Magellan Explorer

Staff and Crew: 60

Guests: 73-100

Length: 90.7 meters (297.57 feet)

Breadth: 16.2 meters (53.14 feet)

Draft: 4.3 meters (14.10 feet)

Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW

Ice Class: LR PC6

Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water

Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, capacity of 160)

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications.

The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the ship’s bow, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

For comfortable navigation and maneuverability, the ship features stabilizers and bow and stern thrusters. For Safety in navigation, there is an ice-detecting radar. And to reduce the environmental footprint, the vessel is equipped with an energy-recovery system that recycles the heat produced by the engines to warm up the ship and its water supply.

Air-Cruise Voyages: Maximum capacity 73 guests.

Antarctic & Sub-Antarctic Sea Voyages: Maximum capacity 96 guests.

Year Built: 2019

♦ Cabin Amenities
  • All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies.
  • All double cabins except two (405 & 409) have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed.
  • Private bathroom with a shower and heated floors.
  • Individual temperature controls
  • Wardrobe
  • Sitting area
♦ Onboard Facilities
  • Dining room with large windows for sightseeing while enjoying a delicious meal.
  • Optional al fresco dining, weather permitting
  • Selection of premium Chilean wines served with lunch and dinner
  • Snacks and drinks during welcome and farewell celebrations
  • Complimentary self-service coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, and water offered 24/7 in the library and bar
  • Observation lounge and bar
  • Library filled with Antarctic-themed books
  • Gym and a Sauna
  • Gift shop
  • Local intranet with daily programs, international news, etc. accessible wirelessly throughout the ship
  • Meeting Room with multimedia resources and interactive science lab
  • Satellite internet service available and accessible wireless throughout the ship, at an additional cost
  • Forward observation deck and accessible bow
  • Zodiac embarkation area equipped with hangers, lockers and sitting facilities
  • Clinic with licensed doctor

Fuel Surcharge: it may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.


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