Antarctica Cruise Ships
Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.
For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 passengers 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 cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with a shower.
The ship features an observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audiovisual 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.
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 in all seven continents.
Magellan Explorer Specifications:
Passengers: 100 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, capacity of 160)
Length: 90.7 m
Breadth: 16.2 m Draft: 4.3 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
Ice Class: LR PC6
Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water
Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.
For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with a chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with a shower.
In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.
Ocean Nova Specifications:
Passengers 72 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 46
Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, capacity of 100)
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water
Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small-ships in the world.
For our air-cruises, Hebridean Sky accommodates 75 passengers. She offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Suites in eight different categories of accommodation are spacious, with premium appointments throughout. Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that, on request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed (cabins 601 and 602 only offer a queen-size bed).
A number of Suites include private balconies. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed suitable for individuals who are no more than 1.70 m (5′ 6″) tall. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.
Hebridean Sky Specifications:
Passengers: 100 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 85
Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed, capacity of 192
Length: 90.6 m
Breadth: 15.3 m
Draft: 5.14 m
Propulsion: 2 main engines – 3,520 kW
Ice Class: 1C
Cruising Speed: 12.5 knots in open water
The BAE 146 / AVRO RJ aircraft was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runway requirements, which make it particularly suited for this kind of destination. It is operated by Aerovias DAP, which has more than 25 years of experience flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.
For an extra level of comfort, you can purchase Preferred Seats on your Antarctic flight.
Preferred – Reserved Seating
Economy – Open Seating
Seats not in use
BAE 146/AVRO RJ Aircraft Specifications:
Model: BAE 146-200 / AVRO RJ-85
Capacity: 75 passengers maximum
Engines: 4 turbofans Honeywell ALF 502R-5
Length: 93 ft. 8 in (28.55 m)
Cruise Speed: 465 mph (750 km/h)
Wingspan: 86 ft. 5 in (26.34 m)
Service Ceiling: 31,200 ft. (9,500 m)