Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations, with a Polar Class 6 ice-class (Lloyd’s Register PC6).

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Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations, with a Polar Class 6 ice-class (Lloyd’s Register PC6).

The new ship Magellan Explorer will commence sailing during the 2019-20 season. She is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations. The ship provides a stylish base for her guests’ adventures, combining excellence in expedition and boutique hospitality. Strong and agile, Magellan Explorer has been developed from the ground up as the ideal platform for air-cruise operations. Several international polar expedition experts have contributed to the design of the ship. Working with designers, engineers, and naval architects, they developed a wide range of technical solutions designed to enhance the expedition experience of guests.

The ship is being built to the latest Polar Code specifications and carries a Polar Class 6 ice-class (Lloyd’s Register PC6). For comfortable navigation, the ship features stabilizers; for maneuverability, she features 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.

Interior

The elegant interior spaces of the new vessel were designed by Enrique Concha & Co, a renowned interior design studio based in Santiago de Chile. Every detail, from colours, to materials, to lighting, has been carefully selected to enhance the traveller’s experience. The result is a modern environment that provides comfort, style and efficiency.

Public areas include a spacious forward-facing observation lounge and bar that is also used to deliver briefings and educational presentations. The bow of the ship is accessible to guests; together with the outdoor observation deck it offers expansive views and close contact with the natural environment during exploration. The dining room accommodates all guests and expedition staff in a single sitting. There is also a meeting room, a library, a gift shop, a protected outdoor barbecue area, a gym, and a sauna. Adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, are available.

Cabins

Five different accommodation categories are available to guests. Accommodations are spacious, ranging in size from 40 sq. mt. (440 sq ft) to 20 sq. mt. (220 sq ft.). All suites and most cabins offer a private balcony. Sleeping arrangements can be configured as either one king-size bed or two twin beds, in most cases.

Grand Suite

grand-suite-magellan-explorer.jpg40 m2 / 440 sq. ft.
Located on Deck 4, with 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed. There is a Separate living area with queen-size sofabed and coffee table. Desk and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas, two armchairs with side tables, two private balconies with sitting areas. There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker. The Grand Suite features two larger private bathrooms with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers. 

Penthouse Suites

penthouse-suite-magellan-explorer.jpgLocated on Deck 5 and 30 m2 / 330 sq. ft. in size, the Penthouse suites have two twin beds or one king-size bed, separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table, desk and chair, two armchairs and a private balcony with sitting area. There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker. There is a large private bathroom with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers. 

Deluxe Veranda Cabin

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Located on Deck 4 and 20 m2 / 220 sq. ft. in size, the Deluxe Veranda Cabin has 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, desk and chair, one armchair with side table and private balcony with sitting area. There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker. There is a large private bathroom with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Veranda Cabin

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Located on Deck 3 and 20 m2 / 220 sq. ft. in size, the Veranda Cabin has 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, desk and chair, one armchair with side table and private balcony with sitting area. There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer. The private bathroom has a separate shower, bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Porthole Cabin

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Located on Deck 3 and 20 m2 / 220 sq. ft. in size, the Porthole Cabin has 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, desk and chair, two armchair with side table. There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer. The private bathroom has a separate shower, bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Single Veranda Cabin

Located on Deck 3 and 20 m2 / 220 sq. ft. in size, the Single Veranda Cabin has one king-size bed, desk and chair and one armchair with side table and and private balcony with sitting area.  There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer. The private bathroom has a separate shower, bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Triple Suite

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Located on Deck 4 and 40 m2 / 440 sq. ft. in size, the Triple Suite has two twin beds and 1 queen-size bed
(max. occupancy 3 people). There is a separate living area with sofa and coffee table, desks and chair sets in both living
and bedroom areas, two armchairs with side tables, two private balconies with sitting areas. There are combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port, a safe, telephone, hairdryer, selection of snacks restocked daily, mini-bar restocked daily, coffee maker. There ate two larger private bathrooms with separate shower, premium bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

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