Board Magellan in Tilbury at the mouth of the River Thames, 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.
Settle into a lounger out on deck, today, as Magellan cruises down the 100-kilometre ribbon of Hardangerfjord through an epic landscape of sheer forested mountainsides and still, dark waters to Eidfjord. Step ashore to explore, or perhaps to join an optional excursion through your beautiful surroundings following the Bjoreio river to the Voringfossen waterfalls.
The tiny village of Flam, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord, welcomes Magellan today. Here you'll have the chance, on an optional shore excursion, to board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, the ship navigates her way into stunning Naeroyfjord where some of fjordland's prettiest scenery awaits.
Exquisite Geirangerfjord is one of the smaller fjords, but is undeniably among the most beautiful. Today Magellan cruises its twists and turns through a landscape marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient villages like Hellesylt and Geiranger. Disembark in Geiranger to take in the beauty of it all, or to enjoy an optional excursion.
Compact and friendly, Bergen was once a great trading city within the Hanseatic League. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is unashamedly nautical in outlook. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and perhaps take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.
Make the most of your final day on board and relax as Magellan cruises south-west and home towards Tilbury.
Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, this morning, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.
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.