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Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews

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Magellan
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Excellent

99

Very Good

128

Average

99

Poor

81

Terrible

70

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478 Cruise & Maritime Voyages Magellan Cruise Reviews


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GOMCP

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Nice Cruise - spoilt by chaotic disembarkment

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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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Holidays70

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Value for Money

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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capmat

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor ship, but a great itinerary cut short

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Meka3256

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Gluten Free solo traveller

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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LemuelGulliver

1 Review Written

CMV - Magellan Well below expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ckclee

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Bryers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise we’ve ever been on...

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Sitdark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

So bad it was laughable

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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mikec58

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

CMV must do better

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Leigh24

1 Review Written

Variable. Sometimes great, sometimes missed the mark.

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Michael R J C

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dreadful cruise

THE WORST EVER CRUISE SHIP. Northern Lights Cruise Feb/Mar 2020 The good points, food we thought was quite good, staff in restaurants and bars very good. Cabin steward, Cabin 5009 very good always cheerful and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Scott Fryer

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever

Saw an online deal that looked like good value for money, learnt a lesson, you get what you pay for. Below are a few reasons I viewed CMV so lowly. 1. Departed 1 day late due to storms which is ok but to miss ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ejones153

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Comfortable but room for improvement

The destination of the Amazon was the principle criterion for selecting this cruise. I also thought I was not paying a single supplement but came across more than half a dozen couples who jointly paid less than me ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Mckay4

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

SHOCKING!

The noise in the cabin was dreadful. It was sold as a superior plus. Day and night, there was banging, rattling and what sounded like very loud power washing. These noises would would regularly shock us awake. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Eurovisionfan

9 Reviews Written

118 Helpful Votes

Our second Christmas and New Year Cruise on the Magellan

Was it perhaps us? We’re not new to Cruise and Maritime, far from it, in fact. We were really looking forward to the Christmas New Year cruise. It was our third time on the Magellan, and our second during the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Aandjp

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing

The itinerary and the price together with promise of a couple of weeks of sunshine over Christmas seemed a very attractive propositio. Transport from Victoria and embarcation were very efficient and we were very ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kokomo1

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Never again CMV!

Deciding that we would like a Christmas holiday together, my cousin and I chose CMV Magellan for the “21 night Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries Cruise sailing from Tilbury on Dec. 18, 2019”. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruiser 1000

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Magellan Cough strikes again

There were parts of the cruise which were very good namely the cabin steward and the waiting and bar staff. Unfortunately there was a force majeur situation which meant that 4 stops on the itinerary were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Asansiveri

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

This will get bumped by fake good reviews

will never sail on this cruise line again. - I didn’t receive any of my boarding documents until one week prior to the cruise, and when I did the disembarkation time had changed from when I originally booked ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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donutman1234

6 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Perfectly adequate budget cruise

I took this short cruise with my Mum as a quick festive getaway. We had low expectation due to the very reasonable price we paid and for the most-part our expectations were either met or exceeded. The ship is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Dave200 avatar

Dave200

8 Reviews Written

94 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rdiamond1

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ups and Downs - but more Ups

Ship in general was a reasonable size. Very Clean. Rooms were spacious. Enough room for everything. The staff was fantastic ! We had Alex and Avetik in the dining room ( they were awesome – great ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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eab14

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

River Seine Experience was Anything But !

Scenic River Seine Sail plus French stop offs and Dublin on the way back. Unfortunately this did not work out as planned this cruise line need to change their winter timetable to ensure you are arriving at places no ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jobo2001

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pros and cons but would probably go again

We chose this cruise as it was from Liverpool, which is much nearer for us than Southampton and much easier than flying. The ship itself, Magellan was old, we knew that before we booked and that as far as we were ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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1fifthavenue

10 Reviews Written

106 Helpful Votes

Wasn't prepared for just how terrible it would be!

In early October 2019 we took a 3 night mini cruise on the CMV Magellan, which was built in the 80s and served as the Carnival Holiday, hence her dolphin wings on the funnel. We had booked an outside cabin and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Magellan Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.03.6
Entertainment3.03.1
Public Rooms4.03.6
Fitness Recreation4.03.1
Family1.02
Enrichment3.02.9
Service4.03.9
Value For Money5.03.5
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