New and Modern Polar Vessel

Magellan Explorer was custom-built for Antarctic air-cruises.

Spacious and Stylish Design

Public spaces that are perfect for relaxing and wildlife watching.

Expert Polar Exploration

Enjoy access to the expansive bridge and learn about polar navigation.

Beautiful & Cozy Cabins

Enjoy views of the unforgettable landscapes from your bed.


100 max

Staff & crew



2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, capacity of 160)


90.7 m


16.2 m




Diesel engines, 3,440 kW

Ice class


Cruising speed

14 knots in open water

About Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises to the latest Polar Code specifications.

For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has a capacity for 73 guests 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. Most 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 a shower and heated floors.

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 ship’s bow, 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.

The fitness center aboard Magellan Explorer has been designed and built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, the world’s only fitness company with boutique gyms on all seven continents. For more information, see

Magellan Explorer Cabin Categories

Category Approx. Size Details
Single Cabins 210 ft2 – 19 m2 Cabin with sitting area and balcony
Grand Suites 480 ft2 – 44 m2 Two-room suite with sitting room, balcony, and bedroom
Penthouse Suites 360 ft2 – 33 m2 Suite with sitting room, balcony and bedroom area
Deluxe Veranda Cabins 240 ft2 – 22 m2 Cabin with sitting area and balcony
Veranda Cabins 210 ft2 – 19 m2 Cabin with sitting area and balcony
Porthole Cabins 200 ft2 – 18 m²  Cabin with sitting area and porthole
Triple Suites 480 ft2 – 44 m2 Suite with two bedrooms, balcony, and sitting area

Magellan Explorer Photos

We offer seven categories of accommodations on this ship, all of which offer you a peaceful and private spot to rest and recharge for the next day’s adventure.

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Grand Suite living area: balcony, bathroom and sitting area with a queen-size sofa bed.

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Grand Suite bedroom: balcony, bathroom and either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed.

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Deluxe Veranda Cabin: balcony, bathroom and either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed

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Veranda Cabin: balcony, bathroom, and either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed.

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Porthole Cabin: bathroom, sitting areas, and either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed.

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Triple Suite: 2 balconies, 2 bathrooms, and 2 bedrooms featuring either 2 twin beds or 1 king-size, and a queen-size sofa bed.

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Bar in the Antarctica lounge on board Magellan Explorer.

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Anytime Fitness gym on board Magellan Explorer.

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Sail on Magellan Explorer

Find out what it’s like to sail on the modern and sleek Magellan Explorer, custom-built for Antarctic adventure and wilderness expeditions.

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Magellan Explorer Expeditions

Antarctica21 operates Fly & Cruise Expeditions to Antarctica and Sea Voyages to Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica. Our trips are boutique wilderness adventures taking you to Antarctica and beyond. Enjoy small ship experiences that allow you time to explore our remote destinations. Below are our itineraries that you can choose from sailing on the Magellan Explorer for a travel experience like no other.

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

Image of Expedition Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Image of Expedition Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Image of Expedition Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise

Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise

Image of Expedition Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia

Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia

Image of Expedition Ushuaia, Cape Horn & Falklands (Malvinas)

Ushuaia, Cape Horn & Falklands (Malvinas)


‘’The Magellan Explorer ship is very special. Extremely well appointed, with excellent living facilities, dining and communal areas. Food quality and hospitality staff were incredible and never disappointed. The ship is incredibly stable, even in a heavy motion sea. The expeditionary team were superb.’’

Rob B. – TripAdvisor

Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition, February 2022


‘’An outstanding experience made possible by everyone involved. Would and will recommend A21 to friends and family.’’

Kevin T. – Traveler from USA

Classic Antarctica Expedition, December 2021


‘’Wow, I wish I had words to describe this trip. But it is more of a feeling – feeling free, connected to nature, and at peace. Loved every moment.’’

Cindy L. – Traveler from USA

Classic Antarctica Expedition, December 2021

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