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Magellan Explorer

  • Small passenger ship
  • Enjoy a high level of comfort
  • Enjoy adventure experience on your trip
  • Enjoy kayaking and snowshoeing on your vacations

About the Ship:

M/V Magellan Explorer, a brand new expedition vessel, will join the ANTARCTICA XXI fleet for the 2019-20 season.

MV Magellan Explorer features 50 passenger suites and cabins in five categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. The cabins are very spacious, ranging in size from 40 m2 (440 sq. ft.) to 20 m2 (220 sq. ft.). All double cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed, offering great flexibility to guests. 42 cabins feature a large window and a private balcony, while 8 cabins feature a porthole. All cabins feature a private bathroom and a sitting area.

Public areas include a large, forward-facing observation lounge, an observation deck, a dining room that accommodates all guests and expedition staff in a single sitting, two meeting rooms, a gift shop, a protected outdoor barbecue area, a gym, and a sauna. The bow of the ship is accessible to guests to offer expansive views during exploration. Optional adventure activities, such as kayaking and snowshoeing, are available.

Specific measures have been taken to minimize MV Magellan Explorer’s carbon footprint, including state-of-the-art engines that meet MARPOL’s stringent Tier III emission standards. To minimize fuel consumption, a waste heat recovery system recycles the heat produced by the ship’s engines and repurposes it to power the ship’s heating system and to warm the water used onboard.


Ship Info:

Passengers: 100 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
Length: 90.7 m
Breadth: 16.2 m
Draft: 4.3 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
Cruising Speed: 14 knots




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