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The Ushuaia is an ice-strengthened polar vessel designed to access the most remote places on Earth and ensures superb landings with its full complement of inflatable landing crafts. It was originally built for the United States agency NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), it currently offers great value cruises and adventure focus to the Great White Continent.

The ship was refurbished in order to accommodate a maximum of 90 passengers in 46 cabins and suites. All cabins include storage space. The Ushuaia features a large dining room, an observation lounge, a lecture room fully equipped with multimedia, an infirmary, a bar, a library, and a gift shop.

The vessel provides ample deck space and open-bridge policy where travellers can meet the captain and his crew and have a remarkable view over the sea and for wildlife watching. The Expedition team are highly experienced and a great passion for nature. The chefs will offer excellent local cuisine and selected wines and spirits throughout the journey.

The Ushuaia is renowned for its friendly South American staff, consistently high customer feedback and good value.

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  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators to find your perfect cruise.

  • Our prices are amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.

  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know the destinations, ships and operators inside out

  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.

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Why book with Polar Routes?

CHOICE
  • We can compare a huge selection of expedition ships, cruises and operators.
  • From former Russian research vessels to larger and luxurious ships - there is an expedition cruise to suit you. 
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you choose the perfect expedition cruise for your requirements.
SPECIALISTS
  • We are the expedition cruise specialists and know all the polar destinations inside out.
  • Our expert team of Travel Specialists have extensive knowledge of all the expedition ships & operators.
  • All of our Travel Specialists have first-hand experience of expedition cruising to the polar regions.
VALUE
  • Our prices are the amongst the best in the business, with full package protection as standard.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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