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: Newcastle, UK
Arrive at Newcastle, where you will board Cruise and Maritime’s Magellan and sail onwards to Dundee.
Day 2: Dundee, Scotland
Dundee is located on the east coast of Scotland, on the north side of the sheltered Firth of Tay. The port itself is set close to City Quay and the rejuvenated Dundee Waterfront - home to the RRS Discovery (Captain Scott's ship) and the 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn. Explore the city's historical past at the Verdant Works Museum and admire the artworks and archaeological finds at the McManus Galleries. Immerse yourself in the interactive exhibitions at Dundee Science Museum or scale rock walls at Avertical World Climbing Centre. Dundee is also the gateway to golf at St Andrews, Glamis Castle in Forfar, and Arbroath Abbey in Angus.
Day 4: Bergen, Norway
The charming port city of Bergen is framed by seven hills on Norway's south-west shore. Bergen’s bustling waterfront and narrow streets of colourful half-timbered houses combine with a proud musical and maritime heritage. Ride the funicular railway up Mount Floyen for city views. Visit Troldhaugen Museum to see Edvard Grieg's musical heritage comes to life, or explore the artwork on display at KODE. The 900-year old Bryggen, a wharf that features museums and pubs, guides you through the city's sea-faring past, while locally-caught seafood can be found at Bergen Fish Market. Discover family fun at Bergen Science Centre and Bergen Aquarium, or explore the city's sights on a Segway tour.
Eidfjord Church, dating back to 1309, is also a must-see that is packed with history and charm. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can kayak down the fjords with the majestic mountains as a backdrop or fish for trout in the many lakes and rivers.
Day 5: Geiranger, Norway and Cruising Geirangerfjord
The ship then drops anchor at Geiranger on the shores of UNESCO World Heritage site, Geirangerfjord. Stroll into the village to view the church and sample reindeer and brown goat’s cheese in a local eatery. Enjoy a boat trip along the fjord for close up views of the famous Seven Sisters and Suitor waterfalls. Venture further afield to explore local farm life at the interactive Norwegian Fjord Centre or take a trip up to the scenic viewpoints at Dalsnibba or Eagle's Bend.
Day 6: Flam, Norway and Cruising Sognefjord
Although small, Flam is Norway's fourth largest cruise port. This charming village is found in the Aurlandsfjord, which is the deepest and second-longest fjord in Europe. This diverse setting offers something for everyone, from vast meadows and picturesque farms to fragrant orchards and ancient churches. Cycle along Rallarvegen — the most popular cycling route in Norway — or hike through marked paths in the mountains. Ride the Flam Railway, which was named the best train journey in the world by Lonely Planet in 2014, and take in the spectacular mountain scenery. You can even pass deep ravines and cascading waters at the 225m-high Kjosfossen waterfall.
Step back aboard in the late afternoon before the ship sets sail towards the majestic Sognefjord. Sognefjord is the largest and best known fjord in Norway and the second longest in the world. It extends for 204km from the coast just north of Bergen to the mighty mountains of Jotunheimen National Park and the Jostedalsbreen National Park.
Day 8: Newcastle, UK
The cruise comes to an end in Newcastle , where you disembark and make your way home.