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Departure Date: 20th February 2020

Duration: 14 nights

Cruise Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise Ship: Magellan

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  • 20th February 2020

    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.

  • 21st February 2020

    At Sea

  • 22nd February 2020

    Ny-Ålesund

  • 23rd February 2020

    At Sea

  • 24th February 2020

    Tromsø

    With its centre located on the island of Tromsø, the municipality of Tromsø is more than five times the size of Norway’s capital, Oslo, and is the world’s northernmost university city. Lying 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, it is known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ because it was used as a starting point for hunters looking for Arctic foxes, polar bears and seals. In the 19th century it was a base for explorers on Arctic expeditions – a history that is remembered in the city’s Polar Museum, which you can visit on an excursion. Also commemorated in the area is the history of Norway’s indigenous people, the Sami. Visitors can learn about the traditions, heritage and modern preservation of the Sami culture at the Tromsø Museum. Nowadays, Tromsø is a charming mix of old and new, with wooden buildings sitting alongside contemporary architecture such as the impressive glacier-like Arctic Cathedral, which features one of the largest stained glass windows in Europe. Looking down on the cit

  • 25th February 2020

    Alta

    People have been attracted to the community of Alta for thousands of years, and prehistoric rock carvings discovered in 1973 can be seen at the Alta Museum. Situated at the head of the Altafjord, it is a lush, green and hospitable shelter in the otherwise cold and windswept Finnmark landscape. Halfway between the grim, barren mountain plateau and the wet, stormy coast, Alta offers tree-clad valleys, pleasant temperatures and no more rain than the Sahara. However at 70 degrees North it is quite a different story in winter, when heavy snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures are the order of the day, and clear dark night skies become the arena for dazzling displays of the elusive Aurora Borealis, also referred to as ‘the temperamental lady’ by Laplanders. The world’s first Northern Lights Observatory, which played an important role in the development of geophysical and meteorological research during the first half of the 20th century, is located just 12 miles from Alta. Perched atop Haldde Mo

  • 26th February 2020

    Alta

    People have been attracted to the community of Alta for thousands of years, and prehistoric rock carvings discovered in 1973 can be seen at the Alta Museum. Situated at the head of the Altafjord, it is a lush, green and hospitable shelter in the otherwise cold and windswept Finnmark landscape. Halfway between the grim, barren mountain plateau and the wet, stormy coast, Alta offers tree-clad valleys, pleasant temperatures and no more rain than the Sahara. However at 70 degrees North it is quite a different story in winter, when heavy snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures are the order of the day, and clear dark night skies become the arena for dazzling displays of the elusive Aurora Borealis, also referred to as ‘the temperamental lady’ by Laplanders. The world’s first Northern Lights Observatory, which played an important role in the development of geophysical and meteorological research during the first half of the 20th century, is located just 12 miles from Alta. Perched atop Haldde Mo

  • 27th February 2020

    Honningsvåg

    Searching in 1553 for a northeast passage to India, British navigator Richard Chancellor came upon a crag 307 yards above the Barents Sea. He named the jut of rock North Cape, or Nordkapp. Today Europe’s northernmost point is a rite-of-passage journey for nearly all Scandinavians and many others. Most cruise passengers visit Nordkapp from Honningsvåg, a fishing village on Magerøya Island. The journey from Honningsvåg to Nordkapp covers about 35 km (22 miles) across a landscape characterized by rocky tundra and grazing reindeer, which are rounded up each spring by Sami herdsmen in boats. The herdsmen herd the reindeer across a mile-wide channel from their winter home on the mainland. Honningvåg’s northerly location makes for long, dark winter nights and perpetually sun-filled summer days. The village serves as the gateway to Arctic exploration and the beautiful Nordkapp Plateau, a destination that calls to all visitors of this region. Most of those who journey to Nordkapp (North Cape),

  • 28th February 2020

    At Sea

  • 29th February 2020

    Trondheim

    One of Scandinavia’s oldest cities, Trondheim was the first capital of Norway, from AD 997 to 1380. Founded in 997 by Viking king Olav Tryggvason, it was first named Nidaros (still the name of the cathedral), a composite word referring to the city’s location at the mouth of the Nidelva River. Today, it’s Central Norway’s largest (and Norway’s third largest) city, with a population of 150,000. The wide streets of the historic city center remain lined with brightly painted wood houses and striking warehouses. But it’s no historic relic: it’s also the home to NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and is Norway’s technological capital.

  • 1st March 2020

    Åndalsnes

    A small town in Norway’s fjord country, Åndalsnes is a gateway to the rugged wilderness of the Romsdalfjord. Known as the ‘village between the mountains and the fjords’, it typifies Norway’s striking natural beauty with its setting on a promontory lined by alps and set at the mouth of the Rauma River. The town itself is tucked under the lofty mountain peaks, backed by lush, green scenery. Nearby is the impressive Trollveggen, or ‘Troll Wall’, which at 6,000 feet is Europe’s highest vertical cliff face and is often topped by cloud. The precipice is said to be the ultimate trial for rock climbers, who regularly flock here to accept the challenge. Åndalsnes is also the terminus of the famous Rauma Railway which runs 70 miles alongside the emerald-green Rauma river and through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery to Dombås (2160 feet above sea level) where it then connects to the main Oslo to Trondheim line.

  • 2nd March 2020

    Bergen

    Surrounded by mountains and sparkling fjords, the waterside city of Bergen has a spectacular setting. There has been a settlement here since medieval times and the colourful waterfront buildings of the Hanseatic wharf, known as Bryggen, are testament to its fascinating history of trade. As Norway’s best known medieval settlement, the Bryggen is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Our comprehensive selection of excursions allows you to discover the many sides of Bergen, such as the fish market and narrow cobbled streets, as well as stunning views of the city from the summit of Mt Fløyen. Alternatively, those who have visited the city previously may like to experience one of the tours that travel further afield. Just 300 yards from the main piers, you will find the Fortress Museum (Fesningsmuseum), which has an interesting collection of objects related to World War II.

  • 3rd March 2020

    At Sea

  • 4th March 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.

  • 5th March 2020

    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.

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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