Summer Gardens & River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20382
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. July 2018. From £879.00.
Ireland, the Scillies, the Channel Isles and Normandy
Join Magellan to enjoy a week-long cruise full of highlights. As you make your way to France you'll make stops in vibrant Dublin, the sunny isles of Scilly and pretty Guernsey, before joining the River Seine for a delightful cruise to historic Rouen and pretty Honfleur.
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 Three - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Day Four - *St Peter Port, Guernsey
Day Five - Rouen, France
Day Six - Honfleur, France
Day Eight - Arrive in Liverpool, England 0800hrs
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 OneJoin Magellan ready to begin your sailing from Liverpool. Enjoy a relaxing evening on board and settle in to your cabin.
Day TwoDiscover a city of culture in delightful Dublin, the incomparable Irish capital - once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift. Relax in one of the city's many bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops, or shop on Grafton and O'Connell Streets as you get to know the city.
Day ThreeToday, Magellan reaches the Isles of Scilly. Go ashore by boat to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary's. You'll also have the opportunity to visit Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest collection of sub-tropical plants.
Day FourGuernsey's delightful St Peter Port welcomes Magellan, this morning. Spend the day exploring this beautiful Channel Isle - see Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, and the medieval, cobbled central quarter, where countless shops and colourful stalls offer tax-free temptations.
Day FiveToday you'll have the chance to explore the delightful city of Rouen, where you'll find the Place du Vieux-Marche - the site of Saint Joan's martyrdom in 1431 - the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the stunning Gothic cathedral. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Monet's lovingly preserved house and gardens at Giverny.
Day SixLeaving Rouen this morning, Magellan sets off on a relaxing jaunt along the River Seine to reach Honfleur, the gateway to another charming landscape of French countryside. Step ashore to discover one of the French Impressionists' favourite retreats, with its pretty harbour surrounded by gabled houses.
Day SevenEnjoy your last taste of life at sea during the return leg of your voyage.
Day EightArrive back in Liverpool to disembark, taking away memories of a wonderful cruise holiday. 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