A yuletide break you'll not want to miss
Welcome aboard Magellan, for a fabulous evening of delicious food and stylish entertainment; spend the night in a comfortable cabin and head into London for Christmas shopping the next day. As well as getting you into the festive spirit, this is also the perfect opportunity if you're new to cruising to experience what's on offer.
Leaving the local area by coach we travel to Tilbury where Magellan is docked. Having stepped on board and settled in, get changed and prepare to enjoy yourself. Following welcome cocktails, take your seat in either the Kensington or Waldorf restaurants and enjoy a delicious five course dinner, served with half a bottle of wine per person. Then settle back as the ship's highly acclaimed entertainment team invite you to join them in the Magellan Show Lounge for a glittering and colourful performance followed by the late night cabaret and disco before retiring to your cabin.
Following a hearty breakfast, we disembark, board the coach and drive into Central London (about twenty five miles away). Whether you choose to explore the stalls and boutiques of Covent Garden or head to the bustling stores of Oxford Street, High Street Kensington or Knightsbridge you're sure to find some interesting gifts. We leave for the journey home during the mid afternoon.
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.
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Coach seating arrangements
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Joining your holiday
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