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Christmas and New Year Mexico and Caribbean Cruise from Tilbury

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26 days from £3599 £1799
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 16 December 2018 from -



Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas and New Year on this astounding value, winter-warming cruise to the sun-kissed Caribbean and Mexico. Make the most of Magellan’s on-board amenities, call in the Canaries and the Cape Verde Isles and, after a wonderful island-hop through the Caribbean, end the voyage in Mexico's dazzling Yucatan Peninsula, flying back from Cancun.

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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Overnight return flight from Cancun to London
  • 25 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 London Tilbury, UK
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Five - Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day Seven - Funchal, Madeira
  • Day Eight - Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
  • Day 11 - Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands
  • Days 16-17 - Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Day 18 - *Mayreau, Grenadines
  • Day 19 - St John's, Antigua
  • Day 20 - Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Day 21 - La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Day 23 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Day 25 - Cozumel for Chichen Itza
  • Day 26 - Travel home from Cancun, Mexico

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: Embark Magellan in London Tilbury

Join Magellan in London Tilbury, and settle into your welcoming cabin.

Day Two: Amsterdam

Spend the morning in Amsterdam, where the picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings never fail to delight. Step ashore to explore this friendly city, and perhaps visit the renowned Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum.

Days Three to Four: At sea

Two days are spent at sea, offering the chance to relax and enjoy Magellan’s many on-board amenities.

Day Five: Lisbon, Portugal

Today Magellan calls in Portuguese capital Lisbon, from where the great explorers sailed to the New World. Enjoy an optional shore excursion through the maze of narrow, hilly streets of the historic Alfamar district, a striking contrast to the modern city’s glass and steel.

Day Six: At sea

Enjoy a restful day at sea.

Day Seven: Funchal, Madeira

Magellan reaches the sun-blessed shores of sub-tropical Madeira, to call in its colourful capital, Funchal. On this lush green island the wonderful Botanical Gardens are not to be missed, nor is an exhilarating wickerwork 'toboggan' ride from Monte to Livramento.

Day Eight: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Arriving in the Canary Islands, Magellan calls at the great trading port of Las Palmas, gateway to Gran Canaria. Explore the bustling modern metropolis of Puerto de la Luz, or head to the palm-fringed squares of the old town, Vegueta. There will also be an optional excursion inland to take in some superb views.

Day Nine: At sea

Another day is yours to enjoy on board the ship, as the on-board festivities begin in earnest.

Day 10 (Christmas Day): At sea

Enjoy a memorable Christmas Day at sea, as Magellan sails towards the Cape Verde islands, with traditional Christmas dinner, glittering entertainment, and the Captain and crew ensuring a wonderful time is had by all.

Day 11 (Boxing Day): Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

The 10 volcanic isles that make up the Cape Verde archipelago are fast becoming a popular holiday haven, despite (or perhaps because of) their remote position. Enjoy Boxing Day on the island of Sao Vicente, in its pretty capital Mindelo. Spend the day exploring this colonial outpost, with its attractive houses, or perhaps take an optional shore excursion inland.

Days 12-15: At sea

Spend four days relaxing on board, as Magellan sails towards the warm waters of the Caribbean.

Days 16-17 (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day): Bridgetown, Barbados

Magellan arrives in colourful Bridgetown, Barbados, in time to see in 2019 ashore or aboard. On New Year’s Day, discover the island capital, gateway to exquisite beaches, resort hotels and exclusive shore-side restaurants.

Day 18: Mayreau, Grenadines

Spend a lazy day dipping in and out of the blue water at tiny Mayreau, with its stunning beaches. Enjoy a beach barbecue, courtesy of the ship’s chefs, or join an optional catamaran excursion to the Tobago Cays.

Day 19: St John's, Antigua

Today Magellan arrives in Antigua, where you’ll find wonderful scenery, powder-white sandy beaches and warm azure seas. St John’s is the thriving main town, its main attractions gathered round the Redcliffe Quay. Elsewhere, the restored naval dockyard and the colonial forts of English Harbour and Shirley Heights provide interesting alternatives to the beach.

Day 20: Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

The sun-kissed beauty of the British Virgin Islands (or ’BVIs’) is yours to savour as Magellan anchors off Road Town, the historic, bustling principal town of Tortola, the largest in this exquisite group.

Day 21: La Romana, Dominican Republic

Magellan's next Caribbean stop is the Dominican beach resort of La Romana. Enjoy an optional shore excursion to visit Santa Domingo, the New World's first European colonial city and supposed burial place of Christopher Columbus.

Day 22: At sea

Enjoy another idyllic day at sea as Magellan sails towards her final Caribbean call.

Day 23: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Enjoy a day relaxing on the delightful beaches of famous Ocho Rios, situated on Jamaica's north coast. Alternatively, join a shore excursion into the Blue Mountains, to dramatic Dunn’s River Falls or to Bob Marley's Mausoleum in the St Ann's Hills.

Day 24: At sea

Enjoy a final relaxing day at sea as Magellan approaches Mexican waters.

Day 25: Cozumel, Mexico

Magellan arrives in Cozumel, a Mexican island fringed by a beautiful coral reef. This laid back, unashamedly cool haven is famed for its excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities and its stunning marine reserve. An optional excursion from here offers the chance to visit the magnificent Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.

Day 26: Travel home from Cozumel, Mexico

After lunch, disembark Magellan and transfer to Cancun airport for your overnight flight back to London.

Date Nights Price From
16 December 2018
16 December 2018 25 £1799

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

Visit to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Offer applies to new bookings made from 1st August (inclusive) 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.

Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.

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.

*Great-Value PLUS Benefits

Book one of the cabin categories below by 31st August 2018 and you’ll also be eligible for a range of other benefits.

De Luxe Suite (Cat DS)
£800 on-board credit per cabin
A complementary CMV Additions Value Package worth £600 per person

Junior Suite (Cat JS)
£600 on-board credit per cabin
A complementary CMV Additions Value Package worth £600 per person

Premium (Cat 12)
£400 on-board credit per cabin
A complementary CMV Additions Value Package worth £600 per person

Superior Plus (Cat 11)
£400 on-board credit per cabin
A complementary CMV Additions Value Package worth £600 per person

Superior (Cats 9 & 10)
£300 on-board credit per cabin
A complementary CMV Additions Value Package worth £600 per person

The CMV Additions Value Package includes...

All service charges and on-board gratuities for the duration of the voyage, a bottle of wine waiting in your cabin when you board, priority seating in the restaurant when you book in advance (subject to availability on a first-come basis) and priority cabin upgrade option (if available). It also gives you the chance to upgrade to the Plus, Premium or VIP Package and get a £600 per person discount (Cat 9 and above only) on the cost of those packages.

On-board Credit can be used to pay for drinks, photography, duty free and shore excursions. No refunds of unused credit will be given. Crew Gratuities are normally added automatically to your on board account and are calculated at £5 per person per night.