Magellan Explorer Antarctica Cruises

An ultra-modern expedition cruise ship built for icebreaking and adventure!

A polar cruise on board the Magellan Explorer

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Medical Services

Welcome aboard the Magellan Explorer, an ultra-modern expedition cruise ship built for the Antarctic. An Antarctic trip aboard the Magellan Explorer is unlike the rest. Instead of boarding your cruise ship right away and spending long days crossing the Drake Passage to get to the Antarctica, you’ll take a two-hour plane ride from Punta Arenas straight to the continent itself. This flight will save you time, and you’ll be able to head straight to the Antarctic action. A Magellan Explorer is a pioneer air-cruise is designed for adventure and with your comfort in mind.

To manage environmental impact, the Antarctic Treaty limits the numbers of visitors on shore to maximum 100 at one time. A Magellan Explorer air-cruise comfortably accommodates only 73 guests so everyone can go ashore at the same time. This means that you will spend more time ashore, rather than waiting your turn to disembark the ship. The Magellan Explorer cruise ship offers 7 different categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except for the Porthole cabins have a private balcony for your enjoyment. All cabins feature a wardrobe, an individually controlled heating system, a private bathroom, a sitting area, and heated floors.

The Magellan Explorer cruise ship also features a beautiful glass-enclosed observation lounge deck for guests to awe over the incredible Antarctic views. Guests are welcome to take part in the polar discussions in the presentation room with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. The polar cruise ship also offers a library, a boutique gym built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, a sauna, and a medial clinic.

The Magellan Explorer comes equipped with a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats, perfectly suited for an Antarctic adventure and a closer look at the flora and fauna. The observation deck aboard the cruise ship also leads to the bow of the ship where guests and crew can better spot marine wildlife.

A Magellan Explorer air-cruise is the most modern way to explore the amazing Antarctic region. Time-saving, comfortable, and intimate, this air-cruise rethinks polar exploration for those who have a limited amount of travel time.

Pictures and Deck Plans of the Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer Deck Plan

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All expedition cruises on board the Magellan Explorer

Amenities on board the Magellan Explorer

gym

Fitness Center

bar

Bar

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Zodiac Fleet

lounge

Observation Lounge

conference room

Conference Room

flight

Private Flight to Antarctica

sauna

Sauna

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Medical Services

library

Library

More info about the Magellan Explorer

Category

First Class Ship

Type

Expedition Cruise Ship

Class

Ice Class 1A

Length

90.7 m

Crew members

60

Cruising speed

14 knots

Draft

4.3

Capacity

100

Cabin Categories on board the Magellan Explorer

Porthole Cabin

Located on Deck 3

  • Two portholes
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
Veranda Cabin

Located on Deck 3

  • Cabin with sitting area and private balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
Grand Suite

Located on Deck 4

  • Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony, and bedroom
  • Private balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
Single Cabin

Located on Deck 3

  • Cabin with sitting area and a private balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
Deluxe Veranda Cabins

Located on Deck 4

  • Private balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
Penthouse Suites

Located on Deck 5

  • Suite with a sitting room, bedroom, and private balcony
  • Private balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
Triple Suite

Located on Deck 4

  • Suite with two bedrooms, a private balcony, and sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Individually controlled heating system
  • Sitting area
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors
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