Fjordland Splendour Cruise
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20380
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
9 nights. July 2018. From £929.00.
Navigate Norway's dramatic coastline
Experience the best of Norway, from historic Bergen to spectacular Olden, on a summer cruise to breathtaking fjords and historic ports. You'll also get a glimpse of remote island life with a fascinating call in the Orkney Isles, and make a stop in Ireland's cultured capital, Dublin.
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 Liverpool, England 2000hrs
Day Two - Dublin, Ireland
Day Four - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Day Five - Bergen, Norway
Day Six - *Olden, Norway
Day Seven - Eidfjord, Norway
Day 10 - Arrive in Liverpool, England 1000hrs
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 Includes9 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 OneBoard Magellan in Liverpool before she sets sail this evening.
Day TwoToday finds us in Dublin - great city of culture and learning - home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, birthplace of Shaw and one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets teem with shoppers, and the famous bars and pubs buzz with the energy of locals and visitors alike.
Day ThreeToday is spent at sea, getting to know your fellow passengers and enjoying life on board as you sail north.
Day FourToday Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, historic capital of Orkney. Wander the meandering streets of the 'Royal Burgh' and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral. Optional shore excursions will include highlights of the island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day FiveThis morning Magellan docks 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 SixToday Magellan calls at Olden, the stopping-off point for an optional shore excursion through more almost unimaginably beautiful countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast icy mass of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which towers over the eastern reaches of the fjord.
Day SevenA scenic day, as Magellan makes her way into Hardangerfjord, cruising 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 Eight and NineThe next two days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories of the past few days as Magellan cruises home.
Day 10Bid farewell to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as you return to Liverpool and disembark. 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