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Autumn Land Of The Northern Lights Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW19282

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

14 nights. October 2016. From £699.00.

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Magellan cruises north along Norway's fjord- and island-dotted coastline, in search of the mysterious spectacle of the Aurora Borealis. This celestial phenomenon has bewitched, enchanted and entranced generations, and is one of Earth's most awe-inspiring sights.

Discover life on board Magellan

There's far more to life on board Magellan than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Ship Information

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, spacious Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy, thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas, and of course the presence of her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff. A major refit in 2010 has ensured her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home, and she is a hugely welcome addition to the fleet.

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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

Day One - Depart Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day Four - Olden and Nordfjord, Norway
Day Six - Leknes, Lofoten Islands
Day Seven - Alta, Norway
Day Eight - Honningsvaag, Norway
Day Nine - Tromso, Norway
Day 11 - Trondheim, Norway
Day 12 - Andalsnes, Romsdalfjord, Norway
Day 13 - Bergen, Norway
Day 15 - Arrive Tilbury, UK 0800hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

14 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Click here to find out about the special programme of Cruise Additions on offer on this cruise!

PRICE FROM ? £699 per person
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Full Itinerary

Day One

Make your way to the port of Tilbury to board Magellan. We'll set sail this afternoon, and you'll have time to relax and enjoy dinner and entertainment on board.

Day Two

Wonderful Amsterdam, with its picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings, is our first port of call. Get to know this delightful, friendly city, and perhaps visit the renowned Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

Day Three

Get to know Magellan, her crew and your fellow cruise travellers as you spend a day relaxing at sea.

Day Four

Today you'll call at Olden. This is the starting point for an excursion, through sublimely scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense cliff of ice is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which broods over the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord.

Day Five

Another relaxed day at sea aas Magellan sails even further north.

Day Six

Reaching the wild and beautiful Lofoten Islands, you'll enter some of Europe's most spectacular waters. Here, tiny fishing villages shelter beneath the towering peaks, cliffs and rock formations that rise out of the water. Calling at Leknes, there'll be an opportunity to explore this beautiful corner of the world on an overland excursion.

Day Seven

Magellan's next port of call is remote Alta. Sky-gaze at your leisure (the Northern Lights are at their most astounding here), and explore the Arctic region of Finnmark - home to the indigenous Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel - on one of our exciting optional excursions.

Day Eight

Cruise way beyond the Arctic Circle, close to the coast of Finnmark where the nomadic Sami herd reindeer. As Magellan docks in remote Honningsvaag, you can make your way on an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp (North Cape), almost at Europe's northernmost point.

Day Nine

Today Magellan calls in Tromso, with its magnificent Artic Cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre. Step ashore to explore its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

Day 10

Today is spent at sea, relaxing as Magellan turns south.

Day 11

Beautiful Trondheim, picturesquely set between a loop in the River Nid and beautiful Trondheimsfjord, welcomes us this morning. Dominated by the imposing Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim is a fine place in which to wander, soaking up the atmosphere of a city that was once the capital of Viking Norway. Explore the cathedral and the nearby restored Archbishop's Palace, and don't miss the Stiftsgarden, northern Europe's largest wooden building, now a royal residence.

Day 12

Magellan cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Andalsnes, today. From here, there's the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway's most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.

Day 13

Today we'll call in Bergen - an ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses, and birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.

Day 14

Enjoy a final day at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.

Day 15

Disembark in Tilbury at the end of a fascinating autumn cruise.

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Accommodation

Magellan

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, spacious Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy, thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas, and of course the presence of her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff. A major refit in 2010 has ensured her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home, and she is a hugely welcome addition to the fleet.

Passenger accommodation is arranged on nine spacious decks served by eight lifts, wide corridors and stairways. Extensive teak decking adds to sense of spaciousness, and in addition to the extensive outdoor areas, there are several beautifully appointed lounges boasting panoramic picture windows. Two beautifully appointed dining rooms, the Waldorf and the Kensington, as well as a less formal buffet-style bistro that offers indoor and outdoor dining, will tempt you at mealtimes, and there are three lounge bars and three deck bars where you can while away a convivial hour or two. Other on-board amenities include a night club, a casino and the magnificent, multi-tiered Magellan Show Lounge. For the energetic and body-conscious, Magellan offers a beautifully appointed wellness centre, a gym, two pools and Jacuzzis. A well-stocked shopping gallery, internet centre and library can also be found on board.

Magellan's 15 categories of cabin and suite are graded according to size and position. Each cabin is air-conditioned, and has ample storage space, a safe, a TV, a hairdryer and private facilities with a shower. All ocean-view cabins have picture windows apart from eight Cat 6 cabins and 10 Cat 7 cabins, towards the front of the ship, which have portholes. Suites offer the added comforts of baths, seating areas and private balconies.

Magellan

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, spacious Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy, thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas, and of course the presence of her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff. A major refit in 2010 has ensured her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home, and she is a hugely welcome addition to the fleet.

Passenger accommodation is arranged on nine spacious decks served by eight lifts, wide corridors and stairways. Extensive teak decking adds to sense of spaciousness, and in addition to the extensive outdoor areas, there are several beautifully appointed lounges boasting panoramic picture windows. Two beautifully appointed dining rooms, the Waldorf and the Kensington, as well as a less formal buffet-style bistro that offers indoor and outdoor dining, will tempt you at mealtimes, and there are three lounge bars and three deck bars where you can while away a convivial hour or two. Other on-board amenities include a night club, a casino and the magnificent, multi-tiered Magellan Show Lounge. For the energetic and body-conscious, Magellan offers a beautifully appointed wellness centre, a gym, two pools and Jacuzzis. A well-stocked shopping gallery, internet centre and library can also be found on board.

Magellan's 15 categories of cabin and suite are graded according to size and position. Each cabin is air-conditioned, and has ample storage space, a safe, a TV, a hairdryer and private facilities with a shower. All ocean-view cabins have picture windows apart from eight Cat 6 cabins and 10 Cat 7 cabins, towards the front of the ship, which have portholes. Suites offer the added comforts of baths, seating areas and private balconies.

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*Offer applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2016 (inclusive) only. All fares exclude gratuities. The exact discount available will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. All cabin prices shown when booking include their discount amount. This offer may be withdrawn at any time.

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