Older ship but great prices
Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the ice-strengthened polar vessel, the Ushuaia is not luxurious but is simply 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. The ship’s expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love of nature, as do the specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers, all extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful 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.
Facilities include four Decks, Dining Room (One Open Seating), Observation Lounge / Lecture Room, Bar & Library, Panorama Deck, Gift Shop, Infirmary, Zodiacs.
Passengers: 88 in 44 comfortable cabins and suites, some with private facilities
Operator: Antarpply Expeditions