Christmas And New Year Caribbean, Canaries And Mexico
26 nights. December 2019. From £4429.00.
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE UNTIL 3rd DEC*
Christmas in the Caribbean
Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas and New Year on this astounding value, winter-warming cruise to the sun-kissed Caribbean and Mexico. Make the most of Magellan’s on-board amenities, call in the Canaries and the Cape Verde Isles and, after a wonderful island-hop through the Caribbean, end the voyage on Mexico's dazzling Yucatan Peninsula.
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 London Tilbury
Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day Five - Lisbon, Portugal
Day Seven - Funchal, Madeira
Day Eight - Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Day Nine - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Day 12 - Mindelo, Sao Vicente
Days 17-18 - Bridgetown, Barbados
Day 19 - *Mayreau, Grenadines
Day 20 - St John's, Antigua
Day 21 - *Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Day 22 - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Day 24 - Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 26 - Cozumel for Chichen Itza
Day 27 - Travel home from Cancun, Mexico
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities on board. Please see the Itinerary for further details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions26 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 taxesSingle 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 OneJoin Magellan in London Tilbury, and settle into your welcoming cabin.
Day TwoSpend the morning in Amsterdam, where the picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings never fail to delight. Step ashore to explore this friendly city, and perhaps visit the renowned Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum.
Day Three and FourTwo days are spent at sea, offering the chance to relax and enjoy Magellan's many on-board amenities.
Day FiveToday Magellan calls in Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where the great explorers sailed to the New World. Enjoy an optional shore excursion through the maze of narrow, hilly streets of the historic Alfamar district, a striking contrast to the modern city’s glass and steel.
Day SixEnjoy a restful day at sea as Magellan cruises west.
Day SevenMagellan reaches the sun-blessed shores of sub-tropical Madeira, to call in its colourful capital, Funchal. On this lush green island the wonderful Botanical Gardens are not to be missed, nor is an exhilarating wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.
Day EightTenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, and today Magellan ties up at its principal port, Santa Cruz. This unforgettable island offers "the whole world in one day" - the chance to swim in warm waters, throw snowballs on the slopes of Spain's highest peak, Mt Teide, and shop in the capital’s glitzy shopping malls. A range of optional shore excursions will also be available.
Day NineArriving in the Canary Islands, Magellan calls at the great trading port of Las Palmas, gateway to Gran Canaria. Explore the bustling modern metropolis of Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta. There will also be an optional excursion inland to take in some superb views.
Day 10Another day is yours to enjoy on board the ship, as the on-board festivities begin in earnest.
Day 11Enjoy a memorable Christmas Day at sea, as Magellan sails towards the Cape Verde islands, with traditional Christmas dinner, glittering entertainment, and the Captain and crew ensuring a wonderful time is had by all.
Day 12The 10 volcanic isles that make up the Cape Verde archipelago are fast becoming a popular holiday haven, despite (or perhaps because of) their remote position. Enjoy Boxing Day on the island of Sao Vicente, in its pretty capital Mindelo. Spend the day exploring this colonial outpost, with its attractive houses, or perhaps take an optional shore excursion inland.
Day 13 - 16Spend four days relaxing on board, as Magellan sails towards the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Day 17 and 18Magellan arrives in colourful Bridgetown, Barbados, in time to see in 2019 ashore or aboard. On New Year’s Day, discover the island capital, gateway to exquisite beaches, resort hotels and exclusive shore-side restaurants.
Day 19Spend a lazy day dipping in and out of the blue water at tiny Mayreau, with its stunning beaches. Enjoy a beach barbecue, courtesy of the ship's chefs, or join an optional catamaran excursion to the Tobago Cays.
Day 20Today Magellan arrives in Antigua, where you’ll find wonderful scenery, powder-white sandy beaches and warm azure seas. St John's is the thriving main town, its main attractions gathered round the Redcliffe Quay. Elsewhere, the restored naval dockyard and the colonial forts of English Harbour and Shirley Heights provide interesting alternatives to the beach.
Day 21The sun-kissed beauty of the British Virgin Islands is yours to savour as Magellan anchors off Road Town, the historic, bustling principal town of Tortola, the largest in this exquisite group.
Day 22Historic, colonial Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, was the New World’s first European-style city and the burial place, it is claimed, of Christopher Columbus, who made it his Caribbean base. Several nearby beaches add to the pleasure of a call here.
Day 23Enjoy another idyllic day at sea as Magellan sails towards her final Caribbean call.
Day 24Today Magellan arrives in Falmouth, colourful gateway to the resort hideaways and lush, verdant interior of Jamaica’s north coast. Step ashore to visit the port’s Georgian town centre, or to take an optional shore excursion - perhaps to sparkling Montego Bay or the delightful beaches of famous Ocho Rios.
Day 25Enjoy a final relaxing day at sea as Magellan approaches Mexican waters.
Day 26Magellan arrives in Cozumel, a Mexican island fringed by a beautiful coral reef. This laid back, unashamedly cool haven is famed for its excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities and its stunning marine reserve. An optional excursion from here offers the chance to visit the magnificent Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
Day 27Say a fond farewell to Magellan as you disembark today, and transfer to Cancun airport for your overnight flight back to London. 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. *Offer applies to new bookings made between 31st October and 3rd December 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The discount amount will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities. On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount. Back to top