Antarctica 21 Announces 2020/2021 Itineraries for New Magellan Explorer

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Antarctica 21 has announced new itineraries for its 2020/2021 air-cruise expedition schedule. New in 2020 is the company’s 16-day, 15-night Antarctica and South Georgia itinerary aboard its latest vessel, the Magellan Explorer, which will embark on its inaugural voyage in November 2019.

In 2020/2021, the Magellan Explorer will sail to Antarctica 18 times. The South Georgia itinerary will take place November 18 to December 8, 2020, and February 25 to March 12, 2021, with fares beginning at $14,395 per person. Additionally, 14 voyages will offer the eight-day, seven-night Classic Antarctica itinerary, as well as one 10-day, nine-night Polar Circle Air-Cruise itinerary and one six-day, five-night Antarctica Express Air-Cruise itinerary.

In addition to the Magellan Explorer, Antarctica 21 will run Classic Antarctica, Polar Circle Air-Cruise and Antarctica Express Air-Cruise expeditions on the 67-passenger Ocean Nova and the 75-passenger Hebridean Sky. Classic Antarctic rates range from $11,495 to $26,995 per person; Polar Circle Air-Cruise rates range from $15,495 to $33,995 per person; and Antarctica Express Air-Cruise rates range from $4,795 to $8,595 per person. Triple cabins are also available on all voyages at reduced rates. Further, guests have the option to sign up for sea kayaking, hiking and snowshoeing.

Guests fly from Punta Arenas, Chile, to Antarctica on the BAE 146/AVRO RJ Aircraft, which accommodates 75 passengers and is designed to land on very short runways.

Antarctica 21 has also partnered with U.S.-based Anytime Fitness to equip the ship’s gym with cardio and strength-training machines, as well as weights and other exercise equipment.

The Magellan Explorer will also include: observation decks; navigation equipment for detecting ice; retractable stabilizing fins that reduce the ship’s movement caused by the waves; a double hull to facilitate polar navigation; two main engines with a total power of 3,440 KW to guarantee plenty of propulsion to push sea ice out of the way; and bow and stern thrusters of 500 KW each to allow the ship to be extremely agile.

Finally, to minimize fuel consumption, the ship will have a waste heat recovery system that recycles the heat produced by the ship’s engines and repurposes it to power the ship’s heating system and warm the water used on board.

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