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Newcastle (England) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
England

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

16

Average

9

Poor

5

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

50

Family Cruises

33

Entertainment Cruises

20

First-Time Cruisers

18

Romantic Cruises

15

50 Newcastle (England) Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Nirs3 avatar

Nirs3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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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


jaekay1 avatar

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


John McNulty avatar

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


Mike S P avatar

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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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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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


flip43 avatar

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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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


Howard 1948 avatar

Howard 1948

3 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Icing on the Cake

A previous cruise on Discovery and a previous Norwegian cruise on a different ship had both been so enjoyable we booked "Wonders of the Fjords" to celebrate my 70th Birthday. What a good choice. Parking and ...
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Sail Date August 2018


teeandjay avatar

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


rosec avatar

rosec

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wow exceeded our expections

We booked this cruise very late and were not sure what to expect after reading some of these reviews. Well we can honestly say that you shouldn't pay any attention to the negative reviews. This ship is excellent ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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hunterseye

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Scenery

This was our very first Cruise I have to say from start to finish it was excellent, We arrived at the port where our bags were taken from us and never saw them till we got to our cabin. we checked in and with in 10 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Izzy1947 avatar

Izzy1947

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

FIRE & ICE ON MARELLA DISCOVERY

Spent to whole days at sea before we arrived in Iceland. Always wanted to visit Iceland and more of Norway. Was not disappointed with any of it. Our cabin was really good and so clean. Thanks must go to our ...
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Sail Date July 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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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


James G Robinson avatar

James G Robinson

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Booked too Early

The Marella Discovery coming to Newcastle Port to sail the Baltic was a big promotion in April 2017 and a group of us booked straight away to choose the cabins we wanted. The embarkation was an absolute ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Frank from Huddersfield

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent in every way - except one.

Our intention - my wife and I - was to cruise leisurely on a ship which was neither very large (ocean going) nor very small (such as on a river cruise), to visit places we had never been to, and where we would ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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MyCruseReview

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Overall an enjoyable and relaxing cruise

We chose this cruise as it was sailing from Newcastle. This avoided the journey from Yorkshire to a South Coast port before and return after the cruise. The ports of call and the small number of days at sea also ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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kforh

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Perfect one way cruise from Newcastle

Embarked at Newcastle without problem, good direction to drop off area, very friendly and welcoming staff at every point. Straight through the check in and onto the ship within about 20 minutes. Excellent starting ...
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Sail Date September 2017


elaineO21 avatar

elaineO21

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Fjords

We chose this cruise because we got an excellent deal and it was sailing from Newcastle. We weren't sure what to expect with it being an older ship but were pleasantly surprised by decor and cabin. I must ...
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Sail Date September 2017


MikeBR avatar

MikeBR

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Vibration in Deluxe cabin 203 caused sleep deprivation

We are retired,we holiday at least 6 times a year and at the Glasgow cruise show in 2016 we were taken in by this cruise as it was somewhere we had wanted to go for years it sailed from a port only 90 miles from our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Pete A avatar

Pete A

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise, Brilliant.

As this was our first cruise we did not know what to expect and had nothing to compare it with, Newcastle is our nearest port so that was a bonus. The embarkation went smoothly with no long waiting time, our cases ...
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Sail Date September 2017


TerenceO avatar

TerenceO

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good value for the money you pay

Chose to cruise the Fjords for 7 days. After reading reviews was not expecting the ship to be up to much, but to our surprise it was a lot better than reviews we had read, having been on P&O, Royal Caribbean cruises ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Deepmark avatar

Deepmark

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Norwegian fjords

The embarkation at Newcastle was seamless we were in our cabin 30 minutes after getting to the port with our luggage delivered to the cabin. The ship is getting on but is spotlessly clean. We had an inside ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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