• Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

  • Ushuaia

Ushuaia: An ice-strengthened polar expedition vessel originally built for NOAA

Days: 10-20 | From: $6,140/per person

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.

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.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

Suites: 4 Outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths, lounge, TV, DVD player and fridge. Suite 201 features two double beds, Suite 202 one double bed and a sofa bed. Suites 204 and 207 feature three lower single beds.

Superior: 9 Twin outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 301 has one double and one single bed.

Premier: 6 Twin outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths; 2 Single cabins with portholes (view obstructed by lifeboat) on the upper deck G, private facilities.

Standard Plus: 11 Twin outside cabins with portholes or windows on deck E, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 640 has one double bed. 2 Triple outside cabins with windows on deck E, private facilities, three lower berths.

Standard: 12 Twin outside cabins with portholes on deck E, semi-private facilities, two berths (upper/lower).


Yacht Specifications

Length: 278 ft (84.7 m)
Breadth: 51 ft (15.4 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5m)
Gross Tonnage: 2,923 tonnes
Max Speed: 14 knots
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Passengers: 90
Crew & Staff: 40
Zodiacs & RIBs: 7
Constructed: 1970
Ice Classification: INSB Ice class C
Engine: 2 ALCO 1600 HP each

Antarctic Itineraries & Pricing

Classic Antarctica (10 days)

From: $6,140/per person

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 2 and 3
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4 to 7
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 8 and 9
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 10
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Weddell Sea Quest (11 days)

From: $8,570/per person

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 2 and 3
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4 to 6
Exploring the Weddell Sea

Days 7 & 8
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 9 and 10
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 11
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Classic South Georgia (22 days)

From: $10,990/per person

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Day 2
At Sea

Days 3 & 4
Falkland Islands

Days 5 & 6
At Sea

Days 7 to 12
South Georgia

Days 13 & 14
At Sea

Day 15 
Elephant Island & South Shetland Islands

Day 16 
At Sea – Antarctic Peninsula & Antarctic Sound

Day 17 -19 
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 20 & 21
Drake Passage

Day 22
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Please note: The above itinerary is a guide only. Our exact route and program will vary to take best advantage of local weather and ice conditions and opportunities to view wildlife.

Polar Circle Quest (12 days)

From: $9,430/per person

Day 1
Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

Days 2 and 3
Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4 to 9
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

Days 10 and 11
Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 12
Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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Displayed itineraries are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.

Pricing

Days: 10-20 | From: $6,140/per person

Pricing varies based on departure date, trip length, and cabin type. Listed pricing is per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and subject to change. Promotions are not valid on air-cruises. Please contact us for current pricing and availability.

Included: All meals onboard, guides & activities

Not included: International airfare, domestic airfare, gratuities, adventure activities, pre- and post land arrangements

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Why Travel with Vaya?

We're TRUE specialists

We’ve not only traveled there, we’ve lived there. Our smart and engaging specialists are all current or former expatriates with years of experience in the region.

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From the first phone call to after you get back, we're here for you every step of the way. We listen, create, customize and advocate for you, and design experiences that go beyond the expected.

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