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HISTORIC NORTHERN PORTS

This ‘northern waters’ sailing from Newcastle features a host of fascinating ports of call, including medieval Tallinn, Tsarist St Petersburg, stylish Scandinavian capitals Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm, and energetic Danish seaside city Aalborg.

Sail to wonderful Copenhagen, which is followed by a visit to the German port town of Warnemünde, which brings the opportunity to visit historic Berlin. A call at Estonia’s majestic capital Tallinn, which is overlooked by Toompea Castle, is followed by an overnight stay in gilded St Petersburg. Turning toward home, Magellan visits pretty Helsinki and island-dotted Stockholm, before a final call at pretty Aalborg, on Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, rounds off this wonderful cruise.

What does this price include?

  • 14 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: 1530hrs

    Board Magellan in Dundee, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

  • Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1630hrs

    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, Strøget.

  • Arrive: 0830hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    This morning Magellan arrives in Warnemünde. 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.

  • Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.

  • Arrive: 1100hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    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.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Eight)

    Depart: 1900hrs (Day Nine)

    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.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    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 Neoclassical buildings of stunning Senate Square, which have played the part of Moscow in many Cold War movies.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1730hrs

    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.

  • Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies.

  • Arrive: 1100hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    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.

  • Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises to Newcastle and home.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Newcastle was once among the most vibrant centres of the British Industrial Revolution, and has now evolved into one of England's most energetic and exciting cities. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you'll have some time to explore before beginning the final leg of your cruise.

  • Arrive: 0330hrs

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