British Isles Discovery Cruise
- Duration: 11 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20362
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
10 nights. June 2018. From £1029.00.
Follow the UK's gorgeous coastline
Join Magellan as she makes a scenic journey around the UK. See the pretty Channel Islands and the Scillies, as well as the stunning coastline of Ireland and the gorgeous, remote islands off the coast of Scotland on this delightful cruise.
At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a 50-million-dollar refit ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.
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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 Newcastle, England 1800hrs
Day Two - Dundee, Scotland
Day Three - Kirkwall, Scotland
Day Five - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Day Six - Dublin, Ireland
Day Seven - Ringaskiddy for Cork, Ireland
Day Eight - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Day Nine - *St Peter Port, Guernsey
Day 11 - Arrive in Newcastle, England 0800hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
What The Price Includes10 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, 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
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneHead to Newcastle and join Magellan before this evening's departure.
Day TwoToday Magellan calls at Dundee. Explore the nautical history of this Tayside port-city, making sure to visit the RRS Discovery - the beautifully restored ship sailed by Captain Scott on his first Antarctic expedition.
Day ThreeMagellan arrives in Kirkwall, the historic capital of Orkney, today. Wander the meandering streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join excursions to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.
Day FourSpend the day at sea, getting to know Magellan, her friendly crew and your fellow passengers.
Day FiveMagellan reaches the island of Mull, today, which features breathtaking scenery, a spectacular coastline and is a haven for wildlife. In the small town of Tobermory you'll find picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront and, nearby, famous Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean.
Day SixToday finds Magellan in Dublin, the incomparable Irish capital. This great city of culture - once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift - is also one of Europe's most engaging. Head to Grafton or O'Connell Street for some shopping, and take the opportunity to enjoy the city's famous bars, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day SevenThe port of Ringaskiddy is the gateway to the great Irish trading city of Cork. Discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland on a shore excursion, or perhaps head into the beautiful rolling countryside beyond - to the fashionable resort of Kinsale, or to famous Blarney Castle, where kissing the Blarney Stone is said to grant you the 'gift of the gab'.
Day EightThe Scillies are one of Britain's most verdant corners, often bursting into colour long before the rest of the country. Go ashore to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-decorated byways beyond, or take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world-famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Day NineAs Magellan reaches Guernsey, she calls at Charming St Peter port. Fortified Castle Cornet is a must-see, as are the views from Candie Gardens. Perhaps visit stunning Hauteville House, once the home of Victor Hugo, whose exquisite interior design is preserved in the house.
Day 10Enjoy a leisurely day at sea as Magellan makes her return journey.
Day 11Magellan arrives back in Newcastle at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top
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.Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top