Magellan Explorer

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

Introduction to the Magellan Explorer

The Magellan Explorer is a new purpose built polar expedition vessel, her maiden voyage was in November 2019.  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.

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.

MAGELLAN EXPLORER DATES AND PRICES

MAGELLAN EXPLORER 2020-21 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 CabinPorthole CabinsVeranda CabinDeluxe VerandaPenthouse 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 2020-21 CRUISES

MAGELLAN EXPLORER 2021-22 DATES AND PRICES

Early Booking Offer

On all other voyages receive Preferred Seating valued at US$495. This includes a guaranteed aisle or window seat, priority boarding and an amenities kit. Offer valid until allocation exhausted and can be withdrawn at any time and cannot be used with any other offer. 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 SuiteSingleKAYHS
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 6 Dec 202113 Dec 20218Punta Arenas$13,395$14,495$17,395$18,295$21,995$24,795$24,795$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 16 Dec 202123 Dec 20218Punta Arenas$13,395$14,495$17,395$18,295$21,995$24,795$24,795$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 21 Dec 202128 Dec 20218Punta Arenas$14,995$16,195$19,395$20,395$24,795$27,995$27,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 26 Dec 20212 Jan 20228Punta Arenas$14,995$16,195$19,395$20,395$24,795$27,995$27,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 31 Dec 20227 Jan 20228Punta Arenas$14,995$16,195$19,395$20,395$24,795$27,995$27,995$895Available
Antarctica Express - Fly North 11 Jan 202216 Jan 20226Ushuaia / Punta Arenas $4,995$5,995$6,295$6,695$7,795$8,595$8,595><><
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 14 Jan 202221 Jan 20228Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 19 Jan 202226 Jan 20228Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995$895Available
Polar Cicle - Fly Cruise 24 Jan 20222 Feb 202210Punta Arenas$18,995$20,595$23,995$24,995$29,995$33,995$33,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 5 Feb 202212 Feb 20228Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 10 Feb 202217 Feb 20228Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 15 Feb 202222 Feb 20228Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995$895Available
Classic Antarctica - Fly Cruise 20 Feb 202227 Feb 20228Punta Arenas$14,595$15,795$18,995$19,995$23,995$26,995$26,995$895Available
Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise25 Feb 202213 Feb 202217Punta Arenas / Ushuaia$14,395$15,495$18,695$19,695$23,495$25,495$25,495$895**Available**

MAGELLAN EXPLORER 2021-22 CRUISES

MAGELLAN EXPLORER OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Antarctica - Kayaking - Cinzia

Sea Kayaking (US$895)

Every day that you are in Antarctica, your Kayak Master will work with the Expedition Team to look for the best kayaking opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. The group will be supported by a dedicated safety Zodiac. Each kayaking excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. At the end of the excursion, the Kayak Master will strive to offer the group some time at the landing site so that you can explore. To take part in the kayaking program you must have previous kayaking experience and must know how to swim. The minimum age for participation is 16 years. It is best to book kayaking well in-advance.

Available on all voyages except Antarctica Express Air-Cruises 10 Dec 2020 & 2 Jan 2021.

Hikers

Hiking & Snowshoeing (US$85 per excursion – booked and paid for onboard)

Everyday that you are in Antarctica, the hiking and snowshoeing guide will endeavour to find the best opportunities for excursions within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. Each excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. To participate, you do not need previous experience however, your physical fitness should be good.

Available on all voyages except Antarctica Express Air-Cruises 10 Dec 2020 & 2 Jan 2021.

Magellan Explorer Cabins

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.

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.

Magellan Explorer Veranda Cabin

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.

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.

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.

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 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 - Gym

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

Magellan Explorer - Bridge

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

Magellan Explorer Exterior

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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