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  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

Ushuaia: An ice-strengthened polar expedition vessel originally built for NOAA

Days: 10-20 | From: $4,860/per person

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.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Suites: 4 Outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths, lounge, TV, DVD player and fridge. Suite 201 features two double beds, Suite 202 one double bed and a sofa bed. Suites 204 and 207 feature three lower single beds.

Superior: 9 Twin outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 301 has one double and one single bed.

Premier: 6 Twin outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths; 2 Single cabins with portholes (view obstructed by lifeboat) on the upper deck G, private facilities.

Standard Plus: 11 Twin outside cabins with portholes or windows on deck E, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 640 has one double bed. 2 Triple outside cabins with windows on deck E, private facilities, three lower berths.

Standard: 12 Twin outside cabins with portholes on deck E, semi-private facilities, two berths (upper/lower).


Vessel Specifications

Length: 278 ft (84.7 m)
Breadth: 51 ft (15.4 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5m)
Gross Tonnage: 2,923 tonnes
Max Speed: 14 knots
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Passengers: 90
Crew & Staff: 40
Zodiacs & RIBs: 7
Constructed: 1970
Ice Classification: INSB Ice class C
Engine: 2 ALCO 1600 HP each

Itineraries & Pricing

Classic Antarctica (10 days)

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 2 and 3
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4 to 7
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 8 and 9
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 10
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Weddell Sea Quest (11 days)

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 2 and 3
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4 to 6
Weddell Sea

Days 7 & 8
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 9 and 10
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Classic South Georgia (20 days)

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Day 2
At Sea

Days 3 & 4
Falkland Islands

Days 5 & 6
At Sea

Days 7 to 11
South Georgia

Days 12 & 13
At Sea

Days 14 to 17
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 18 & 19
Drake Passage

Day 20
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Polar Circle Quest (12 days)

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 2 and 3
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4 to 9
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 10 and 11
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 12
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Promotions are not valid on air-cruises. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities, pre- and post land arrangements

2020-2021 Season

DatesItineraryDaysStandard Plus TripleStandard TwinStandard Plus TwinPremier TwinPremier SingleSuperior TwinSuite Twin
Nov 4 – 13, 2020Classic Antarctica10$4,860$5,210$6,640$7,890$9,470$8,350$8,780
Dec 2 – 11, 2020Classic Antarctica10$5,730$6,140$7,800$9,280$11,120$9,830$10,330
Dec 11 – 20, 2020Classic Antarctica10$7,210$7,710$9,340$11,140$13,370$11,770$12,380
Dec 20 – 29, 2020Classic Antarctica10$7,210$7,710$9,340$11,140$13,370$11,770$12,380
Dec 29, 2020 – Jan 8, 2021Classic Antarctica11$7,990$8,570$10,380$12,380$14,860$13,080$13,750
Jan 8 – 17, 2021Classic Antarctica10$7,210$7,710$9,340$11,140$13,370$11,770$12,380
Jan 17 – 27, 2021Weddell Sea Quest11$7,990$8,570$10,380$12,380$14,860$13,080$13,750
Jan 27 – Feb 7, 2021Polar Circle Quest12$8,810$9,430$11,420$13,620$16,350$14,390$15,130
Feb 7 – 16, 2021Classic Antarctica10$7,210$7,710$9,340$11,140$13,370$11,770$12,380
Feb 16 – Mar 7, 2021Classic South Georgia20$14,070$15,060$18,520$22,070$26,480$23,340$24,540
Mar 7 – 16, 2021Classic Antarctica10$5,730$6,140$7,800$9,280$11,120$9,830$10,330
Mar 16 – 26, 2021Classic Antarctica11$6,370$6,820$8,670$10,310$12,360$10,920$11,480
Mar 26 – Apr 4, 2021Classic Antarctica10$5,730$6,140$7,800$9,280$11,120$9,830$10,330

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