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EVENING Ex­press read­ers can en­joy a high seas ad­ven­ture with their favourite pa­per as we set sail with our own cruise of­fer­ing the best of Scot­lan and Nor­way. The EE voyage on the ma­jest Mag­el­lan cruise ship will set sail i 18 months on a nine-night tour aroun some of the most breath­tak­ing scene in the world. With up to 1,300 pas­sen­gers on boar the glam­orous ship will visi awe-in­spir­ing fjords and some Scot­land’s stun­ning is­lands. The jour­ney evokes mem­o­ries of t days when the Evening Ex­press’s pare com­pany DC Thom­son ran a famo ship­ping line in the 1800s. There will be plenty of en­ter­tain me on board as well dur­ing the spe­cial tr – all or­gan­ised by EE own­ers DC Thom­son and ship op­er­a­tor Cruise & Mar­itime Voy­ages. Fresh de­lights will await ev­ery day as a ded­i­cated team of ex­pert chefs and at­ten­tive restau­rant staff serve up high-qual­ity meals and a fine evening din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with up to five cour­ses. Mag­el­lan also houses an in­cred­i­bly large va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties within its 726ft (221m) span, in­clud­ing a show lounge, pubs, cof­fee shops, casino and shop­ping gal­le­ria. The Evening Ex­press Mag­el­lan voyage de­parts from Dundee on June 14, 2020, and ar­rives back in Greenock 10 days later – tak­ing in sights in­clud­ing Flam, Ber­gen and Portree. While best known these days for its in­dus­try-lead­ing me­dia work, DC Thom­son has a long and proud as­so­ci­a­tion with the sea. Fol­low­ing his suc­cess in busi­ness, Wil­liam Thom­son II looked to the seas and pur­chased a stake in a sail­ing ship. His in­volve­ment es­ca­lated over the years when he pur­chased more ves­sels. Even­tu­ally, with a fleet of 28, the Thom­son fam­ily was re­spon­si­ble for one of the most in­valu­able ship­ping firms in the world and pro­vided es­sen­tial aid to South Africa dur­ing the Boer War. An­drew Thom­son, chair­man of DC Thom­son, said: “It’s won­der­ful to see DC Thom­son re­align­ing with its her­itage by re­turn­ing to the seas. “When Wil­liam Thom­son es­tab­lished the

Thom­son Ship­ping Line in the 19th Cen­tury I’m sure he didn’t con­tem­plate that over 100 years later DC Thom­son would be trans­port­ing pas­sen­gers by ship around the Scot­tish Isles and Nor­way. “This kind of di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of the busi­ness is a great fit for DC Thom­son.” Craig Hous­ton, head of en­ter­prise for DC Thom­son Me­dia, said: “Work­ing with Cruise & Mar­itime Voy­ages to bring this highly de­sir­able sail­ing route to DC Thom­son Travel cus­tomers has been a plea­sure. “We’re ex­cited to be of­fer­ing such a spe­cial route with a trusted part­ner and we can’t wait to hear what our pas­sen­gers say about this amaz­ing trip.”

The cruise will take in Nor­way’s amaz­ing fjords and land­scape

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