A Grand Voyage

Resort: A Grand Voyage
Operator: Saga
Destination: Asia
Price From: £10349.00

A world of discovery awaits

Cruise aboard the elegant Magellan as she makes her maiden voyage around the world, visiting no less than 42 ports. See iconic attractions such as Sydney’s Opera House, Egypt’s Valley of the Kings and Gibraltar’s dramatic Rock, discover the lesser-explored destinations of Nuku Hiva and Papeete, and much, much more

Saga price includes…

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not require
  • Drinks package*
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • Tourist visas if required

And on your cruise

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captains welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

All-inclusive drinks package includes selected house wine, draught beer and soft drinks by the glass in the main restaurant during meal hours, or in the bars during opening hours, premium brands are not included.

Itinerary

05/01/2017
Tilbury, England

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury embark Magellan.

Depart 2100.

06/01/2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 1400. Depart 2100.

The Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants mansions, tree-lined canals, and the spectacular Royal Palace are a few of the sights you can expect to see in Amsterdam, also home to superb collection of galleries and museums.

07/01/2017
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08/01/2017
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09/01/2017
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10/01/2017
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11/01/2017
Ponta Delgada, S£o Miguel, Azores

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Ponta Delgada has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a fine selection of parks, narrow cobbled streets and squares, a modern marina and waterside cafes.

12/01/2017
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13/01/2017
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14/01/2017
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15/01/2017
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16/01/2017
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17/01/2017
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18/01/2017
Bridgetown, Barbados

Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.

Barbados is blessed with glorious golden beaches, swaying palms and crystal clear waters. The capital Bridgetown has a distinctly British atmosphere and is even home to a Trafalgar Square with a statue of Nelson!

19/01/2017
At Sea

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20/01/2017
Willemstad, Curaao

Arrive 0800. Depart 2300.

Curaao’s capital Willemstad boasts colourful, Dutch architecture and a historic old town that is listed by UNESCO. While here you may like to sample the distinctive blue liqueur of Curaao.

21/01/2017
Oranjestad, Aruba

Arrive 0700. Depart 1300.

The Dutch have left their mark here too in the form of colonial architecture, but you’ll also find a number of boutiques, chain stores and lively street vendors making the capital a shoppers’ paradise.

22/01/2017
At Sea

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23/01/2017
Cruise the Panama Canal

One of the world’s greatest feats of engineering, this 50-mile-long waterway famously connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Marvel at the astounding natural beauty as you spend the whole day cruising this scenic stretch.

24/01/2017
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25/01/2017
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26/01/2017
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27/01/2017
Acapulco, Mexico

Arrive 1400. Depart 0100.

Nicknamed ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ during its heyday, Acapulco has entertained an impressive list of rich and famous that includes Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. Seek out the old town’s charming plaza or perhaps head to the 17th-century fort.

28/01/2017
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29/01/2017
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30/01/2017
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31/01/2017
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01/02/2017
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02/02/2017
Cross the equator

Cross the equator today.

03/02/2017
At Sea

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04/02/2017
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05/02/2017
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Its dramatic landscapes include beautiful deep bays and Robinson Crusoelike beaches, plunging waterfalls and lush, green valleys.

06/02/2017
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07/02/2017
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08/02/2017
Papeete, Tahiti

Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.

The city of Papeete, located in this French Polynesian tropical paradise, can be easily explored on foot. Whilst here, perhaps treat yourself to some black pearls to take home

09/02/2017
Bora Bora, Society Islands

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

The romantic island of Bora-Bora is a desert island paradise, complete with crystal-white sands, secluded beach bungalows suspended over turquoise lagoons and a stunning mountain backdrop.

10/02/2017
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11/02/2017
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12/02/2017
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13/02/2017
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14/02/2017
Cross the International Date Line

Experience time travel as you navigate this invisible line, which separates two consecutive calendar days.

15/02/2017
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16/02/2017
Auckland, New Zealand

Arrive 0800. Depart 2100.

From art galleries and boutique shops to wineries and thermal spas, Auckland will feel positively urban after the last few days of island hopping.

17/02/2017
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18/02/2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Arrive 0900. Depart 2400.

The cultural capital of New Zealand, Wellington is home to an vast number of art galleries, libraries and museums.

19/02/2017
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20/02/2017
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21/02/2017
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22/02/2017
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23/02/2017
Sydney, Australia

Arrive 0700 on February 23. Depart 1800 on February 24.

This lively cosmopolitan hotspot is world famous for its iconic harbour and Opera House. Sydney is also a culinary paradise and the perfect place for some retail therapy.

25/02/2017
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26/02/2017
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27/02/2017
Hamilton Island, Australia

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

Located in the middle of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s must-visit destinations.

28/02/2017
Townsville, Australia

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

There is plenty to keep you occupied in Townsville: excellent museums, a huge aquarium, world-class diving and an endless esplanade. A pedestrian-friendly city, its easy to take in the grand, 19th-century landmarks.

01/03/2017
Cairns (for the Great Barrier Reef), Australia

Arrive 0800 on March 1. Depart 1400 on March 2.

Sitting on Trinity Bay in Queensland, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, an incredible natural wonder and largest reef in the world. The reef consists of nearly 880 islands and thousands of colourful fish, birds and other marine life.

03/03/2017
At Sea

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04/03/2017
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05/03/2017
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06/03/2017
Darwin, Australia

Arrive 0900. Depart 2200.

Darwin sits on the northern coast of Australia, close to Litchfield National Park. It also has a beautiful marina and a good collection of aboriginal art.

07/03/2017
At Sea

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08/03/2017
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09/03/2017
Komodo Island, Indonesia

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0700. Depart 1700.

This intriguing island contains an abundance of Komodo Dragons, and is home to the descendants of exiled convicts. Intruders beware!

10/03/2017
Bali, Indonesia

Arrive 1100 on March 10. Depart 2359 on March 11.

It’s plain to see how Bali earned the nickname of ‘Island of the Gods’, with its enchanting temples, beautiful beaches and terraced rice fields.

12/03/2017
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13/03/2017
Semarang, Java

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Capital of Central Java, Semarang has a charming old town where you’ll find Dutch-style buildings and the beautiful Blenduk Church with its white-washed walls and copper dome. Java is also home to one of Southeast Asias most spectacular sites – the 1,200 year old Borobudur Temple.

14/03/2017
Cross the equator

Cross the equator today.

15/03/2017
At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/03/2017
Bandar Seri Begawan, Borneo

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

Brunei’s understated capital Bandar is home to a number of impressive attractions including Istana Nurul Ima, the residential palace of the Sultan and the Omar Ali Saifuddie.

17/03/2017
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Arrive 0700. Depart 1500.

The coastal city of Kota Kinabalu is partly surrounded by rainforest and known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. It’s also a gateway to Kinabalu National Park, the home of Mount Kinabalu.

18/03/2017
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19/03/2017
Manila, The Philippines

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700.

This chaotic metropolis, often referred to as ‘the pearl of the orient’, offers outstanding sightseeing opportunities. Head to historic Intramuros where you’ll discover Fort Santiago and the San Agustin Church, or perhaps seek out some of Manilas edgy galleries. Further afield you’ll find Malacanang Palace, Pagsanjan Falls and Taal volcano.

20/03/2017
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21/03/2017
Hong Kong, China

Arrive 0900 on March 21. Depart 2200 on March 22.

Gaze in awe at Hong Kong’s skyline as Magallan approaches this vibrant city. For great panoramic views across the island why not take a tram to Victoria Peak? Alternatively, perhaps hop aboard a sampan boat for a cruise through the bustling harbour.

23/03/2017
At Sea

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24/03/2017
Halong Bay, (for Hanoi), Vietnam

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0700. Depart 0200.

Magical Halong Bay is known for its emerald green waters and countless towering limestone islands. From here, you can travel inland to politically historic Hanoi, one of the country’s most fascinating cities. Its most renowned monuments are the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the austere former residence of the revolutionary leader.

25/03/2017
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26/03/2017
Chan May (for Da Nang), Vietnam

Arrive 0600. Depart 1700.

Chan May, on the coast of Vietnam, offers access to the city of Da Nang, the centre of the ancient Central Champa Kingdom. Here you’ll find gleaming new hotels, apartments and restaurants if you stroll along the Han riverfront. A visit to the Cham museum and ancient monuments including the Cham Towers is a must!

27/03/2017
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28/03/2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Arrive 0900 on March 28. Depart 1300 on March 29.

Known for its role in the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh City is still commonly referred to as Saigon. A city of beautifully-blended contrasts, explore its timeless alleys that lead to incense-infused temples or perhaps do a spot of shopping in one of the designer malls.

30/03/2017
At sea

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31/03/2017
Singapore

Arrive 0800 on March 31. Depart 1600 on April 1.

From architectural masterpieces to orchid gardens, this prosperous city lets you choose between cocktails at Raffles or laid-back street food.

02/04/2017
Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800.

The skyline of this unwaning city is defined by the 88-storey high Petronas Twin Towers and the lofty KL Tower. Kuala Lumpur is also home to the worlds largest covered bird park.

03/04/2017
Penang, Malaysia

Arrive 0900. Depart 1800.

The jewel in the crown of Malaysia, Penang is linked to the mainland by one of the longest bridges in the world. Its muticultural capital George Town, is one of the best preserved cities in Southeast Asia, and has a wealth of temples, mosques and Chinese clan houses.

04/04/2017
Phuket, Thailand

Arrive 0900. Depart 2300.

Commonly known as the Pearl of the South, Phuket is Thailands largest island, famous for its glittering green sea and palm fringed beaches. It sits in the Andaman Sea, just off Thailand’s south-west coast and is joined to the mainland by the long Sarasin Bridge.

05/04/2017
At Sea

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06/04/2017
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07/04/2017
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08/04/2017
Chennai, India

Arrive 0600. Depart 1700.

The places of interest in this thriving port include the magnificent Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chepauk Palace, Guindy National Park, the cathedral and the High Court buildings.

09/04/2017
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10/04/2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arrive 0900. Depart 2400.

Sri Lanka’s capital is a delightful mix of past and present. Its bustling harbour, from which tea, spices and rubber are exported, sits alongside museums and historic monuments. Colombo offers an array of attractions, from the Royal Botanical Gardens to the Pettah Bazaar.

11/04/2017
At Sea

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12/04/2017
Male, Maldives

Land by launch or tender.

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

Male is the densely populated capital of the Maldives and buildings fill almost every inch of the island. With historic mosques sitting alongside colourful skyscrapers, there’s something to discover around every corner.

13/04/2017
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14/04/2017
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15/04/2017
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16/04/2017
Salahah, Oman

Arrive 0800. Depart 1530.

Natural beauty abounds in Salahah admire cascading waterfalls, lush banana plantations and an attractive coastline with stunning beaches.

17/04/2017
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18/04/2017
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19/04/2017
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20/04/2017
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21/04/2017
Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt

Arrive 0400. Depart 2000.

From Safaga you can venture across the Eastern Desert to Luxor, in the ancient Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered.

22/04/2017
Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan

Arrive 0900. Depart 2100.

Aqaba is the starting point for tours to the Lost City of Petra. This impressive archaeological site is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

23/04/2017
At Sea

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24/04/2017
Cruise the Suez Canal

This iconic waterway connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, separating the African continent from Asia. It is one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

25/04/2017
Ashdod, Israel

Arrive 0500. Depart 1700.

Today you arrive at the Holy Land and the biblical city of Ashdod, gateway to Israel’s capital, a holy city for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Thought-provoking sites here include the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre site of the crucifixion.

26/04/2017
At Sea

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27/04/2017
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28/04/2017
Valletta, Malta

Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

Malta sits at the very heart of the Mediterranean. Its capital, Valletta, is an elegant city built by the Knights of St John in the 16th century.

29/04/2017
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30/04/2017
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01/05/2017
Gibraltar

Arrive 0800. Depart 1300.

The British outpost of Gibraltar offers a unique mix of British and Spanish cultures, all packed into just seven square miles!

02/05/2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Arrive 0900. Depart 1400.

Lisbon is especially scenic approached from the sea, and often lures everyone out on deck as the city comes into view. Riverfront Square and the Praca do Comercio, the statues of Christ and of Henry the Navigator, as well as Belm Tower, are just a few of the famous landmarks here.

03/05/2017
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04/05/2017
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05/05/2017
Tilbury, England

Arrive 1100.

Disembark Magellan after breakfast and take your included door-to-door travel service home.

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