Your holiday begins with calls in the beautiful Isles of Scilly and picturesque Guernsey, both in springtime bloom. Then cruise the scenic River Seine from its mouth at Le Havre to Rouen and explore this ‘city of a hundred spires’ with its impressive Notre Dame Cathedral and medieval half-timbered houses. Contrast all of this with a final stop at Liverpool to discover its great architectural and cultural heritage.
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To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise a programme of optional shore excursions designed to show you the highlights of each of the ports of call will be available to view approximately 8 weeks prior to the cruise departure.
St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (UK)
Britain’s only island archipelago, the magical Isles of Scilly lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. The attractive village of Hugh Town, considered the ‘capital’, is the hub of the islands’ activity. The second largest and the only privately-owned island is Tresco, where, in the glorious Abbey Gardens, some 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Optional excursions explore both St. Mary’s and Tresco, two of the beautiful cluster of islands that are worlds apart from everyday life.
St. Peter Port, Guernsey (UK)
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.
Le Havre (France)
One of France’s main seaports, Le Havre sits on the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine and evokes France’s post-war energy and optimism. Following extensive damage by Allied bombing during World War II, the centre of Le Havre was completely rebuilt, and in 2005 its celebrated modern architecture became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Le Havre is the perfect place to explore Normandy’s beautiful countryside panoramas.
Lying some 75 miles from the Seine estuary, Rouen is the historic capital of Normandy. Victor Hugo called Rouen ‘the city of a hundred spires’. Its Old Town is a delightful maze of narrow, cobblestone streets lined with fine half-timbered houses and wonderful gothic churches including the magnificent Cathedrale Notre Dame and the Eglise St. Maclou. Rouen’s Place du Vieux-Marche is famous as the site where Joan of arc was burned at the stake in 1431. Further upriver is the village of Giverny and the home of Claude Monet, who captured the beauty of Rouen in many of his paintings.
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Magellan Ship Profile
The 46,052grt Bahamian flagged Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive CMV livery is an impressive ship. She will accommodate about 1250 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly British cruise experience. Magellan is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts.