Magellan Explorer Inaugural Air-Cruise

AvionBAE-146
Fly and Cruise — Magellan Explorer
71 Passengers
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Join the inaugural voyage of the newly built Magellan Explorer, the latest vessel to join our fleet! Be part of the celebration while visiting the fjords and islands of Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 1 — Start of the Air-Cruise

Your journey begins in Punta Arenas, Chile. Upon boarding the ship in the afternoon you are welcomed by the expedition team. Attend a welcome briefing that provides important information about your voyage. The ship sails along the Strait of Magellan towards the majestic Cape Froward, the southernmost tip of the American landmass, and continues south through the fiords that open along the Magdalena Channel. These areas are home to Magellanic penguins, cormorants and other seabirds.

Day 2 — Explore southern Patagonia

Escorted by Peale’s dolphins, the ship will navigate the Cockburn, Brecknock and Ballenero channels, offering impressive views of the islands that form Tierra del Fuego and its mountain ranges. Learn about these southern lands through an engaging program of shipboard presentations. In the afternoon the ship enters the western side of the Beagle Channel and proceeds through the spectacular Glacier Alley in the De Agostini National Park, where massive glaciers descend from the Darwin ice field into the sea. By the late evening we will call at Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

Day 3 — Beagle Channel

Wake up in the southern-most Argentinean city and enjoy a catamaran tour exploring the Lighthouse at the End of the World and the Sea Lion and Cormorant islands. After spending some free time strolling along Ushuaia’s main street, the ship set sails again towards Port Williams, on Navarino Island. Explore this southernmost town in the world and visit the Anthropological Museum Martin Gusinde, learning about the Yagan people, the canoe nomads who lived in this remote region.

Day 4 — Cape Horn and Drake Passage

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 honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

Day 5 — Drake Passage

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

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.

Day 6 — Drake Passage and Antarctica

Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony.

Days 7 to 9 — 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 seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.

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 in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 10 — Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

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).

Day 11 — End of the Air-Cruise

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

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates are per person, double occupancy. Single travelers wanting to share can do so in Porthole and Veranda Cabins only. Triple cabins are for 3 people traveling together only.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

Kayaking Option - $895 - 10 total kayak spots. Book and pay prior to departure.
Snowshoeing/Hiking Option - $85/excursion - limited to 12 participants. Book and pay onboard.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage.

Single travelers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis will be accommodated in single rooms at the hotel at single supplement rates.

Preferred seating is available on the Antarctica flight ($495 R/T). Preferred seating is at the front of the aircraft in either a window or aisle seat with an empty middle seat between.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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Veranda
Deluxe Veranda
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Kayak, Snowshoe
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Rates are per person, double occupancy. Single travelers wanting to share can do so in Porthole and Veranda Cabins only. Triple cabins are for 3 people traveling together only.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

Kayaking Option - $895 - 10 total kayak spots. Book and pay prior to departure.
Snowshoeing/Hiking Option - $85/excursion - limited to 12 participants. Book and pay onboard.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage.

Single travelers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis will be accommodated in single rooms at the hotel at single supplement rates.

Preferred seating is available on the Antarctica flight ($495 R/T). Preferred seating is at the front of the aircraft in either a window or aisle seat with an empty middle seat between.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_MagellanExplorer

    Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #405) • Separate living area with queen-size sofa-bed and coffee table • Desk and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²
    Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Closed-circuit TV screen • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
330 sq ft / 30 m²
  Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #409) • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs with side table • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobe and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size bed (max. occupancy 3 people) • Separate living area with sofa and coffee table • Desks and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²