Day One: Depart from London Tilbury
Board Magellan in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail, then enjoy your first dinner and evening's entertainment on board.
Day Two: Amsterdam
At once historic and cosmopolitan, Amsterdam is our first port of call. Spend the morning exploring this delightful, friendly city of picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings, perhaps visiting its world-class museums or drifting along those enchanting waterways on a canal cruise.
Magellan will cruise away from Amsterdam after lunch, heading back towards the British coast on her way north to Newcastle. Spend your second night on board enjoying the fine food, entertainment and facilities on board.
Day Three: Newcastle
Magellan arrives in Newcastle, today. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you'll have some time to explore the city before beginning the next leg of your cruise.
Day Four: Dundee
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 Five: At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day Six: Copenhagen
Stylish Copenhagen, home to the famous Tivoli Gardens and forever associated with Hans Christian Andersen, is a marvellous city. Join the optional shore excursion to discover the world famous Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and the grand stores that line the famous shopping street, Stroget.
Day Seven: Warnemunde
This morning Magellan arrives in Warnemunde. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin to explore the city's highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Day Eight: At sea
Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.
Day Nine: Tallinn
Today we'll arrive in beautiful Tallinn. Step back in time as you explore the enchanting Estonian capital and its perfectly preserved old town, winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Days 10-11: St Petersburg
Magellan will spend two days at the docks of St Petersburg, one of the world's most startling and glorious cities, with its world-renowned Hermitage Museum, its wide canal-side boulevards and its modern cosmopolitan atmosphere.
We'll have lots of time in the city, so don't miss our optional excursion to the Tsars' Summer Palace at Petrodvorets, the chance to explore the city's Haymarket, or the opportunity to see the opulence of the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet.
Day 12: Helsinki
Step ashore to explore Helsinki, Finland's elegant capital. Explore the harbour-side fish market, take a stroll in nearby Esplanade Park, and don't miss the monumental neo-Classical buildings of stunning Senate Square, which have played the part of Moscow in many Cold War movies.
Day 13: Stockholm
Today, Magellan will thread its way between the countless islands of Sweden's eastern coast to Stockholm. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and fine city parks. Its ancient heart is Gamla Stan, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Day 14: At sea
Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies.
Day 15: Aalborg
Our final Danish port is Aalborg. Explore the old town's 17th-century castle and painted buildings, or join an optional excursion to the Viking burial site at Lindholm Hoje. Aalborg is also the home of Aquavit, and a visit to the distillery and museum provides another enjoyable diversion.
Day 16: At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises to Newcastle and home.
Day 17: Arrive Newcastle
Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. (An optional coach transfer back to London will be available to book before departure.)