USHUAIA

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.

This small cruise ship was refurbished in 2014 to accommodate a maximum of 88 passengers in 44 comfortable cabins and suites.
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.

Cabins & Amenities

  • All Cabins with exterior views and ample storage space
  • Dining Room with open seating
  • Observation Lounge / Lecture Room, Bar and Library
  • Panoramic deck
  • Gift Shop
  • Infirmary
  • Changing Room
  • Open Bridge

Ship Specifications

  • Built: 1970
  • Ice class: C
  • Length: 84.73 metres (278.3 feet)
  • Breadth: 15.41 meters (51 feet)
  • Max Draft: 5.48 metres (18.08 ft)
  • Gross tonnage: 2,923
  • Passenger Capacity: 88 passengers max
  • Crew & staff: 38
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots
  • Zodiacs: 7
  • Yard: American Shipbuilding, Toledo, Ohio
  • Flag: Union of Comoros
  • Engine: 2 ALCO 1600 HP each

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:
  • Voyage aboard the USHUAIA as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
  • Detailed post-expedition log.
Exclusions:
  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Pre- and post land arrangements.
  • Transfers to / from the vessel
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges;
  • And the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages (guidelines will be provided).

Notes

  • All rates are per person in US dollars, based on shared occupancy.
  • There may be a fuel surcharge on all bookings.
Prices and availability subject to change without prior notice.
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DATES AND PRICES

1. ANTARCTICA 2017-2018

The prices display below are expressed in US dollars per person. If you would like more information or book the trip of a lifetime, please CONTACT US..

TRIP Embark Disembark Start date Finish date Standard Plus Triple Standard Twin Standard Plus Twin Premier Premier Single Superior Suite Adventure Options
Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica
(19 nights / 20 days)
13-Oct.-17 01-Nov.-17 $8,490
$9,100
$11,590
$13,790
$16,550
$14,590
$15,330
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
22-Dec.-17 31-Dec.-17 $6,540
$6,990
$8,470
$10,110
$12,130
$10,680
$11,220
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
31-Dec.-17 10-Jan.-18 $7,270
$7,770
$9,410
$11,230
$13,480
$11,870
$12,470
Weddell Sea Quest.
(11 nights / 12 days)
10-Jan.-18 21-Jan.-18 $7,990
$8,550
$10,350
$12,350
$14,830
$13,060
$13,720
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
21-Jan.-18 30-Jan.-18 $6,540
$6,990
$8,470
$10,110
$12,130
$10,680
$11,220
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
30-Jan.-18 09-Feb.-18 $7,270
$7,770
$9,410
$11,230
$13,480
$11,870
$12,470
Crossing The Circle.
(11 nights / 12 days)
18-Feb.-18 01-Mar.-18 $7,990
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Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
01-Mar.-18 11-Mar.-18 $5,780
$0
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Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
11-Mar.-18 21-Mar.-18 $5,780
$6,180
$7,870
$9,350
$11,210
$9,900
$10,410
Classic Antarctica
(10 nights / 11 days)
21-Mar.-18 31-Mar.-18 $5,780
$6,180
$7,870
$9,350
$11,210
$9,900
$10,410
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