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CMV Magellan Review and Specifications
Specifications of CMV Magellan
|Year built||1985 / Age : 35|
|Builder||Aalborg Vaerft Aktieselskab AS (Aalborg, Denmark)|
|Owner||Global Maritime Group Inc|
|Operator||CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages) via Cruceros Marítimos Vacacionales|
|Speed||21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph|
|Length (LOA)||221 m / 725 ft|
|Beam (width)||32 m / 105 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||46052 gt|
|Passengers||1250 - 1452|
|Decks with cabins||9|
|Former names||Grand Holiday (IberoCruises), MS Holiday (Carnival)|
|Christened by||Gloria Hunniford|
Current itinerary / position of CMV Magellan
CMV Magellan current cruise is 42 days, round-trip Amazon, West Indies & Azores. The itinerary starts on 08 Jan, 2020 and ends on 19 Feb, 2020.All Itineraries Current Position
|Date / Time||Port|
|08 Jan 16:00||Departing from London Tilbury, England hotels|
|09 Jan 09:00 - 17:00||Rotterdam, Holland|
|12 Jan 08:00 - 13:00||Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal|
|14 Jan 09:00 - 15:00||Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal|
|17 Jan 09:00 - 15:00||Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde|
|23 Jan 09:00 - 18:00||Santarem, Brazil Amazon|
|24 Jan 09:00 - 15:00||Boca da Valeria, Brazil Amazon|
|25 Jan 12:30 - 26 Jan 17:00||Manaus, Brazil Amazon|
|27 Jan 10:45 - 18:00||Parintins, Brazil Amazon|
|28 Jan 08:00 - 19:00||Santarem, Brazil Amazon|
|31 Jan 07:00 - 20:00||Belem, Brazil|
|02 Feb 08:00 - 18:00||Iles du Salut, French Guiana|
|04 Feb 08:00 - 19:00||Scarborough, Tobago|
|05 Feb 06:00 - 23:00||Bridgetown, Barbados|
|06 Feb 08:00 - 17:30||Castries, St Lucia Island|
|07 Feb 08:00 - 16:00||St Johns, Antigua|
|13 Feb 09:00 - 19:00||Horta, Faial Island, Azores|
|14 Feb 08:00 - 22:00||Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores|
|19 Feb 06:00||Arriving in London Tilbury, England hotels|
Review of CMV Magellan
CMV Magellan cruise ship is a Holiday-class vessel initially operated by Carnival Cruise Line as "MS Holiday". It joined CMV's fleet in Spring 2015. As former Carnival "Fun Ship", Magellan still retains the distinctive funnel shape.
History - construction and ownership
The 1452-passenger ship MS Magellan belongs to the Holiday-class of Carnival cruise ships and is currently chartered by CMV UK (Cruise and Maritime Voyages, part of Global Maritime Group). The vessel was previously also operated by Iberocruceros (another Carnival Corporation subsidiary company) as "MS Grand Holiday".
A renovation was needed for the cruise ship, because of her condition and the vessel was sent to dry docks for renovation in 2003. Two years later, during the natural phenomenon Hurricane Katrina, the cruise service was temporarily interrupted in order to serve as a shelter for those suffering from the storm. After the disaster, the Grand Holiday left the Mississippi River and was sent again to dry dock for renovations. Engineers and designers worked for several weeks under changes over the propellers and the addition of new carpeting and plumbing. The Grand Holiday was transferred to Iberocruceros' fleet.
A curious fact is that as "MS Grand Holiday", the vessel was chartered as a hotel ship in Port Sochi Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics (February 5-24, 2014). As "CMV Magellan", the vessel was again chartered as a hotel ship in Newport Wales (South Dock) during 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff (June 2017).
Cruise itinerary program
MS Magellan itinerary program is based on Western Europe and Baltic Sea cruises, departing from UK ports, including Dundee, Newcastle, Harwich. Magellan will operate a series of voyages to Norway and the Canary islands and a 42-night cruise to Brazil in winter 2017-2018 from Tilbury-London.
(new) CMV Mexican cruise brand "Cruceros Maritimos Vacacionales"
On December 19, 2017, CMV announced Magellan cruise ship's 2019 winter deployment to Mexican Riviera (Pacific Mexico).
- The ship starts operations on February 3 (2019) under a new company brand name - "Cruceros Maritimos Vacacionales".
- The 7-day cruise itinerary program (February through March 2019) offers roundtrips from both Acapulco and Manzanillo. The roundtrip itinerary departs on Sundays and visits Pacific Mexico's ports Cabo San Lucas (Baja California), Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, and has 2 sea days.
- Sunday departures allow passengers to spend overnight in Acapulco (by booking pre- and post-cruise packages combining up to 5-day land stay (hotels and tours) with the 7-day cruise.
- The average 7-day cruise prices start from USD 700 pp (MXN 14,000 / Mexican pesos).
- Maiden 2019 season's total passenger capacity was estimated at 12,000. For 2019, the ship will operate a total of ten 7-day voyages. CMV has plans to extend season 2020 to 5 months, eventually deploying the liner in Mexico for year-round operations.
- CMV opened a sales office in Mexico City in April 2018. It is expected that 80-85% of the embarking passengers will be Mexican.
MS Magellan has 9 passenger decks and 726 staterooms in 15 grades, of which 14 Balcony Suites, 277 Inside and 449 Oceanview.
Shipboard facilities and amenities
MS Magellan dining rooms include Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants, both featuring open-seating breakfast and lunch, as well as two fixed time sittings for dinner. Raffle’s Bistro provides more informal experience.
There are no “modern time” amenities on this "old-time" liner, like ice-skating rinks or climbing walls. The ship is a typical adults-only (child-free) cruise vessel for passengers 16-years and above. Onboard Lounges and Bars include a 2-deck Theatre (Main Show Lounge), Neptune Observation Bar, Lido Bar, Eros Bar, Scott’s Nightclub, Hampton’s Lounge Bar, Sinatra’s Lounge Bar, Captain’s Club, Nansen Card Room and Internet Cafe. Other amenities include Jade Wellness Centre (Spa and Beauty), Fitness Centre, 2 swimming pools, 3 jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), Sun Terrace (sundeck with seating), Casino Royale, Livingstone Library, Shackleton’s Conference Room, Photo Gallery, Shopping Galleria.
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MS Magellan is a Holiday-class cruise liner operated as "MS Holiday" by Carnival Cruise Line and as "MS Grand Holiday" by Ibero Cruises. As a former Carnival ship, Magellan has the distinctive "Fun Ship" funnel shape. The vessel was transformed into a 4-star floating hotel during the Winter Olympics in Port Sochi Russia (February 5-24, 2014).
The 1985-built vessel was last refitted by Carnival in 2010. CMV confirmed the purchase in November 2014. On November 3, 2014, CMV announced "ms Grand Holiday" joins its fleet in March 2015 under the name "ms Magellan". The ship offers cruises departing from UK ports (in Scotland and England) - Newcastle, Dundee, Tilbury-London. The voyage became the world's first circumnavigation of the planet, starting with a Transatlantic crossing to South America.
Vessel's christening ceremony for CMV was on March 12, 2015, in Tilbury (London Cruise Terminal). Ship's new godmother was Mrs. Gloria Hunniford - a presenter for Northern Ireland's ITV and BBC programs, with her own "BBC Radio 2" daily show. This CMV ship is named after Ferdinand Magellan (Fernao de Magalhaes, 1480 - 1521) who was a Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish sea expedition (between 1519 - 1522, westward route) to the East Indies.
On March 15, 2015, was the Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage for CMV) to Iceland and Faroe Islands. Fun fact is that this CMV ship has a namesake - the 2010-launched "CMA CGM Magellan". The vessel is among the world's largest container ships (capacity 13,830 containers) and operated by CMA-CGM Line.
In June 2017, the cruise ship was chartered to serve as "floating hotel" for Champions League Final's visitors in Newport Wales. CMV Magellan entered Newport on June 2. The docking area (South Dock's quayside) was transformed into events and activity space managed by Hopscotch Groupe (a French company) on behalf of Nissan. The quayside events operation was co-organized also by CMV and ABP South Wales. The sporting event (2017 UEFA Champions League Final) was held at National Stadium of Wales (Cardiff).
In 2019, the ship started Mexican Riviera cruises under a new CMV brand name - "Cruceros Marítimos Vacacionales". The 7-day itinerary program (February through March 2019) offered roundtrips from both Acapulco and Manzanillo, with ports of call Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas (Baja California), plus 2 sea days. Maiden season's total passenger capacity was estimated at 12,000.
MS Magellan refurbishment 2017 review
The ship's 2017 drydock refurbishment (January-February) was done at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) in Vlissingen Holland. The list of works included routine equipment maintenance, propulsion system (starboard propeller blades polishing, bow, and stern thruster blades repairs), renewal and upgrades in public areas and cabins, repairs of steel damages, overhauling of several systems (main engine blower, tender embarkation cylinders, heaters, evaporator, purifier). Stabilizer fins were also serviced.
A new sewage system was installed (sewage tanks and treatment units replaced). Rudders and the hull underwent inspection and thorough cleaning. Scupper pipes were renewed. The ship's 16 lifeboats were removed and fully-serviced. All air conditioning units were overhauled. The wastewater vacuum system (serving 700 onboard WC-toilets) was chemically cleaned. The ship's incinerator was refurbished.
Following a drydock (at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen) in December 2019, the liner now has a new livery (on the superstructure) and also repainted hull - in blue (trademarked by CMV colour) with two white lines in the upper section.
CMV Magellan Itineraries
The below listed CMV Magellan cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Cruise and Maritime Voyages fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price from|
|2019 Dec 18||21 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries||London Tilbury|
|2019 Dec 19||21 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries||Rotterdam|
|2020 Jan 08||42 days, round-trip Amazon, West Indies & Azores||London Tilbury|
|2020 Jan 09||42 days, round-trip Amazon, West Indies & Azores||Rotterdam|
|2020 Feb 19||14 days, round-trip Land of the Northern Lights to Norway||London Tilbury|
|2020 Feb 20||14 days, round-trip Land of the Northern Lights to Norway||Rotterdam|
|2020 Mar 04||12 days, round-trip Land of the Northern Lights to Iceland||London Tilbury|
|2020 Mar 05||12 days, round-trip Land of the Northern Lights Iceland||Rotterdam|
|2020 Mar 16||15 days, round-trip Canary Islands & Madeira||London Tilbury|
|2020 Mar 17||15 days, round-trip Canary Islands & Madeira||Rotterdam|
|2020 Mar 31||11 days, round-trip British Isles Discovery||London Tilbury|
|2020 Apr 11||12 days, round-trip Easter Hidden Baltic Treasures||London Tilbury|
|2020 Apr 23||2 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Newcastle upon Tyne||London Tilbury|
|2020 Apr 25||7 days, round-trip Majestic Fjordland||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|2020 Apr 26||7 days, round-trip Majestic Fjordland||Dundee|
|2020 May 02||12 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|2020 May 03||12 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures||Dundee|
|2020 May 14||6 days, round-trip Faroes & Northern Isles||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|2020 May 15||6 days, round-trip Faroes & Northern Isles||Dundee|
|2020 May 20||11 days, round-trip Round Britain & River Seine Experience||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|2020 May 21||11 days, round-trip Round Britain & River Seine Experience||Dundee|
|2020 May 31||13 days, round-trip Baltic Cities & St Petersburg||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|2020 Jun 01||13 days, round-trip Baltic Cities & St Petersburg||Dundee|
|2020 Jun 13||1 day, one-way from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dundee||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|2020 Jun 14||9 days, one-way from Dundee to Greenock||Dundee|
|2020 Jun 23||8 days, round-trip River Seine Experience||Greenock|
|2020 Jun 24||8 days, round-trip River Seine Experience||Belfast|
|2020 Jul 01||9 days, round-trip Fjordland Splendour||Greenock|
|2020 Jul 02||9 days, round-trip Fjordland Splendour||Belfast|
|2020 Jul 10||2 days, one-way from Greenock to Liverpool||Greenock|
|2020 Aug 26||7 days, round-trip River Seine Experience||Liverpool|
|2020 Aug 27||7 days, round-trip River Seine Experience||Dublin|
|2020 Sep 02||2 days, one-way from Liverpool to Bristol||Liverpool|
|2020 Sep 02||13 days, one-way from Liverpool to Bristol||Liverpool|
|2020 Sep 03||1 day, one-way from Dublin to Bristol||Dublin|
|2020 Sep 03||10 days, one-way from Dublin to Belfast||Dublin|
|2020 Sep 04||11 days, round-trip British Isles Discovery||Bristol|
|2020 Sep 15||6 days, round-trip River Seine Experience||Bristol|
|2020 Sep 16||6 days, round-trip River Seine Experience||Cobh-Cork|
|2020 Sep 21||14 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures||Bristol|
|2020 Sep 22||14 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures||Cobh-Cork|
|2020 Oct 05||16 days, round-trip Grand Canary Islands & Madeira, Iberian Treasures & Morocco||Bristol|
|2020 Oct 06||16 days, round-trip Grand Canary Islands & Madeira, Iberian Treasures & Morocco||Cobh-Cork|
|2020 Oct 21||12 days, round-trip Iceland & Land of the Northern Lights||Bristol|
|2020 Oct 22||9 days, one-way from Cobh-Cork to Belfast||Cobh-Cork|
|2020 Nov 02||25 days, round-trip Grand Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde & Morocco||Bristol|
|2020 Dec 06||5 days, round-trip German Markets & Festive Shopping||London Tilbury|
|2020 Dec 13||4 days, round-trip French Festive Getaway & River Seine Experience||London Tilbury|
|2020 Dec 17||21 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries||London Tilbury|
|2020 Dec 18||21 days, round-trip Christmas & New Year Cape Verde, Madeira & Canaries||Rotterdam|
|2021 Jan 07||34 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Buenos Aires||London Tilbury|
|2021 Jan 07||84 days, round-trip Grand Round South America & Amazon Discovery||London Tilbury|
|2021 Jan 08||33 days, one-way from Rotterdam to Buenos Aires||Rotterdam|
|2021 Jan 08||84 days, round-trip Grand Round South America & Amazon Discovery||Rotterdam|
|2021 Feb 10||50 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to London Tilbury||Buenos Aires|
|2021 Feb 10||51 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rotterdam||Buenos Aires|
|2021 Apr 01||10 days, round-trip Easter British Isles Discovery||London Tilbury|
|2021 Apr 02||10 days, round-trip Easter British Isles Discovery||Rotterdam|
|2021 Apr 11||12 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures||London Tilbury|
|2021 Apr 12||12 days, round-trip Hidden Baltic Treasures||Rotterdam|
|2021 Apr 23||7 days, round-trip Majestic Fjordland||London Tilbury|
|2021 Apr 24||7 days, round-trip Majestic Fjordland||Rotterdam|
|2021 Apr 30||3 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Dundee||London Tilbury|
|2021 Apr 30||2 days, one-way from London Tilbury to Newcastle upon Tyne||London Tilbury|
|2021 May 01||2 days, one-way from Rotterdam to Dundee||Rotterdam|
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