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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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Excellent In All Respects Excepting Two Major Issues
"We heard mixed reports about Magellan but were very pleasantly surprised. Fresh out of a refit, the ship was far smarter and far more stylish internally than expected. Compared to Fred Olsen's Balmoral (the..."Read More
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Dave200

10+ Cruises

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Nice Cruise - spoilt by chaotic disembarkment

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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GOMCP

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 tables would help or some friction covering on the tables? You can purchase WiFi – but this was relatively expensive and only really worked in (or near) the Reception area. Food / ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Value for Money

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Holidays70

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 it was obvious to us that extra measures were being taken to keep passengers safe. This was enforced at Tilbury with a thermal camera being used to screen passengers before they ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Poor ship, but a great itinerary cut short

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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capmat

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 days at sea meant we didn't leave the cabin much - not necessarily a bad thing in light of virus concerns. However, there are many reasons we wouldn't sail on this ship again and the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Gluten Free solo traveller

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Meka3256

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

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 supplement - I refuse to pay a large supplement). CMV doesn't do frills, however it never claims to. This trip, as with my last one with CMV provided a good itinerary, edible (and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


CMV - Magellan Well below expectations

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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LemuelGulliver

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 advised that ship would be departing a day later than scheduled, and the cruise shortened by a day, and somehow this lost two ports. The cruise package included transport by bus from ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


So bad it was laughable

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Sitdark

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 missed out on two ports of call for some unknown and not informed reason. We had to organise our transfer from the hotel in London to Tilbury cruise terminal ourselves, something the travel ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Northern Lights

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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ckclee

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 on, but it was certainly clean, warm and adequate for all our needs. The staff are constantly cleaning hand rails/ toilets etc all over the ship to reduce bug transmission. We ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Worst Cruise we’ve ever been on...

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Bryers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 we’ve ever been on. The positives are more than outweighed by the negatives. Positives: Quality of food was very good, as were the Waiters and Wine Waiters. The Room maid was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


CMV must do better

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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mikec58

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 have been better: The cons The cruise was booked for 14 days, 5 days before we were due to go we were informed that the cruise was being cut short by one day, because of bad weather ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Variable. Sometimes great, sometimes missed the mark.

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Leigh24

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 exception was when I had a couple of lemon desserts which were extraordinary. We were given a outside view cabin on the 5th deck but would advise people not to book ocean view rooms on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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