The Ushuaia

The USHUAIA has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 90 passengers in 46 comfortable cabins and suites.

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.


Superior Twin Private Cabins

There are 9 Superior twin private cabins on the Upper Deck G

Premier Twin Private Cabins

There are 6 Premier twin private cabins on the Upper Deck G

Premier Single Private Cabins

There are 2 Premier single private cabins on the Upper Deck G. However, the view is obstructed by lifeboats.


There are 4 Suites on the Upper Deck G.

Standard Plus Triple Private Cabins

There are 2 Standard Plus triple private cabins on Deck E.

Standard Plus Twin Private Cabins

There are 11 Standard Plus twin private cabins on Deck E.

Standard Twin Semi-private Cabins

There are 12 Standard twin semi-private cabins on Deck E - (two berths - upper/lower).


The Key to Expedition Cruising

The most essential element to any expedition is the ability to make landfalls on remote shores and to navigate intricate waterways. To fulfill these requirements, the USHUAIA carries her own fleet of zodiacs and RIB's. Zodiacs accommodate up to 12 guests and, in the hands of our skilled boatmen, are stable, safe and manoeuvrable. Constructed of high-performance plastimer fabrics, with several airtight compartments, they are easy to board and disembark.

The Zodiacs are designed for nature study and are used for both exploring and for shore access. Their versatility, their ability to open whole new worlds of exploration make zodiacs the key to expedition cruising enabling you to go ashore and investigate some of the world's most unique regions, which would be impossible for a larger ship.

Following along with Antarpply Expeditions practices to protect the wildlife and environment surrounding us, the Zodiacs are designed for minimal impact on the environment.

Given the fragility of the Antarctic flora and fauna, Antarpply Expeditions has prepared the best way to visit the Antarctic gently and carefully. We carefully plan for as many Zodiac excursions as possible, dependent upon weather and prevailing conditions. This provides you with the opportunity to journey beyond the encroachments of civilization and to find yourself engaged in daily adventure, rather than merely being an observer of the passing landscape.

Instructions will be provided on how to properly embark and disembark these water craft and our staff will assist in all Zodiac landings allowing access to everyone with a desire to go ashore.


Large dining room on the Main Deck F comfortably accommodates all guests at a single seating. There is an open seating for all meals and guest tables are unassigned.

The Bridge

The USHUAIA offers an open bridge policy. During the days we are underway, the officers invite you to observe the navigational operations of the ship and will gladly answer any questions you may have.

Observation Lounge, Lecture Room, Bar & Library

On the Main Deck F, there is an open-plan observation lounge / lecture room with modern multimedia equipment, bar and a library.

DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.