Iceland, Faroes & Northern Isles

Magellan

Iceland, Faroes & Northern Isles Overview

Departs: 09 June 2019

13 Nights Full Board

Sailing from Dundee

What's included

Price Includes:

  • Cruise
  • All meals
  • A varied and professional entertainment programme
  • All port & passenger taxes
  • Baggage Allowance

*Please Note: Gratuities are £7 per person per night debited to your onboard account.*

Ports of call

Dundee • Torshavn • Eskifjordur, Iceland • Akureyri, Iceland • Isafjordur, Iceland • Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight) • Lerwick, Shetland Islands ⚓ • Invergordon, Scotland • Newcastle, England • Dundee

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£75 per person Transport Allowance

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Service Charges & Gratuities Included plus welcome onboard bottle of bon voyage wine

Day 1

Depart Dundee (PM)

 

 

Day 2

At Sea

 

 

Day 3

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

 

Once the site of an annual Viking gathering, Tórshavn is today one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world. It sits on the southern tip of Streymoy, one of eighteen islands in the Faroese archipelago. Tinganes is the old part of the town where characteristic, red wooden buildings with turf-covered roofs cluster on a narrow peninsula. It juts into the natural harbour around which the modern town has been built. The Faroe Islands have a wild and dramatic landscape, which is a magnificent backdrop to optional excursions showing how islanders live on this remote and unspoiled archipelago.

Day 4

Eskifjordur, Iceland

 

Eskifjördur is a charming, yet isolated, coastal village that lies in the middle of Iceland’s East Fjords, a stunning landscape sculpted by ice age glaciers. Not surprisingly the sea has shaped village culture and industry and the Maritime Museum gives insight into how the nature, upon which the community depend, has also seen them adopt self-sufficiency. Further along the coast is a famous spar mine, where some of Iceland’s largest spar crystals have been found. The mine features in optional excursions along with the Maritime Museum, and the Icelandic Wartime Museum which recounts Iceland’s World War Two history

Day 5

Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world. Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives..

Day 6

Isafjordur, Iceland

Situated just below the Arctic Circle, Isafjördur is the largest town in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It sits on a gravel spit that stands out into the Skutulsfjördur flanked on three sides by towering mountains. There are only three roads leading out of the town and all are through tunnels. The Maritime Museum traces the life and history of the settlement where fishing has been, and remains, the area’s main source of income. The Westfjords region is a nature lover’s paradise and a popular excursion visits the magical island of Vigur, which is home to a large eider duck colony and vast bird population.

Day 7-  8

Reykjavík, Iceland (overnight)

Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.

Days 9 - 10

At Sea

 

 

Day 11

Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Originally settled by the Norsemen in the 9th century, Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. The core of the town is a maze of narrow, flagstone streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour. Hay’s Dock, once the centre of Shetland’s fishing and boat building industries, is home to the marvellous Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland the extraordinary archaeological site of Jarlshof tells the story of some 4,000 years of human history on this remote archipelago with a wealth of wildlife.

Day 12

Invergordon, Scotland


Situated on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and with a fine natural harbour, Invergordon is a key port with an important naval history stretching back through two World Wars. The small, yet modern town is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the incredible scenery that forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields featuring in optional excursions along with the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ Inverness. Other popular options include the Glenmorangie Distillery and a visit to haunting Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

Day 13

Newcastle, England

 

 

Day 14

Arrive Dundee (AM)

 

Welcome aboard Magellan

At a glance....

  • 3 restaurants
  • 5 bars and lounges
  • Card Room and Library
  • Wellness Centre
  • 2 swimming pools
  • 3 whirlpools

In 2015 Magellan was welcomed as part of the CMV fleet and like the Marco Polo and Azores will operate as an adult friendly ship, although the ship does offer ‘multi generational cruises’ (which allows kids) on selected sailings. At 46,052grt she will carry about 1250 passengers accommodated in 726 cabins spanning eight passenger decks serviced by eight lifts. Her wide corridors and stairways and expansive deck areas with wood type decking in many areas exude a real feeling of spaciousness with a wide range of comfortable well appointed lounges and panoramic seating and observation areas ideally suited to our scenic cruise programme. Combining expansive, comfortable surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Magellan is the perfect choice for those looking for a greater range of on board facilities. However, she still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort style ships built today. No climbing walls or ice-skating rinks and no kids!

Restaurants

  • Waldorf or Kensington Restaurants: you can opt for a full English breakfast, savour a leisurely five-course lunch and enjoy a delightful dinner every day of your cruise. Whilst breakfasts and lunches are generally served in the restaurant on an open seating basis, two fixed time sittings are operated for dinner in the evening.
  • Raffles Bistro: As a casual alternative, the light and airy Raffles Bistro is open every day for buffet style breakfast, lunches and dinner. Here informality is the key and you can feel free to drop in without any ceremony. The Pool Deck lends itself particularly well to al fresco meals so a buffet breakfast or lunch from the Bistro can be served up with a complimentary ocean view!

Bars and lounges

Why not settle down and enjoy wonderful panoramic ocean views from the comfortable lounge areas along the mall on the Magellan Deck, or relax in a secluded corner of the delightful Hamptons Lounge Bar where the head barman will soon get to know your favourite drink. At the very heart of Magellan is the stylish Captain’s Club, a popular place to meet fellow passengers. To start your evening you might opt for a pre-dinner drink here and enjoy a few of your favourite melodies. After dinner the show team would enjoy the pleasure of your company in the two-tier, Magellan theatre-style Show Lounge as our talented show team display their talents in a glittering ‘big-show’. Enjoy more evening entertainment in Sinatra’s, the Captain’s Club and Hampton’s or enjoy a drink in the Taverner’s Pub.

Entertainment

Our ships have some great entertainment on board, from show teams to pianists to disco. Why not start your evening with a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of your favourite melodies? Our resident musicians invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy conversation with new friends about another wonderful day ashore.

Other Facilities

How about a few hands of cards in the Card Room? Or immerse yourself in a good book from the well-stocked Livingstone Library. Then, browse through the shopping gallaria and photo gallery for a few memories to take home of your time on board Magellan.

Out on Deck

There are two outdoor swimming pools plus three whirlpools together with expansive deck areas for that daily exercise, relaxation and viewing or a romantic stroll before you decide to call it a night.

 

Vital Statistics

Tonnage 46,052 GRT
Length 221.30 m
Beam (width) 28 m
Speed 16 knots
Decks 8
Lifts 8
Cabins 726
Cruise passengers 1250
Crew and staff International
Electrical current 110v/220v
Registry Bahamas