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Max Passengers: 100
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

Strong and agile, Magellan Explorer has been developed from the ground up as the ideal platform for an Antarctic sailing cruise. Several international polar expedition experts have contributed to the design of the ship. Working with designers, engineers, and naval architects, they developed a wide range of technical solutions designed to enhance the expedition experience of guests.

The elegant interior spaces of the new vessel were designed by Enrique Concha & Co, a renowned interior design studio based in Santiago de Chile. Every detail, from colors to materials, to lighting, has been carefully selected to enhance the traveler’s experience. The result is a modern environment that provides comfort, style, and efficiency.

Suites & Cabins 

Five different accommodation categories are available to guests. Accommodations are spacious, ranging in size from 40 sq. mt. (440 sq ft) to 20 sq. mt. (220 sq ft.). All suites and most cabins offer a private balcony. Sleeping arrangements can be configured as either one king-size bed or two twin beds, in most cases.

Maximum passenger capacity for air cruises is 73 and 100 for small ship expedition cruises.

Amenities & Services

Public areas include a spacious forward-facing observation lounge and bar that is also used to deliver briefings and educational presentations. The bow of the ship is accessible to guests; together with the outdoor observation deck, it offers expansive views and close contact with the natural environment during exploration. The dining room accommodates all guests and expedition staff in a single sitting. There is also a meeting room, a library, a gift shop, a protected outdoor barbecue area, a gym, and a sauna. Adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, are available.

Guest Features

- A bar offering a selection of Chilean domestic and international drinks
- Gym with panoramic windows, and sauna
- Well stocked library with a collection of Antarctic-themed books in multiple languages
- Local intranet with daily programs, international news, etc. accessible wirelessly throughout the ship
- Meeting Room with multimedia resources and interactive science lab
- Satellite internet service available at a charge
- Forward observation deck and accessible bow
- Zodiac embarkation area equipped with hangers, lockers and sitting facilities

Dining Features

- The main dining room offers a buffet breakfast and lunch, and a table service dinner
- The BBQ deck offers al fresco dining, weather permitting
- Express Lunch option available daily in the Library
- Selection of premium Chilean wines served with lunch and dinner
- Snacks and drinks during welcome and farewell celebrations
- Complimentary self-service coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, and water offered 24/7 in the library and bar

Technical Features

- Retractable stabilizers
- Double hull construction
- Bulb designed for polar navigation
- Bow and stern thrusters
- State-of-the-art navigation equipment
- Latest ice radar technology
- Two mid-ship gangways for Zodiac operations
- Large expedition warehouse
- Tier III compliance, the most stringent emission standard
- Heat recycling system
- A fleet of 10 Zodiac boats

Specifications

• Passengers: 100 maximum*
   * Only 73 passengers for Air-Cruise operations
• Staff and crew: 60
• Length: 90.7 m (298 ft.)
• Breadth: 16.2 m (53 ft.)
• Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft.)
• Gross tonnage: 4,900
• Ice-class: LR PC6
• Propulsion: 2X MAN main engines, total 3,440 kW
• Speed: 14 knots
• Flag: Bahamas
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Magellan Explorer

Itineraries

Air Cruise Flight
$18,995
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Polar Circle Air Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Attempt to cross the Polar Circle
  • Cruise along fjords & icebergs
  • Search for polar wildlife
  • View presentations by polar guides
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Antarctic experience flies from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island where you embark on a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands for a full 6 days before flying back to Chile. This tour is excellent for those who wish to maximize time in Antarctica and minimize …
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Air transportation
$4,995
Save $1000
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your experience so you can see it all! Embark on the Magellan Explorerin Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin by crossing the Drake …
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Icebergs at sunset
$13,395
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$5,995
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

11 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Sail the infamous Drake Passage
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Magellan Explorer on this 11-day adventure where you will sail from Ushuaia and through the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places on Earth - Antarctica. One you reach the great the white continent you will …
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St Andrew, South Georgia
$9,990
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The Falklands and South Georgia

15 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Explore Saunders Island
  • Experience the West Falklands
  • Visit Bleaker Island
  • See king penguins at Fortuna Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A journey like no other awaits as you embark on your ship in Port Stanley for this 15-day cruise aboard the Magellan Explorer. Explore the Falkland islands, making stops at Saunders Island, Carcass Island,New Island, Weddell Island, and Bleaker Island before sailing southeast toward South Georgia. …
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Ushuaia
$14,395
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Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise

17 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Explore Chile’s Frei Station
  • Admire Antarctica's natural beauty
  • Observe unique birdlife
  • Visit Grytviken & Prion Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere! Visit the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia aboard the Magellan Explorer. Enjoy views of spectacular mountains and towering icebergs, and visit extraordinary snowy landscapes and remote penguin …
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Dates

2021
EmbarksDays 
Nov 2015The Falklands and South Georgia
Dec 068Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 118Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 168Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 218Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
2022
EmbarksDays 
Jan 116Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Jan 148Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 198Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 2410Polar Circle Air Cruise
Jan 318Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 058Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 108Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 158Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 208Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 2517Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise
Mar 1411Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Mar 2411Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Oct 1515The Falklands and South Georgia
Nov 1717Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise
Dec 018Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 068Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 118Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 168Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 218Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 268Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 318Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
2023
EmbarksDays 
Jan 116Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Jan 148Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 198Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 2410Polar Circle Air Cruise
Jan 318Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 058Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 108Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 158Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 208Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Feb 258Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Mar 028Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Mar 1411Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Mar 2411Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Dec 268Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 318Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Cabins

Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") Suite with two bedrooms, balcony, and sitting area.
Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78")
Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") With sitting area and balcony.
Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 (220 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") Private balcony and sitting area.
Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 (330 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78"). Balcony and sitting area.
Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 (440 sq. ft.). Bed can be configured as either one, king-size bed (2.1 × 2.0 mt. / 82" × 78") or two twin beds (1.05 × 2.0 mt. / 41" × 78") Two-room suite with balcony and sitting area.
Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). 1 king-size bed. Sitting area and balcony.

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