The MV Ushuaia is an elegant expedition ship, originally built for the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration agency. She is ice-strengthened and at 278 ft., a polar vessel ideally suited to the ice-choked channels of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Distributed over 5 decks, she boasts plenty of space throughout and was designed to cater a maximum of 84 passengers.
There are 41 functional yet cosy cabins which offer a mix of beds, bunks and private/semi-private facilities. Categories start from the simple upper and lower berths of inside, semi-private cabins and work their way up to private superior cabins and suites. These feature double beds or twin lower berths (pictured) and overlook the magnificent glacial scenery through windows.
On-board, there is everything you might need from the large dining room and observation lounge to the small infirmary and conference room where passengers can enjoy daily lectures.
The Ushuaia’s open-door policy allows guests to mingle with the captain and crew on the bridge. All meals and activities are included and once in the peninsula, experienced, naturalist guides lead daily excursions by zodiac to take in the wonderful scenery and wildlife. On shore, guests have the opportunity to walk amongst penguins, sea-lions and fur seals.
The MV Ushuaia is one of the simpler ships operating in the Antarctica. Facilities and cabins are uninspiring yet the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the ship excellent value for money.
This is just one of the cruises that we recommend in this area. If your favourite is not featured just let your consultant know - we will be happy to book it for you.