Magellan Explorer

EXPEDITION-LUXURY / FLY-CRUISE (69 GUESTS)

Introduction

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 69 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 71 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.

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 ArenasOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn RequestOn Request
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

Kayaking in Antarctica is available for US$895 on all voyages except Antarctic Express. Please make your kayaking reservation upon booking as this activity has limited availability.

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

2019-20 VOYAGES

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.

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

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.

Deluxe Veranda Suite

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.

Porthole Cabin

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 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.

Deluxe Veranda Suite

Deck Plan

deck-plan

Ship Details

magellan explorer bow

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

Greg Mortimer excursion
  • Transfers airport/hotel on the first and last day of the voyage, as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Overnight stays in Punta Arenasas indicated in program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Zodiac excursions and landings (guided hikes/walks) with expert expedition team
  • Accommodation aboard
  • All meals aboard ship, afternoon teas
  • Educational programme on board
  • Emergency Room trained English-speaking doctor
  • Access to multimedia room and download stations
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 24 hours
Seal at Deception Island Antarctica

Guests:                  69

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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