Magellan Explorer

Antarctica 21

In the early 2000s, a group of friends in Punta Arenas, Chile, came together to develop a new model of Antarctic tourism; one that would provide an alternative to the traditional navigation from South America across the stormy waters of the Drake Passage.

Their idea involved combining air and sea transportation: flying over the expansive ocean to deliver travelers to a waiting ship in Antarctica. This would avoid the difficult and uncomfortable navigation across the Drake Passage, while also reducing the total duration of the trip by four days. Like any fledgling project and given its uniqueness, the idea was received by the industry with some skepticism. Despite this hesitations, in November 2003 Antarctica21 began operation of its first air-cruise. A De Havilland Dash-7 aircraft left from Punta Arenas and landed at the Lt. Marsh Airfield on King George Island, Antarctica. There, clients boarded M/V Grigoriy Mikheev and spent six days visiting the South Shetland Islands, crossing the Bransfield Strait, and then sailing along the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

More than a decade later, Antarctica21 now offers over 20 air-cruise departures each season aboard two different ice-class expedition vessels.

Thanks to our tireless expedition staff and our superior service, Antarctica21 offers the most extensive suite of Antarctic air-cruises in the world. We are proud of this achievement and we continue to improve. As the leading boutique Antarctic tour operator, we are constantly striving to innovate and develop our environmentally-responsible expeditions to the bottom of the world.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Antarctica 21

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
90.7 m
Tonnage
4,900
Maiden Voyage
2019
Passenger Capacity (dbl)
69
Ship Registration
Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Hair Dryer
  • Individually Controlled Heating System
  • Private Bathroom with Shower
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Ship Facilities

  • 10 Zodiacs
  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Medical Clinic
  • Meeting Room
  • Observation Lounge
  • Outdoor BBQ Area
  • Sauna
Magellan Explorer, Inaugural Voyage Ex Ushuaia Return

Departure: 28 Nov 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Magellan Explorer.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 06 Dec 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 11 Dec 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 16 Dec 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 21 Dec 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 26 Dec 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 31 Dec 2019 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 05 Jan 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Antarctica Express Air-cruise Ex Ushuaia To Punta Arenas

Departure: 16 Jan 2020 From: Ushuaia, Argentina Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

4 Night Cruise sailing from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard Magellan Explorer. Finishing with a flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay.

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Magellan Explorer, Polar Circle Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 29 Jan 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 7 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 05 Feb 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 10 Feb 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 15 Feb 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 20 Feb 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Classic Antarctica Air-cruise Ex Punta Arenas Return

Departure: 25 Feb 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 5 nights cruising from King George Island roundtrip. Return flight to Punta Arenas for a 1 night hotel stay post-cruise.

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Magellan Explorer, Antarctica And South Georgia Ex Punta Arenas To Ushuaia

Departure: 01 Mar 2020 From: Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise line: Antarctica 21 Cruise Ship: Magellan Explorer.

1 night hotel stay in Punta Arenas before flying to King George Island to board Magellan Explorer. Enjoy 14 nights cruising from King George Island to Ushuaia.

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