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British Isles Discovery Cruise



Beautiful coasts and remote islands

Explore the British Isles on this delightful cruise from Bristol. Highlights include Portree on the Isle of Skye, the sub-tropical paradise of the Scillies, and a visit to attractive Honfleur in Normandy, as well as the chance to enjoy the elegance of your cruise ship, Magellan.

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

  • 10 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 50-million-dollar refit ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.


Click here to display the deck-plans for this cruise.

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.

Meet at port

  • Day One - Depart Bristol, England 1800hrs
  • Day Three - *Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Day Four - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Six - Honfleur, France
  • Day Seven - *St Peter Port, Guernsey
  • Day Eight - *St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Day 9 - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 11 - Arrive in Bristol, England 0430hrs

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

Join Magellan in Bristol, and spend your first evening settling into life on board.

Day Two

Relax as Magellan steams towards Scotland.

Day Three

The tiny harbour of Portree is set on the sheltered eastern coast of the mystic Isle of Skye. It's gateway to a rugged landscape of windswept moors, the great Cuillin 'Hills' and a coast teeming with wildlife. Perhaps explore historic Dunvegan Castle, the world's longest continuously inhabited fortress, on a shore excursion this afternoon.

Day Four

Discover the historic capital of Orkney as the ship docks in Kirkwall, where you'll find magnificent St Magnus Cathedral and, just a mile away, fabled Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

Day Five

Another day is spent at sea.

Day Six

Today you'll reach Honfleur, set at the mouth of France's River Seine. Visit this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its harbour surrounded by gabled houses, and perhaps venture further afield on an excursion to Monet's idyllic house and gardens at Giverny or to fashionable Deauville.

Day Seven

Today's port of call is Guernsey's delightful St Peter Port. Spend the day exploring this beautiful Channel Isle, making sure to visit Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, as well as the medieval, cobbled central quarter, where countless shops and colourful stalls offer tax-free temptations.

Day Eight

Magellan sails into glorious blue waters to take in the celebrated Isles of Scilly. Go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's, or take an optional excursion to stunning Tresco, where you'll find Britain's finest collection of subtropical plants at the world-famous Abbey Gardens.

Days 9-10

Today we reach Dublin, one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Explore this former home of Yeats, Wilde and Joyce, shop on Grafton and O'Connell Streets or relax in one of the city's much-loved bars and pubs. Magellan docks in Dublin tonight, before sailing back to Bristol in the morning.

Day 11

Arrive in Bristol, bid farewell to the crew and your fellow travellers, and disembark at the end of your cruise holiday.

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

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*Offer applies to new bookings made after 5th July only. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. 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 Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.