Our People
  • Amy snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • Chris Packham Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

Magellan Explorer, Exterior View, Antarctica

Magellan Explorer

  • Expeditionary Ship

Explore what's below deck

Triple Suite

2 twin beds and 1 queen-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area

Porthole cabin

Porthole Cabin, Magellan Explorer, Antarctica

2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed

Veranda Cabin

Veranda Cabin, Magellan Explorer, Antarctica

2 twin beds or 1 king size bed, private balcony with sitting area

Deluxe Veranda Cabin (Deluxe Veranda Cabin )

2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

Penthouse Suite

2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

Grand Suite

Grand Suite, Magellan Explorer, Antarctica

2 twin beds or 1 king-size, and a queen-size sofa bed, 2 private balconies with sitting area

Single Cabin

1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

See when this vessel is setting sail

For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 601 784

Expert-led Cruises

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Expert led cruise titleDeparture dateDurationPrices start from Status
Antarctica – South Georgia and Antarctica Fly-cruise 17/11/2117 Days £13,250 ex. flights AVAILABLE Reserve your place

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

Alternative boats

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer.

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Speak to our experts

Our team is waiting to help you tailor a trip that will leave you with stories for a lifetime. Call us on

01285 601 784

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Sue’s extensive first-hand knowledge of Antarctica was so apparent from our first phone call. She was able to help us select the ideal route and vessel for our needs, and with her guidance we were able to see the emperor penguins!

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue forewarned us that there would be no words to describe South Georgia and that our photos wouldn’t do it justice, and how right she was. All we can say is “see for yourself”. Thank you, Sue, for your indispensable advice.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary?


Why Steppes

Vessel Ice Rating Comparison Chart.

We use the Llyod Register scale to signify the ice rating of our vessels but you can see how that scale aligns with other scales in the chart below.

Mame / Country of Register

Ice thickness (cm)

10 15 30 50

Ice thickness (cm)

lowest   highest
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super
Finland / Sweden
Category II
IC
IB
IA
IA Super