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Magellan Explorer

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ex Ushuaia (ex Punta Arenas for air cruises) (Antarctic cruises, Antarctica)

Description

Quick facts - Level: First class | Passengers: 100 (73 on air cruise) | Duration: 5-14 nights | Length: 298 feet | Cruising speed: 14 knots | Operator: Antarctica 21

A first class expedition ship custom-designed for Antarctic operations with a forward facing observation deck allowing the best wildlife viewing opportunities. She has stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters and an ice-detecting radar. She is also equipped with an energy-recovery system that recycles the heat produced by the engines to warm up the ship and its water supply. There is a library, gym, sauna, bar, lounge, dining room, presentation room and glass-enclosed observation lounge.

Capacity

100 passengers (73 on air cruises)

Activities

International expedition staff lead shore excursions and give daily lectures on board. Sea kayaking is available at an additional cost (basic previous kayaking experience is necessary) and camping is also available on selected voyages at additional cost. There are limited places for these optional activities and so they should be booked well in advance.

Accommodation

Most cabins on are on decks 3 and 4, range in size from 20 to 40 square metres and all, with the exception of the Porthole cabins, have a private veranda. Almost all cabins have beds that can be configured as double or twin and they all have a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower.

When to go

Mid November to mid March.

Most itineraries either follow or are close variants of our standard Antarctica itineraries and she is primarily used for Air Cruises, operated by Antarctica 21. www.lastfrontiers.com/antarctica/itineraries

The ship is primarily based in the Antarctic Peninsula for the season (November to March) and passengers fly there from the South America mainland (Punta Arenas).

All Air Cruise departures include a flight between King George Island (Antarctica) and Punta Arenas (Chile). The first night and final night are spent in a hotel in Punta Arenas.

For exact details of specific cruise departures please just contact us.

Deluxe Veranda Cabin

The 24 deluxe veranda cabins (22 square metres) are on deck 4 and the majority have beds that can be configured as double or twin. Each one has a sitting area, private bathroom with a shower, a veranda and individually controlled heating system.

Grand Suite

The grand suite (44 square metres) is on deck 4, next to the library, and is the largest cabin. The two room suite has a sitting room, bedroom, private bathroom with a shower, a veranda and individually controlled heating system.

Penthouse Suite

The 3 penthouse suites (33 square metres) are on Deck 5, next to the observation lounge. The two room suite has a sitting room, bedroom, private bathroom with a shower, a veranda and individually controlled heating system.

Porthole Cabin

The 6 porthole cabins (18 square metres) are in the bow of the ship on deck 4, and the only cabins that do not have a veranda. The majority have beds that can be configured as double or twin and each one has a sitting area, private bathroom with a shower and individually controlled heating system.

Single Cabin

The only dedicated single cabin (19 square metres) is on deck 3 and has a sitting area, private bathroom with a shower, a veranda and individually controlled heating system.

Triple Suite

The triple suite (44 square metres) is on deck 4 and the only cabin with two bedrooms. It also has a sitting area, private bathroom with a shower, a veranda and individually controlled heating system.

Veranda Cabin

The 10 veranda cabins (19 square metres) are on deck 3 and the majority have beds that can be configured as double or twin. Each one has a sitting area, private bathroom with a shower, a veranda and individually controlled heating system.

Prices per person. Where entries are not shown for all cabin/room types we have chosen an entry level example, so please just ask us for other types.
From To Nights Room type Price
Magellan Explorer: Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
1 Dec 2022 8 Dec 2022 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $18,495
6 Dec 2022 13 Dec 2022 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $18,495
11 Dec 2022 18 Dec 2022 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $18,495
16 Dec 2022 23 Dec 2022 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $18,495
21 Dec 2022 28 Dec 2022 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $20,495
26 Dec 2022 2 Jan 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $20,495
31 Dec 2022 7 Jan 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $20,495
Magellan Explorer: Antarctica Express Air Cruise
11 Jan 2023 16 Jan 2023 5 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $6,695
Magellan Explorer: Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
14 Jan 2023 21 Jan 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,995
Magellan Explorer: Polar Circle Air Cruise
24 Jan 2023 2 Feb 2023 9 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $24,995
Magellan Explorer: Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
31 Jan 2023 7 Feb 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,995
5 Feb 2023 12 Feb 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,995
10 Feb 2023 17 Feb 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,995
15 Feb 2023 22 Feb 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,995
20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $19,995
25 Feb 2023 4 Mar 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $18,495
2 Mar 2023 9 Mar 2023 7 Deluxe Veranda Cabin $18,495

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