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Ushuaia

One of the smallest sailing in Antarctica

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The Ushuaia is one of only a few ships operating voyages to Antarctica with fewer than 90 guests. A classic expedition ship in the true sense of the word. The small number of passengers allows for maximum time ashore, superb wildlife viewing opportunities and a very personal experience. Expedition ship Ushuaia often has very attractive prices and single travellers have the possibility to book a spot in a shared triple or twin cabin.

Originally built for the United States agency NOAA, the ice-strengthened expedition ship Ushuaia is well-appointed for voyages to Antarctica. Its’ compact and strong design makes for stable and very fuel efficient sailing. The crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and a team of international expedition guides will share their knowledge about this unique region during presentations in the lounge. The chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.

Expedition ship Ushuaia is an excellenct choice if you want to see as much of Antarctica as possible in a budget-friendly way. Your stay on board might be basic, but the expedition experience is outstanding! With a fleet of 8 zodiacs, all guests can join landings and excursions at the same time. This minimises waiting times, and offers you much more time ashore compared to larger vessels.

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What we love about Ushuaia

  • Only 88 guests!
  • Maximum time ashore
  • Wrap-around decks
  • True expedition style
  • Great for single travellers
  • Attractive prices

In 2023, Ushuaia was updated with new furnishings across all decks including the lounge, dining room and cabins, making the ship ready for many more seasons in Antarctica.

Impression

Accommodation

The cabins on board Ushuaia have been recently refurbished with fresh new interiors. All cabins are equipped with individual temperature controls, a desk & chair, and you will also find a hairdryer. Laundry or dry cleaning services are not available.

Suite

The Suites are the most spacious cabins on board Ushuaia. They are located on the upper deck. The suites have a doubl...

Suite

The Suites are the most spacious cabins on board Ushuaia. They are located on the upper deck. The suites have a double bed or twin beds, a private bathroom, a separate sitting area, a fridge and two windows.

Superior Twin

Superior Twin cabins are located on the upper deck. These spacious cabins have a private bathroom, twin beds and one ...

Superior Twin

Superior Twin cabins are located on the upper deck. These spacious cabins have a private bathroom, twin beds and one or two windows.

Premier Single

There are two dedicated Single cabins on board the Ushuaia, both have private bathrooms and are centrally located on ...

Premier Single

There are two dedicated Single cabins on board the Ushuaia, both have private bathrooms and are centrally located on the upper deck. The single cabins have portholes with an obstructed view (lifeboat).

Premier Twin

The Premier Twin cabins are centrally located on the upper deck. They have twin beds, a private bathroom and a window...

Premier Twin

The Premier Twin cabins are centrally located on the upper deck. They have twin beds, a private bathroom and a window.

Please note, each Premier Twin cabin has a diffrent size and layout.

Standard Plus Twin

The Standard Plus Twin cabins are located on the lower deck. The cabins have private bathrooms, twin beds and porthol...

Standard Plus Twin

The Standard Plus Twin cabins are located on the lower deck. The cabins have private bathrooms, twin beds and porthole windows.

Standard Twin

Standard Twin cabins have bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities. Two cabins share one bathroom (with toilet and sh...

Standard Twin

Standard Twin cabins have bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities. Two cabins share one bathroom (with toilet and shower) which is directly accessible from both cabins. Each cabin is also equipped with its own washbasin.

All standard twin cabins are located on the lower deck and have porthole windows.

Standard Plus Triple

There are two Triple cabins on board Ushuaia, both are located on the lower deck. These offer a great option for trav...

Standard Plus Triple

There are two Triple cabins on board Ushuaia, both are located on the lower deck. These offer a great option for travellers who want to share accomodation. The triple cabins have three lower beds and a private bathroom.

Facilities

The interior of the Ushuaia is neat, yet simple and you will find all the basics you need for a comfortable stay on board. The common areas are all located on the main deck and have been recently refurbished with fresh new interiors.

Lounge

The lounge is the main meeting are on board the Ushuaia. This is where you will gather for lectures and presentations...

Lounge

The lounge is the main meeting are on board the Ushuaia. This is where you will gather for lectures and presentations or simply enjoy a drink from the bar while you look at the wonderful scenery outside.

A door gives direct access to the outside deck so you can quickly head outside in case any wildlife has been spotted near the ship.

Lecture Room

Next to the lounge, you will find the lecture room. This theatre, with comfortable seats, is used for detailed briefi...

Lecture Room

Next to the lounge, you will find the lecture room. This theatre, with comfortable seats, is used for detailed briefings in a small group setting.

Restaurant

The resaurant has plenty of space to accommodate all guests at once. There is an open seating for all meals and table...

Restaurant

The resaurant has plenty of space to accommodate all guests at once. There is an open seating for all meals and tables are unassigned.

Breakfast is continental and american breakfast buffet. Lunch is either a buffet or served at the table and dinner is three-course a-la-carte.

Meal times vary depending upon shore excursions. Coffee and tea is offered throughout the day.

Dates & rates

Classic Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Only 88 passengers on board!
Dates and duration
12 Nov - 22 Nov 2024 11 days
Ushuaia 88 passengers

From $ 6370 per person
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Classic Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Only 88 passengers on board!
Dates and duration
10 Dec - 20 Dec 2024 11 days
Ushuaia 88 passengers

From $ 6370 per person
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Classic Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Only 88 passengers on board!
Dates and duration
20 Dec - 29 Dec 2024 10 days
Ushuaia 88 passengers

From $ 7210 per person
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Classic Antarctica Expedition Cruise

Only 88 passengers on board!
Dates and duration
08 Mar - 17 Mar 2025 10 days
Ushuaia 88 passengers

From $ 5730 per person
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