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Scottish Islands & Faroes Cruise

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Discover beautiful, unspoilt islands on this scenic voyage

This delightful summer cruise offers a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the stunning remote islands off our northern shores. Discover Orkney, Shetland and Mull - as well as the far-flung Danish Faroes and their pretty capital, Torshavn.

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

  • 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 50-million-dollar refit 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 Newcastle, England 1600hrs
  • Day Two - Dundee, Scotland
  • Day Three - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Day Four - Klaksvik, Faroes
  • Day Five - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Six - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Seven - *Tobermory, Isle of Mull
  • Day Eight - Liverpool, England 1000hrs

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 Newcastle, today, ahead of her afternoon sailing.

Day Two

Magellan arrives in Dundee, where you'll have time to step ashore and explore this historic port town. Discover the city's nautical history by visiting Captain Scott's RRS Discovery or the 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn.

Day Three

Today Magellan reaches the Shetland capital, Lerwick. This rugged, enchanting town is gateway to a land of ancient legend, crafts and an abundance of colourful bird life. Wander the town, or join the optional excursion to the 3,000-year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day Four

Klaksvik, capital of the Faroes' Northern Isles, welcomes Magellan today. The inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Guardians of a deep-rooted Viking tradition, and canny enough to retain autonomy from both Denmark and Scotland, the Faroese live surrounded by natural beauty.

This evening Magellan sails on to dock in Torshavn for the night.

Day Five

Tiny 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', which connects the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.

Day Six

A day of Orcadian delights, as Magellan docks in Kirkwall. Explore the historic capital of Orkney, and visit its magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral. A mile away are the waters of Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sank in WW2. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

Day Seven

The beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, familiar to many, with its picturesque, multicoloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby famous Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean.

Day Eight

Magellan reaches Liverpool today, where you'll disembark after a wonderful cruise. An optional coach transfer back to Newcastle will be available to book.

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.

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Cabin numbers starting IG or OG mean that you are guaranteed at least a Standard Twin Cabin, but that your actual cabin number and category will be allocated shortly before departure.

Cat IG Voyager Inside Guarantee  from £729
Cat 2 Standard Plus Twin Inner  from £829
Cat 3 Superior Twin Inner  from £939
Cat 4 Premium Twin Inner  from £979
Cat OG Voyager Outside Guarantee  from £989
Cat 11 Superior Plus Twin Ocean View  from £1349
Cat DS Deluxe Suite  from £2579
Cat 5 Superior Single Inner  from £879
Cat 10 Superior Single Ocean View  from £1159