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 Originally made for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the Ushuaia is a class 1C polar vessel, constructed with expedition in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

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All expedition cruises on board the Ushuaia

Amenities on board the Ushuaia

Gift Shop
Observation Lounge
doctor's suitcase
Medical Services
zodiac fleet
Zodiac Fleet
Lecture Theater
Open Bridge Policy

More info about the Ushuaia

Cruising speed

12 knots




Year built




Crew members



Ice Class 1C

Gross tonnage

2,923 tons


Cabin Categories on board the Ushuaia

Premier Single
  • 2 Single cabins with portholes (view obstructed by lifeboats) on upper deck G.
  • Private facilities.
Superior Twin
  • 9 Twin outside cabins with windows on upper Deck G
  • Private facilities
  • Cabin 301 has 1 double bed and 1 twin bed
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)
Standard Plus Triple
  • 2 Triple outside cabins with windows on Deck E
  • Private facilities
  • 3 lower beds
  • 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
  • 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