a cruises, we took the plunge and went on a taster cruise and was really impressed with the whole thing, we didn't enjoy the coach ride up to Newcastle but embarking the ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Joe Pen

1 Review Written

Norwegian Fjords

As Thompson aren't doing this trip anymore we booked at the last minute. I'm heading towards 50 & I can honestly say this was a big step back in holidays for me. The fjords were lovely, as were most of the staff. ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Tina Bell

1 Review Written

Nowegian Fjords and Glaciers Trip

I sailed on the Thompson Spirit 27/7- 3/8 on the Norwegian Fjords and Glaciers trip. This was my first cruise, and I was not disappointed. From the moment we arrived at the port, everything was structured and ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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andrews14

1 Review Written

A unique experience on a small and friendly ship

This was our first cruise chosen for its interesting itinerary, the highlight being two days in St Petersburg. We imagined that our most enduring memories would be of the Russian Palaces, which are indeed ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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Geezabrekannat

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers

We chose this ship following the reviews as this was our first cruise (the wife does not really like sailing but willing to try) & this being the most convenient way to see the area's listed at the time we were ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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cosmoose

1 Review Written

First time cruisers

Family of four (2 adults & 2 teenagers) first cruise ever which we chose for the itinerary which was fabulous. Embarkation speedy and stress free, First impressions of ship were good as did not know what to expect. ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Suzywac

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Standard was only 2* was expecting soemthing better

Good points, great itinerary, fantastic staff, good entertainment and lectures, good storage space in cabin. Bad points, definitely only a 2 * ship, nowhere near “Hotel Inspector” standards: Towels were badly ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Welshgirl1962

1 Review Written

Fire and Ice

Sailing from Newcastle meant that I left home at 12.30 as we were in our cabin by 12.50. The process of registering and going through customs, was so efficient, and a wonderful start to the cruise. The cabin lived ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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christleton

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Scotland or St Petersburgh

First timer's so should we stay close to home or go for it. We looked at booking the Hebridean Princess but for the same money we could visit places we had never seen; so we went for it. North Wales to North ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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