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MV Ushuaia

Originally built as an oceanographic research vessel by the NOAA, the MV Ushuaia is now a comfortable expedition cruise ship exploring the amazing waters off of Antarctica. The ship itself has an ice-strengthened hull to withstand the icy water temperatures, and ample deck space for sightseeing. An open bridge policy allows guests to drop by day or night to chat with the captain or observe the crew in action. The MV Ushuaia is equipped with a variety of inflatable landing crafts that make sightseeing on land possible. Inside, this ship features a large dining room, observation lounge and bar, a conference room and library. Take advantage of lectures provided by a specialized team of international expidition leaders and lecturers.

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Ship Statistics
Year Built 1970
Tonnage 2,963 tons
Registry Panama
Length 278 feet
Beam 51 feet
Passenger Capacity 84
Crew Size 44
# of Inside Cabins 8
# of Outside Cabins 28
# of Cabins w/ Verandas 0
# of Suites 5
Max. Room Occupancy 2
Age Restrictions
One person must be 18 or older
Dining Options click here
Tipping Expected? Yes
Tipping Guidelines $10 per person per day
Onboard Currency US Dollar
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges Yes
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop No
Casino No
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing No
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub No
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access Yes
Internet Center No
Wireless Internet Access No
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning No
Library Yes
Movie Theatre No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Shops Yes
Showroom No
Spa No
Video Arcade No
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center No
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track No
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool No
Tennis Court No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service No
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe No
Telephone No
Television No
Kids Facilities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
Kosher Meals No
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins No
Category A (Category A)
Twin outside cabins with windows on the upper Deck (G), private facilities, two lower berths.

Category B (Category B)
Twin outside cabins with portholes on Deck (E) and semi-private facilities, two berths (upper/lower).

Category C (Category C)
Twin cabins with semi-private facilities, two berths (upper/lower).

Category Suites (Suites)
Outside cabins with windows on the upper Deck (G), private facilities, two lower berths, lounge, TV, DVD player and fridge.

Please note: Suite 201 features two double beds. Suite 202 features one double bed and a sofa bed. Suite 203 features two lower single beds. Suite 204 and Suite 207 feature three lower single beds.

Category Superior Twin (Superior Twin Cabins)
Twin outside cabins with windows on the upper Deck (G), private facilities, two lower berths.

Please note: Cabin 301 features one double and one single bed.