About Phoenix Reisen
The tour operator and cruise provider Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973 and is specialized in high-quality river and ocean cruises. The portfolio includes not only classic river trips, e.g. on the Danube, the Rhine and the Volga, but also exotic routes such as cruises in South America, the Orient or the South Seas. Due to the small ship sizes with capacities of 150 to 1200 passengers, there is a family atmosphere on board. During the cruise you can enjoy high-quality dishes, from the maritime fish buffet to grilled specialties to desserts and cakes. Phoenix Reisen also offers special arrangements for wedding couples, birthday children or other anniversaries and celebrations.
About MS Magellan
On the Magellan you will cruise in a comfortable way through the picturesque valleys of the Douro in Portugal. The ship belongs to the French shipping company Croisieurope and offers good standard and a lot of holiday comfort. Four decks and a length of 75 m can comfortably accommodate up to 142 passengers. A cosy restaurant, a salon with bar as well as a small pool and a spacious sundeck invite you to linger on board.
- Built in: 2003
- Renovation: 2011
- Length: 75 m
- Width: 11.4 m
- Depth: 1.3 m
- Decks: 4
- Passengers: 142
- Crew: 27
- Language: German
- Currency: Euro
- Smoking: Permitted in designated areas on the sundeck
MS Magellan staterooms
The stylish and functional outside staterooms are between 12 and 13 sqm in size. Depending on the location the staterooms have a small window (Douro deck) or large panoramic windows (Lisbon deck), which can also be opened in the upper area (Porto deck). The staterooms are equipped with shower/WC, a hairdryer, an adjustable air conditioning, a TV, a radio and a safe.
Atmosphere on board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the Magellan is cosy and informal. The dress code on board is casual. At the traditional captain's dinner a more elegant wardrobe is expected, but evening wear is not needed here. Regional events, live music and light entertainment on board provide a perfect setting for your river cruise on the Douro.
MS Magellan restaurants
Look forward to a rich breakfast buffet, as well as enjoyable lunches and dinners with good European cuisine with national specialties in one table time. The experienced kitchen and service team will spoil you on board the Magellan with all the amenities that the kitchen has to offer. On request, meals can also be prepared gluten-free, lactose-free or diabetic-friendly. On river days there is also coffee and cake on board (for a fee). In addition, on many river cruises there is the captain's reception and the captain's dinner with a festive menu.
Entertainment, sports & relaxation
During the cruise, regular dance nights with live music await you. A selection of books, board and card games is at your disposal. Regional events, such as folklore performances, language courses or lectures about the country and its people do not leave boredom on board. For further relaxation you will find a spacious sundeck from which you can enjoy the view over the river landscape. In addition, the Magellan offers a small pool.
MS Magellan shore excursions
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and its people along the route. The excursion program is adapted to the length of stay of the ship and is accompanied by qualified tour guides. The excursions are usually in German language. The shore excursions can be booked directly on board or partly in advance online at the shipping company. Payment is on board. At some cruises a variety of shore excursions is already included.
If you want to experience the beauty of the Douro Valley in a classy and comfortable atmosphere, you are exactly right on board the Magellan.
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