Iceland & Northern Isles Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20364
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
12 nights. June 2018. From £849.00.
Magnificent scenery and remote coastlines
This wonderful cruise from Newcastle takes you on a journey around the dramatic land of fire and ice to visit its wonderful, fascinating capital Reykjavik, as well as a string of beautiful coastal towns along the way. You'll also call at the pretty, remote outposts of Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes.
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 1700hrs
Day Two - Dundee, Scotland
Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
Day Five - Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Day Six - Akureyri, Iceland
Day Seven - Isafjordur, Iceland
Day Eight - Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 11 - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Day 12 - *Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Day 13 - Arrive in Newcastle, England 0900hrs
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 Includes12 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 OneTravel to Newcastle to board Magellan, as she prepares to set sail.
Day TwoOur first point of call is Dundee, where some new passengers will join us on board. Step ashore to explore this engaging city, home to Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery, as well as some fascinating museums and galleries in the city centre.
Day ThreeToday is spent at sea, as you settle into life on board.
Day FourMagellan arrives in tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn, the capital of the remote Faroe Islands. The islands are home to countless species, and its inhabitants are guardians of a deep-rooted Norse tradition. Setting off on an optional excursion to other parts of the islands, you might cross the famous 'Bridge across the Atlantic', which connects the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day FiveToday Magellan arrives at the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjordur, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations. With its collection of pretty, Norwegian-style houses flanked by high mountains, the town is a gateway to beautiful countryside and is known as the cultural capital of east Iceland.
Day SixOur next port of call is Akureyri on Iceland's rugged north coast. The area beyond this thriving winter resort is wondrously scenic, and today's excursion to the Godafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn highlights its many delights.
Day SevenThis morning Magellan arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords area. Visit the replica Viking farmstead at Eiriksstadir, once home of Eirik the Red (who left it to settle Greenland) and birthplace of Leif the Lucky, who discovered America. Experience a treasure trove of natural wonders, such as the glacier on mystical Snaefellsjokull, which is Iceland's newest national park.
Day EightToday Magellan docks in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital. Sitting on a promontory jutting into crystal clear waters and framed by majestic Mount Ejsa, the city's brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting.
Step ashore to explore, perhaps taking the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or witnessing geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the original Geysir.
Day NineEnjoy a leisurely day at sea, making the most of Magellan's excellent facilities.
Day 10Another relaxing day at sea, as Magellan makes her way towards the Shetland Isles.
Day 11The rugged, enchanting town of Lerwick is the Shetland capital, and lies surrounded by a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of birdlife. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 12Today, Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, the historic capital of Orkney, a mile from the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sank in WW2. Wander the meandering streets and marvel at the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral or join a shore excursion to discover highlights of the island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife all play their part.
Day 13Magellan arrives back in Newcastle at the end of a memorable 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