Our People
  • Amy Waters 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.

  • William Dalrymple 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.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Magellan Explorer, Exterior View, Antarctica

Magellan Explorer

  • Expeditionary Ship

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Porthole cabin

Porthole Cabin, Magellan Explorer, Antarctica

2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed

Triple Suite

Magellan Explorer, Penthouse Suite, Antarctica

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

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 )

Magellan Explorer, Penthouse Suite, Antarctica

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

Penthouse Suite

Magellan Explorer, Penthouse Suite, Antarctica

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

Magellan Explorer, Penthouse Suite, Antarctica

1 king-size bed, private balcony with sitting area

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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 with New Scientist 17/11/2117 days £13,250 ex. flights AVAILABLE Reserve your place

Tailor-made Journeys

Our travel experts have years of knowledge and between them and have personally inspected or travelled on board many of the boats we offer. This in-depth knowledge allows us to help you objectively narrow down the options based on your brief, to exactly the right holiday, boat and cabin for you.

Tailor made cruise titleDurationDescription
Antarctica – South Georgia and Antarctica Fly-Cruise with New Scientist DayTravel on the Steppes Travel and New Scientist part-chartered, luxury Magellan Explorer in November 2021. Experience the extraordinary landscapes and wildlife of both Antarctica and South Georgia. View cruise itinerary

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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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?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


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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)

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Ice thickness (cm)

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