- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99713
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
9 nights. July 2020. From £819.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Discover some of the most beautiful coastal scenery anywhere in the world as Magellan cruises from Greenock to Western Norway. Begin your visit to this spectacular area with a day in Alesund – the beautiful, unexpected home of the Sunnmore Museum - then head down the coast to navigate the vastness of Nordfjord on your way to the tiny village of Olden, and cruise the twists and turns of Hardangerfjord, through a landscape of deep forests and towering mountains, to Eidfjord.
As well as opportunities to follow crystal-clear rivers to hidden waterfalls or ride a mountain train through the spectacular scenery on optional shore excursions, you'll also have time to explore the Belfast’s historic harbour and Titanic Quarter, and soak up the natural beauty that surrounds the lovely little port of Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Isles.
What's Included9 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsThe fjords in high summer
Calling at five unforgettable ports
Three lazy days at sea
Discover the Shetland capital, Lerwick
Pretty Alesund's Art Deco houses
Idyllic Olden in its fjord-side setting
Pretty Eidford, surrounded by towering peaks
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 1Depart from Greenock
Depart: 2200hrs Board Magellan in Greenock, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan's first call, in Belfast, gives you the chance to explore both this unique city - where the gleaming 'prows' of Titanic Belfast in the city's Titanic Quarter is an absolute must-see - and the scenic countryside beyond. Shore excursions available here might include a trip to the vast ’stone staircase’ of the Giant’s Causeway on County Antrim's north coast.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Magellan's second port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. This rugged, enchanting town is your gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Wander the town, or join an excursion to the 3,000-year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof to discover its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 5Alesund, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Alesund, with its natural harbours lined with pastel-painted, gabled and turreted buildings, is an unexpectedly beautiful port. Don't miss the town's fascinating Sunnmore Museum, which offers insight into life in this part of the world through the ages and boasts a fine boat collection.
Day 6Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs Today you’ll call at Olden. This is the starting point for an excursion, through 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 looms over the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord.
Day 7Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1900hrs Relax and soak up the spectacular scenery as Magellan cruises along Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. Here you can go ashore to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside, perhaps taking in the famous Voringfossen waterfalls.
Days 8 and 9At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.
Day 10Arrive back at Greenock
Arrive: 0900hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Greenock, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. 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.