Magellan

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

A flagship (for a little while longer, at least) in town...

Today the Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) flagship Magellan called into Bergen. She joined their fleet in 2015, and will very shortly lose her title to CMV's newest addition Columbus (set to enter service in just a couple of weeks).

Built in 1985 as Holiday for Carnival Cruise Line, she was transferred to the Iberocruises brand in 2010, before eventually landing in her current role as Magellan. She has a length of 222m, a tonnage of 46,000 and can accommodate up to 1,452 passengers and a crew of 660.

Magellan's current role is a product of the dizzying progress seen in cruise industry over the past decades; now the earlier examples of purpose-built, mass-market ships for the major cruise lines are being retired from those fleets, and providing the opportunity for smaller companies to aquire slightly more modern tonnage.

CMV has done a good job of tapping into this potential; their upcoming flagship Columbus (to be featured on the blog during her maiden call to Bergen next month) is another example of this, and seems to represent a further step forward for their varied fleet (which also includes the beautiful classic cruise ships Marco Polo and Astoria, featured on this blog under her previous name Azores).

The following photos show Magellan departing Bergen this afternoon, viewed from the Bergen-Askøy ferry.

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen
 
CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

CMV Cruise ship Magellan in Bergen, Norway; Fjord Cruise; Ships in Bergen

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