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One Of The Best Value Small Ships In Antarctica

Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the MV Ushuaia has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 84 passengers in 41 comfortable twin cabins and suites.

The MV Ushuaia is very well appointed and provides ample deck space and an open bridge policy. A full complement of inflatable landing craft ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on the otherwise inaccessible coastline.

Public areas include a large dining room (one sitting), an observation lounge and bar, a conference room with modern multimedia equipment, a well-stocked library, a changing room and a small infirmary.

The expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love of nature. These are complimented by a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers who are all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and dedicated to the protection of the environment. The chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.

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  • Prices the same or better than the cruise operators directly
  • Fully packaged protection, so everything booked with us is protected should any cruise arrangements be disrupted
  • Great Offers and Promotions throughout the year
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL, for your complete peace of mind
  • Extensive knowledge of Antarctica and the Cruise Companies to help you decide on the right cruise
  • Tailor your Antarctic Holiday and explore South America while you are there

Deck Plan
Facilites & Specs

MV Ushuaia Facilities & Amenities

  • A maximum of just 84 Passengers
  • Five Decks
  • Dining Room with one open seating
  • Observation Lounge
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Lecture Room
  • Panorama Deck
  • Gift Shop
  • Infirmary
  • Changing Room
  • Zodiacs

MV Ushuaia Technical Specifications

  • Length: 84.73m / 278.3 feet
  • Breath: 15.41m / 51 feet
  • Draught: 5.48m / 18.08 feet
  • Gross Tonnage: 2,923 tonnes
  • Cruise Speed: 12 knots
  • Passengers: 84
  • Crew & staff: 38
  • Zodiacs & RIBs: 7
  • Electrical Outlets: 110 V, 60 Hz
  • Yard: American Shipbuilding, Toledo, Ohio
  • Year of build: 1970
  • Classification: INSB Ice class C
  • Flag: Union of Comoros
  • Engine: 2 ALCO 1600 HP each
  • Bow thrust: 1x 500Kw

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Budget Antarctic Circle Quest

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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind


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