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Antarctic Cruises on board the ship "Ushuaia"

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

A polar cruise on board the Ushuaia

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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 Originally made for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the Ushuaia is a class 1C polar vessel, constructed with expedition in mind.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!

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Amenities on board the Ushuaia

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Rubber Boots

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Open Bridge Policy

theater

Lecture Theater

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Zodiac Fleet

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Observation Lounge

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Gift Shop

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Medical Services

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Library

Ushuaia's take on sustainable traveling

Foremost among our sustainability goals are actively reducing the impact and emission of our vessels, investing in new technology, and continuously improving our existing resources. We have also installed a new low-emission engine in our veteran vessel, Ortelius. This engine complies with all the latest environmental legislation. Another of our important commitments to sustainability is our use of low-sulfur marine gas oil (LSMGO), which has a sulfur content of less than 0.1 percent.\n\nWe limit onboard waste production by recycling as often as we can as well as banning single-use plastics. This ship does not use straws, plastic cups, or any individually wrapped butter, yogurt, and jam. This vessel has a water treatment system and desalination system that uses reverse osmosis, allowing us to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles on board. Rather, guests receive a reusable water bottle they can refill on the vessel. Bathrooms are equipped with biodegradable shampoo and soap in recycled packing, further limiting our use of plastics.

Cabin Categories on board the Ushuaia

Suites

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Double/Matrimionial (convertible)

Max. occupancy:

3

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Premier Single

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Single

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1

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Standard Plus Twin

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Twins

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2

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Standard Plus Triple

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Triple

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3

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Standard

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Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Premier Twin

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Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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Superior Twin

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Twins

Max. occupancy:

2

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More info about the Ushuaia

Category
Classic
Type
Small Ship
Length
84.73
Crew members
40
Gross tonnage
2,923 tons
Cruising speed
12 knots
Beam
Draft
Capacity
90
Year built
1970
Class
Ice Class 1C

Reviews of Ushuaia

Tim Duffy

Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

Classic

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

Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

Classic

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

Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

Classic

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

Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

Classic

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

Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

Classic

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

Ruth- UK

Ushuaia Antarctica Cruises

Classic

VERY satisfied. I loved the size of the ship- not huge as to make it feel impersonal. Perfect! Food was very good. Staff were tremendous. (Copied from Swoop Antarctica)

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