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Cruise & Maritime Voyages is Britain's newest privately owned cruise line and 2014 is our fifth year of operating no fly cruises from a choice of 8 UK ports. In 2012 and 2013, 95% of our guests rated the enjoyment of their cruise experience either excellent or good - high praise indeed! With a wide choice of cruising holidays to consider, our emphasis continues to be on attaining high levels of customer satisfaction and providing attentive and friendly service standards.
Amazon, West Indies & South America
Vast swathes of jungle, home to extraordinary tropical plants and an abundance of colourful wildlife, Amazonia will undoubtedly be the highlight of this magnificent six-week adventure that starts the moment you leave British shores. On this incredible voyage taking you to the infamous Îles du Salut, four sun-splashed islands in the Caribbean, Cape Verde and the Azores, you’ll cruise the mighty Amazon and discover the largest tropical rainforest and most diverse ecosystem on earth!
Explore charming Amsterdam, historic Lisbon and Funchal on Madeira, the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’. Visit remote Cape Verde stepping ashore in Mindelo with cobblestone streets and candycoloured colonial buildings. Enjoy the activities on board as you cruise to South America and bustling Santarem, your gateway to the mighty Amazon River. Witness indigenous Amazonian lifestyle first hand in the remote jungle village of Boca da Valeria before calling in Manaus, the city at the heart of the Amazon.
Baltic Cities & Russia
Spectacular sights abound on Baltic cruises of contrasts. Experience highlights of famous Scandinavian capitals, Russia and Estonia, on a kaleidoscope of history, heritage, culture and colour. The highlight of your Baltic cruise will undoubtedly be the imperial splendour of St. Petersburg, home to many of the historic and architectural treasures of Russia’s imperial past. This will be a real voyage of discovery giving you truly wonderful memories to bring home.
Oslo is an easy-going city with a cosmopolitan cafe culture. You’ll see marinas packed with boats, lovely parks, galleries and world-class museums. Visit the fascinating Vigeland Sculpture Park or the Viking Ship Museum. From Warnemünde, one of Germany’s few sea resorts, take the optional excursion to Berlin, where sights include Check-point Charlie, Charlottenburg Palace and the Reichstag. In Copenhagen there’s the old world charm of the Nyhavn inner harbour, the famous Tivoli Gardens, and The Little Mermaid statue.
Canada & Greenland
Marco Polo will call at the Shetland and Faroe Islands en route to Iceland and preceding Greenland - a mesmerising world of icebergs, dramatic mountains and fjord splendour - where in summer, the sun never sets. Seventeen amazing days are spent discovering Eastern Canada, including Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Québec and Montréal as you cruise the mighty St. Lawrence River. Then it’s back across the Atlantic with a final stop at Cobh on this truly epic voyage.
Join in the celebrations for Marco Polo’s 50th year at sea, as she recreates an epic voyage retracing her transatlantic route to Eastern Canada. Spend a leisurely day at sea as you glide north to your first port of call, Lerwick in the Shetland Isles for a day of traditional charm. A call at Tórshavn offers the chance to discover the remote Faroese islands with their dramatic sea cliffs and coastal villages, before sailing onto Reykjavik for the start of the optional ‘Golden Circle’ tour featuring the raging Gullfoss waterfall, geothermal field of Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
Iceland & Northern Isles
Venture to the far north of Norway the dramatic North Cape Experience ‘white nights’ when the sun never slips below the horizon and long daylight hours that frame every breathtaking panorama as you cruise Norway’s beautiful coastline. Cast adrift in the North Atlantic the remote Faroe Islands are truly unspoiled. Alternatively, experience nature at its most dynamic in Iceland the ‘Land of Fire and Ice.
Above the Arctic Circle northern Norway is the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’. Tromsø is the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ and its striking Artic Cathedral and wonderful museums are a must to visit. An imposing wall of rugged peaks announces the Lofoten archipelago. Gravdal and Leknes are gateways to some of Norway’s most breathtaking landscapes steeped in Viking history. From tiny Honningsvaag you have the opportunity to visit the dramatic North Cape where, if the weather permits, you can view the sun hovering just above the horizon.
The Norwegian Fjords
On Norwegian fjord cruises, sail into peaceful fjords where steep, tree covered slopes rise up to snow-tipped peaks, and majestic waterfalls cascade to the rocks below. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the fjordland scenery, explore charming villages, discover Viking heritage and walk through the history of old Bergen. Journey deep within the Arctic Circle to Spitzbergen, the North Cape and the Land of the Midnight Sun or in winter in search of the spectacular Northern Lights.
Fjord cruises are truly stunning – tranquil blue waters lapping at lush green slopes, rising to towering peaks. You will want to spend hours just standing at the ship’s rail in the clean air, gazing at granite cliffs punctuated by waterfalls, remote mountain farms and pretty villages. Eidfjord is the gateway to the Hardanger plateau and Norway’s largest National Park and Geiranger sits on what is considered to be the most beautiful fjord in Norway and where famous waterfalls cascade into the fjord.
Land of the Northern Lights
There really is no better way to search for the Northern Lights - also known as the Aurora Borealis - than on a Northern lights cruise. The combination of a laid back voyage and a natural spectacle is one that’s hard to beat. A Northern Lights cruise will sail along the impressive Norwegian coastline up into the Arctic Circle in search of this spectacular natural phenomenon. This atmospheric display of green and pink light dancing across the night sky is truly one of nature's wonders.
The Northern Lights are well known for being one of nature’s most beautiful sights, with the impressive blend of blue, green and pink lighting up the night sky for miles. The lights occur when solar storms strike the Earth’s magnetic field, generating an unrivalled cosmic display. The towns of Narvik, Alta and Tromsø are among the best places in Norway to witness the lights, as the further North you travel, the more likely they are to appear.
Inaugural Magellan Spectacular!
A total solar eclipse will occur on 20th March 2015 off the coast of the remote Faroe Islands. This special maiden cruise aboard Magellan will take you there to witness this phenomenon and hopefully, the amazing ‘solar corona’. This spectacular cruise will visit the Scottish Highlands, Shetland and Faroe Islands plus Iceland – the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’, where it may be possible to view the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
What better way to witness this memorable experience than on this unique cruise itinerary aboard Magellan cruising off the coast of the Faroe Islands. Visit the Scottish Highlands from Invergordon, the Shetland and Faroe Islands and Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik offering the chance to search for the spectacular Northern Lights. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible in Europe until August 2026. To witness such an event is a singularly memorable experience not to be missed.