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Magellan Explorer Antarctica 21 4

Magellan Explorer

Explore the wilderness in comfort with this custom-crafted vessel
Antarctica CruisesPolar Cruises· 73 Rooms · ££££

Discover Antarctica in Style Aboard Magellan Explorer

From the moment you step aboard the Magellan Explorer, you're enveloped in an atmosphere of comfort and modern luxury.

Location: Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Antarctic wilderness, Magellan Explorer provides an unparalleled vantage point to explore this remote wonderland. With its powerful and nimble design, the ship navigates the icy waters with ease.

Rooms: Magellan Explorer is a remarkable expedition vessel, custom-crafted for Antarctic air-cruise operations. The interiors, crafted by renowned designers, reflect a meticulous attention to detail. The ship's capacity accommodates 73 guests across seven distinct cabin categories, each featuring private balconies, twin beds convertible to king-size, heated floors, and individually controlled heating systems.

Amenities: Magellan Explorer is a realm of comfort and exploration, featuring captivating public spaces like the accessible bow for wildlife viewing and the forward-facing observation lounge. The outdoor observation deck provides unobstructed views, while the dining room offers culinary excellence and the protected outdoor barbecue area lets you savour the Antarctic air. Engaging spaces include a meeting room, well-stocked library, gym, and sauna.

Activities: Magellan Explorer doesn't just provide a means of transportation; it's a hub of activity and exploration. Expert polar guides offer educational programs, ensuring you gain insights into the remarkable ecosystem you're traversing. Throughout your expedition, head out on Zodiac boat cruises to see the Antarctic land up close and try snowshoeing, hiking, sea-kayaking amongst other activities.

Sustainability: Magellan Explorer's commitment to sustainability is evident in its design and technology. Built to the latest Polar Code specifications with a Polar Class 6 ice-class, the ship prioritizes safety and navigation in challenging conditions. Equipped with stabilizers and energy-efficient systems, including an energy-recovery system that recycles engine heat, the vessel minimizes its environmental impact. The ship's design showcases a marriage of form and function, focusing on both passenger experience and the preservation of Antarctica's unique beauty.

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When to go to Antarctica

Find out the best time to visit Antarctica with our month-by-month guide.

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January

Peak season with near 24-hour daylight. Spot adorable fluffy penguin chicks and explore remote huts used by explorers in the Ross Sea.

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February

Best time for whale watching, including humpback, sperm, and orca whales. Penguins and fur seals remain abundant, and cruises venture beyond the Polar Circle.

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March

As the season winds down, fewer ships visit. Great for whale spotting and witnessing fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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April

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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May

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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June

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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July

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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August

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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September

Cruise ships are absent during the winter, with extreme temperatures and darkness dominating the region. Only scientists and film crews stay.

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October

Few cruises visit this early, but it offers lower fares, pristine landscapes, and the potential for great photography. Look for penguins and seals on icebergs.

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November

The Antarctica season begins, and you can witness hatching penguin chicks. Combining with South Georgia allows viewing elephant seal courting and penguin mating. Spring flowers bloom on subantarctic islands, and seabirds soar over the Drake Passage.

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December

Arguably the best time with warmer temperatures, long daylight, and active wildlife. However, it's the most expensive period.

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