Land Of The Northern Lights to Norway

Magellan Sails From London Tilbury

Sunday 18th February, 2018

This incredible voyage along Norway’s beautiful coastline ventures high above the Arctic Circle where by day you have the opportunity to try your hand at wintry experiences, and by night, if atmospheric conditions are right, you have the chance to witness the incredible Northern Lights. An amazing display of purple, blue, pink and green light dancing across the night sky, the spectacular Aurora Borealis is one of nature’s greatest wonders.

Cruise Highlights

  • Collect your certificate signed by the Master of Magellan to commemorate your crossing of the Arctic Circle.
  • Look over the ‘Arctic City’ of Tromsø from the summit of Mount Storsteinen which is reached by an exciting cable car ride.
  • From Alta travel into the wilderness and from a viewing site, where warm drinks are available, you can watch the night sky for the infamous Aurora Borealis.
  • Sip a cool drink in the ice bar of the Igloo Hotel on the banks of the Alta River. You can even stay overnight in this unique hotel made entirely of ice and snow.
  • From Honningsvåg, drive through the wild, desolate landscape to the North Cape on the island of Magerøy, the most northerly point of Europe.

Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart  
18/02/18 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) - 1600
19/02/18 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 0900 1400  
 

With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

20/02/18 At Sea - -
21/02/18 Alesund (Norway) 0900 1400  
 

In 1904 a catastrophic fire swept through Ålesund leaving the town in ashes. It was rebuilt in the then fashionable art nouveau style. Buildings with turrets and towers and facades with medieval romantic ornamentation add a quirky charm to the town that is considered the most beautiful in Norway. From the park 418 steps lead to the summit of Mount Aksla, which affords wonderful views of Ålesund, built on islands stretching into the sea. In an elaborate building that was the former Swan Pharmacy, the Jugendstilsenteret celebrates the town’s unique architectural history.

22/02/18 At Sea - -
23/02/18 Tromso (Norway) 0900 1800  
 

Not surprisingly for a city that lies almost 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle many of Tromsø’s landmarks lay claim to the world’s ‘northernmost’ titles. The ‘Capital of the Arctic’ is home to the world’s northernmost university, cathedral, botanic garden and brewery. A cable car runs to the summit of Mount Storsteinen from where there are wonderful views of the lively and beautiful city built on two islands and the mainland, which are linked by both tunnels and bridges. The Polar Museum is just one of Tromsø’s fine museums and the striking Arctic Cathedral is undoubtedly a highlight.

24/02/18 Alta (Norway) 0700 overnight  
 

The largest town in Finnmark, Alta stretches along the inner part of the Altafjord and on the banks of one of Norway’s best rivers for salmon fishing, the Alta River. Today’s town has three centres. Bossekop with its old trading and market traditions, Elvebakken to the east with the town’s airport and harbour, and the new town with its shops. Large areas of woodlands and parts of the high plateau of Finnmarksvidda surround Alta, which in summer enjoys the white nights of the midnight sun and of a winter night often has the northern lights dancing across its skies.

25/02/18 Alta (Norway) overnight 1800  
 

The largest town in Finnmark, Alta stretches along the inner part of the Altafjord and on the banks of one of Norway’s best rivers for salmon fishing, the Alta River. Today’s town has three centres. Bossekop with its old trading and market traditions, Elvebakken to the east with the town’s airport and harbour, and the new town with its shops. Large areas of woodlands and parts of the high plateau of Finnmarksvidda surround Alta, which in summer enjoys the white nights of the midnight sun and of a winter night often has the northern lights dancing across its skies.

26/02/18 Honningsvåg (Norway) 0700 1500  
 

Though Norwegian law states that a city in Norway must have 5,000 inhabitants, tiny Honningsvaag, a community of around 2,500, is one of the smallest cities in Norway having been granted this status in 1996. The ’city’ lies on the south-eastern side of a large island called Magerøya in the Barents Sea. It is the starting point of excursions to the dramatic North Cape where from a high plateau the monumental 307-metre high cliff plunges into the Atlantic. From here only endless ocean lies between the northernmost point of Europe and the North Pole.

27/02/18 At Sea - -
28/02/18 Trondheim (Norway) 1200 1800  
 

Past and present times live together in harmony in Trondheim, located in central Norway. The architecture and surroundings create a beautiful setting. The city is home to a rich variety of historical sites, museums and art galleries.
The Nidaros Cathedral was built over the grave of St. Olav, Norway’s patron saint whose reputation shone far beyond the borders of his country. The Cathedral has an impressive West Wall, richly ornamented in stone with magnificent stained glass windows. It is a sight to behold and a ‘must see’ for any visitor to Trondheim.

01/03/18 Åndalsnes (Norway) 0700 1700  
 

Åndalsnes lies at the end of the 88-kilometre long Romsdalfjord at the mouth of the River Rauma. The river, which flows through the Romsdal Valley, was one of the first rivers in Norway to attract British aristocrats and other fly fishing foreigners at the end of the 19th century. The small town is today the administrative centre of Rauma in Norway’s Møre and Romsdal district. Optional excursions feature the beautiful Romsdal Alps with the famous Troll Wall and spectacular winding Troll Path Road. Åndalsnes is also the start of the incredible Rauma Line, a vintage steam train journey through enthralling mountain scenery.

02/03/18 Bergen (Norway) 0900 1800  
 

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. Yet with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town. It is beautifully sited against a backdrop of seven mountains and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords wonderful panoramic views of Bergen and Norway’s attractive coastline. Overlooking the harbour the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.

03/03/18 At Sea - -
04/03/18 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 0700 -


Note:

In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

Viewing of the Northern Lights is subject to atmospheric and weather conditions.

Prices

Cat. Description Fare  
IG Voyager Inside Guarantee
£1959    
1 Standard Twin Inner
£2029    
2 Standard Plus Twin Inner
£2239    
3 Superior Twin Inner
£2519    
4 Premium Twin Inner
£2659    
OG Voyager Outside Guarantee
£2719    
6 Standard Twin Ocean View
£2799    
7 Standard Twin Ocean View
£2869    
8 Standard Twin Plus Ocean View
£3009    
9 Superior Twin Ocean View
£3359    
11 Superior Plus Twin Ocean View
£3639    
12 Premium Twin Ocean View
£3919    
JS Junior Suite
£6289    
DS Deluxe Suite
£6989    
RS Royal Suite
£7689    
Single Cabins
5 Superior Single Inner
£3149    
7S Standard Single Ocean View
£3579    
8S Standard Plus Single Ocean View
£3759    
10 Superior Single Ocean View
£4189    


3rd/4th person sharing - £419
Travel insurance from - £36

Port parking - £154
Deposit per person - £200

Magellan

Magellan

Magellan is the proud new flagship of the CMV fleet and like Marco Polo and Azores operates as an adult friendly ship. At 46,052grt she will carry about 1250 passengers accommodated in 726 cabins spanning nine 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.

Magellan boasts a spacious interior, with wide corridors and expansive wooden deck areas providing comfortable surroundings for guests. However, the ship still provides an intimate atmosphere, with a huge range of leisure facilities, including bars and lounges, as well as multiple dining options.

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!

Exclusively for adults

For the enjoyment of our adult passengers, Magellan cruises operate as ‘child free’. This means that even during school holiday times you can enjoy the pleasures of cruising in the company of adult passengers only. We will however accept teenagers who are 16 years old or above at the time of sailing but they must be accompanied by adult passengers.

 

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What's Included

tick Delicious full board cuisine. 
tick Afternoon teas and late night snacks. 
tick Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more). 
tick Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm). 
tick Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes. 
tick Daytime activities and leisure facilities. 
tick Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more). 
tick Porterage of luggage, port to cabin. 
tick Port Taxes.