mv ushuaia polar vessel


A former research vessel offering affordable Antarctic voyages, the M/V Ushuaia is small, simple and comfortable.

Maximum passengers: 90

The Ushuaia is among the smaller vessels in our polar fleet, carrying just 90 passengers. A traditional approach to expedition cruising ensures that costs are kept to a minimum – with no extra activities or equipment such as kayaks, the focus is on getting the very best shore landings and Zodiac cruises, at the most affordable prices.

Originally built for the US National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration, the Ushuaia has been fully refurbished as a passenger ship and features a large dining room, an observation lounge and lecture room with modern multimedia equipment, a bar and a library. Ample outside deck space allows room for wildlife spotting and enjoying the passing scenery.

Ship Features 

  • Cabins with ocean views, and either shared or ensuite bathrooms
  • Panoramic viewing deck
  • Dual purpose observation lounge/lecture room
  • Dining room
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Infirmary
  • Loan of rubber boots during voyage
  • Registered INSB Ice class C

Why choose the M/V Ushuaia?
A no-frills approach means the M/V Ushuaia can offer affordable voyages, perfect for those on a budget, yet without scrimping on service or experience.

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Cabin Options

Standard Twin: one lower and one upper single berth (bunk beds), with porthole. Bathroom facilities are shared with the adjacent cabin

Standard Plus Triple: three lower berths with private bathroom and window or porthole

Standard Plus Twin: two lower berths with private bathroom and window or porthole

Premier Twin: two lower berths, with private bathroom and window

Premier Single: one lower berth, with private bathroom and porthole

Superior: two lower berths, with private bathroom and window

Suite: two lower berths, with separate lounge area, TV, DVD player, fridge, private bathroom and window

Single travellers
Triple or twin share cabins are available (on a same gender basis). Sole occupancy of a cabin incurs a supplement.

Deck Plan

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M/V Ushuaia

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