Iceland Cruise 1 – Good Ship Magellan, Our Cruise Ship To Iceland

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On the 4th of March 2018 we embarked from Tilbury Docks, outside of London, on the Cruise Ship Magellan, bound for Amsterdam in Holland, Faro Islands, Iceland, The Shetlands and Orkney.  I have several posts planned, but to start the ball rolling, I did remember to take a few photos of the interior of our floating home of 12 days.  

As my Husband will not fly anymore, he booked us on a cruise to visit Iceland, which was on my bucket list, and this would be the only way I would get to visit there with him.  I had a great time, husband did not, cruising is not for him, a couple of days at sea and he was so bored.  Also he did’nt really like the 5 meter waves in the North Atlantic……well he booked it for March.  The strange thing about really rough seas, they do tire you out, even if you are just sitting holding yourself in your chair, and trying to pack on the last day at sea was hilarious.  Getting the suitcases to stay still on the bed while attempting to pack, what seemed twice as much going back, then coming, was something else.  I did buy a couple of jumpers, which I did manage to squeeze in 🙂

On the whole though it was a very good trip, took loads of photos, the visits were spectacular in all the ports we visited, and if you use the ship as a ferry taking you to all the places you want to visit, what could be better…….just a couple of hours flight, but never mind, it was a true experience and adventure…..thank you Husband. 

24 Replies to “Iceland Cruise 1 – Good Ship Magellan, Our Cruise Ship To Iceland”

    1. Oh you would not have liked our cruise after leaving Holland, it was rough for the next 11 days, but with the aid of tablets and drink……I was fine, husband suffered badly, not even drink helped……so I had to drink his 🙂

  1. That is a lot of ship! I like that strange, green-eyed creature that appears to be a presentation of towels. 🙂 I’d be like Steve, mostly bored. I’d rather have a river cruise that stops often to let you explore. But that wouldn’t get you to iceland. That’s a place I’d like to see, I’m really looking forward to your pictures! 🙂

    1. I think that strange thing was a penguin, but I can’t be sure 🙂 Pat my husband spent 11 days (all day) wishing he was anywhere else but on that ship, its the same with planes. I think its the motion it just makes him so ill. Mind you it was rough, the largest waves I have ever seem. But I think the next one would be a river cruise, I think he would be ok on that, fingers crossed. But anyway we made it there and back….with loads of photos to share 🙂

  2. What a massive ship! I’m glad you got to Iceland – Hooray! 🙂 Looking forward to many photos.
    I came to SA by boat from Southampton, also through some very stormy seas, but luckily we weren’t sea sick. 🙂

    1. Lots of photos coming 🙂 I was ok, but husband was not happy for 11 days until we got home……but I loved every moment, bar one when I wasn’t too sure if the ship would make one large wave, but she did 🙂 That was quite a trip by sea to SA how long did that take 🙂

      1. Aw it’s tough when your partner is not too happy, but at least you got to Iceland! 🙂
        It took about 10-11 days for the ship to get to SA, stopping off at odd places like Las Palmas. 🙂

    1. A little more than rock and roll, a bit of a jive too 🙂 I loved the feeling of the movement at night, much to my husbands disgust it sent me to sleep. Packing was a little difficult though, moving around was quite difficult as well 🙂

      1. No, sorry, I meant through posting about it…..we are going back to Orkney next year, but its only a short trip on the ferry 🙂

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