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Magellan, named after the famous Portuguese explorers, set sail in the summer of 2015 on her maiden voyage to Iceland and the Faroes for the Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights. Combined with an elegantly time-honoured feel and comfortable interiors, this adult-only ship enables passengers to relax, unwind and socialise at a steady and desirable pace with many attractive onboard facilities.
With a home port of London Tilbury, departure points also include Newcastle upon Tyne and Dundee. Magellan embarks on further tours of discovery reaching faraway and exotic destinations such as the Amazon, leading guests in comfort and style to some of the most incredible destinations in the world.
Magellan delivers an enticing dining experience with two beautifully appointed dining rooms, The Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants for set dining, plus an additional bistro for casual and informal dining. Guests can expect all types of cuisine, from mouth-watering classic Italian dishes to flavour-packed international dishes.
Tea and coffee breaks are well taken care of thanks to CMV's partnership with well-respected beverage company Whittard of Chelsea. Browse their extensive selection of speciality teas and chocolate beverages, and be sure to take a look at their range of gifts to take home.
The variety of things to do onboard Magellan will keep passengers entertained for hours. From the cool, swanky atmosphere of Sinatra’s Lounge Bar to the buzzing Casino or Card & Bridge room there are countless opportunities to socialise and absorb the unique onboard experience. Catch a show in the Main Lounge, dance the night away in Scott’s nightclub or simply sit back and enjoy the magnificent views from one of three available deck bars. The bars on Magellan are a real highlight, each with a different atmosphere and entertainment theme, as well as great value for money on drinks no more expensive than in your local pub. In addition, with Cruise and Maritime there is no additional service charge added to your beverage!
Passengers can relax, unwind or keep active with top of the range on-board spa and wellness facilities. Featuring two swimming pools, three Jacuzzis, a gym and the Jade Spa and Wellness Centre, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing how to spend their downtime onboard Magellan.
Sticking with the slow-paced cruise lifestyle, take it easy by reading a book in the Livingstone Library or pick up some great mementos when you browse through the shopping galleria.
We loved our cruise around Norway. The cabins were clean and comfortable. The steward attached to our deck was attentive and professional. The meals were outstanding, plentiful and tasty. Dinner in the restaurant at night was a fine dining experience . The hygiene of the ship was impeccable. Staff were continually cleaning banisters, door handles etc. The night time entertainment was amateurish but, in all honesty it was a small ship so it was to be expected. Ranauld, the excursion director did an admirable job ensuring people were able to get onto their choice of shore excursions. The booking of Shore excursions had proven to be particularly difficult as we had not been able to book shore excursions from Australia. Ranald went out of his way to meet each passengers Individual needs. In fact all staff were just so friendly, so obliging but always professional There was not a lot of daytime entertainment but the library was great, the daytime quizzes fun and other facilities adequate. Let’s face it this was a budget cruise but we were pleasantly surprised at the high standard. Yes, there were sometimes glitches when disembarking or lining up for dinner but these problems were quickly rectified . All in all, a great cruise. We were first time cruisers and we loved every minute.
We booked a mini cruise sailing to Dublin and the Scilly Isles, The Scilly isles destination was cancelled due to bad weather which was very dissapointing as this was the main reason why we had booked. The ship called into Cork instead - not quite the same!!! On the first night every one was told to make their way to the Waldorf restaurant - long queues quickly formed around the serving stations caused by food trays running low on food and having to be replaced - this caused the queues to come to a standstill. Many people gave up and settled for a starter salad instead (better than nothing I suppose) - this was of course when the salad station could be reached - it was being blocked by the snaking queue of passengers around the restaurant. A couple sharing our table could not get a bottle of wine due to lack of wine waiters.
Recently returned from Norwegian Ffords cruise . Embarkation at Liverpool swift . Ship clean staff very helpful nothing to much trouble them . Found the food to be of excellent quality and plentiful . Entertainment not up to much . Comedian and Magician excellent but the rest was very mediocre. Shops on board poor with prices much more expensive than high street with some perfume 3 times the high times the high street price. But I didn’t book cruise to shop. Would definitely use again
Found the ship a little dated but extremely clean and tidy, food in the restaurants was excellent but very little choice in the buffet. Most of the staff friendly and welcoming but was most disappointed with the entertainment, found the comedian out of his depth and unable to communicate with the audience and most people left the show, found the other performers very amateurish but was thoroughly entertained by Rustie Lee. On the plus side all the 3 main male singers, the cruise director his assistant and Liam had excellent voices and were wasted among the rest of the cast.
We had a super time onboard Magellan on our trip around the Norwegian fjords. Staff were amazing and the food was fantastic - plentiful with lots of choice. The ship was always clean and the itinerary was brilliant. Norway was spectacular, it helped that we had such good weather, even in Shetland on the way over! There are a lot of bad reviews on here, however moaners love to find something to moan about and rarely give praise in my opinion! My main gripe (apart from said moaners onboard) is the need for some new tender boats, they are in need of an upgrade! A few of the outdoor areas are maybe looking a little tired and a couple of nights of the main entertainment were not really our thing (other entertainment was available) however none of these effected our holiday, we thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely use the ship again! Don't let the moaners put you off unless you are one yourself!!
Very old tired ship. Poor food and constantly cold. Embarking/disembarking was a fiasco - and we were always late to dock in port with queues for the shuttle service. Staff were not careful with your luggage and not good at keeping you informed if you have issues onboard. Poor shopping outlets onboard, and the lifeboat drill makes you fear any incidents whilst at sea. AVOID this company.
The service was excellent and all staff were very helpful. It was a great disappointment that inclement weather prevented us from visiting St.Mary in the Scilly Isles, as this was the main reason for taking the cruise. However, the weather in Cork was very good and we enjoyed a few hours there before our final destination of Bristol. We enjoyed the entertainment and the food was very good. Will book another trip with Cruise and Maritime again.
Being our first cruise we didn’t really know what to expect. The ship was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Our cabin steward was so helpful and pleasant, and the restaurant stewards were too. We only had issues with a couple of people in bars who I felt were rude. Food amazing and cruise lovely.
We were disappointed with the cruise. We expected the entertainment to be spectacular but what we got was very amateur. Also the show only lasted 45 minutes. The food was very good and also the staff were very good too. There wasn't very much to do during the day on board ship. We didn't get much time in the ports either - only 4 hours in Gibraltar, 5. 5 hours in La caruna and 7.5 hours in Lisbon. This is probably the nature of cruising but its not for us. Our biggest disappointment though was the entertainment or rather lack of it. This is our 1st cruise and will be our last.
Liked the ship very clean, food was nice, we had a lovely Norwegian cruise and the weather was really good for us, only one thing the evening entertainment wasn't very good except for the pianist and violinist.
This was our first cruise and could not fault anything. Cabin larger than expected. Food and drink excellent. Majority of staff wonderful. Staff worked extremely hard especially the cleaning staff taking care of cabins. Will be looking at more cruises with this Company and ship especially since they leave from home town