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: Bristol Portbury, UK
Arrive in Bristol and board CMV Magellan for your sixteen night cruise.
Day 3: 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 5: Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city, is your next port of call. Ride the old-style amusement rides at Tivoli Gardens or get up close to colourful marine life at National Aquarium Denmark. Shop 'til you drop along the world's longest pedestrian shopping street - Strøget. A tour of the Carlsberg Brewery is a popular choice or enjoy family-fun at Dyrehavsbakken amusement park. Kronborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen Island are a must-see for culture fans. If you fancy something different, why not head out to the workshops, galleries and organic eateries at Freetown Christiania? No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without a photo opportunity at the world-famous Little Mermaid statue.
Day 6: Warnemunde (for Berlin), Germany
Founded in the 13th-century, the German capital of Berlin is now a vibrant, multi-cultural metropolis. The city was divided in two during the Cold War, with the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate now a proud symbol of the reunification. Berlin's turbulent 20th-century history is also brought to life at the Holocaust memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and the graffitied remains of the Berlin Wall. Visit the Reichstag building - the setting for the German Parliament, the Bundestag. Explore Museumsinsel (Museum Island) - home to DDR Museum, German Spy Museum, Pergamon Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, Neues Museum and Berlin Cathedral. Admire city-wide views from Berlin Television Tower or shop for bargains at the designer stores on Kurfurstendamm.
Day 8: Tallinn, Estonia
Today the ship docks in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The well-preserved medieval old town enjoys UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is the perfect place to explore on foot. Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea Castle on top of Toompea Hill or spend some time in the Town Hall Square. Admire Peter the Great's Baroque Kadriorg Palace and the eclectic interior of Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin. Step back in time at Estonian Open Air Museum and Estonian Maritime Museum. View cutting edge art at Kumu art museum before enjoying lunch and city-wide views from the top of Tallinn TV Tower.
Day 9 - 10: St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg is one of Russia's most iconic cities. From its ornate palaces and beautiful bridges to its glistening canals and picture-postcard sights - there is plenty to see around every corner. Visit the Palace Square to admire the amazing Winter Palace, gaze in awe at the gilded cupola of St Isaac's Cathedral and enjoy the fountains at Peterhof Palace. Marvel at artworks by the grand masters such as Leonardo Da Vinci, El Greco and Rembrandt at the Hermitage Museum. Indulge in retail therapy at the eclectic mix of shops at the Nevsky Prospect. A visit to the Conservatoire Theatre to see a Russian ballet show or a boat trip along the city's rivers and canals are the perfect way to spend the evening.
Day 11: Helsinki, Finland
Today, disembark at Helsinki and head to the old town where you find Senate Square, Presidential Palace and Opera House. Walk through Gardenia — the city's tropical gardens — and visit Ateneum, which is home to Finnish and European art. Enjoy the mix of Slavic and Scandinavian architecture as you walk along the pretty waterfront of this cosmopolitan city.
Day 12: Visby, Sweden
The walled town of Visby sits proudly on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famed for its medieval trading houses, 17th and 18th-century timber buildings, and quaint cobblestoned streets. Tour the 700-year old walls that encircle the town and admire the 44 defensive towers that dot along the route. Admire the medieval ruins of St Nicolai and St Karin churches and the ancient St Mary's Cathedral. Pay a visit to the amazing exhibits at Gotlands Museum and view the 19th and 20th-century artworks at Konstmuseet Museum. Relax with a coffee as you watch the world go by in the vibrant Stora Torget main square.
Day 16: Cobh (for Cork), Ireland
The cosmopolitan city of Cork sits between two channels of the River Lee, upstream from Cork Harbour on Ireland's southwest coast. Visit the former prison of Cork City Gaol, Victorian-themed English Market, and neo-Gothic St. Colman's Cathedral. Gaze in awe at the French Gothic spires of St Finbarre's Cathedral, or ring the Shandon Bells in the 300-year-old tower of St Anne's Church. Pay a visit to the "Queenstown Story" at Cork Heritage Centre, where you can learn all about Irish emigration and the area's connection to the Titanic. Venture out of the city to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous Blarney Stone.
Day 17: Bristol Portbury, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.