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Scottish Highlights & Faroes Cruise

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Rugged beauty and fascinating islands

This enchanting cruise provides you with an unmissable opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores. Step ashore in the Danish Faroes and the Shetland Isles, discover fascinating Kirkwall, the historic Orkney capital, and call in the Scottish ports of Greenock and Dundee.

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What The Price Includes

  • 7 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 Liverpool, UK 1800hrs
  • Day Two - Greenock, Scotland
  • Day Three - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
  • Day Four - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Five - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Six - *Lerwick, Shetland Islands
  • Day Seven - Dundee, Scotland
  • Day Eight - Arrive Newcastle, UK 0830hrs

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 Liverpool today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

Arriving in the Scottish port of Greenock, you might join an excursion to Edinburgh. Explore the Royal Mile, shop in Princes Street or take in city views from the ancient Castle's ramparts.

Day Three

The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.

Day Four

Today Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day Five

Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.

Day Six

Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day Seven

Today Magellan calls at the Tayside port-city of Dundee. Explore this historic city, and perhaps visit Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.

Day Eight

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

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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 between 2nd to 31st July 2017 (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.

Scottish Highlights and Faroes from Liverpool to Newcastle reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Scottish Highlights and Faroes from Liverpool to NewcastleScores 7.6 out of 10 based on 20 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Merseyside Couple
Overall, this was a very enjoyable cruise, all the staff were pleasant, cheerful and helpful. The Food and Service was of a good Standard, and our cabin was comfortable and clean. On a personal Basis, we did not make use of the in-board Entertainment, and therefore cannot make comment on it, the same with the Lounges and bars.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 08 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


London Friends
Very good throughout with just a few minor blemishes, e.g., why aren't travellers MADE to use the hand disinfectant before handling the food.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 08 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Stoke-on-Trent Couple
Enjoyable holiday. Few niggles with staff, but generally OK. Shame about the 3 hour electricity breakdown - no lifts, no public loos & just drifting around between islands - bit scary, but OK in the end. Poor disembarkation at Newcastle-upon-Tyne - not from ship, but once ashore.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 06 August 2017
(8 out of 10)


Colne Couple
Enjoyed the holiday. Unfortunately the ship broke down and the length of stay in the Pharos had to be shortened. Also the excursion bus in the Pharos broke down so that trip had to be shortened. These things happen. The cost of the excursions was expensive. On one trip there was no toilet on the bus and we couldn't hear the tour guide's commentary.
The ship could have done with a few more public toilets.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 05 August 2017
(9 out of 10)


Star Gaerwen Couple
We were very happy with most aspects of our holidays.The staff were all very professional and attentive,choice of food was excellent and was well presented.The meals in the buffet resteraunt was not as hot as it should have been.Overall we had very good value for our money.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 03 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


Stockport Couple
Really enjoyable holiday, helped by lovely weather (in Scotland!). Stunning scenery in the islands we visited, so nice to be taken to all the different places by the ship instead of having to keep packing up and moving on.
The cabin and public areas were all very comfortable. Food quality and choices were excellent, as was the service.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 02 August 2017
(4 out of 10)


Nottingham Couple
We felt disadvantaged not having been offered the opportunity of booking shore excursions in advance. Those we would have booked were 'full' when we joined the ship.
Greenock, the first port of call was dismal - and not a holiday destination. This, and the return journey change to the programme meant it wasn't the trip we booked.
The absence of a window in the cabin (our fault for not ensuring we had a window) and the fierce air conditioning in the cabin made for an unpleasant atmosphere.
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2017
Published on: 01 August 2017