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Hong Kong to London Cruise




Sail from vibrant Hong Kong on an unforgettable cruise full of highlights. As Magellan makes her stately way past Vietnam, Egypt, Israel and Portugal, you'll find breathtaking islands and stunning cities to enchant you, as well as a host of amenities to enjoy on board Magellan, your welcoming, contemporary cruise ship.

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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 44 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, 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, spacious Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy, thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas, and of course the presence of her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff. A major refit in 2010 has ensured her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home, and she is a hugely welcome addition to the fleet.

Deck Plans

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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.

Itinerary Overview

  • Days 1-9 - China and Vietnam
  • Days 10-15 - South East Asia
  • Days 16-25 - India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives
  • Days 26-32 - The Arabian Sea, Egypt and Jordan
  • Day 34 - Suez Canal Transit
  • Days 35-38 - From Jerusalem to Malta
  • Days 39-41 - Gibraltar and The Mediterranean
  • Days 42-45 - Lisbon to London Tilbury

N.B. For more details about the ports of call, please see the Detailed Itinerary below.

Detailed Itinerary

All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Ports of call may be subject to change.

Day One

Join the ship in the amazing city of Hong Kong - where you might take in the forest of skyscrapers from Victoria Peak, and cross the harbour on the famous Star Ferry.

Once on board, explore the ship and settle in to your comfortable cabin as you embark on wonderful voyage.

Day Three

Cruising into bewitching, UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, see the countless limestone pillars, cone-shaped islands, and the sails of junks and pleasure craft that result in a spectacular seascape.

An optional shore excursion will introduce Vietnamese capital Hanoi, with its peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake, its island Ngoc Son Templel, and the labyrinthine '36 Streets'. Other highlights might include the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the former leader's traditional house, colourful Dong Xuan market and the fascinating Museum of Ethnology.

Day Five

Gateway to central Vietnam's stunning beaches and ancient treasures, the tiny port of Chan May is your next port of call. Shore excursions might include pretty riverside Hoi An, with its traditional buildings, or to the imperial city of Hue, where the tombs of emperors hide behind imposing walls.

Days Seven & Eight

An overnight stay close to Vietnam's famous Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), brings opportunities to join fascinating optional shore excursions. Visit the remarkable Cu Chi tunnel complex - a former Viet Cong base - or the Mekong Delta's scenic landscape of rice paddies, orchards and colourful market towns.

Days 10-11

Your last stop on the South China Sea brings an overnight stay in Singapore. See remnants of this dynamic island-city's history - in Little India, China Town, the Colonial District and Raffles Hotel - plus glitzy malls and Marina Bay's futuristic wonders. Shop, sightsee or join optional excursions to experience it all.

Day 12

Arrive on the Malaysian coast at historic Port Klang, bound for Kuala Lumpur. The Malay capital boasts spectacular sights, including the sky-piercing Petronas Towers. Shore excursions will reveal this buzzing, cosmopolitan city, where the preserved Old Railway Station contrasts with sparkling new developments.

Day 13

Feast your senses in Penang, the colourful, Malaysian 'Pearl of the Orient'. You'll find sensational street food as well as stunning beaches and breathtaking tropical gardens, Chinese shophouses and the UNESCO-listed George Town.

Day 14

Island paradise Phuket, with its luxurious developments, rubber plantations and bustling main town, provides a last 'taste of the east', or perhaps a last visit to an idyllic beach for a few days, before Magellan heads west across the Andaman Sea and into the Indian Ocean.

Day 18

Arrive in the Indian sub-continent at Chennai, formerly 'Madras', the country's fourth-largest city. 'Clive of India' once worked here, at historic Fort St George, as a humble clerk for the East India Company.

Optional shore excursions will reveal relics of the Raj at the Fort Museum, Marina Beach, the Chepauk Cricket Stadium and St Mary's Church, the oldest British building in India, or Kanchipuram, a city of 1000 temples, renowned for its exquisite hand-woven silks and saris.

Day 20

Spend a day in Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, for a chance to explore the bustling city. See the restored Fort area and the ancient street markets of Pettah, or perhaps to take a shore excursion into the lush, temple-dotted countryside.

Day 22

Male, the capital of the Maldives archipelago, is dominated by the dome of the Friday Mosque, and is a wonderfully colourful, bustling place. Enjoy this last Asian call before Magellan heads across the Arabian Sea.

Day 26

Following more relaxing days aboard your floating home-from-home, arrive in Salalah, the 'Perfume Capital of Arabia'. Oman's second city is an ancient settlement connected to a beautiful landscape of frankincense trees and coconut palms. Step ashore to explore the ancient Khor Rori ruins, and to discover the city.

Day 31

From the Red Sea port of Safaga, you can enjoy a full-day excursion to Luxor, once the ancient Egyptian capital Thebes. See the temples at Luxor and Karnak, the vast columns of the Hypostyle Hall, and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings - where Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun's tomb.

Day 32

Another unforgettable excursion can be taken from the Jordanian resort of Aqaba to the oasis of Wadi Musa. It's the site of the 'Rose Red' City of Petra, famously carved out of the sandstone. The excursion to the 'long-lost' city also takes in Wadi Rum's mesmerising desert landscape.

Day 34

Passage through the world's most famous - and busiest - waterway, the Suez Canal, returns Magellan to the Mediterranean. Enjoy a quintet of calls in the spring warmth, here.

Day 35

Another exciting day awaits at Ashdod, gateway to Israel and the Holy Land. There's the chance to visit coastal resort city Tel Aviv, with its ancient neighbour Jaffa, or Jerusalem itself, with its Wailing Wall, the City's souks and Christianity's holiest shrine - the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Day 38

Magellan's final Mediterranean island call is Malta, with its stunning natural Grand Harbour at Valletta. Explore the surrounding streets, or head into the rugged interior - perhaps Mdina, the haunting 'silent city'.

Day 41

A morning call in Gibraltar - 'more British than Britain' - brings a taste of home. Wander past the familiar shops on Main Street, or perhaps take the cable-car to the top of the Rock and look across the Straits to Africa.

Day 42

The ship's final call - perhaps appropriately - is the great city of Lisbon, to which many an adventurer returned from far-off voyages. A last shore excursion will introduce the Portuguese capital, before Magellan begins her two-day passage home.

Day 45

Arrive back in Tilbury, taking with you memories of an amazing voyage.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th November 2016 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

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