• 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


Hans Horlyck

Hello Zelfa

Argentina - I was there 4 weeks - there is a lot more to see - I will return. Antartica - once in a lifetime - fantastic.

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Ioana and Alex

Dear Zelfa,

We arrived home safely a few days ago. The Antarctica trip was amazing - great team, they were all very passionate about their job, the ship was also nice, we got a last minute upgrade to a bigger cabin.

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Marshall Carter

Dear Zelfa 

I have not been successful in putting stuff on your website....what a wonderful trip it was. I hope that you are well....and not too warm...Katherine is doing extremely well in university and we'll surely be back

Dreaming in White...

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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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