Magellan Explorer Cruise
Magellan Explorer Cruise
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Magellan Explorer

Pioneering air-cruise expedition ship providing a luxurious, stylish base for Antarctic adventures.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 6,495
Up to 11% savings
6 Itineraries
6 - 20 Days
Small Size
96 Guests
Service Level
Mid-Range
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 6,495
Up to 11% savings

Highlights

  • Capacity limited to 73 guests ensuring ample space on board for ultimate comfort and off-board passenger expedition experience.
  • Time-saving, comfortable and intimate, this air-cruise rethinks polar exploration if you have a limited amount of travel time.
  • Interiors inspired by the Antarctic with blues symbolizing ancient ice, whites for purity, and metallic patterns for the rocks.

Named after the famed explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, the 298-ft Magellan Explorer was built in 2019 as the world’s first ice-class expedition cruise ship custom-designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations.

What makes your cruise different from all the rest is that instead of boarding right away and spending long days crossing the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica, you’ll save time by taking a two-hour plane ride from Punta Arenas straight to the White Continent itself. And what’s more, with capacity limited to just 73 guests and with 60 crew members, the Magellan Explorer has one of the best crew-to-guest ratios in Antarctica and subsequently excellent customer service levels.

Life On Board

On board, the accessible bow allows you to get close to the water level for exceptional wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. You can enjoy a forward-facing observation lounge with a  bar, and it’s here that the expert polar guides will deliver their fascinating educational programs. Daily briefings also take place here.

The outdoor observation deck offers expansive views and close contact with the natural environment that surrounds you. The spacious dining room accommodates all guests and expedition staff in a single sitting. It has large windows for sightseeing while enjoying a delicious meal; breakfasts and lunches are presented buffet-style, with table service for dinner. Premium Chilean wines are served with lunch and dinner. Ba...

Specifications

  • Guests
    96 (73 in Antarctica)
  • Staff & Crew
    60
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:6 & 1:1.2
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:67
  • Number of Decks
    4
  • Number of Cabins
    50
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    10 & 2
  • Year Built
    2019
  • Ice Class
    PC6
  • Length
    297.6 ft (90.7 m)
  • Beam
    53.1 ft (16.2 m)
  • Draft
    14.1 ft (4.3 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    14 kn
  • Stabilizers
    Yes

Amenities

cocktail
Observation Lounge & Bar
armchair
Observation Deck
shopping bag
Gift Shop
stethoscope
Clinic
treadmill
Gym
presentation
Lecture Theater

Cabins

There are 7 cabin types available

Triple Suite

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
474 ft² (44 m²)
1 Cabin

Porthole Cabin

2 Guests, Twin
194 ft² (18 m²)
3 Cabins

Veranda Cabin

2 Guests, Double/Twin
205 ft² (19 m²)
8 Cabins

Penthouse Suite

2 Guests, Double/Twin
355 ft² (33 m²)
3 Cabins

Grand Suite

2 Guests, Double/Twin
474 ft² (44 m²)
6 Cabins

Single Cabin

1 Guest, Single
205 ft² (19 m²)
3 Cabins

Deluxe Veranda Cabin

2 Guests, Double/Twin
237 ft² (22 m²)
14 Cabins

Itineraries

There are 6 itineraries available
Antarctica Express Air-Cruise Sail / Fly
6 Day / 5 Night

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise Sail / Fly

Length: 6 Day / 5 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: Cape Horn, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, King George Island, + 1 More
$ 6,495 - $ 8,995
Per Person
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Fly / Fly
8 Day / 7 Night

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise Fly / Fly

Length: 8 Day / 7 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: South Shetland Islands, Frei Station, Bellingshausen Station, Petermann Island, + 3 More
$ 15,995 - $ 29,995
Per Person
Polar Circle Air-Cruise Fly / Fly
10 Day / 9 Night

Polar Circle Air-Cruise Fly / Fly

Length: 10 Day / 9 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Sound, Gerlache Strait, + 2 More
$ 29,795 - $ 36,495
Per Person
Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise Sail / Fly
17 Day / 16 Night

Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise Sail / Fly

Length: 17 Day / 16 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: South Georgia, Grytviken, St Andrews Bay, Cooper Bay, + 9 More
Sold Out
South Georgia & The Falkland Islands
17 Day / 16 Night
Up to 11% savings

South Georgia & The Falkland Islands

Length: 17 Day / 16 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: Saunders Island, Carcass Island, Port Stanley, Elsehul Bay, + 7 More
$ 8,995 - $ 24,990
Per Person
Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica
20 Day / 19 Night

Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica

Length: 20 Day / 19 Night
Embarkation: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Saunders Island, Carcass Island, Bleaker Island, Elsehul Bay, + 20 More
Sold Out
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September 23 - Oct 9, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
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October 9 - Oct 25, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 8,995 - $ 24,990
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November 23 - Nov 28, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 6,495 - $ 8,995
December 11 - Dec 18, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 15,995 - $ 26,995
December 16 - Dec 23, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 15,995 - $ 26,995
December 21 - Dec 28, 2024
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 18,795 - $ 29,995
December 26 - Jan 2, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 18,795 - $ 29,995
December 31 - Jan 7, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 18,795 - $ 29,995
January 14 - Jan 21, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,995 - $ 28,995
January 19 - Jan 26, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,995 - $ 28,995
January 24 - Feb 2, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 29,795 - $ 36,495
February 5 - Feb 12, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,995 - $ 28,995
February 10 - Feb 17, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,995 - $ 28,995
February 15 - Feb 22, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,995 - $ 28,995
February 20 - Feb 27, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 17,995 - $ 28,995
February 25 - Mar 4, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 15,995 - $ 26,995
March 2 - Mar 9, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 15,995 - $ 26,995

Recent Reviews

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Cristopher Horta
February, 2022
It was a 14-day trip through Antarctica and the Georgian Islands, the trip was incredible, the attention of the cleaning staff, the incredible meals, very good, the incredible landscapes, far exceeded expectations. Fully recommended for people who like landscape and wildlife photography above all, penguins, seals, sea...
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Hilary S
February, 2022
This was an exceptional travel experience throughout and so much better than we had expected. I can't say enough about how passionate the crew was in terms of accommodating the multiple needs of the guests. Despite lengthy delays of reaching the Antarctica peninsula due to weather, the staff remained positive and opt...
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