ex Ushuaia (Antarctic cruises, Antarctica)
An elegant 328 foot expedition ship built in 1975 as the Alla Tarasova in the former Yugoslavia and sister ship to M/V Orlova. In 1998 she underwent a US$13 million conversion in Scandinavia. She has an ice-strengthened hull and stabilizers, a window-lined dining room, two lounges, a bar, library, small gym and gift shop. This comfortable ship carries 122 passengers in 61 outside cabins with either a window or porthole. There is plenty of open deck space on the Boat Deck and Sun Deck and an observation platform below the bridge which is ideal for wildlife viewing. Operated by Quark Expeditions.
International expedition staff lead shore excursions and give daily lectures on board.
Cabins are on 4 decks with the better cabins being on the higher decks with windows rather than a portholte. All cabins have lower berths (no bunks), private bathroom facilities and individual temperature controls. The suites are very spacious with a separate sitting room.
When to go
Mid November to mid March
Client comments and reviews
Our Antarctic cruise on Clipper Adventurer was superb, with outstanding sunny weather when on land, but also a few gales to contend with when at sea. The other passengers were tremendous fun, the hotel staff provided real 5 star service, and we saw an abundance of wild life. The Expedition Director was outstanding, and this was his first trip back to Antarctica after being in the same position on board the ship that sank in November 2007. - IW, Dec 2008
The individual prices are detailed under departures. There is also a fuel surcharge as below.
Classic Antarctica £140 per person
Spacious cabins on the upper deck with 2 lower berths, windows, writing desk and private bathroom facilities.
Lower Deck Double
Cabins on the lower deck with 2 lower berths, private facilities and a porthole.
Main Deck Standard
Cabins on the Main deck with 2 lower berths, a window and private bathroom facilities.
Cabins on the Main deck with a port hole in the bow of the ship. All with 2 lower berths and private bathroom facilities.
2 spacious Suites on the Captain's deck with windows, 2 lower berths, a writing desk, private bathroom facilities and a separate sitting room.
Spacious cabins on the upper deck with 2 lower berths, private facilities and 2 windows.
With 2 lower berths and 1 upper berth, private facilities and a port hole.