Staff and Crew: 40

Guests: 90

Length: 84.73 meters (278.3 feet)

Breadth: 15.41 meters (51 feet)

Draft: 5.48 meters (18.08 feet)

Propulsion: 3200 HP

Ice Class: 1C

Cruising Speed: 12 knots (Max 14 knots)

Registration: Union of Comoros

Lifeboats: 2

The MV USHUAIA is one of the only remaining expedition class vessels still operating with fewer than 90 passengers. With new hard and soft furnishings across all decks including the lounges, dining room and cabins, as well as the crew areas, the vessel is ready to welcome guests for the Antarctic season.

Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the ice-strengthened polar vessel USHUAIA is very well appointed and provides ample deck space and an open bridge policy. The full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline.

All cabins include ample storage space. Public areas feature a large dining room (one sitting), an open-plan observation lounge / lecture room with modern multimedia equipment, bar and a well-stocked library. There is also a changing room and a small infirmary. Our expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love of nature. We provide a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers, all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment. Our chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.

Refurbished: November 2023

♦ Onboard Facilities
  • All cabins with exterior views (except Premier Single) and ample storage space
  • Open Bridge
  • Four Decks
  • Dining Room (one open seating)
  • Observation Lounge / Lecture Room
  • Bar & Library
  • Panorama Deck
  • Gift Shop
  • Infirmary
  • Electrical Outlets: 110 V, 60 Hz
♦ Notes
  • Single Supplement: Standard Twins are available at 1.5 times the share rate and Suites at 2 times the share rate.
  • Request-Share Program: we match solo travelers of the same gender with other solo travelers who indicate they are willing to share.
  • Adventure Options: not offered.
  • Mandatory Medical Evacuation & Repatriation Insurance: not included (minimum of US$100,000 required).
  • Family Special: a child (under 16 years) accompanied by two adults will travel free of charge in a triple Superior cabin or triple Suite.
  • Fuel Surcharge: it may be applied for all bookings if there is a substantial increase in fuel costs.


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