Majestic Fjordland Bank Holiday Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20280
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. May 2018. From £499.00.
Discover Norway's fjords
Join us for a cruise capturing the beauty of stunning Western Norway, and visit some wonderful scenic ports all bathed in their early summer glory. See historic Bergen and pretty Ulvik, and take in the stunning landscapes of Lustrafjorden and Hardangerfjord, where sheer mountainsides plunge into still waters.
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, UK 2000hrs
Day Two - Dundee, Scotland
Day Four - **Ulvik and Eidfjord, Norway
Day Five - Skjolden, Norway
Day Six - Bergen, Norway
Day Eight - Arrive in Newcastle, UK 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 Includes7 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 Newcastle and settle in to your cabin. Enjoy a first dinner on board tonight.
Day TwoMagellan's first point of call is the historic Tayside port-city of Dundee, where some new passengers will join us on board. There may be time to explore this engaging city, home to Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.
Day ThreeRelax as Magellan spends a day at sea.
Day FourMagellan makes her way into Hardangerfjord, today. From tiny Ulvik you can step ashore to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside. Rejoin the ship in Eidfjord, from where you might take an excursion to the famous Voringfossen waterfalls.
Day FiveSkjolden, in Lustrafjord, is Magellan's destination today. From here wonderful optional shore excursions may take you into the stunning interior. Follow the spectacularly scenic ancient trading route of the Sognefjellsweg, or visit the awe-inspiring Nigardsbreen glacier, an eastern section of the massive Jostedalsbreen ice-pack.
Day SixNorwegian capital Bergen was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Discover its cobbled streets and medieval houses, the vibrant harbour and fish market, and the wooden warehouses of Bryggen. Why not ride to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen aboard the Floibanen funicular?
Day SevenSpend another day at sea, relaxing, on the return leg of your journey.
Day EightReturn to Newcastle to disembark after your wonderful Norwegian 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