Dundee welcomed 1250-passenger Magellan on her inaugural visit

Cruise & Maritime Voyages will charter the 1,450-berth Grand Holiday from Costa Cruises Group, and will operate her as the CMV MagellanDundee welcomed 1250-passenger Magellan on her inaugural visit on March 29 during her maiden season under new owner, Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Rob Mason, head of cruise Forth Ports Cruise, commented: “Dundee is increasing in popularity for cruise holidays with sightseers benefiting from the waterfront investment in the city and also the close proximity to other places of interest. Magellan will call two more times this season and we look forward to welcoming her again in the future.”

Meanwhile Mike Hall, head of marketing CMV, said: “Support for our cruise departures from Dundee and the area has been remarkable with more than 2,000 people choosing to cruise closer to home. We are pleased that it means good business for us and of course for the Dundee area with local transport companies, hotels, shops, suppliers and others benefitting.”

Magellan berthed at King George V Wharf at the port and also called on Easter Sunday (5 April) and April 12 for the seven-night Norwegian Fjords cruise.

Forth Ports has invested significantly in its cruise business which welcomes vessels into both the River Tay and the River Forth at its ports in Dundee, Leith and Rosyth and also anchorage points in South Queensferry and Newhaven bringing over 80,000 passengers over the course of the 2015 season.