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.
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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.
Deck 3 (220 sq ft / 20 m²) – This cabin comes with a kind bed, desk, armchair, private balcony, and private bathroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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