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Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

A charming and intimate cruise ship built for Antarctica's most unique regions

A polar cruise on board the Ushuaia

Welcome aboard the Ushuaia, a charming expedition cruise ship built for an unforgettable adventure in the Antarctic. This intimate cruise ship comfortably accommodates 90 passengers. Originally made for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the Ushuaia is a class 1C polar vessel, constructed with expedition in mind. This cruise ship offers plenty of deck space and a unique open bridge policy, where the Ushuaia officers encourage each passenger to observe the navigational operations of the ship. During your Ushuaia Antarctic cruise, a specialist team of international expedition leaders guide you through each excursion with knowledge, passion, and great care for the environment. Take advantage of the amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery on an Ushuaia Antarctic cruise.

The Ushaia cabins are comfortable and roomy, equipped with ample storage space. Your friendly stewardess will make your cabin every morning with your preferences in mind. With the options of suite, premier twin, and standard cabins, the Ushuaia is built to suit a range of comfort levels. The public areas abroad the Ushuaia feature a large dining room that seats all 90 passengers, an inviting observation lounge, a lecture theater with modern multimedia equipment, a fully-stocked bar, and a library which features a great selection of international titles, with an emphasis on reference material essential to your Antarctic voyage. A variety of games, including playing cards and board games, are also at your disposal.

To guarantee an eventful cruise aboard the Ushuaia, your trip will be directed by a crew of Expedition Leaders, staff assistants, zodiac drivers, and lecturers. These hand-picked knowledgeable crew members will accompany you throughout the duration of your Ushuaia Antarctic expedition. They are responsible for leading safe and exciting shore excursions and giving interesting lectures on the incredible Antarctic flora and fauna. The Ushuaia Expedition Team will brief you daily about the following day’s expedition during an informal cocktail hour. The Ushuaia carries a full fleet of zodiacs, that can accommodate up to 12 passengers, allowing you to explore some of Antarctica’s most unique and otherwise inaccessible regions. Get ready for numerous wildlife sighting opportunities!

Pictures and Deck Plans of the Ushuaia

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Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you, and you can confirm with a payment later. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, include taxes, and can be subject to fluctuation and change. The routes are fixed, but can be changed due to weather or breeding behavior of the animals. Could not find your preferred date?

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Cabin Categories on board the Ushuaia

Standard Plus Twin
  • 11 Twin outside cabins with portholes or windows on deck E.
  • Private facilities.
  • 2 lower beds.
  • (Cabin 640 has a double bed)
Premier Single
  • 2 Single cabins with portholes (view obstructed by lifeboats) on upper deck G.
  • Private facilities.
Standard Plus Triple
  • 2 Triple outside cabins with windows on Deck E
  • Private facilities
  • 3 lower beds
  • 12 Twin outside cabins with portholes on Deck E
  • Semi-private facilities
  • Two bed (upper/lower)
Premier Twin
  • 6 Twin outside cabins with windows on upper Deck G
  • Private facilities
  • 4 Outside cabins with windows on the upper Deck G
  • Private facilities
  • Features 2 lower beds, a lounge, TV, DVD player, and fridge
  • Suite 201 features 2 double beds
  • Suite 202 features 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
  • Suites 204 and 207 feature 3 lower beds
Superior Twin
  • 9 Twin outside cabins with windows on upper Deck G
  • Private facilities
  • Cabin 301 has 1 double bed and 1 twin bed

All expedition cruises on board the Ushuaia

Amenities on board the Ushuaia


Lecture Theater

zodiac fleet

Zodiac Fleet


Observation Lounge


Gift Shop

doctor's suitcase

Medical Services




Open Bridge Policy

More info about the Ushuaia


Mid Range Ship


Expedition Cruise Ship


Ice Class 1C



Crew members


Gross tonnage

2,923 tons

Cruising speed

12 knots





Year built


Reviews of Ushuaia

Tim Duffy


Antarctica was great, the team on the boat were excellent, helpful and resourceful. All very accommodating setting up and throughout the journey. (copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Barbara- California


We were so pleasantly surprised by this cruise. None of us knew what to expect...but we were blown away! We had a triple cabin and it did not have bunk beds which made us soooooo happy. We also had a private bathroom and space so we were really pleased with the room. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Linda- Illinois


I loved that the Ushuaia was small and intimate. The staff was great and it had a good vibe to it- definitely the right ship for us. I would recommend this ship to those who truly want an expedition, truly wanting to experience Antarctica. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Ken- Florida


Everything about the trip to the Peninsula aboard the MV Ushuaia was wonderful. The ship, crew, staff, and especially the expedition leaders were great. They really took care of us all and ensured that we all had the journey of a lifetime. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

Jennifer- UK


Every single member of staff enriched my stay and it far exceeded my expectations. I can't speak highly enough of the whole trip.

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