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Ultramarine, Antarctica

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A polar expedition on the Ultramarine is one of education, exploration, environmentally responsible tourism and endless enjoyment. Equipped with two helicopters, it offers spectacular excursions reaching the most remote parts of the Antarctic.

What we love about Ultramarine

  • Each suite on the ship has ocean views and private bathrooms with heated floors, while some suites include balconies
  • The 199-passenger cruise ship has four bars and two restaurants on board
  • There are 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs for more spontaneous off-ship adventures
  • It’s the only polar vessel with two twin-engine helicopters and two helicopter landing pads
  • Off-ship expeditions range from heli-trekking and flight-seeing to sea-kayaking, paddle boarding and mountain biking
  • The Ultramarine has more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than any other expedition ship of her size
  • Ultramarine’s Spa and Wellness Centre has a fully equipped gym, yoga studio and treatment rooms
  • Spacious wraparound deck to spot wildlife and enjoy the passing frozen landscapes
  • Each voyage, they schedule a Polar Plunge for those daring enough to brave the chilly Antarctic waters
  • Exceptional Ready Rooms with a storage locker for each passenger and ample space to gear up before embarking on an off-ship expedition

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What to do on board Ultramarine?

Although unforgiving, Antarctica is home to a rich diversity of wildlife. During days at sea, spend time on the deck spotting seals, whales and countless sea birds. There are also daily workshops and lectures led by experts in glaciology, penguinology, marine biology and other polar specific subjects. 

Other days are packed full of adventure, with multiple landings, Zodiac cruises and off-ship activities. The innovative range of guided expeditions allows you to explore Antarctica from different perspectives. Soar above the vast, icy landscapes in a helicopter, reaching remote areas only accessible by air. Hike across the ice, rock and snow, sharing the otherwise deserted terrain with a colony of penguins. Or explore the fjords and glaciers at a water level, kayaking through the mazes of ice.

With any Antarctic cruise, it is important to understand the need for flexibility. The weather can change quickly, and the cruise lines have to react where needed. This ability to be flexible is a huge advantage when it comes to witness wildlife.

Map & location

Ultramarine has different routes around the Antarctic Peninsular. Each cruise begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

When to Travel

The often inhospitable Antarctic weather means that the season is short – from November to March.

From November to December, penguins are busy laying their eggs. If you visit December to late-February, you can see the penguins hatch. Mid-February to March is an ideal time to see whales as they return to the region to feed.

 

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