Scottish Islands And Faroes Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20378
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. June 2018. From £499.00.
Discover beautiful, unspoilt islands on this scenic voyage
This delightful summer cruise offers a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores. Discover Orkney, Shetland and Mull - as well as the far-flung Danish Faroes and their pretty capital, Torshavn.
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 Dundee, Scotland 1245 hrs
Day Two - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Day Three - Klaksvik, Faroes
Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
Day Five - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Day Six - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Day Seven - 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 Includes6 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 OneJoin Magellan in Dundee, today, ahead of her afternoon sailing.
Day TwoToday Magellan reaches the Shetland capital, Lerwick. This rugged, enchanting town is gateway to a land of ancient legend, crafts and an abundance of colourful bird life. Wander the town, or join the optional excursion to the 3,000-year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day ThreeKlaksvik, capital of the Faroes’ Northern Isles, welcomes Magellan today. The inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from both Denmark and Scotland, the Faroese live surrounded by natural beauty. This evening Magellan sails on to dock in Torshavn for the night.
Day FourTiny Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to 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 FiveA day of Orcadian delights, as Magellan docks in Kirkwall. Explore the historic capital of Orkney, and visit its magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral. A mile away are the waters of Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sank in WW2. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island’s unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.
Day SixThe beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, familiar to many, with its picturesque, multicoloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean.
Day SevenMagellan reaches Liverpool today, where you’ll disembark after a wonderful cruise. A complimentary coach transfer back to Dundee will be available to book. 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