Review of MV Magellan Explorer deck 5 (Observation-Lounge)
- Fore-located Observation Deck (outdoor viewing area)
- Observation Lounge & Bar (indoor lounge enclosed with floor-ceiling windows)
- Aft-located Zodiac Deck with an outdoor BBQ area. Ship's Expedition Landing Craft fleet consists of 10x inflatable motorized boats (Zodiacs), 2 lifeboats and loading stations. Zodiacs are used for passenger disembarkation (tendering and landings) in remote areas otherwise inaccessible by the cruise ship. Each expedition boat has length of 19 ft (6 m), max capacity 12 people and is powered by a 4-stroke diesel engine. These boats are specially designed (military-grade) watercraft with extra holds and custom-designed ladders for easy boarding/debarkation.
- Cruise cabins from 501 to 504, all of which are Penthouse Suites.
The Navigation Bridge (aka Wheelhouse) and the adjacent officers quarters are located forward-midship on deck 6 over the Bar Lounge).