Named after the famous explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, the Magellan Explorer was custom built for Antarctic fly-cruising. Though she has a capacity of 100 passengers, guests are limited to 71 to ensure the ultimate small ship experience. The ship features a variety of comfortable accommodations including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except porthole cabins feature private balconies, and all double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All cabins have a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower. The ship has a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, well-stocked bar, library, meeting room, gym, sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching. The Magellan Explorer has a staff and crew of 60.