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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$5,995
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

2021 - 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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Enjoying some whale watching on an Antarctica cruise
$5,995
Save $500
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing from Ushuaia and through the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 10-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. Find yourself at the gates of the white continent. From here, navigate along the Antarctic …
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Air Cruise Flight
$14,395
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Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise

16 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
Travel 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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Air transportation
$4,995
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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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Ready to take off!
$12,995
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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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Air Cruise Flight
$4,995
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Magellan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise

11 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Visit the De Agostini National Park
  • Discover the famous museums
  • Sail through Drake Passage
  • Explore the Gerlache Strait
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the inaugural voyage of the newly built Magellan Explorer! Be part of the celebration while visiting the fjords and islands of Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and the Antarctic Peninsula. You are invited you to join a unique experience that will take you to one of the most remote places on earth, …
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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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Rockhopper penguins
$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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An old ship rusts in a Falkland Islands harbor
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Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands

Port Stanley to Ushuaia - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Learn the local Falklands culture
  • Explore Carcass
  • Tour Puerto Williams, Chile
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the remote islands of the South Atlantic during this 8-day voyage aboard the Magellan Explorer. Magical places await that will greet you with their awe-inspiring beauty. Embark on the ship in the Falklands Islands, where you will see peaceful bays rich in wildlife, and learn about life in …
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The pristine and remote landscape of the Falkland Islands
$4,995
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Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands

Ushuaia to Port Stanley - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Visit Cape Horn
  • Admire Saunders wildlife
  • Discover New Island
  • Experience Port Stanley
Activities:
Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the remote islands of the South Atlantic during this 8-day voyage aboard the Magellan Explorer. Magical places await that will greet you with their awe-inspiring beauty.Embark on your ship in Ushuaia, Argentina before sailing south through the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn,a remote island at …
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2019
EmbarksDays 
Nov 2811Magellan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise
Dec 118Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 168Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 218Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Dec 268Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
2020
EmbarksDays 
Jan 058Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 166Antarctica Express Air Cruise
Jan 198Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Jan 2910Polar Circle 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 0116Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise
Mar 2610Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Sep 268Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands
Oct 0315The Falklands and South Georgia
Oct 178Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands
Oct 248Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands
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
2021
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 2516Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise
Mar 1611Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
Mar 2611Antarctic Small Ship Expedition
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
Magellan Explorer Cabin
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")
Magellan Explorer Porthole Cabin
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")
Magellan Explorer Cabin
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")
Magellan Explorer Cabin
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")
Magellan Explorer Cabin
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")
Magellan Explorer
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") featuring two balconies and a sitting area.
Magellan Explorer Cabin
Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 (220 sq. ft.). 1 king-size bed
Magellan Explorer Deck Plan
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen
These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
Antarctica Savings - Book before August 31, 2019 and save $500 per person in a Veranda or Deluxe Veranda Cabin. Contact us for details.
2020 : Mar 26
Early Booking Promotion - Book now and receive a $500 Air Credit reduction per person. Subject to availability on select departures only. Contact us for details.
2021 : Jan 11
Early Booking Discount - Book now and save $500 per person in a Veranda or Deluxe Veranda Cabin. Contact us for details.
2021 : Mar 16, 26
Early Booking Discount - Book before August 31, 2019 and save $1,000 per person in a Veranda, Deluxe Veranda, Penthouse Suite, or Grand Suite cabin type. Contact us for details.
2020 : Oct 17, 24; Sep 26

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