M/V Ultramarine is set to be an unrivalled operational base for polar expeditions.  A high-end experience onboard has been combined with high adventure off the ship, facilitated by 2 twin engine helicopters.  With 199 passengers she is fast and strong (1A ice strengthened) and with a 70 day range, is equipped to go anywhere.

A pioneering mix of advanced sustainability features have been incorporated into its futuristic design, reducing its environmental impact to an extent unseen for a polar vessel of its size. 

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420 feet / 128 metres

Ice Class:

1A+, PC6


16 knots in open water



Staff & Crew:



Solo Panorama
- 1 x single berth

Explorer Triple Cabin
- 3 x single berths, 2 of which can be converted into a double bed

Explorer Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths

Balcony Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths

Deluxe Balcony Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths

Terrace Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths

Penthouse Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths

Owner's Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths

Ultra Suite
- 1 x double or 2 x lower berths


Activity options onboard Ultramarine include exclusive heli-hiking, heli-landing, aerial sight-seeing, kayaking, camping, stand-up paddle-boarding, paddle excursions, cross country skiing and mountaineering.  With efficiency in mind, there are two ready rooms with convenitantly located bathrooms, allowing guests to quickly change out of their expedition gear. 

Accompanying you into the wilderness is a team of highly professional and respected polar guides. Sea level boarding has been designed to be fast and efficient with 20 quick-deploy Zodiacs accessible from two Ready Rooms, to make the most of your time exploring Antarctica and the High Arctic.

This ultra-modern newcomer offers premium cruise facilities including beautifully appointed and spacious suites (all with windows and many with balconies). There are two dining areas including the restaurant with direct access to the wraparound deck and views from every seat, in addition to the bistro, offering indoor / outdoor dining. There are also four bars, a panorama lounge, lecture theatre, library, polar boutique, spa and fitness centre with separate yoga sapce. You can relax in the Ocean view sauna or unwind with a treatment in the spa before your next off-ship adventure. 

With its walk-around deck and bridge, Ultramarine claims the greatest amount of wildlife viewing areas and public spaces than ships of a comparable size. During the voyage passengers can join the Captain and officers on the Bridge as they navigate the ship and look out for wildlife. 

Ultramarine feedback:
The whole experience was fantastic and faultless, the ship exceeded our expectations, the crew (expedition, catering and hotel) couldn’t have been more helpful. We were blessed with perfect weather: sunshine, blue skies, windless and calm seas. 

We saw everything: polar bears, walrus, seals, arctic fox and reindeer, puffins, blue whale, belugas and minke; the viewings enhanced by our specialist guides; and we took the polar plunge.

Thank you and the Aqua-Firma team for your impeccable organisation in enabling us to enjoy this thrice postponed (Covid) once in a lifetime voyage.

R and E Macgillivray

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  • Ultramarine - Deluxe Balcony Suite
  • Ultramarine - Balena Restaurant
  • Ultramarine - Ambassadors Theatre
  • Ultramarine - Penthouse Suite
  • Ultramarine - Bridge
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  • Ultramarine - Solo Panorama Suite
  • Ultramarine - Spa
  • Ultramarine Deck Plan



  • Ultramarine - Balcony Suite
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  • Ultramarine - Bar
  • Ultramarine - Triple Cabin
  • Ultramarine - Panorama Lounge
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  • Ultramarine - Bistro
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