Antarctica21's newesr ship - Magellan Explorer, was officially named on November 8 during a ceremony in Punta Arenas, Chile. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people involved in the shipbuilding project.
Following the event, the vessel set off for an overnight voyage with the company's family members and friends. It was the first chance to test the ship for passenger operations, such as boarding procedures, dining, hospitality, zodiac operations.
Magellan Explorer cruise ship is a polar-class expedition vessel (Bahamas-flagged) owned and operated by the Chilean Antarctica Air Cruise company Antarctica21 (fka Antarctica XXI).
Currently, Antarctica21 operates a fleet of 2 chartered ships (Ocean Nova and Hebridean Sky) plus the UK-built BAE-146 (high-wing aircraft manufactured by BAE Systems). The plane has capacity 71 passengers (16 reserved seats) and is operated by Aerovias DAP - Chilean airline for domestic flights (charter and scheduled) from Punta Arenas.