M/V Magellan Explorer

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Cruise Overview

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom build for our Antarctic air-cruises. She was built in Chile to the latest Polar Code specifications to start service in 2019.

For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 69 passengers accommodated in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All other cabins have two twin beds that can be configured as one queen-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower.

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 bow of the ship, 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.

Cabin Types
Porthole Cabin
Veranda Cabin
Penthouse Suite
Grand Suite

Classic Antarctica

8 Days / 7 Nights
(Fly / Cruise / Fly)

Day 1 Arrive in Punta Arenas

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu

Dinner
Day 2 Punta Arenas to Antarctica (King George Island)

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 3 - 6 Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Antarctica to Punta Arenas

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Punta Arenas

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

 

*Itinerary can vary according to weather conditions

Breakfast

Antarctica Express

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas
(Cruise/Fly)

Day 1 Ushuaia - Cape Horn

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board Ocean Nova and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

Due to port operations, boarding in Ushuaia is exclusively between 15:00 hr and 16:00 hr.

At 16:00 hr. boarding will close. Please be on time. Keep your passport at hand and allow enough time to clear port security and to reach the vessel.

Dinner
Day 2 Nassau Bay

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Cruising around the Antarctic Peninsula

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the glass-enclosed lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctic.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 South Shetland Islands

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 King George Island

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay and explore the area, such as the Chilean Base Frei and the Russian Base Bellingshausen. Bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.)

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Punta Arenas

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

Polar Circle Air -Cruise

Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas
Fly/Cruise/Fly

Day 1 Punta Arenas – Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, where you are welcomed by staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.

• Passengers should plan to be in Punta Arenas at 15:00 hours, at the latest. Pick-up at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel cannot be guaranteed for travellers arriving later than 15:00 hours.

Dinner
Day 2 King George Island

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 3-8 Antarctic Peninsula

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape with your expert polar guides. On board the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations, and enjoy spectacular vistas from the glass-enclosed lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

No journey is the same, as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the itinerary will change with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 King George Island

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Punta Arenas

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in selected cabin
  • Return airfares to King George Island
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All shore excursions via zodiac guides
  • Lectures and entertainment on board
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.

Tour Exclusions

  • Kayaking & Snowshoeing
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Gratuities.
  • Jackets

Tour Pricing

Itinerary (USD)
Code
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start - End
Triple Suite
Porthole Cabin
Veranda Cabin
Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Penthouse Suite
Grand Suite
Single Cabin
Inaugural Air-Cruise
MAG01-IV
Nov 28, 2019
Fly / Cruise
11
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$4,995
$5,995
$6,295
$6,695
$7,795
$8,595
$8,595
Classic Antarctica
MAG02-CA
Dec 06, 2019
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$12,995
$13,995
$15,995
$16,995
$20,995
$23,995
$23,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG03-CA
Dec 11, 2019
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$12,995
$13,995
$15,995
$16,995
$20,995
$23,995
$23,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG04-CA
Dec 16, 2019
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$12,995
$13,995
$15,995
$16,995
$20,995
$23,995
$23,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG05-CA
Dec 21, 2019
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$12,995
$13,995
$15,995
$16,995
$20,995
$23,995
$23,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG06-CA
Dec 26, 2019
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG07-CA
Dec 31, 2019
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG08-CA
Jan 5, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Antarctica Express
MAG09-AE
Jan 16, 2020
Cruise / Fly
6
Ushuaia - Punta Arenas
$26,995
$5,995
$6,295
$6,695
$7,795
$8,595
$8,595
Classic Antarctica
MAG10-CA
Jan 19, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG11-CA
Jan 24, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Polar Circle
MAG12-PC
Jan 29, 2020
Fly / Fly
10
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$18,995
$20,595
$23,495
$24,795
$29,995
$33,995
$33,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG13-CA
Feb 5, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG14-CA
Feb 10, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG15-CA
Feb 15, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG16-CA
Feb 20, 2020
Fly / Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995
Classic Antarctica
MAG17-CA
Feb 25, 2020
Fly / Cruise
8
Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
$14,595
$15,795
$17,995
$18,995
$23,495
$26,995
$26,995

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