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Medieval Cities, River Seine & Cricket Legends Cruise

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Howzat for a cricketing cruise experience?

Spend a week in the company of six cricketing legends: former England captains David Gower and Chris Cowdrey, England swing bowler JK Lever, Alan Wells (Kent, Sussex and England), and Ray East and Don Topley (both Essex). As Magellan cruises to the fascinating Dutch capital, Amsterdam, then on to historic, cosmopolitan Antwerp, Rouen and Honfleur, you'll have time to enjoy a unique cricket-themed programme of events hosted by Nick Hancock - cricket obsessive and presenter of BBC comedy sports quiz 'They Think It's All Over'.

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

  • 6 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

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 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Three - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Day Four - Rouen, France
  • Day Five - Rouen, France
  • Day Six - Honfleur, France
  • Day Seven - Arrive London Tilbury, UK 0800hrs

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

Spend the day exploring Amsterdam's canals, flower markets and museums. Wander the cobbled streets, or take to the water on a canal cruise.

Back on board, why not head over to the Taverner's Pub for a drink and the chance to meet our six cricket greats?

Day Three

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. Later, there'll be another chance to meet your cricketing heroes in the the Taverner's Pub.

Day Four and Five

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's on-board programme also includes the chance to relive some Big Screen Cricketing Highlights, pit your wits against the Question of Cricket Challenge (Essex vs Kent), and enjoy an audience with David Gower and Chris Cowdrey hosted by Nick Hancock.

Day Six

Our next port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Monet's delightful house and gardens at Giverny.

Day Seven

Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*These offers apply to new bookings made from 31st August 2017 (inclusive) onwards. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Half-Price offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

Medieval Cities and the River Seine Experience from Tilbury reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Medieval Cities and the River Seine Experience from TilburyScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Chelmsford Couple
Great thanks
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 12 November 2017
(10 out of 10)


Plumstead Couple
It was more than we expected from the start,
Staff very helpful throughout our journey which made it very enjoyable indeed
We didn't do any excursions so unfortunately we cannot comment
The trips ashore was very well organised
I very much liked the daily information notes which included a short history and guide on where to visit, also the activities and entertainment schedule
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(3 out of 10)


Whitstable Couple
A lot of the crew didn’t seem bothered to help, we had quite a few issues regarding our room and luggage, also the check in staff had no knowledge.
Very disappointed
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(8 out of 10)


Oxford Couple
A very good short break
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(9 out of 10)


London Town Couple
We had a good trip. It was very helpful that our luggage was looked after from the point twhen we parked the car. The food on the cruise was plentiful and generally excellent. The staff were willing and helpful and any problems were speedily resolved. We loved sailing along the Seine to Rouen and had a very good day in Amsterdam. There was plenty to do on board when we were not able to go ashore. One thing that would have helped was to have chairs with a back in the cabin as the stool was low and not really comfortable, One could have sat on the bed better if the lights had not been awkwardly placed at the bed head.
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(8 out of 10)


Llanelli Couple
A lovely laid back holiday. The Magellan was very clean, the food excellent as was the service.
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017
(9 out of 10)


Chelmsford Friends
A very enjoyable Cruise.
Confirmed traveller: 30 October 2017
Published on: 10 November 2017