• Length: 84.73m / 278.3 feet
  • Breath: 15.41m / 51 feet
  • Draught: 5.48m / 18.08 feet
  • Gross Tonnage: 2,923 tonnes
  • Speed (Max): 14 knots
  • Cruise Speed: 12 knots
  • Passengers: 84
  • Crew & staff: 38
  • Zodiacs & RIBs: 7
  • Electrical Outlets: 110 V, 60 Hz
  • Yard: American Shipbuilding, Toledo, Ohio
  • Year of build: 1970
  • Classification: INSB Ice class C
  • Flag: Union of Comoros
  • Engine: 2 ALCO 1600 HP each
  • Bow thrust: 1x 500Kw
  • Life on board the USHUAIA 


Air Conditioning and Heating 

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. 



All announcements are made via our Public Announcement (PA) system on board. The bridge announces interesting events and wildlife attractions. Should there be an emergency call from the bridge we will make sure that you receive it! 


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Send your request to Zelfa

who has been many times to the Polar Regions

for the last 20 years


L. Gil & Maria Alba

Oi Zelfa,

Vacations were AMAZING!!! If fact, it were far beyond amazing! We saw so manyincredible landscapes that is really difficult to describe them with justice... being able to see whales and to stay close to seals and penguins was out of this world... we felt deeply moved by the whole experience.

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Michelle Stefanick

Hello there Zelfa

Happy New Year to you as well. What a life changing experience. It couldn't have been more perfect -- the most stunning scenery with the most perfect weather, calm waters (most times :-), wonderful traveling companions and a fantastic crew, accompanied with great food and good cheer -making this a most memorable time of my life.

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Nurul H.

Hi Zelfa, 

Guess my heart is still in Antartica! I've been to so many places in this world but there's nothing like Antartica.

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Talk to Zelfa

For more information please contact Zelfa:


Phone Brasil: + 55.51. 3334.5479

Phone Argentina: + 54.11. 4806.6326



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