Set sail with The Courier on a luxury cruise to Norway and the Scottish Isles — departing from Dundee

The majestic Magellan will be taking Courier readers on an exclusive tour of Norway and the Scottish Isles in June 2020.
The majestic Magellan will be taking Courier readers on an exclusive tour of Norway and the Scottish Isles in June 2020.

Courier readers will be able to enjoy the best sights Norway and Scotland have to offer when the paper sets sail on its very own cruise adventure.

The exclusive Courier voyage on the majestic Magellan cruise ship  will depart on a nine-night tour around some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world.

With up to 1,300 passengers, the glamorous ship will visit awe-inspiring fjords and some of Scotland’s stunning islands.

The Magellan in Eidfjord, Norway.

A convenient departure from the Port of Dundee means you can look forward to leaving the hassles of airports behind and get straight into holiday mode.

The journey evokes nostalgic memories of the days when The Courier’s parent company ran a famous shipping line in the 1800s.

There will be plenty of entertainment on board as well during the special trip – all organised by The Courier’s owners DC Thomson and ship operator Cruise and Maritime Voyages.


Sail with us and if you book before 31st July, you qualify for the SAVE UP T0 20% and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE promotion.

How does that work? First passenger pays the lead-in price, second passenger pays half that price! For full details, please click here.


Fresh delights will await every day as a dedicated team of expert chefs and attentive restaurant staff serve up delicious meals and a luxurious evening dining experience with up to five courses.

On board the Magellan.

Magellan, named after the great explorer Ferdinand Magellan, offers an incredible variety of activities within its 726ft (221m) frame, including a show lounge, pubs, coffee shops, casino and shopping galleria.

The Courier Magellan voyage departs from Dundee on June 14 2020, and arrives back in Greenock 10 days later – after taking in sights including Flam, Bergen and Portree.

The cruise itinerary.

While best known these days for its industry-leading publishing work, DC Thomson has a long and proud association with the sea.


Want to know more? Browse the cruise brochure below


Following his success in business, William Thomson II looked to the seas and purchased a stake in a sailing ship.

His involvement escalated over the years when he purchased more vessels.

Eventually, with a fleet of 28, the Thomson family was responsible for one of the most invaluable shipping firms in the world and provided essential aid to South Africa during the Boer War.

Andrew Thomson, chairman of DC Thomson, said: “It’s wonderful to see DC Thomson realigning with its heritage by returning to the seas.

“When William Thomson established the Thomson Shipping Line in the 19th century I’m sure he didn’t contemplate that over 100 years later DC Thomson would be transporting passengers by ship around the Scottish Isles and Norway.

“This kind of diversification of the business is a great fit for DC Thomson.”

On deck on the Magellan.

Craig Houston, head of enterprise for DC Thomson Media, said: “Working with Cruise & Maritime Voyages to bring this highly desirable sailing route to DC Thomson Travel customers has been a pleasure.

“We’re excited to be offering such a special route with a trusted partner and we can’t wait to hear what our passengers say about this amazing trip.”


Sail with us and if you book before 31st July, you qualify for the SAVE UP T0 20% and BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE promotion.

How does that work? First passenger pays the lead-in price, second passenger pays half that price! For full details, please click here.


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