Review of CMV Magellan deck 9 (Magellan)
Magellan Lounge (upper level)
Photo Gallery has on display photos made by the ship’s professional photographers. It is staffed between 10 am – 12 noon (seadays) and between 9 am - 1 pm and 6-10.30 pm (portdays). The photographers are available around the ship and in dining rooms on select evenings. Photos cost GBP 11 per photo. With promo offers you buy 3 and get 3 for free. Photo-video packages cost GBP 136 (12 photos plus DVD), GBP 226 (17 photos, DVD, ship calendar.) and GBP 346 (25 photos, DVD, ship calendar). These packages are often sold at discount prices.
Internet Cafe has a total of 7 PC stations. Wi-Fi packages cost GBP 10 (2-hour), GBP 15 (4-hour) and GBP 35 (12-hour). Dedicated staff assistance is not available.
Jade Wellness Centre (aft-starboard location, open between 9 am – 9 pm) consists of sauna room, steam room, 6 treatment rooms (for massages, 1 is for couples), relaxation area (with comfortable seating), hair salon. Spa massages are reasonably priced and offered in 30-45-60-90 min sessions (honey massage, stone massage, herbal compress, shiatsu, thai, seashell therapy). Body treatments (scrubs and wraps) are in 45 min sessions (priced between GBP 45-65). WISHPro (anti-aging treatment) is offered in 30 min sessions (priced from GBP 57 for 1 session). Facials are in 45 min sessions and priced between GBP 40-70 (cleansing, reviving, aromatherapy, deluxe caviar, eastern, Anti-Jet Lag, teen facial). Sauna and steam rooms are complimentary. Relaxation lounge and showers are complimentary only for passengers having spa treatments.
Part of the Jade Centre is the Beauty Salon & Sauna providing professional hairdressing services (styling, coloring, treatments), as well as manicures/pedicures, epilation, make-up.
The Mall is a carpeted indoor promenade area with panoramic seating alongside the starboard windows. On select days, here are set up stalls for fun demonstrations, such as food carving, towel folding, cooking demos.
Casino Royale (100 seats) has no its own bar. Seadays opening hours for the slot machines are 10 am till late. Gambling tables (blackjack and roulette) are open between 2-6 pm, and between 8 pm till late. On port days, the Casino is open between 8 pm till late.
Livingstone Library (20 seats) offers staff assistance between 9-11 am and 3-5 pm. This is a quiet room furnished with antique leather sofas and chairs. It has a nice selection of books (all in English), newspapers, jigsaw puzzles, popular board games.
Shackleton’s Conference Room (26 seats) on 5-night and longer itineraries hosts arts-crafts classes. Among those are millinery (hat making), bead jewelry making, calligraphy (writing designs), making decorative cards. While all classes are complimentary, some require onboard purchasing of the needed materials.
Nansen Card & Bridge Room (40 seats) is the lounge dedicated to bridge playing. The room is furnished with ten 4-seat tables (plush chairs). Here can also be played popular board games (incl Monopoly and Scrabble).
Scott’s Nightclub (86 seats) hosts daily fitness and dance classes (incl ballroom dancing). The ship’s disco features a large dance floor and nightly DJ programming and also offers karaoke. The disco opens at 8 pm (till late, usually up to 5 am).
Sinatra’s Lounge & Bar (84 seats, open between 11:30 am - 1 am) offers portside views. The lounge has a grand piano and is furnished with bucket chairs and small round tables. Decor features B&W photos of movie stars.
Captain’s Club (191 seats, open 7 am till late) is the right place for pre-dinner cocktails. Most cocktail drinks cost GBP 4-5. Specialty tea and coffee drinks cost around GBP 3. This lounge has a stage for live performances, large dance floor, and is served by its own bar. Daily entertainment options include word games and trivia quizzes, beanbag bowling, bingo, deck quoits. Nightly, here are offered live music performances (singer, jazz quartet).