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Cruise Party Night & London Shopping

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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Welcome cocktails
  • Five course dinner with half a bottle of wine per person
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin inner cabin aboard Magellan
  • Full breakfast
  • A visit to London for shopping and sightseeing
  • Coach travel from your local area

Cruise Information


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Day One

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.

Day Two

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.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Hull Port
Bedfordshire Bedford
Bristol Bristol
Cambridgeshire Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Wisbech
Cheshire Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Stockport, Warrington
Derbyshire Derby
Dorset Bournemouth, Bridport, Dorchester, Poole, Shaftesbury, Weymouth
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Hull
Essex Brentwood
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Gloucester
Gwent Abergavenny, Cwmbran
Hampshire Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Havant, Southampton, Waterlooville
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Bishops Stortford, Hertford, Letchworth
Lancashire Bolton, Lancaster, Leigh, Preston, Prestwich
Leicestershire Hinckley, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Lincoln
Merseyside Liverpool, Southport
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Sarn Services M4
Norfolk Norwich, Wymondham
Nottinghamshire Newark
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
Shropshire Telford
Somerset Bath, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Stoke On Trent
Suffolk Lowestoft
West Midlands
West Midlands Coventry, Solihull
Warwickshire Nuneaton
Wiltshire Chippenham
Worcestershire Kidderminster, Worcester


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.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

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.)

Joining your holiday

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.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Cruise Party Night and London Shopping reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cruise Party Night and London ShoppingScores 5.5 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
(2 out of 10)


holiday!! this was a joke from start to finish waited 2 hours to check in? then expected to be ready for evening meal in half an hour? No one who spoke English only when they wanted us to leave function room later in the evening. The evening meal was appalling so with out bread we would have been starving!! The cabin bed was comfy, we were not informed of travel plug needed (enough said) If this is anything to go by would definitely not book a cruise!! Two unhappy ladies who had planned this break for quite a while and expected a lot better than this.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 08 January 2017

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(1 out of 10)


Skegness Couple
Waste of money not at advertised very very disappointed
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 25 December 2016
(5 out of 10)


Lincoln Friends
Very disappointed with this trip! It was badly thought out, we didn't board until 16-10 & had to be in the restaurant by 16-45!! Not much time for 2people (one bathroom) to get showered & changed! The meal was rushed because the waiters wanted to set up for the second sitting!! The disco (which we enjoy) didn't start until 00-30 until 2am & we had to be out of our cabin by 07-30, breakfast at 06-30! The coach dropped us in London at 09-20! The shops don't open until 11am some at noon!! But we had to be back on the coach for 1pm to head for home! So the shopping was almost non existant! Pointless! We may aswel have come straight home!
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 23 December 2016
(10 out of 10)


Peterlee Couple
We had a great time although the timing of some of the stops and departures could have been a bit better. Overall we were very happy with our trip away and would not hesitate to use Newmarket in the future.
Confirmed traveller: 18 December 2016
Published on: 23 December 2016
(10 out of 10)


bishops stortford Couple
Paul the coach driver was FANTASTIC in every way !!!!!!!! SOOOOOOO HELPFUL !!!
He is an asset to toe company !!!!!!! ship nice staff helpful !!!
Confirmed traveller: 17 December 2016
Published on: 27 December 2016
(1 out of 10)


Norwich Friends
Very very disappointed with all of the trip will not be going again .
Confirmed traveller: 17 December 2016
Published on: 25 December 2016
(2 out of 10)


The whole experience was highly overated and certainly did not live up to expectations.
The timing of everything was wrong the breakfast was appalling. We were not given any proper service breaks. We didn't get the tour of the ship we were promised. We were so disappointed with the whole experience and feel annoyed that we wasted good money.
We will certainly not be recommending it to our friends.
Confirmed traveller: 17 December 2016
Published on: 24 December 2016