Magellan Explorer

EXPEDITION-LUXURY / FLY-CRUISE (73-100 GUESTS)

Introduction to the Magellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer is a new (currently under construction – all images are renders) purpose built polar expedition vessel.  She will offer almost exclusively Fly-Cruise voyages from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island  on the Antarctic Peninsula.  The Magellan Explorer is capable of carrying 100 guests, however she will take just 73 passengers on her fly cruise voyages.   Not only does this allow all the guests for one cruise to arrive and depart on the same flight (flights are limited to 75 passengers) it also affords all guests to get off the ship for excursions quickly and efficiently.

Her maiden voyage to Antarctica will be in November 2019. The ship has 50 suites and cabins in five categories, including dedicated single cabins. The cabins are spacious, ranging in size from 20 to 40 square metres.  42 cabins feature a large window and a private balcony, 8 have a porthole. All cabins feature a private bathroom and a sitting area.

She has a forward-facing observation lounge, an observation deck, a dining room that accommodates everyone at one sitting.  She also has an outdoor barbecue area, a gym, and a sauna. The bow of the ship is accessible to guests to offer expansive views during exploration.  Adventure activities include kayaking and snowshoeing.

Specific measures have been taken to minimize Magellan Explorer’s carbon footprint, including state-of-the-art engines that produce very low emissions. To minimize fuel consumption, a waste heat recovery system recycles the heat produced by the ship’s engines and re-purposes it to power the ship’s heating system and to warm the water used on board.

Bow Magellan Explorer

MAGELLAN EXPLORER DATES AND PRICES

MAGELLAN EXPLORER 2019-20 DATES AND PRICES

All prices are in US$ per person twin share. Please click on voyage itinerary name to view the itinerary.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsTriple CabinsPorthole CabinsVeranda SuitesDeluxe VerandaPenthouse SuitesGrand SuiteSingle
Magellan Explorer Inaugural (Cruise South, Fly North)28 Nov 1908 Dec 1911Punta ArenasOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise11 Dec 1918 Dec 198Punta Arenas$12,995$13,995$15,995$16,995$20,995$23,995$23,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise16 Dec 1923 Dec 198Punta Arenas$12,995$13,995$15,995$16,995$20,995$23,995$23,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise21 Dec 1928 Dec 198Punta Arenas$12,995$13,995$15,995$16,995$20,995$23,995$23,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise26 Dec 1902 Jan 208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$17,995$18,995$23,495$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise5 Jan 2012 Jan 208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$17,995$18,995$23,495$26,995$26,995
Antarctica Express Fly-North16 Jan 2021 Jan 206Ushuaia / Punta Arenas$4,995$5,995$6,295$6,695$7,795$8,595$8,595
Polar Circle Fly-Cruise29 Jan 2007 Feb 2010Punta Arenas$18,995$20,595$23,495$24,795$29,995$33,995$33,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise5 Feb 2012 feb 208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$17,995$18,995$23,495$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise10 Feb 2017 Feb 208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$17,995$18,995$23,495$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise20 Feb 2027 Feb 208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$17,995$18,995$23,495$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise25 Feb 2003 Mar 208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$17,995$18,995$23,495$26,995$26,995
Antarctica and South Georgia (Fly South, Cruise North)1 Mar 2016 Mar 2016Punta Arenas/Ushuaia$14,395$15,395$17,495$18,495$21,995$25,495$25,495

Single Occupancy is available on a limited number of room categories for 1.85x the published rate. Solo travelers also have the option of sharing a cabin with another traveller.

For more information on the voyages and activities available, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

MAGELLAN EXPLORER 2020-21 DATES AND PRICES

Early Booking Offer

 

Book before 31 December 2019 to save $500 per person on Antarctica Express Air-Cruises.

 

For the Ushuaia, Cape Horn and Falklands (26 Sep 2020, 17 Oct 2020, 24 Oct 2020) voyages, receive a complimentary two-night package at the Singular Patagonia Hotel, including accommodation, breakfast and dinner, full day excursion to Torres Del Pain National Park and transfers to/from Punta Arenas. Valued at US$1,595. 

 

Offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time. Please contact us for details.

All prices are in US$ per person twin share. Please click on voyage itinerary name to view the itinerary.

Cruise ItineraryStart DateEnd DateDaysStarts / EndsTriplePortholeVerandaDeluxe VerandaPH SuitesGrand SuiteSingle
Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands* 26 Sep 20203 Oct 20208Ushuaia / Port Stanley, Falklands $7,995 $4,995$5,595$5,995$6,995$11,995$9,995
The Falklands & South Georgia* 3 Oct 202017 Oct 202015Port Stanley, Falklands $15,890$9,990$11,495$11,990$13,990$23,890$21,266
Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands - Reverse* 17 Oct 202024 Oct 20208Port Stanley, Falklands / Ushuaia$7,995 $4,995$5,595$5,995$6,995$11,995$9,995
Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands* 24 Oct 202031 Oct 20208Ushuaia / Port Stanley, Falklands $7,995 $4,995$5,595$5,995$6,995$11,995$9,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise6 Dec 202013 Dec 20208Punta Arenas$12,995$13,995$16,995$17,995$21,995$23,995$23,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise16 Dec 202023 Dec 20208Punta Arenas$12,995$13,995$16,995$17,995$21,995$23,995$23,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise21 Dec 2020 28 Dec 20208Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise26 Dec 2020 2 Jan 20218Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise31 Dec 20207 Jan 20218Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995
Antarctica Express Fly-North11 Jan 202116 Jan 20216Ushuaia / Punta Arenas$4,995$5,995$6,295$6,695$7,795$8,595$8,595
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise14 Jan 202121 Jan 20218Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise19 Jan 202126 Jan 20218Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995
Polar Circle Fly-Cruise24 Jan 20212 Feb 202110Punta Arenas$18,995$20,595$23,995$24,995$29,995$33,995$33,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise31 Jan 20217 Feb 20218Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995
Classic Antarctica Fly-Cruise20 Feb 202127 Feb 20218Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995

*For voyages marked with an asterix, a package is available which includes an airline ticket in economy class for the commercial flight from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Port Stanley, and/or return, and hotel accommodation in either Santiago or Punta Arenas. These voyages will also sail with 100 passengers. Please contact us for details.

Single Occupancy is available on a limited number of room categories for 1.85x the published rate. Solo travelers also have the option of sharing a cabin with another traveller.

For more information on the voyages and activities available, call 1300 668 112 or email contact@antarcticatravelcentre.com.au

MAGELLAN EXPLORER 2019-21 CRUISES

Magellan Explorer Cabins

The Magellan Explorer Grand Suite are 40 square metres, located on deck 4 and have 2 private balconies with sitting areas, king size bed or two twin beds, a separate living area with queen size sofa bed, coffee table and 2 private bathrooms with showers. The suite also has a safe, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker, premium amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

The Magellan Explorer Penthouse Suite is 30 square metres and has a large bedroom with king or twin bed configuration, a separate lounge area with sofa and coffee table, desk and chair, 2 armchairs, a private balcony with sitting area and en-suite with shower. The suite also has a hairdryer, a safe, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, a coffee maker, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Deluxe Veranda Suite Megellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer Deluxe Veranda Cabins are 20 square metres, located on deck 4 and have have twin or king size bed configuration. The room has a desk, armchair and side table as well as a private balcony with sitting area and ensuite with shower.  The Deluxe Veranda Cabins also have a safe, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers.

Deluxe Veranda Suite Megellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer Veranda Cabins are 20 square metres, located on deck 3 and have have twin or king size bed configuration. The room has a desk, armchair and side table as well as a private balcony with sitting area and ensuite with shower.  The Veranda Cabins also have a safe, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers.

Porthole Cabin Megellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer Porthole Cabins are 20 square metres and have have twin or king size bed configuration and are located on deck 3.. The room has a desk, armchair and side table and ensuite with shower.  The Deluxe Veranda Suites also have a safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers.

The Triple Suite is 40 square metres and is located on Deck 4. There are two rooms; one with two twin beds and the other with 1 queen sofa bed (max occupancy 3 people). The Suite has two private bathrooms with showers, 2 armchairs with side tables, 2 private balconies with sitting areas, a safe, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, a mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers.

Deluxe Veranda Suite Megellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer Single Veranda Cabins are 20 square metres, located on deck 3 and have one king size bed. The room has a desk, armchair and side table as well as a private balcony with sitting area and ensuite with shower.  The Veranda Cabins also have a safe, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobe and slippers.

Deck Plan

Ship Details

magellan explorer bow

Observation lounge
Observation deck
Dining room
Two meeting rooms
Gift ship
Protected outdoor Barbeque area
Gym
Sauna

Gentoo Penguins Antarctica XXI

Fly-cruise Inclusions

For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers airport/hotel on Day 1

For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1

1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica

Group transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the Air-Cruise

Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage

Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage

Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes

Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses

Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship

Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and

snacks on board ship throughout the expedition

All guided shore excursions

Lectures and entertainment on board

Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material

Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica

Contingency Plan

IAATO passenger fee

26 Sep 2020, 3 Oct 2020, 17 Oct 2020, 24 Oct 2020 Voyages

Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material

Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition

Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes

Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses

Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition

Loan of waterproof boots for landing

All guided shore excursions

Lectures and entertainment on board

Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee

Seal at Deception Island Antarctica

Guests:                  73

Expedition Staff & Crew:  60

Dimensions:       Length: 90.7m Breadth: 16.2m Draft: 4.3m

Propulsion:         2 x MAN main engines, total 3,440kw

Propulsion:         14 knots

Built:                      To be completed in 2019

Operator:             Antarctica 21

Ice-Class:              LR PC6

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