Originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the USHUAIA has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 84 passengers in 41 comfortable twin cabins and suites. This ice-strengthened polar vessel is very well appointed and includes ample deck space and an open bridge policy. The fleet of inflatable crafts 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 observation lounge and bar, a conference room with modern multimedia equipment, a well-stocked library, a changing room, and a small infirmary. Our expert captain, officers, and crew are highly experienced in Antarctic navigation and have a great love for nature. We provide a specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers, all of whom are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to the protection of the environment. Our chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits.
The ship is fully climate controlled. Each cabin is equipped with individual temperature controls. Please contact our staff in case you wish to change these controls to your own comfort level.
FIVE DECKS - DINING ROOM (ONE OPEN SEATING) - OBSERVATION LOUNGE, BAR & LIBRARY - LECTURE ROOM - PANORAMA DECK - GIFT SHOP - INFIRMARY - CHANGING ROOM - ZODIACS
Length: 84.73 m / 278.3 feet
Breadth: 15.54 m / 51 feet
Draught: 5.48 m / 18.08 feet
Gross Tonnage: 2,923 tones
Speed (Max): 14 knots
Cruise Speed: 12 knots
Crew & staff: 38
Zodiacs & RIBs: 7
Electrical Outlets: 110 V, 60 Hz
Yard American Shipbuilding: Toledo, Ohio
Date of Build: 1970
Classification INSB: Ice class C
Flag Union of Comoros
Engine: 2 ALCO 1600 HP each
Bow thrust: 1x 500Kw