Magellan joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in March 2015. As the flagship of the fleet, this adult-only ship is proud to offer her guests a casual and intimate cruise experience, coupled with friendly service and attention to detail. She sets sail with a maximum of 1250 passengers in 726 stylish cabins. The ship has nine passenger decks, home to a range of restaurants and bars, sports and leisure facilities, as well as plenty of expansive deck areas.
Days at sea are your chance to relax and make the most of the on-board facilities. Relax by the two pools, take a dip in one of the three whirlpools, or indulge in a full-body massage in the Jade Wellness Centre. Curl up with a book in the library or enjoy a touch of retail therapy at the shopping galleria. Days ashore reveal iconic cities, famous sights, chic seaside towns, and the chance to sample the local cuisine.
There is a diverse range of dining options on board, with the elegant Kensington and Waldorf Restaurants providing full English breakfasts, a five-course lunch and a daily-changing menu of tasty treats for dinner. The informal Raffles Bistro is open throughout the day to enjoy a selection of international buffet-style dishes, with the option of alfresco dining on deck. If you feel peckish poolside, you can tuck also into hot dogs, burgers and salads at the open-air Grill.
Magellan has a bar or lounge to suit your every mood. Enjoy panoramic ocean vistas in the lounges on Magellan Deck or head to Neptune Observation Bar on Deck 11 for a bird's eye view. No need to wander too far from your sunbed for refreshments with Eros Bar and Lido Bar close by. Enjoy some downtime with a glass of wine in Hamptons Lounge Bar or chat with friends over a drink in the stylish Captain's Club. The monochrome Sinatra's Lounge Bar combines great views with piano music and an intimate atmosphere.
The entertainment on Magellan caters to every taste. Magellan Main Show Lounge spans two decks and hosts cooking demonstrations and guest speakers by day, and twice-nightly shows with singing, dancing, and comedy. Risk a few coins at the slot machines and gaming tables in Casino Royale. End your evening in style at the 1960's-style Scott's Nightclub, where the DJ and karaoke keep things going until the early hours.
Day 1: London Tilbury, UK
Arrive in London Tilbury and embark on board Magellan.
Day 2: Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is your next port of call. See the city's oldest harbour, Oude Haven, before taking a look at the 'glass palace' of Van Nelle Fabriek — an UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the ever-changing exhibitions at the Kunsthal and the expansive collection of Dutch and European art at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Ride to the top of Euromast observation tower for 360-degree city-wide views, stop by Miniworld Rotterdam to view the city in miniature, or pop into the Kubuswoningen cube house and museum.
Day 4: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
Day 5: Portree, Isle of Skye
Portree is the largest town on the Isle of Skye. Visit Somerled Square in the centre of town with its mercat cross and war memorial, before indulging in retail therapy in the quaint shops on Wentworth Street. Pay a visit to the Aros Centre to discover Skye's history, birdlife and dramatic scenery through interactive exhibits and audio-visual presentations. Head out of town to admire the spectacular scenery of Trotternish Ridge and rock formations such as Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr and the pinnacles of the Quaraing.
Day 6: Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Tobermory is located on the northern coast of the Isle of Mull; situated in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Visit Mull Museum and see the various artefacts that document Mull’s history. Pay a visit to Mull Aquarium and see the displays of sea creatures. Take a guided tour of the Tobermory Distillery to explore the whisky-making process and sample the end product. Enjoy the changing exhibitions and artworks at the An Tobar Arts Centre. Alternatively, drive for approximately 40 minutes and uncover the history of the MacLean clan and their chiefs in the 13th century keep: Duart Castle.
Day 7: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, enjoys a wonderful setting of high hills, sea lough and river valley. Its name originated from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ meaning ‘mouth of the sandy fjord’. Founded in the 17th century, the city prospered becoming one of the world’s leading industrial names, and was home to Harland and Wolff – the shipbuilders who built the ill-fated Titanic. Despite its more recent political troubles, Belfast has emerged as a vibrant, alluring destination. Amidst its beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one of its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park. The centrepiece is the City Hall, completed in 1906, with its domed roof and grand Italian marble staircase. Other points of interest on the city include Belfast Cathedral, which has the largest Celtic Cross in Ireland plus Celtic themed mosaics and stained glass, Belfast Castle, sitting on the slopes of Cave Hill, and Belfast Zoo.
Day 8: St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
St Mary's is the largest island in the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago off south west England's Cornish coastline. This island is home to the Isles of Scilly Airport and serves as gateway to the rest of the islands via the inter-island boats from St Mary's Quay. In the island's main centre of Hugh Town you can visit the fascinating Isles of Scilly Museum and the many artist’s studios and art galleries. Venture over the hill from Hugh Town to Old Town overlooking Old Town Bay, where you'll find the picturesque Old Town Church and a few galleries, cafes, and a pub. Follow the Nature Trail from the heart of St Mary's to visit the Holy Vale Vineyard & Winery and sample locally-produced wines. Learn about St Mary's and St Agnes' history of flower farming at Scented Narcissi and maybe order a box to be delivered to your home after your cruise.
Day 9: St Peter Port, Guernsey
St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and also its main port. Stroll around the harbour to hear the Noon Day Gun at Castle Cornet and explore the Maritime Museum. Pay a visit to the idyllic Candie Gardens or get up close to tropical marine life at the Guernsey Aquarium. Follow the Esplanade into the town centre to indulge in retail therapy on the High Street and in the Old Town. Step back to wartime at La Vallette Underground Military Museum or trace 1000 years of island history on the Baliwick of Guernsey Millennium Tapestry. Take a tour around Victor Hugo House in Hauteville where the author wrote 'Les Miserables' or go to see the seashell and pebble encrusted The Little Chapel.
Day 10: Honfleur, France
The charming port city of Honfleur sits at the confluence of the River Seine and the English Channel in northern France. Walk around the distinctive Vieux-Bassin harbour to explore the quaint 16th to 18th-century town houses and the wood-built Saint Catherine's Church. Stroll though the intriguing cobbled streets, window-shop at the stylish boutiques, and stop for a cup of coffee at one of the waterfront cafes. Venture up the hillside to admire the 17th-century Notre Dame de Grâce chapel or step back in time at Musee de Vieux Honfleur and Blockhaus de la Gare. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Naturospace which is alive with tropical butterflies, birds, and plants.
Day 11: London Tilbury, UK
Disembark in London Tilbury and make your way home.