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Join us aboard Magellan for a pre-Christmas cruise to Normandy, crossing the Channel and sailing through the upper reaches of the River Seine to exquisite Rouen. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautifully restored medieval city, and call at pretty Honfleur - a picture at Christmastime.
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Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- 3 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
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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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 - Rouen, France
- Day Three - Honfleur, France
- Day Four - Arrive London Tilbury, UK
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.
Day One: Depart London Tilbury
Board Magellan in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day Two: Rouen, France
This morning Magellan sails into the mouth of the Seine and upriver to Rouen. See the site of Joan of Arc’s martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marche, and wander the cobbled streets of the old town past the Gros Horloge (the 14th-century astronomical clock that dominates an ornate Renaissance arch across the Rue du Gros-Horloge) down to the Place de la Cathedrale where the 70-odd chalets and stalls of Rouen’s Christmas Market offer festive treats, unusual gifts and warming cups of hot chocolate and mulled wine.
Day Three: Honfleur, France
Magellan heads back out to the mouth of the Seine, today, stopping at the historic port of Honfleur. Here you'll discover an elegant little Christmas Market lined up along the Quai Sainte-Catherine, between the quaint, gabled buildings and the waters of the Vieux Bassin.
Day Four: Arrive London Tilbury
Disembark in London Tilbury, and make your way home after a wonderful Christmas markets cruise.
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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice 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 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. 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. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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.