The 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.

  • Size medium
  • Style Classic
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 1985
  • Year of last refit 2010
  • Gross tonnage 46052t
  • Length 221.3m
  • Width 28.0m
  • Speed 16kts
  • Decks 9
  • Language English
  • Currency Pound Sterling (£)
  • No. of passengers 1250
  • No. of crew 660
  • No. of cabins 726
  • -wheelchair access 15

Take your pick from a selection of four superb onboard packages and enjoy some great pre-sail savings too! 

To enable you to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of four superb value onboard package options that include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked∘ and paid for before your cruise, so we highly recommend∘ that you take full advantage of these packages. 

For example, the CMV Value option for cruises between 5 and 29 nights includes gratuities and service charges for the duration of your cruise, a welcome bottle of wine per cabin, priority cabin upgrade (if available) and confirmed seating∘ in the restaurant (first come, first served basis). Pre-book for just £6pp per night (£7pp per night onboard).

Please note: There is no Gratuity & Service charge for teenagers & children under 18 years.

For more information and details of what is included in each package please click here.

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There are sixteen categories of accommodation∘ onboard Magellan from standard twin inner staterooms to suites that are generally categorised and priced according to size and deck position. Whichever grade you choose, your cabin steward will be pleased to serve you and ensure that you enjoy a very comfortable stay.


Food is always one of the many highlights of cruising. Whether you are enjoying a pool deck buffet, a relaxed lunch in the Raffles or dining in the Waldorf Restaurant, the chefs onboard Magellan will not disappoint you.


From the moment you step onboard, the choice is yours to join any of the many activities on offer or simply enjoy the luxury of being able to do absolutely∘ nothing. The ship’s daily programme will be delivered to your cabin each evening, outlining the events of the following day.

Health and fitness

Equipped with a gym and wellness centre, Magellan provides everything you need to improve your fitness levels or to simply relax. There's also the Sun Deck, which is perfect if you want a jog or run at sea.

Kids and Teens

Please note: Magellan does not offer any dedicated Kids & Teens facilities.


There are three enrichments activities onboard Magellan, arts and crafts, guest speakers, and An Audience With... This is the perfect way to broaden your mind and learn new skills whilst sailing.

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