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MV Magellan Explorer

New flagship of Antarctic fly-cruises, the Magellan Explorer is an eye-catching 300ft expedition ship launched in December 2019 and purpose-built for navigating Antarctica’s frozen channels. 

Sailing with a Polar Class 6 designation, the Magellan Explorer marries comfort with the latest technology and environmental innovation – advanced stabilization system, bow and stern thrusters for greater manoeuvrability, ice-detecting radar and a unique energy-recovery system that harnesses the heat produced by the engines to warm the ship and its water supply. Inside, contemporary décor matches its stylish, sleek exterior with spacious, communal areas across the 4 decks. 

The Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 guests spread across seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins (a rarity among other Antarctic vessels). All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area and a private bathroom with a heated floor. Spoil yourself with a veranda cabin and above and you can watch the icescapes drift by from a private balcony.   

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, meeting room, gym, sauna, and medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, a popular spot for guests allowing them to get that bit closer to the wonderful marine life.

The Magellan Explorer offers a range of air-cruises which are ideally suited to poor sailors looking to avoid the infamous Drake Passage. All meals, lectures and excursions are included and led by expert naturalist guides. 

The Magellan Explorer is a stunning addition to Antarctica offering an ideal blend of style, comfort, exploration and technology.