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Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Cruise

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Journey south into the Atlantic


Join this delightful cruise on board Magellan as she heads south to the sun. Travelling along the Atlantic coast through Spain, Portugal and France, this voyage takes in beautiful cities - including La Coruna, Cadiz, Lisbon, Portugal and La Rochelle - as well as the fascinating British outpost of Gibraltar.

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

  • 12 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 Liverpool, England 2000hrs
  • Day Two - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day Four - La Coruna, Spain
  • Day Six - Cadiz, Spain
  • Day Seven - Gibraltar, BCC
  • Day Eight - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Nine - Leixoes (for Oporto), Portugal
  • Day 11 - La Pallice, France
  • Day 13 - Arrive in Liverpool, England 0800hrs

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 before she sets sail this evening.

Day Two

Today finds Magellan in Dublin, the incomparable Irish capital. This engaging, vibrant city was home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, and was the birthplace of Shaw. It is also the site of Trinity College, Dublin. Enjoy rich culture, Grafton and O'Connell Streets packed with shoppers, and perhaps a stop in one of the cafes and coffee shops, or the famous bars and pubs.

Day Three

Today is spent at sea, getting to know your fellow passengers and enjoying life on board as you sail south.

Day Four

Magellan calls at the historic port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. It was from here that ill-fated Spanish Armada set sail, but today it is a lively port with a thriving fishing industry. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, or stroll the seafront.

Day Five

Spend another lazy day at sea, hopefully relaxing in the sun.

Day Six

Ancient Cadiz, with its elegant squares, great cathedral and wonderful Botanical Garden, is a fascinating city. Step ashore to explore or to join today's optional excursions which will include a trip to Seville (the Cradle of Flamenco) with its sumptuous cathedral, famous bell tower, wonderful Alcazar and bullring.

Day Seven

Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar, in the shadow of the famous Rock. Search out a bargain in Main Street, and take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes, and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.

Day Eight

The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is Magellan's next port of call. See the contrasts between historic architecture and striking modern buildings in this city from which adventurers set out, in search of the New World, during the great Age of Exploration.

Day Nine

The Portuguese port of Leixoes gives you the chance to step ashore, perhaps to join this afternoon's excursion to the historic city of Oporto in its pretty setting on the River Douro. The excursion will include a visit to one of the Port wine lodges, and also time for sightseeing - why not take a cruise along the Douro to complete your visit?

Day 10

Magellan spends another day at sea, as she makes her way north towards France.

Day 11

Today, Magellan reaches the port of La Pallice, situated in the beautiful seaside resort of La Rochelle. Step ashore to stroll through La Rochelle's pedestrianised centre, where attractive 17th- and 18th- century architecture lines the pretty streets.

Day 12

Enjoy your final day relaxing on board as Magellan makes her return journey to Liverpool.

Day 13

Disembark in Liverpool after a wonderful, sunny voyage.

Further Information

All Ages Cruise

Columbus and Magellan operate primarily as child-free ships, but this is one of eight cruises that are being offered with a minimum age restriction of six months so that customers can take children and grandchildren on holiday. Please note that neither ship has child-specific facilities. Child fares start from just £99.

Foreign Office travel advice

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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.

*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.