Boasting modern technologies that make it one of the most environmentally sustainable vessels in the region, Ultramarine offers passengers an exhilarating polar adventure that respects beautiful landscapes and wildlife of these mesmerising destinations.
A cutting-edge vessel, Ultramarine boasts an ice-strengthened hull, dynamic positioning system, 1A+Ice Class and stabilisers to ensure a smooth and safe voyage
Two twin-engine helicopters add exhilarating experiences, allowing passengers to fly over and land in regions inaccessible by other means
With capacity for 199 passengers, the eleven categories of cabin are spacious and elegant, with many boasting outdoor space
A Zodiac hanger with four embarkation points, two Ready Rooms and individual lockers ensure swift, seamless and comfortable departure for excursions
Featuring groundbreaking technologies, innovative environmental systems and a 1A+ Ice Class, this 199-passenger boat is a masterclass in balancing technology and safety with stylish living and indulgent amenities. An ice-strengthened hull, stabilizers and twin propellers afford a smooth and safe voyage, while two twin-engine helicopters and a staggering range of excursions and activities create one of the most immersive polar experiences possible.
With eleven cabin categories to choose from, Ultramarine caters to solo travellers, couples and families with equal care and consideration. The cabins are spacious, contemporary and stylish, with muted colours inspired by the passing frozen landscapes, and amenities more often found in a 5* hotel than onboard a polar vessel. From the 12.3sq.m Solo Panorama to the 21sq.m Balcony Suites and onto the 52.3sq.m Ultra Suite, the cabins boast indulgent bathrooms with underfloor heating, luxurious bed linens, HD TVs and large windows that frame the view of the dazzling polar landscapes.
When not paddling through icy waters or hiking on pristine shores, Ultramarine offers onboard amenities that range from expert presentations to spa treatments, exquisite meals to sociable drinks in the bar. After stepping off a Zodiac into the Ready Room with its individual lockers, head to the spa for an indulgent treatment to soothe muscles tired from a morning of kayaking, or sink into one of the cosy corners in the bar to warm up. The four bars and two dining rooms are elegant and contemporary, their high end feel matched by the food and drink offerings. A library and lecture theatre provide space to brush up on your polar knowledge or listen to fascinating lectures by onboard experts.
With its two helicopters and fleet of Zodiacs, kayaks and paddleboards, Ultramarine is equipped to offer the widest range of excursions and activities of any polar vessel. From flightseeing to Zodiac cruises and hiking, the Ultramarine offers passengers a varied view on the polar landscapes, while optional activities include camping, stand-up paddleboarding and mountaineering.
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The Drake Passage
The stretch of sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica is the Drake Passage, an often turbulent stretch of sea that marks the beginning and end of your journey south. Take in the midnight sunset and watch albatrosses fly alongside you.
Whales & Seals
Whilst most visitors find the penguins the primary draw in terms of Antarctic wildlife, the marine life includes numerous species of seal and whale. Species include humpback whales, orcas, elephant and leopard seals, and Antarctic fur seals.
One of the real highlights of an Antarctic cruise is getting out on the water in small Zodiac vessels, the ideal way to get up close to the icebergs, wildlife and marine life.