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Atlantic Island Calls

This fascinating late-summer cruise heads south, where warmer days and blue skies are all but guaranteed. Calls to a trio of Portuguese outposts in the mid-Atlantic await – two of the lovely islands of the Azores and the Garden Island, Madeira. Visits to the Spanish Armada’s home port, La Coruña, vibrant Portuguese capital, Lisbon, and Leixões, for tours to wine-producing Porto, complete this excellent cruise.

Join Magellan as she departs from Bristol Portbury and cruises to La Coruña, from where you can visit Santiago de Compostela, final destination of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail, on an optional excursion. Leaving mainland Europe, you’ll cruise south to even warmer climes, and to the Azores. Here, two wonderful calls await, including Horta, on delightful Faial, known as the ‘blue island’, and elegant, cosmopolitan Ponta Delgada on São Miguel, the largest island of the archipelago.

Continue south to the island idyll of Madeira, where you’ll call at floral paradise, Funchal, before Magellan turns north for home. Calls at Lisbon, Leixões, and colourful Irish maritime gateway Cobh rounds off this wonderful voyage.

What does this price include?

  • 15 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1800hrs

    Join Magellan in Bristol, today. Settle in to your cabin and relax as she gets underway this evening.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Magellan's first call is in the historic port La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to the ancient pilgrimage site at Santiago de Compostela.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Today we'll reach the Azores, and tie up in Horta, principal settlement on the island of Faial. Step ashore to explore this colourful former whaling station and perhaps take an excursion to the summit of Cabeço Gordo, which boasts breathtaking views of the entire archipelago.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Magellan's next stop is Ponta Delgada, the cosmopolitan main town of São Miguel, the largest of the islands in the Azores. Here you'll have an opportunity to go ashore to explore a place that has been a favoured stopping-off point of transatlantic adventurers for centuries.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    Some 500 miles off the coast of Africa, Madeira is one of the world's most beautiful islands. This sun-blessed subtropical paradise is home to some of the most vibrant and exotic flora on Earth. Relax in Funchal, the island capital, visit the wonderful Botanical Gardens, and perhaps race downhill from Monte to Livramento in a wickerwork 'toboggan'!

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Magellan's next port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    The Portuguese port of Leixões offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to historic Oporto. Famed the world over for its port wine, Oporto stands atop the towering granite cliffs that rise above the River Douro, the two banks linked by several vertigo-inducing bridges. Why not visit the Ribeira district to take in one of the wine lodges for which the city is world-renowned?

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Magellan's last call is the long, narrow harbour at Cobh, the maritime gateway to the capital of southwest Ireland, Cork. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic city, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.

  • Arrive: 0530hrs

    Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

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