MS Magellan (ship, 1985)
Magellan as the Grand Holiday docked in Marseille
2010-2014: Grand Holiday 
|Owner:||1985-2015: Carnival Corporation & plc
2015: Global Maritime Group
|Operator:||1985-2009: Carnival Cruise Lines
2015-Present: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
|Port of registry:||1985-2009: Nassau, Bahamas
2009-2015: Madeira, Portugal
2015 onwards: Nassau, Bahamas
|Builder:||Aalborg Værft, Ålborg, Denmark|
|Maiden voyage:||18 May 2010 (as Grand Holiday)
11 March 2015 (as Magellan)
IMO number: 8217881
MMSI number: 255803790
|Class and type:||Holiday-class cruise ship|
|Length:||728 ft (222 m)|
|Beam:||105.6 ft (32.2 m)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)|
MS Magellan is a Holiday class cruise ship which was formerly owned by Carnival Cruise Lines as Holiday and Ibero Cruises as the Grand Holiday. She will sail for Cruise & Maritime Voyages In Spring 2015.
The Holiday was Built by Aalborg Værft in Aalborg, Denmark and entered service for Carnival Cruise Lines in 1985. The ship's condition had been in decline until 2003, when she was sent into the dry docks and renovated. In 2005, during Hurricane Katrina, she was taken out of service to be used as temporary housing for the victims of the storm, and to also be used to aid the victims of the storm. After leaving Mississippi, she again went to the dry docks for an additional three weeks of renovations. New carpeting and plumbing were added and repairs to the propellers were made, among other improvements.
MS Holiday resumed her normal route in the Western Caribbean, sailing from Mobile, Alabama until November 2009. In November 2009, MS Holiday was retired from the Carnival fleet and was later transferred to the fleet of Iberocruceros, another cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc as the Grand Holiday. However, the Carnival-style funnel was only repainted. In April 2010 she underwent dry dock refurbishment and was then transferred to the Ibero Cruises fleet. Sailing as MS Grand Holiday began on May 18, 2010
The ship was transformed into a four-star floating hotel in Port Sochi Imeretinskiy during the Winter Olympics from 5 to 24 February 2014.
On 3 November 2014 British cruise line Cruise & Maritime Voyages announced that MS Grand Holiday would be joining their fleet in Spring 2015 under the name Magellan. She will cruise out of London Tilbury, Newcastle and Dundee commencing 15 March 2015.
- Americana Lounge: 900 maximum guests reception, 725 maximum guests theater, 200 maximum guests modified classroom
- Doc Holiday's: 350 maximum guests Theater, 150 maximum guests modified classroom
- Reflections Dance Club: 400 Reception, 150 Theater, 50 modified classroom
- Lounge: 110 maximum guests Reception, 60 maximum guests theater
- Piano Bar: 60 maximum guests Reception, 30 maximum guests theater
- Library: 15 maximum guests board meeting
- Wharf Bar & Grill: 300 maximum guests reception
- Four Winds Dining Room: 414 maximum guests
- Seven Seas Dining Room: 480 maximum guests
Pictures of the Holiday in her Carnival livery.
- "Cruise ships chartered for refugees". msnbc.msn.com. 2005-09-03. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- Carnival Holiday leaving the fleet http://www.allbusiness.com/manufacturing/transportation-equipment-mfg-ship/12180902-1.html
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grand Holiday (ship, 1985) .|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Holiday (ship, 1985) .|
- Grand Holiday Website (Spanish)
- Iberocruceros' description of the ship in 2013
- Magellan page on the Cruise and Maritime Voyages web site
- "Magellan: Stylishly different" – review in the Daily Express