Board Magellan in Tilbury and relax on board before she sets sail early this afternoon.
Relax into the leisurely pace of life on board, today. As Magellan cruises across the North Sea you'll have time to discover the ship's facilities and to get to know your fellow passengers.
The pretty little port-city of Kalundborg nestles beneath the five-spired shadow of the Church of Our Lady on the west coast of Zealand, almost exactly opposite Copenhagen on Zealand's east coast. As Magellan calls here you'll have the chance to join an optional shore excursion taking you across the island to stroll the Danish capital's stylish streets and the sculpted walkways of the Tivoli Gardens, see the bronze figure of the Little Mermaid beside the harbour and perhaps stop for a drink at one of Nyhavn's many waterside bars.
This morning Magellan arrives in Rostock. Seat of northern Europe’s oldest university, Rostock retains much of its medieval charm in the gabled houses and preserved warehouses surrounding Neuer Markt, the city’s main square. However, for many the main attraction of this stop will be the optional excursion to Berlin. See the arch of the Brandenburg Gate, the Unter den Linden, the former East German sector and the shops on the Ku’damm, and visit the reminders of 20th-century conflict - from Hitler’s Bunker to Checkpoint Charlie.
Today you'll visit the pretty port-town of Ronne, situated on the Danish island of Bornholm. This attractive town is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. Discover St Torv market and the half-timbered and newer brick-built houses, or visit the fascinating museum that showcases the island’s history of grandfather-clock-making.
Magellan's second Baltic island call is at the Swedish island of Gotland. Discover its UNESCO-listed capital, Visby, a medieval treasure trove of wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches surrounded by the best-preserved medieval city wall anywhere in Scandinavia, or head out of the town to explore the island's archaeological sites, iconic rock formations, tranquil countryside and fine beaches.
Magellan will call at Nynashamn, this morning, and you’ll have the chance to head to Stockholm on an optional shore excursion. 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.
Today Magellan reaches Klaipeda, Lithuania’s third-largest city and once one of the Cold War's most secretive ports. Discover the half-timbered houses, cafes and gift shops that make up Klaipeda's charming and unspoilt old town, or choose to venture further afield to see the vast sand dunes of Curonian Spit National Park or to fascinating Zemaitija National Park, where a top-secret Soviet base once aimed missiles at the West.
Step ashore in Gdansk, one of New Europe’s most sparkling jewels, to see its medieval centre and its bustling waterfront. See towering, red-brick St Mary’s Church and explore the shops and cafes along colourful Long Market.
Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, as Magellan turns west once more and begins her voyage home.
Skagen, at the remote, beautiful northern tip of Denmark’s Jutland is Magellan's final call. Here, where the two seas of Skagerrak and Kattegat meet off the ever-shifting spit of white-sand dunes known as Grenen, a colourful, artistic community has grown. It's home to several fascinating museums and galleries, and to a number of delightful crafts stores and cafes.
Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises back towards London.
Bid farewell to Magellan, her crew and all your fellow travellers, this morning, as you disembark at the end of your 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.
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.