Future travel in mind, we preview all eight of the Magellan 2021 cruises sailing from Dundee, currently available to book on a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE basis.
We take a look at each of these exciting departures starting with a voyage travelling to scenic Norway.
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1. Majestic Fjordland
Departing on May 3, 2021, this excellent itinerary first calls at Bergen, ‘Gateway to the Fjords’.
Sailing beyond the famous port city, Magellan then navigates her way into Norway’s scenic fjordland region calling at Olden and Eidfjord.
Take in the wonderful sights as the ship sails along the waters of Nordfjord and Hardangerfjord, two famous fjords in a country home to thousands.
Often the first contact visitors have with Norway, the historic city of Bergen lying in the shadow of Mount Floyen is ideally placed to discover on foot.
Wandering the traditional, UNESCO-listed Bryggen waterfront provides insight into centuries-old fishing tradition with a stop by the local fish market often a lively highlight.
During a call at the village of Olden, readers can discover some of Norway’s most photographed destinations – Briksdal Glacier, Lovatnet Lake and jaw-dropping Geirangerfjord, perhaps the country’s most scenic fjord.
Setting off from Eidfjord, kayaking or a trip to Voringfossen waterfall show off the very best of Eidfjord region.
2. Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
Two days dedicated to the iconic Russian city of St Petersburg, this wonderful itinerary calls at some of the European continent’s most impressive cities.
Thoroughly exploring the Baltic region, Magellan first calls at the Danish capital Copenhagen before moving on to Warnemunde (for Berlin).
The iconic German capital, we thoroughly recommend seizing on the chance to join excursions to Berlin.
A long and fascinating city, exploring the once-divided city will bring you face to face with global icons in the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Parliament Building.
Leaving the German coast, Magellan then calls at Tallinn before spending two days in the former Russian Imperial capital St Petersburg.
Classic capital cities that make for ideal short break destinations, readers will then have the chance to explore Helsinki and the stylish Swedish capital Stockholm.
3. Faroes & Northern Isles
An excellent scenic voyage combining the sights of delightful Scottish Isles with the remote Faroes, this shorter itinerary first calls at Kirkwall, capital of Orkney.
Exploring the archipelago’s renowned coastline as well as the capital’s regal landmarks, iconic island locations include the mythical Ring of Brodgar and prehistoric Skara Brae village.
Sailing on to another Scottish gem, Shetland’s collection of attractions await.
Exploring Lerwick, venturing to dramatic Eshaness Cliffs and taking the short journey across to Mousa Island can all be excellent cruising highlights during your time on the island.
Travelling further north, the amazing scenery never stops with two Faroese ports of call.
Klaksvik followed by a stop at the capital Torshavn gives readers the chance to set off on an exploration of the island, famous for its striking coastline and birdlife.
4. Round Britain Cruise
First ticking off Orkney and the Isle of Mull, Magellan sails for Belfast, one of the world’s most stylish cities before calling at Ringaskiddy (for a visit to Cork).
Heading south, the Isle of Scilly and Guernsey are next, each serving up a generous helping of history, pretty coastline and pleasant climate.
Crossing the Channel, Magellan finally arrives at Honfleur at the mouth of the River Seine.
Heading out into the surrounding countryside, readers will be following in the steps of iconic artists who have spent time in the region including the world-famous Monet.
5. Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
Four Icelandic ports of call form the heart of this incredible voyage setting out to discover the famous ‘Land of Ice and Fire’.
Faroes capital Torshavn starts the scenic adventure off in memorable style before Magellan crosses the Atlantic to remote Iceland.
Calling at Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Isafjordur and finally Reykjavik, there is plenty of time to soak up the natural wonders of this stunning country.
Potential experiences to take note of include the fjords around Isafjordur, whale watching off the coast of Akureyri, the Golden Circle’s dramatic Gullfoss Waterfall and the geothermal serenity of the Blue Lagoon.
6. Fjordland Cruise
A midsummer voyage exploring glorious Norway, Magellan calls at Eidfjord in scenic fjordland country before stopping at Stavanger.
One of Norway’s greatest cities, Stavanger offers a balance of old and new, modern highlights, all capturing the imagination of visitors.
In the city, Stavanger Old Town’s whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets is one of the oldest settlements of its kind in the world.
On the shoreline, striking Sverd i Fjell or Swords in Rock monument commemorates the unification of the country in dramatic style.
Amongst more modern and stylish additions to the city skyline, popular attractions include the Petroleum Museum and an Iron Age Farm.
Just outside the city, the breathtaking natural viewing point Preikestolen and Lysefjord represent the very best of Norway’s renowned countryside.
7. Faroes & Scottish Isles
This shorter midsummer cruise to the remote Northern Isles first takes in the Faroes before calling at Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Isles.
Discovering the Faroes, you may find yourself crossing the bridge across the Atlantic as you set off to tick off the sights of Streymoy and the smaller Eysturoy.
Arriving in Lerwick, we recommend visiting Jarlshof, a well-preserved former settlement showcasing island life thousands of years ago.
8. Norway’s Land of the Midnight Sun & Fjordland
Our scenic summer special voyage to the top of the world, Magellan sails beyond the Arctic Circle to no less than seven fascinating Norwegian ports of call.
First calling at the historic fishing port of Kristiansund, Magellan then stops at the beautiful Lofoten Islands and Honningvag (for North Cape).
Just over 200 miles above the Arctic Circle, Tromso is followed by visits to Andalsnes, remote Maloy on Vagsoy and the ‘Oil Capital of Norway’ Stavanger.
Throughout this excellent itinerary, a wonderful collection of experiences are brought within convenient reach.
Readers will get the chance to visit one of the world’s most scenic destinations – the Lofoten village of Reine, witness the midnight sun at North Cape, the northernmost point in Europe, and explore incredible scenery found only a stone’s throw away from ports.
Whether discovering the mountainous scenery surrounding Andalsnes, stepping out into the great outdoors from Stavanger to visit Lysefjord, there is plenty to see throughout the voyage.
Highlights mentioned may be subject to pre-registering specific shore excursions and are subject to operation and availability.