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Shutterstock 356871482 Chichen Itza, Mexico

This exotic voyage will take you from the Mayan culture and razzmatazz of Mexico, on a voyage calling at six wonderful Caribbean islands and the stunning beauty of the Azores. Jamaica, Antigua and Barbados contrast with the Dominican Republic, Tortola and St Kitts to present an intoxicating mix of Caribbean culture and colonial influences. Discover glorious palm-fringed beaches, lush vegetation and turquoise seas, and during days at sea, relax on board the impressive Magellan.

Shutterstock 92407054 Lagoa Do Fogo, A Volcanic Lake In Sao Miguel

Itinerary

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Day 1 Fly London, UK – Cozumel, Mexico – Depart London for your flight to Cozumel to join CMV Magellan.

 

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Dinner included

Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

Day 2 Cozumel (Mexico) Cozumel is a popular cruise stop and it’s easy to see why. Not only is Cozumel a good location from which to explore some of Mexico’s most notable Mayan treasures, it also boasts some of the region’s best snorkelling and diving among spectacular coral reefs. Shoppers can pick up bargains and Mexican handicrafts in the duty-free shops, while visitors wanting a more peaceful alternative can escape to the island’s quieter more natural side.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 3: At Sea  Relax on board as we sail towards Jamaica

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 4 Ocho Rios (Jamaica) Swing to the reggae vibe in Jamaica as you step ashore in the town of “Ochi”, as locals call it, which is one of Jamaica’s top north coast hubs. This former fishing village has grown into a fully-fledged tourist resort and is an ideal spot to pick up souvenirs (including much-prized Blue Mountain coffee) and visit Jamaica’s most famous and unique attraction just a few miles away, Dunn’s River Falls.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 5 At Sea  Whilst we cruise towards our next port of call, make use of all the the facilities the ship has to offer.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 6 La Romana (Dominican Republic)  La Romana is city on the southern Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic that is a popular tourist draw. Close by you can visit Altos de Chavón,a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village in the heart of the Dominican countryside. Or further afield you may choose to visit Santo Domingo, the oldest city of the New World founded in the 16th century.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 7 Road Town, Tortola (BVI)* Road Town is the capital of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, the largest of this stunning archipelago of over 50 beach-fringed islands and cays, with names evoking a buccaneering past where these waters were once a favourite haunt of pirates. Glorious beaches and wonderful vistas await or perhaps a visit to Pusser's Company Store where you can try the local ‘Painkiller’ rum drinks.

*Land by launch or tender

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 8 Bassterre (St Kitts & Nevis) Capital of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, part of the British Leeward Islands, Basseterre is a typical Caribbean city with a relaxed and easy going outlook on life. Surrounded on all sides by lush green hills and mountains, the city is shadowed by Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano that dominates the skyline standing at just under 4000 ft. With rugged volcanic geography, golden sandy beaches and a gorgeous tropical climate, there is plenty to see and do in and around Basseterre. See the city’s striking cathedral, explore the local markets or admire the view from the 320 year old Brimstone Hill fortress built by the British to defend against the invading French.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 9 St Johns (Antigua & Barbuda) Antigua is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean and is also the main island of the country Antigua and Barbuda. Initially difficult for both the Spanish and French pioneers to settle due to the ferocity of the Carib Indians, Antigua has since become a popular destination with sandy beaches, high class accommodation and breathtaking scenery that have given it a reputation as a luxury island.

St John’s, in the north, is the capital and has an abundance of fine food, welcoming locals and great shopping. The island famously has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, as well as some of the best water sports in the Caribbean.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 10 Bridgetown (Barbados) The capital of Barbados, and UNESCO World Heritage site, Bridgetown has a distinctly British atmosphere - you’ll even find a Trafalgar Square with a statue of Nelson. Barbados typifies our idea of a classic West Indian island like no other. The island has a beautiful interior dotted with gardens and English country churches, and is rimmed with wonderful breaches.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 11-16 At Sea After all the sightseeing for the last few days, now is the time to enjoy the facilities and activities onboard!  Whether it is relaxing with a cocktail around the pool. enjoying a pampering session in the Spa or treating yourself to something in the Duty Free shops - the choice is yours!!

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 17 Horta, Faial (Azores) Horta is a colourful small port on Faial Island, one of the nine volcanic islands that make up the Azores. Taking its name from the Dutch explorer Josse van Huerter who first settled there in 1467, Horta became a convenient stop over for transatlantic journeys thanks to its location in the North Atlantic.

Spanish and Portuguese governance over the years has left a European influence on Horta with many fine examples of ornate and beautiful churches scattered around the area. Other remnants of Horta’s colourful past include the Torre do Relógio Clock Tower and the 16th century Forte de Santa Cruz.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 18 Ponta Delgada (Azores) Since 1546 Ponta Delgada has been capital of São Miguel, which is the largest of the nine islands in the Azores archipelago. In the last twenty-five years the cosmopolitan little town has seen rapid expansion bringing the archipelago its first university, shopping mall and dual carriageway. Yet, it still has a small town charm with squares paved with black and white tiles, beautiful churches, and public buildings with white-painted facades and dark volcanic stone trim. Volcanic activity has produced spectacular scenery on the islands and this extraordinary natural beauty is a highlight of optional excursions.

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Days 19-22: At Sea  This is the last leg of our journey, cruising back to London Tilbury, UK.  So just relax and enjoy these last days at sea!

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS All meals included

Day 23 London Tilbury (UK) After breakfast, disembark this morning in London Tilbury, UK

  • Accommodation 3 * Magellan
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Magellan

Providing a quintessentially British cruise experience to all its passengers, the Magellan ship is among the most well-known of Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ fleet. Magellan boasts a spacious interior, with wide corridors and expansive wooden deck areas providing comfortable surroundings for guests. However, the ship still provides an intimate atmosphere, with a huge range of leisure facilities, including bars and lounges, as well as multiple dining options.

Cruising Magellan

The 46,052grt Bahamian flagged Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive CMV livery is an impressive ship. She can 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.

Enjoy the on board facilities like the pool, whirlpools, spa and fitness centre, and activities, deck games and lectures. However, you may prefer to just relax, read, or do absolutely nothing at all. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included together with afternoon teas and late night snacks. And at night, enjoy a production show, relax to music in one of the lounges or dance the night away.

A cruising holiday is simply like no other, combining the fascination of lazy days at sea, great food and entertainment, making new friendships, ever-changing vistas and visiting new places. It gives a unique sense of exploration and discovery experienced in the civilised comforts of today. Where else can you find a holiday where you will visit lots of different places and your hotel moves with you. No packing, no hassle, no worries.

Enjoy the on board facilities like the pool, whirlpools, spa and fitness centre, and activities, deck games and lectures. However, you may prefer to just relax, read, or do absolutely nothing at all. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included together with afternoon teas and late night snacks. And at night, enjoy a production show, relax to music in one of the lounges or dance the night away.

 

Wellness Centre
The beautifully appointed Wellness Centre is nature’s secret of well being on Magellan. It offers hairdressing & beauty treatments spanning across its state of the art treatment rooms, relaxation area, sauna and extensive menu of massage treatments. 

Other Facilities
How about a few hands of cards in the Card Room? Or immerse yourself in a good book from the well-stocked Livingstone Library. For the more energetic, keep in shape with a out at the gym. Then, browse through the shopping galleria and photo gallery for a few memories to take home of your time on board Magellan.

Out On Deck
There are two outdoor swimming pools plus three whirlpools together with expansive deck areas for that daily exercise, relaxation and viewing or a romantic stroll before you decide to call it a night.

Cabins Include

CAT 5 Superior Single Inner View

Located on Atlantic Deck (except Cabin 7068 on Pacific Deck), these air conditioned cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

CAT 10 Standard Single Ocean View

Located on Atlantic Main Deck, these air conditioned cabins are with a picture window and offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample wardrobe and storage space. All these cabins are equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and personal safe.

 

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

11 hours 

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT - 5 hours

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What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (groups 8 & over)
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Afternoon teas & late night snacks, Self-serve tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking £242 (cannot be booked within one week of sailing)
  • Insurance see here

Optional Excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.
  • Note:  Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

Useful Information

Baggage Restrictions

With Ex-UK Cruise Only bookings there are no luggage restrictions. We do ask that each bag does not exceed 23kg for health and safety reasons for our porters. As there are no separate Baggage Room facilities aboard our ships, it should be noted that all baggage must be stored within the cabin. Under bed storage is available in most cabins for suitcases not exceeding 23cms depth. 

Passports
A passport is essential for all cruises, including mini cruises and sailings around the British Isles and Republic of Ireland and all British Citizens, must hold a full ten-year passport. Many countries, including most of those visited during the winter cruise programme and on the Astor cruise schedule, require visitors to hold passports that have at least six months validity beyond the return date of the cruise. It is the responsibility of holders of non-British passports to check with the relevant consular authorities of the countries to be visited to ascertain if there are any specific restrictions or requirements for their planned itinerary. Any passenger arriving at the departure port without a passport, or with the incorrect documentation, will not be allowed to embark. Such circumstances are not covered by insurance and no refund claims will be entertained.

Dress Code
During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given on board in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally, there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress or trouser suits and stylish co-ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Medical
The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you on board in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full prior to your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception at a nominal charge.

On Board Payments
All prices on board Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo are quoted in Sterling. A cashless system is in operation for all of your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise and you sign a debit when purchasing goods and services on board. This is charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by Travellers’ Cheques, which incur a 3% transaction fee, or by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards, and of course, cash. It is not possible to use personal cheques to settle onboard accounts. The Reception staff also offer a facility to purchase small amounts of certain foreign currencies for use in some of the ports of call. Please note that in payment of your onboard account an extra charge may be levied by your issuing bank for using your credit/debit card. Please note that we do now accept Pre-Paid Credit Cards (showing the VISA or Mastercard symbol) on our vessels.

Optional excursions
These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Duty-Free Sales
The onboard shops are open daily when each ship is at sea, but local customs regulations do not permit the sale of duty-free goods whilst a ship is in port. It should be noted that liquor and tobacco products purchased will only be delivered to your cabin on the last day of the cruise. Drink and tobacco may, of course, be purchased throughout the cruise from the ships’ bars at the listed shipboard prices.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Embarkation/Disembarkation Arrangements
The embarkation procedures at UK ports normally commence four hours prior to the published sailing time. At final disembarkation, you should allow approximately 90 minutes from the scheduled arrival time before disembarkation will commence. The full embarkation and disembarkation procedures and timings will be confirmed when tickets and cruise documentation are dispatched, usually 14 days prior to sail date.

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Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. A Solos Tour Leader will accompany groups of 8 and over, and all our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All our non-UK cruises include flights and transfers and are ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
15 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019 19 All Ages £ 2999 BOOK
10 Apr 2019 02 May 2019 22 All Ages £ 2999 BOOK

What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader (groups 8 & over)
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, Afternoon teas & late night snacks, Self-serve tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking £242 (cannot be booked within one week of sailing)
  • Insurance see here

Optional Excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.
  • Note:  Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

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