Dated ship. Irritating charges. Safety a joke

Magellan Cruise Review to United Kingdom

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 48

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5

Overnight Weekend Taster Cruise

Sail date: September 09, 2017

Ship: Magellan

Cabin number: 7006

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Dated ship. Enthusiastic crew. , packages designed to maximise income. Ryanair style , out of 7 days. In Norway destinations Tuesday Wednesday Thursday. Rest at sea or not nice Dundee


2 out of 5
Time give 1 pm. Actual boarding after 3 pm ,

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
As a lager drinker I was expecting some choice, one lager only and I hated it , so my drinks package was gin tonic or soft drinks. Company charged for tea n coffee in bars , which was irritating when the included alternative would be more expensive than a teabag

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Weather wasn’t good in September in Norway so didn’t use much. Can’t comment really


5 out of 5
Performers. Dancers and orchestra were fantastic , loved every show

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff just could not do enough , nothing was s bother. A well oiled machine , staff from more than 40 countries

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Dated , deck four the lowest one was from a black n white movie Steerage etc

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It es alright. But once again there are 2 bottles of water provided. Touch them and your billed 2 pounds a bottle . But having paid 17 a day for drinks package. A basic like water is charged for. It’s Stupid, as it makes people angry at being ripped off

Ship tip

Your lifejacket is in your cabin. Could be deck 4. The boats are on deck 10. The drill instruction is for you to go to your cabin from wherever you are on the ship. Entertainment. Restaurants deck 7 8 9. Can’t use lifts. There are spare lifejackets at boats for 10% of passengers. Go straight to the boat. Use a boat based life jacket. DO Not re enter the ships hull. People will die collecting lifejackets. Don’t let it be you

Ports of call

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

5 out of 5

Dundee, Scotland

1 out of 5
Not a genuine visit port. Just picking passengers up


2 out of 5
We had to have cases outside doors at midnight. Meant dressing in going ashore clothes before dinner 7 am out of cabins. To no where All done for ships staff. Not for clients , glad to get off
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