Why We Like This Ship

  • The first small-ship (under 100 passengers) built specifically for Antarctic expedition travel since 2003
  • Designed and operated by the original pioneers of the Antarctic Fly & Cruise concept
  • Limited to a maximum of only 70 passengers per departure, Antarctic exploration doesn't get much more personal.
  • Hugely spacious, well appointed suites, many with floor to ceiling windows and outside balconies
  • Adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, will be available to guests
  • Built to the latest Polar Code specifications she carries a Polar Class 6 ice-class (Lloyd’s Register PC6)
  • For passenger comfort the ship features state-of-the-art stabilizers
  • To minimize fuel consumption, a waste heat recovery system recycles the heat produced by the ship’s engines and repurposes it to power the ship’s heating system and to warm the water used on board

The Magellan Explorer

Voyages Aboard Magellan Explorer

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Alex says

Few new ships have been so eagerly anticipated as the Magellan Explorer, and she definitely delivers on the promise. From her head turning livery, to the care and attention during the design phase with every detail, this ship has redefined the Antarctic small ship experience.

Alex Mudd Polar Specialist

Cabin Categories

*Note that the above measurements are approximate averages and exact cabin size can vary

All double cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one bed. All cabins feature a private bathroom and a sitting area.

Grand Suite

  • 40 m2 / 440 sqft - located on deck 4
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Separate living area with queen-size sofabed and coffee table
  • Desk and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas
  • 2 armchairs with side tables
  • 2 private balconies with sitting areas
  • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower

Penthouse Suite

  • 30 m2 / 330 sqft - located on deck 5 
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed 
  • Separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table 
  • Desk and chair 
  • 2 armchairs 
  • Private balcony with sitting area 
  • Larger private bathroom with separate shower 

Deluxe Veranda

  • 20 m2 / 220 sqft - located on deck 4
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • 1 armchair with side table
  • Private balcony with sitting area
  • Larger private bathroom with separate shower

Veranda Suite

  • 20 m2 / 220 sqft - located on deck 3
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • 1 armchair with side table
  • Private balcony with sitting area
  • Private bathroom with separate shower

Porthole Suite

  • 20 m2 / 220 sqft - located on deck 3
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • 2 armchairs with side table
  • Private bathroom with separate shower

Triple

  • 40 m2 / 440 sqft - Located on Deck 4
  • 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size bed (max. occupancy 3 people)
  • Separate living area with sofa and coffee table
  • Desks and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas
  • 2 armchairs with side tables
  • 2 private balconies with sitting areas
  • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower

Single Veranda

  • 20 m2 / 220 sqft - located on deck 3
  • 1 king-size bed
  • Desk and chair
  • 1 armchair with side table
  • Private balcony with sitting area
  • Private bathroom with separate shower
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What our customers think

Particular kudos go to the ship's crew of the Magellan Explorer. Our leader there was Ben and he was just astonishing. He is a world traveller, an athlete, and just one hell of a nice guy. We really felt like somebody had your back and truly wanted you to have the experience of a lifetime. And it was.

Donald Emeigh United States Of America December 2019

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Everything went very smoothly from check in to check out. There was always staff available to help. The personnel on the trip were all terrific from the hospitality workers to the guides. They were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Carol Clarke United States Of America February 2020

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Deck Plan

Onboard Communications & Facilities

There are satellite telephone and internet services on board, available at an additional charge to guests. Please note that due to the nature of our expedition and the locations we travel to, services may slow or delayed services compared to those you might expect at home.

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