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Christmas & New Year Cruise to Cape Verde Islands & Madeira Add To Favourites Remove From Favourites

Departure Date: 18th December 2019

Duration: 21 nights

Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise Ship: Magellan

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  • 18th December 2019

    Tilbury

    Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.

  • 19th December 2019

    Rotterdam

    Rotterdam is a city that’s a long way removed from most people’s stereotypical notion of the Netherlands. There are few, if any, canals to be found here nor are there any quaint windmills. There is, however, a thriving modern city which is one of the busiest ports in the entire world.

  • 20th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 21st December 2019

    At Sea

  • 22nd December 2019

    Vigo

    Dating from Roman times, the Galician city of Vigo has a fine natural harbour and is renowned as the biggest fishing port in the world. It is also full of history – it was in this fjord-like quay that the English and Dutch defeated the French and Spanish fleets in 1702. Today, the attractive marinas stand in contrast to the industrialised areas of the city, while further exploration will reveal the characteristic 17th-century architecture and attractive countryside beyond. The charming Old Town is a delight, with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets and shaded squares. Nearby is the Cathedral city of Tui, and further to the north is the pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela, which can be reached by car in approximately 1¼ hours.

  • 23rd December 2019

    Lisbon

    Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city’s terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.

  • 24th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 25th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 26th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 27th December 2019

    Mindelo, São Vicente Island

    Your next stop will be Cape Verde’s cultural capital, Mindelo. Get along with the locals listening to the real morna in the bars of the old town and sipping the local drink, a sugarcane spirit. This island is also known by its British and Portuguese colonial architecture and pastel-coloured houses, the municipal market and the facades of the old Governor’s Palace.

  • 28th December 2019

    Praia, Santiago Island

    Start your Expedition Cruise in Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, located in the south of Santiago Island. You can explore its old centre overlooking the ocean and its historical buildings with transom windows. In the old quarter, you can also learn about the diversity of the archipelago’s cultural origins in the Ethnographic Museum. To finish your day, head to the harbour to visit the Diogo Gomes statue, paying homage to the man who discovered the archipelago in 1460.

  • 29th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 30th December 2019

    At Sea

  • 31st December 2019

    Santa Cruz De Tenerife

    The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a beautiful and scenic island which enjoys year-round sunshine and is dominated by Mount Teide. The mountain range runs through the centre of the island, with fertile valleys on the northern side. In the central part of the range is the gigantic natural crater of the Cañadas del Teide, about 14 miles in diameter. Santa Cruz, the island’s pretty capital, was originally a small fishing village but has now grown into a modern city, and also contains 16th-century civic buildings and ornate private mansions. Near the pier is the Santa Cruz Palmetum, a Botanical Garden covering an area of 29 acres, specialising in palms.

  • 1st January 2020

    Las Palmas De Gran Canaria

    Perhaps the prettiest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is an almost circular isle with the peak of Pozo de Las Nieves, its highest point, at the centre. With a wealth of natural beauty and all the exciting attractions of city life in the capital, the island offers the best of both worlds. You will no doubt wish to see the sights of the capital’s old quarter, which dates back to the 15th century and encompassses the Vegueta and Triana districts, and wherever you go you can enjoy the glorious subtropical climate, perfect for growing exotic palms and fruits.

  • 2nd January 2020

    Arrecife, Lanzarote

    A volcanic island designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Lanzarote’s dramatic landscapes were shaped by an explosive past. Today, its pretty beaches and virtual absence of rain together with duty-free shopping make the island an extremely desirable destination. The main port and capital, Arrecife, is a pleasant town with a modern seafront and colourful gardens. Outside the capital there is plenty to explore, from the dazzling white salt flats of Janubio and the rugged terrain of Fire Mountain to the eerie caves of Los Verdes and an array of unspoilt fishing villages scattered around the coast. The island is home to a great selection of restaurants and local specialities including garbanzos compuestos – a chickpea stew; papas arrugadas – potatoes with carrots, peas, ham and green pepper; and of course, plenty of fresh seafood. Please note that those planning to participate in one of the shore excursions from this port may need to take an early lunch on board ship to suit the excursion s

  • 3rd January 2020

    Funchal, Madeira

    Formed by a volcanic eruption, Madeira lies in the Gulf Stream, about 500 miles due west of Casablanca. Discovered by Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, this beautiful island became part of Portugal’s vast empire and was named for the dense forest which cloaked it – ‘Madeira’ means ‘wood’ in Portuguese. Sugar plantations first brought wealth here, and when King Charles II of England granted an exclusive franchise to sell wine to England and its colonies, many British emigrants were drawn to the capital, Funchal. Today’s travellers come to Madeira for the varied and luxuriant scenery, from mountain slopes covered with vines to picturesque villages and a profusion of wild flowers. The natural beauty of the island has earned it many pseudonyms such as ‘The Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, ‘The Island of Eternal Springtime’ and ‘God’s Botanical Gardens’ and our selection of excursions aim to show you why.

  • 4th January 2020

    At Sea

  • 5th January 2020

    Leixões

    Ever since the Romans constructed a fort here and began using it as a trading post, Oporto has been a prosperous commercial centre. In the 15th and 16th centuries the city benefited from the wealth generated by Portugal’s maritime discoveries, and later, the establishment of a lucrative wine trade with Britain compensated for the loss of the spice trade. Today, Portugal’s second-largest city is a thriving, cosmopolitan place and is famous for its production of the fortified, sweet ‘port’ wine. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city was also awarded the status of European Capital of Culture in 2001. A large sandbar prevents ships from sailing into Oporto itself, so for over a century they have used nearby Leixões instead, a man-made seaport constructed nine miles from the city. Leixões is one of Portugal’s major sea ports and is also home to one of the country’s oldest football clubs, winners of the Taça de Portugal cup in 1961.

  • 6th January 2020

    At Sea

  • 7th January 2020

    At Sea

  • 8th January 2020

    Tilbury

    Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.

Ship Information

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Launched
1985
Tonnage
46052
Length
221.3
Total Crew
660
Occupancy
1250

Magellan boasts a spacious interior, with wide corridors and expansive wooden deck areas providing comfortable surroundings for guests. However, the ship still provides an intimate atmosphere, with a huge range of leisure facilities, including bars and lounges, as well as multiple dining options.

Providing a quintessentially British cruise experience to all its passengers, the Magellan ship is among the most well-known of Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ fleet. Highlights include its two high-quality restaurants, the Waldorf and the Kensington, the more relaxed Raffles Bistro, and an impressive array of whirlpools and swimming pools out on the deck.

A pub, a card room and a fully-stocked library are just a few examples of the many ways in which the Magellan cruise ship endeavours to make itself a home away from home for its 1,250 guests. Regardless of whether you are travelling to see the Northern Lights, experience traditional European Christmas markets, or even to explore the exotic West Indies on an ocean cruise, this beautiful vessel’s extensive facilities will always make you feel like you are in friendly and familiar surroundings once you get back on board.

Multi-Generational Cruising
Although  Magellan operate essentially for adults only, CMV are offering a choice of Multi-Generational cruises, with no age restriction, during school holiday periods. These cruises enable the whole family to enjoy quality time together. Please note that there are no specific children’s facilities on board.  Children’s fares start from just £99 per child, when sharing with two adults.

Standard Twin (Inner)

Located on Caribbean Deck, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Standard Plus Twin (Inner)

These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe and are located on Baltic Deck.

Superior Twin (Inner)

Located on Atlantic Deck, these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Premium Twin (Inner)

These air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe and are located on Pacific Deck.

Superior Single (Inner)

Located on Atlantic Deck (except Cabin E68 on Pacific Deck), these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Standard Twin Ocean View

These ocean view cabins on Caribbean Deck and Baltic Deck are with a picture window (except R1, R2, R7, R8, R11, R12, R16 and R17 located forward on Caribbean Deck which have portholes, and M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M9 and M10 which are located forward on Baltic Deck and B3, B4, B5 and B6 forward on Atlantic Deck which all have portholes. All these air conditioned cabins offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Standard Twin Plus Ocean View

Located midships on Baltic Deck, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Superior Twin Ocean View

These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe and are located on Atlantic Main Deck.

Superior Single Ocean View

Located on Atlantic Main Deck, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Superior Plus Twin Ocean View

These ocean view cabins are with a picture window, are air conditioned and all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe and are located forward and aft on Pacific Upper Deck.

Premium Twin Ocean View

Ideally located in the midships section on Pacific Upper Deck and with convenient access to the restaurants and public lounges, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window. They offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space and are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Junior Suite

Located on Navigator Deck, there are four air conditioned Junior Suites with balconies and a sitting area. They offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower above, mirrored dressing table, wardrobe and storage space. These suites are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Deluxe Suite

These four Deluxe Suites comprising a sitting area and balcony, are air conditioned and offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower above, mirrored dressing table, wardrobe and storage space. They are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

Royal Suite

Located on Navigator Deck, these six beautifully appointed Royal Suites with balconies and a sitting area, private en-suite facilities with bath and shower above, mirrored dressing table, a walk-in wardrobe and storage space. These suites are equipped with flat-screen televisions, hairdryer and personal safe.

Deck 4 Caribbean
Deck 4 Caribbean
Deck 5 Baltic
Deck 5 Baltic
Deck 6 Atlantic
Deck 6 Atlantic
Deck 7 Pacific
Deck 7 Pacific
Deck 8 Amundsen
Deck 8 Amundsen
Deck 9 Magellan
Deck 9 Magellan
Deck 10 Columbus
Deck 10 Columbus
Deck 11 Navigator
Deck 11 Navigator
Deck 12 Sun
Deck 12 Sun

Entertainment

Main Show Lounge

After dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the two-tier, Magellan theatre-style Show Lounge as the show team display their talents in a glittering ‘big-show’

Captain's Club

At the very heart of Magellan is the stylish Captain’s Club, a popular place to meet fellow passengers. To start your evening you might opt for a pre-dinner drink here and enjoy a few of your favourite melodies. 

Hampton's Lounge Bar

Why not settle down and enjoy wonderful panoramic ocean views from the comfortable lounge areas along the mall on the Magellan Deck, or relax in a secluded corner of the delightful Hamptons Lounge Bar where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink.

Taverner's Pub

Enjoy a drink in the Taverner's Pub.

Nansen Card & Bridge Room

How about a few hands of cards in the Card Room?

Livingstone Library

Immerse yourself in a good book from the well-stocked Livingstone Library.

Casino Royale

Try your luck in Magellan's onboard casino.

Shopping Galleria

Browse through the shopping gallaria and photo gallery for a few memories to take home of your time on board Magellan.

Lido Bar & Eros Bar

Located on the Columbus deck, the Lido and Eros Bars are great places to enjoy a refreshing drink before, after, or while enjoying the sun.

Health & Fitness

Jade Wellness Centre

The beautifully appointed Jade Wellness Centre is nature’s secret of well being on Magellan. It offers hairdressing & beauty treatments, fitness and exercise equipment, and sauna and massage facilities. Why not indulge yourself with life’s most perfect gifts: relaxation, invigoration and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to a spa package and design your own special day. 

Lido Pool & Whirlpools

There is an outdoor swimming pool plus three whirlpools and, in keeping with her heritage, the Amundsen Deck offers a traditional walk around promenade for that daily exercise or romantic stroll before you decide to call it a night.

Food is always one of the many highlights of cruising. Whether you are enjoying a pool deck buffet, a relaxed lunch in the Raffles or dining in the Waldorf Restaurant, the chefs onboard Magellan will not disappoint you.

Waldorf Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: classic

The maitre’d and his attentive waiting staff will welcome you to the elegant Waldorf where you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely five-course lunch and enjoy a delightful dinner every day of your cruise. Whilst breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurant on an open seating basis, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner in the evening.

Kensington Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: classic

The maitre’d and his attentive waiting staff will welcome you to the elegant Kensington Restaurants where you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely five-course lunch and enjoy a delightful dinner every day of your cruise. Whilst breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurant on an open seating basis, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner in the evening.

Raffles Bistro

Experience: complimentary

Food: buffet

As a casual alternative, the light and airy Raffles Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner. Here informality is the key and you can feel free to drop in without any ceremony.

Disabled Facilities

If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or special needs, it is essential that you contact Cruise & Maritime Voyages' office to allow them to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though, please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions on page 65 as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and in order to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other special needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable them to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring onboard can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed in writing to you, and will enable your booking to proceed. A cruise is quite unlike a land based holiday and the ships of the Cruise & Maritime fleet are not ideally suited to prospective passengers in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such passengers’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive or passengers are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, the restaurants are able to offer the following dietary options: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements no later than two weeks prior to departure. Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least 6 weeks prior to sailing.

Dress Code

During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given onboard in such cases. 

Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. 

On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress, trouser suits and stylish coordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Age Restrictions

Magellan welcomes accompanied children and teenagers however, it should be noted that there are no dedicated recreational facilities for these age groups.

Infants under the age of six months at time of sailing are not allowed onboard.

Passengers must be 18 years old or above to be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.

Special Gifts Packages

The Celebration Package (£179) includes

  • A Candlelit Dinner for Two - including a bottle of House Wine
  • A Cocktail in he Captain's Club for Two
  • A Champagne Breakfast
  • A £50 voucher for the boutique
  • A Portrait Photograph

The Wine Package (£85) includes

  • Two bottles of Pinot Griogio white wine
  • Two bottles of Montepulciano D'Ambruzzo red wine
  • One bottle of Bardolino Chiaretto rosé wine
  • Ten bottles of mineral water (still or sparkling)

The Captain's Collection (£75) includes

  • Bottle of Henkel Trocken
  • Sparkling wine & fruits
  • Bottle of Pinot Grigio white wine & cheese
  • Bottle of Sancerre white wine & salmon canapés
  • Two mini Grand Marnier & petit fours
  • Chocolate fruits
  • Selection of canapés
  • Selection of vegetable sticks with dip

CMV Additions Packages

Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too! 

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend that you take full advantage of these packages. 


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