Since their humble beginnings in 2003, Antarctic 21 have now moved the company into the market leader for Antarctic Fly-Cruises. The big benefit of a fly-cruise with Antarctica 21 is that you will fly over the notorious Drakes Passage, which takes other ships up to 2 days to cross in each direction and is known to be quite a rough stretch of water. This unique proposition saves time and discomfort - if the Drakes Passage has put you off going to Antarctica then Antarctica 21 is the perfect choice for you!
Antarctica 21 offers over 40 air-cruise itineraries and has a fleet of three ice-class expedition vessels. Expedition cruises start with a 2-hour flight from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island and it is here you will meet the ship. From here they offer a range of cruise lengths and the company is focussed on showing you as much of the continent as possible. Antarctica 21 takes advantage of the small number of people they carry allowing everyone to be off the ship at the same time. This means you can expect up to 2 landings / zodiac cruises per day and a passionate team of expedition staff to offer further insight into the amazing areas they explore.
Back on-board and you can expect a relaxed, casual atmosphere with good food and fine company from all over the world. Their brand-new ship, the Magellan Explorer takes Antarctica 21's cruises to the next level and was designed and purpose built for them.
For a flavour of what it is like on a cruise with Antarctica 21, check out the video below (we recommend full screen with the sound on!)
The ship was built in Denmark in 1992 designed to sail the icy waters of Greenland. She went through refurbishments in 2006 and benefitted from upgrades and improvements, the ice-strengthened hull is perfectly made for going on expeditions in some of the most remote places in the world.
The ship was built in Chile to the latest Polar Code specifications, a new modern expedition vessel specifically designed for Antarctic air-cruises.
This vessel can carry up to 73 passengers accommodated in seven cabin categories. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, a private bathroom with shower. Except for Porthole cabins, they will also feature private balconies.
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