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Acquired from Costa Crociere and renamed after the famous Portuguese explorer, Magellan has been announced as the new flagship for traditional British cruise line Cruise and Maritime. Maintaining Cruise and Maritime's excellent style and sophistication, Magellan will operate as an adult only ship (16 years plus) alongside Marco Polo. Astor and Azores. Maximum passenger capacity increases to 1250 yet the on-board atmosphere remains to be intimate and inviting.

The classic design and comfortable furnishings make an ideal setting for experiencing some of the world's greatest natural wonders. Guests can relax and unwind in the Jade Wellness and Beauty Centre or any one of three jacuzzis. Keep active in the gym or take some time out in the library or grab a drink at one of three bars upon deck for fantastic viewing opportunities. Evening entertainment continues to charm passengers with sleek indoor bars, Scott's nightclub, Casino and the Main Show Lounge for guaranteed great times.

The maiden voyage has been announced as a twelve night cruise to Iceland and the Faroes to witness the fantastic Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights in the summer of 2015. Journey's placed next on the agenda include visits to Norway’s Fjordland, the North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun, Scandinavian Cities, British Isles, Baltic Cities, St Petersburg and the Canary Islands.  Tropical and exotic destinations including the Amazon and West Indies are lined up for winter 2016.

Departure points include London Tilbury, Newcastle upon Tyne and Dundee.

Guests aboard Magellan can enjoy an enticing dining experience with a choice of two beautifully appointed dining rooms, the Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants for set dining, plus an additional bistro for casual and informal dining.

There is so much to do on-board Magellan that guests can be rest assured that every second be well spent. Whether it's a drink up on deck to admire the view or from the cool stylish interior of Sinatra's Lounge Bar. A friendly game of cards or Bridge in dedicated rooms, or something a little more competitive in the buzzing on-board Casino. Fans of dancing will love Scott's nightclub or catching a show at the decadent Main Show Lounge.

With an on-board gym, two swimming pools, three jacuzzi's and the enticing Jade Wellness Centre, passengers can keep active or choose to simply relax and unwind all at their own pace.

Pick up those essential souvenirs and take home some fabulous mementos from the Boutique and Shopping Galleria, before taking a well earned breather in either the classic library or relaxing wellness centre. A conference room is also available for those with business to conduct on-board.