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ASENAV delivers Magellan Explorer

The 100-passenger Magellan Explorer has been delivered by Asenav
Magellan Explorer was delivered to Antarctica21 last weekend following ‘satisfying’ test results, Monica Randriamialy, marketing manager, Antarctica21 told Seatrade Cruise News.

The 100-passenger ship will sail from Valdivia Chile, where she was built by ASENAV shipyard, to Punta Arenas at the end of the month.

She will be officially named November 8 in Punta Arenas and will sail her maiden voyage to Antarctica November 28.

Custom-built to the latest Polar Code specifications, the ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, dining room, bar, library, meeting room, gym, sauna and medical clinic.

Closer to nature

The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, allowing passengers a closer view of marine wildlife.

The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiacs for quick passenger disembarkation for wildlife experiences.