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Medieval Cities & the River Seine Cruise to Newport

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Take a scenic journey through historic Europe

Join Magellan as she sails west and south to a sequence of colourful ports. Visit French Le Havre and Rouen as well as Belgian Antwerp - the historic, cosmopolitan city at the centre of the diamond trade.

Discover life on board Magellan

Discover life on board MagellanThere's far more to life on board Magellan than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Complimentary coach transfers from Newport to Tilbury will be available at the start and end of the cruise

Ship Information

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a major refit in 2010 ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.


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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart London Tilbury, UK 1600hrs
  • Day Two - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Day Three - Rouen, France
  • Day Four - Le Havre, France
  • Day Six - Arrive Newport, Wales 0330hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Board Magellan in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

Today Magellan arrives in Antwerp, the Diamond Capital of the World. Explore the city, which was once home to the painter Rubens, or join optional excursions to the lovely Belgian cities of Bruges and Brussels.

Day Three

Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy - heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We'll spend the night here, giving you the chance to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, site of Saint Joan's martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the stunning Gothic cathedral.

Day Four

Le Havre, Magellan's final Continental port, brings opportunities to spend the day exploring this lovingly rebuilt port-city, or to take an excursion into the Normandy countryside.

Day Five

A final day is spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Magellan heads for home.

Day Six

Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark in Newport at the end of your cruise. A complimentary coach transfer from Newport to Tilbury will be available.

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

*This offer applies to new bookings made by 30th April (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

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Overnight Celebration Cruise (to Newcastle)Scores 6.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
(3 out of 10)


Basildon Family
Oh My what a disappointment ! Im so sorry to say that this is the Ryan Air of Cruise ships. More of a bad ferry crossing then a cruise. We were due to depart at 12:30 and asked to arrive at 11am. The carpark was full and it took them an hour to find us a space on some wasteland and bus us to the ship then it was just queue after queue with no where to sit to get on board. I felt very sorry for the elderly passengers. It was a shambles. The boat was disappointing and drab - more caravan then hotel style. The best thing was the lovely dinner we had on board. The rest was terrible. Going home it took 3.5 hours of sitting and waiting before we finally got our turn to leave the ship. The staff kept telling people off for trying to leave early - it was not pleasant. It was totally disorganised. They really need to improve by miles before I would ever consider going with Cruise & Maritime again. Really dreadful sorry
Confirmed traveller: 28 March 2015
Published on: 12 April 2015
(5 out of 10)


cardiff Couple
I was very disappointed with the ship seeing as she was newly referbished it wasnt as nice as I expected - Paint on the toilet seat

Some of the service left much to be desired . I had a ceaser salad which was a plate of lettuce , the other couple on our table had the completely wrong meal , I have a froze n Blue Margaritta which had no blue and that is just a few things that happened

Disembarking was totally shambolic

This was my idea to introduce my husband to cruising and it has totally back fired

Having been on a Christmas market River cruise on the Olympia before Christmas which was superb felt this was terrible in comparison
Confirmed traveller: 28 March 2015
Published on: 12 April 2015
(9 out of 10)


Rochester Family
A brilliant introduction to cruising. Lovely food and service. Fantastic price.
Confirmed traveller: 28 March 2015
Published on: 06 April 2015
(8 out of 10)


Newcastle Couple
Good value for money, pleasantly surprised...
Confirmed traveller: 28 March 2015
Published on: 02 April 2015