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Magellan Explorer

Navigating the Antarctic

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel, custom-built for Antarctic ‘air-cruises’. During these expeditions, you will fly over the Drake Passage to Antarctica, where you’ll then board your expedition ship. The small size of the ship makes your experience very personal, and offers great operational flexibility.

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Highglights of Magellan Explorer

  • One of the smallest ships in Antarctica
  • Fly & Cruise expeditions
  • Modern and light interior
  • Large forward-facing observation deck
  • Great flexibility and adaptability

For these Antarctic air cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 76 passengers accommodated in seven categories of cabins, including several dedicated single cabins. All cabins, except porthole cabins, feature private balconies. Most of the double cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. You will also find a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower. The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, 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 bow of the ship, the best place for wildlife watching. Magellan Explorer has a fleet of 10 zodiacs that will take you for shore ladings and cruises along the coast.

“Being on a small ship means; less noise, less distraction and more Antarctica! By default in the polar regions, plans will always change. Being small allows for more flexibility and adaptability for travel plans. And most importantly, staff can establish a personal connection with guests. During an expedition, it seems like we all become part of the same team that is exploring this amazing destination at the end of the world. For me, it’s one of the best parts of the job.” Mariano – Director Expedition Operations of Magellan Explorer

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Accommodation

Porthole Cabin

The porthole cabins are located on deck 3 and have 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed. You’ll also find a desk with...

Porthole Cabin

The porthole cabins are located on deck 3 and have 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed. You’ll also find a desk with chair, 2 armchairs with side table, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB and a safe.

The cabins have a private bathroom with separate shower, bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Single Veranda Cabin

The Single Veranda cabins are available to single travellers. They are located on deck 3 and feature a king-size bed,...

Single Veranda Cabin

The Single Veranda cabins are available to single travellers. They are located on deck 3 and feature a king-size bed, a desk and chair, 1 armchair with side table, a private balcony with sitting area, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port and a safe.

The suite has a private bathroom with separate shower, bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Veranda Cabin

Veranda cabins are located on deck 3. These feature either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, a desk and chair, 1 armcha...

Veranda Cabin

Veranda cabins are located on deck 3. These feature either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, a desk and chair, 1 armchair with side table, a private balcony with sitting area, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port and a safe.

The suite has a private bathroom with separate shower, bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Located on deck 4, the Deluxe Veranda Suites have either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, a desk and chair, 1 armchair...

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Located on deck 4, the Deluxe Veranda Suites have either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, a desk and chair, 1 armchair with side table, a private balcony with sitting area, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port and a safe.

The suite has a large private bathroom with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

You will also find a mini-bar, coffee maker and a selection of snacks, which are all restocked daily.

Triple Suite

The Triple Suites are located on deck 4.  The suites are divided into a sleeping area with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ...

Triple Suite

The Triple Suites are located on deck 4.  The suites are divided into a sleeping area with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a seperate living area, and 2 private balconies. In the living area, you’ll find a sofa, armchairms and a coffee table, a desk and chair, 2 armchairs with side tables, a TV, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, and a safe.

The suite has a large private bathroom with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

You will also find a mini-bar, coffee maker and a selection of snacks, which are all restocked daily.

Penthouse Suite

The Penthouse Suite is the located on deck 5. The suite is divided into a sleeping area with king-size bed, seperate ...

Penthouse Suite

The Penthouse Suite is the located on deck 5. The suite is divided into a sleeping area with king-size bed, seperate living area, and features a private balcony. In the living area, you’ll find a sofa, armchairms and a coffee table, a desk and chair, 2 armchairs with side tables, a TV, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, and a safe.

The suite has a large private bathroom with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

You will also find a mini-bar, coffee maker and a selection of snacks, which are all restocked daily.

The king-size bed can be split into two twins.

Grand Suite

The Grand Suite is the largest cabin on board and is located on deck 4. The suite is divided into a sleeping area wit...

Grand Suite

The Grand Suite is the largest cabin on board and is located on deck 4. The suite is divided into a sleeping area with king-size bed, a seperate living area, and 2 private balconies! You’ll find a queen-size sofabed and coffee table, 2 desk and chair sets, 2 armchairs with side tables, a TV, combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, and a safe.

The suite has 2 large private bathrooms with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

You will also find a mini-bar, coffee maker and a selection of snacks, which are all restocked daily.

The king-size bed can be split into two twins.

Facilities

Observation Lounge & Bar

The glass-enclosed observation lounge doubles as a presentation room, with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment al...

Observation Lounge & Bar

The glass-enclosed observation lounge doubles as a presentation room, with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment allowing you to enjoy lectures and workshops by the expedition team. You’ll find plenty of seating options, from comfortable sofas to café-style tables with chairs.

The area also features a bar and has direct access to the observation deck at the front of the ship.

If you’re up early, fresh coffee and sweet pastries await.

Gym & Sauna

The onboard sauna and gym are the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day out in the field. The fitness center ...

Gym & Sauna

The onboard sauna and gym are the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day out in the field. The fitness center aboard Magellan Explorer has been equiped by the experts of Anytime Fitness. It’s the only fitness company in the world with boutique gyms on all seven continents.

Dining room

Magellan Explorer has a spacious and stylish dining room with windows on both sides. Breakfast and lunch are self-ser...

Dining room

Magellan Explorer has a spacious and stylish dining room with windows on both sides. Breakfast and lunch are self-serve, with a wide range of different dishes and an additional salad station.

Dinner is a fine-dining experience, with three course menu service and a wide selection of wines.

Dates & rates

Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Fly across the notorious Drake Passage
Dates and duration
06 Dec - 13 Dec 2024 8 days
Magellan Explorer 76 passengers

From $ 15995 per person
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Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Fly across the notorious Drake Passage
Dates and duration
16 Dec - 23 Dec 2024 8 days
Magellan Explorer 76 passengers

From $ 15995 per person
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Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Fly across the notorious Drake Passage
Dates and duration
10 Feb - 17 Feb 2025 8 days
Magellan Explorer 76 passengers

From $ 17995 per person
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Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Fly across the notorious Drake Passage
Dates and duration
15 Feb - 22 Feb 2025 8 days
Magellan Explorer 76 passengers

From $ 17995 per person
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Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Fly across the notorious Drake Passage
Dates and duration
20 Feb - 27 Feb 2025 8 days
Magellan Explorer 76 passengers

From $ 17995 per person
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Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Fly across the notorious Drake Passage
Dates and duration
24 Feb - 04 Mar 2025 8 days
Magellan Explorer 76 passengers

From $ 15995 per person
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