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Max Passengers: 73
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship
Operated by: Antarctica 21

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications.

For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has a capacity for 73 guests accommodated in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. Most cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with a shower and heated floors.

The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the ship’s bow, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

The fitness center aboard Magellan Explorer has been designed and built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, the world’s only fitness company with boutique gyms on all seven continents. 

The Antarctic Treaty restricts the number of visitors to a maximum of 100 at a time to minimize the environmental effects. Everyone on a Magellan Explorer air cruise can disembark at the same time because there are only 73 passengers on board. This means that you will be able to spend more time ashore rather than waiting in line to get off the ship.

Plug/ Voltage type Onboard: European or Type F

Magellan Explorer Ship Specifications

Flag: Bahamas
Ice Class: LR PC6
Builder: ASENAV Shipyard (Valdivia, Chile)
Cost: USD 50 million (EUR 44 million)
Length: 298 feet
Beam: 53 feet
Draft: 14 feet
Cruising Speed: 14 knots
Gross Tonnage: 4900 gt
Crew: 60

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Available Itineraries


Triple Suite
480 ft2 – 44 m2
-Suite with two bedrooms, balcony, and sitting area
Porthole Cabin
Porthole Cabins 200 ft2 – 18 m²
-Cabin with sitting area and porthole
Veranda Cabin
210 ft2 – 19 m2
-Cabin with sitting area and balcony
Deluxe Veranda Cabin
240 ft2 – 22 m2
-Cabin with sitting area and balcony
Penthouse Suite
360 ft2 – 33 m2
-Suite with sitting room, balcony, and bedroom area
Grand Suite
480 ft2 – 44 m2
-Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony, and bedroom
Single Veranda Cabin
210 ft2 – 19 m2
- Cabin with sitting area and balcony


Magellan Explorer Deck Plan


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