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The awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis

Join Magellan as she cruises north along Norway's stunning coastline in search of the remarkable Aurora Borealis, one of Earth's most unforgettable sights. Discover breathtaking scenery as Magellan navigates her way around the fjords and islands of Norway's coast, making calls at a string of gorgeous ports, including Bergen, Tromso and Olden, and allowing time for a stop in Rotterdam en route.

Life on board Magellan

There's far more to Magellan than we could possibly fit on this page. Click below to find out more about her cabins, restaurants and other excellent facilities.

WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?

14 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

Full Itinerary

Day One: Depart from Tilbury

Make your way to the port of Tilbury to board Magellan. We'll set sail this afternoon, and you'll have time to relax and enjoy dinner and entertainment on board.

Day Two: Rotterdam

Magellan's first stop is the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam, home to world-class museums, stunning Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshavn's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

Day Three: At sea

Get to know Magellan, her crew and your fellow cruise travellers as you spend a day relaxing at sea.

Day Four: Olden

Today you'll call at Olden, and have the chance to join an optional excursion to the famous Briksdal Glacier. Travel through sublimely beautiful countryside to find this immense cliff of ice, which is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, and governs the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord.

Day Five: Kristiansund

Beautiful Kristiansund is our port of call today. This beautiful town sits on a cluster of four islands, and is the starting point of the Atlantic Ocean Road - a five-mile ribbon of roads and bridges that links the islets and skerries that skirt this part of the Atlantic coast.

Day Six: At sea

Another relaxed day at sea as Magellan sails even further north.

Day Seven: Alta

Magellan's next port of call is remote Alta. Spend your time skygazing - the Northern Lights are at their most astounding here - or explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the indigenous Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the world-famous Ice Hotel.

Day Eight: Honningsvaag

Cruise way beyond the Arctic Circle, close to the coast of Finnmark. As Magellan docks in remote Honningsvaag, you'll have the chance to join an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp (North Cape), which lies almost at Europe's northernmost point.

Day Nine: Tromso

Today Magellan calls in Tromso, recognisable for its magnificent Arctic Cathedral that rises proudly from its bustling centre. Explore the daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

Day 10: At sea

Today is spent at sea, relaxing as Magellan turns south.

Day 11: Trondheim

Beautiful Trondheim, picturesquely set between a loop in the River Nid and stunning Trondheimsfjord, welcomes us this morning. Soak up the atmosphere of a city that was once the capital of Viking Norway. Explore the imposing Nidaros cathedral, the restored Archbishop's Palace, and the impressive Stiftsgarden, which is now a royal residence.

Day 12: Andalsnes

Today Magellan sails into spectacular Andalsnes, and you'll have an opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway's most spectacular mountain scenery. Look out for the renowned wooden Rodven stave church in its gorgeous setting beside the fjord.

Day 13: Bergen

Today we'll reach Bergen, birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Wander its cobbled streets past attractive medieval houses, visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, or take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.

Day 14: At sea

Enjoy a final day at sea, reliving the memories of a wonderful holiday.

Day 15: Arrive back in Tilbury

Disembark in Tilbury at the end of an unforgettable 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

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 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 after 5th July 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.

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.

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