Magellan Explorer: Ship Details and Overview


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The Magellan Explorer is the latest expedition ship to hit Antarctic waters. The first of its kind to be purpose built for Antarctica in over 15 years, the Magellan Explorer accommodates just 73 passengers, giving it a true expedition feel.

Built with a Polar Class 6 ice-class (Lloyd’s Register PC6) and the latest in marine stabilizers, the Magellan Explorer is one of the safest and smoothest polar vessels on earth, making it perfect for people who suffer with sea sickness

Because the Magellan Explorer is purpose built for for expedition cruising, there is plenty of areas to watch wildlife. A glass enclosed observation lounge and forward-facing observation deck are just two examples of this. The Magellan Explorer is most commonly used the fly-cruise itineraries

Excluding porthole cabins, every cabin comes with a private balcony and 10 dedicated zodiacs allow every passenger to be out on the ice at one time without queues. 

The Magellan Explorer is also one of the eco-friendly ships on the water with its state of the art waste heat recovery system that repurposes the heat generated from the ship's engines to help power the onboard heating system and hot water. 

For the more adventurous traveler, there are plenty of activities including kayaking, snowshoeing and hiking. 

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Magellan Explorer Ship Overview

Specifications

Ship Type: Expedition Ship

Crew : 60

Passengers: 73

Length : 298 ft.

Speed : 14

Beam : 53

Draft : 14 ft.

Route Map of the Magellan Explorer

Facilities

Multimedia room, Glass enclosed lounge, Restaurant, Bar, Polar Library, Gym, Clinic with licensed doctor, Gift Shop

Equipment

Zodiacs, Kayaks, snowshoes, Trekking Poles, 10 zodiacs

Cabin Options

Triple Suite (Deck 4)
Deck 4 (440 sq ft / 40 m²) – The cabin comes with two twin beds and one queen bed. Max occupancy is three people. The cabin features a separate living area with sofa and coffee table, two private balconies and two private bathrooms.
Single Veranda Cabin (Deck 3)
Deck 3 (220 sq ft / 20 m²) – This cabin comes with a kind bed, desk, armchair, private balcony, and private bathroom.
Porthole Cabin (Deck 3)
Deck 3 (220 sq ft / 20 m²) – This is the only cabin that does not come with a private balcony or floor to ceiling windows. However, because of this it is the cheapest cabin and a great budget option. The cabin comes with two twin beds or a single king bed, private bathroom, two armchairs and a side table.
Veranda Cabin (Deck 3)
Deck 3 (220 sq ft / 20 m²) - the Veranda Cabin has the same options as the porthole cabin, but comes with with large windows and a private balcony.
Deluxe Veranda Cabin (Deck 4)
Deck 4 (220 sq ft / 20 m²) – This cabin is located on deck 4 and comes with a private balcony and a Larger private bathroom with separate shower. Twin beds or single king bed available.
Penthouse Suite (Deck 5)
Decks 5 (330 sq ft / 30 m²) – This penthouse suite comes with twin beds or a single king size bed. There is a separate seating area with a lounge and coffee table and two armchairs. You also get a larger bathroom and premium amenities.
Grand Suite (Deck 4)
Deck 5 (440 sq ft / 40 m²) – The Grand Suite is the premiere suite available on the Magellan Explorer. You have the option of two twin beds or one king-size bed. There is a separate seating area with a queen size sofa, several armchairs and a coffee table. There is a desk in both the living room and the bedroom and the suite comes with two private balconies and two private large bathrooms.

On-Board Facilities

Public Area Facilities

Built exclusively for expedition cruising, the Magellan Explorer has been designed to the last detail. Purpose built mudroom and zodiac embarkation points make getting to and from shore a breeze. 

The large glass observation lounge is a real joy for wildlife watching and you won't run out of things to do with a dedicated polar library and good-sized gym. 

Cabin Facilities

When you compare cabin sizes against competitors in the expedition cruising industry, the Magellan Explorer offers exceptional space, even in the porthole cabins.

All cabins come with private en-suite, a sitting area, individually controlled heating system, and a wardrobe. Most of the cabins also come with private balconies which are perfect for relaxing and watching the wildlife.

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Activities Offered

Activity Details Offered?
Camping

$180 per person on average – camping info

Kayaking

$465 per person on average

Skiing

Adventure itineraries only

Photography Workshop

Selected itineraries only

Shore-based walking

Included in price

Hiking and snowshoeing

Included in price

Zodiac Trips

Included in price

Helicopter Ride

Price varies

Scuba-diving

Price varies

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