About Phoenix Reisen
The German tour operator Phoenix Reisen was founded in 1973. In 1988 they started cruising the oceans with the charter of the ship Maxim Gorkiy. Starting as a pure ocean shipping company, Phoenix Reisen expanded its range in 1993 to include the popular river cruises. The four well-known ocean liners are now joined by more than 30 river ships as well as a few smaller ships for exceptional destinations. The shipping company is still in family hands and attaches great importance to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere aboard their ships. Language on board of all ships is German.
On the M/S 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 cozy restaurant, a salon with bar as well as a small pool and a spacious sundeck invite you to linger on board.
Life on Board
As on all Phoenix ships, the atmosphere on board the M/S Magellan is cozy 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 either. Regional events, live music and light entertainment on board provide a perfect setting for your river cruise on the Douro. Board language is German, currency is Euro, Visa and MasterCard are also accepted on board.
The stylish and functional outside cabins are between 12-13 m² in size. Depending on the location, the cabins have a small window (Dourodeck) or large panoramic windows (Lisbon deck), some of which can be opened in the upper area (Portodeck). The equipment of the cabins includes shower / WC, hair dryer, adjustable air conditioning and TV (limited reception) also a radio on board, a safe and the voltage 230 V AC.
Food and Beverages
Look forward to a rich breakfast buffet as well as delicious lunch and dinner with good European cuisine and local specialties. The experienced kitchen and service team will spoil you on board the M/S Magellan with all the amenities the kitchen has to offer. On river days, there is also coffee and cake (for a fee) on board. In addition, on many river cruises, there are the captain's reception and the captain's dinner with a festive menu.
Entertainment, Sports and 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 M/S Magellan offers a small pool.
Through a variety of shore excursions, you have the opportunity to get to know the country and it’s 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 but comfortable atmosphere, you are exactly right on board the M/S Magellan.