To Ushuaia to board our ship

Ushuaia Travel Blog

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At the airport in Ushuaia, we were picked up by a bus
From Buenos Aires it was a 3.5 hour flight to Ushuaia. This is the southernmost city of the south American continent and the world! We did not get to see the town other than the drive between the airport to the port, ince our main goal is to board our waiting ship, the M. S. Caledonian Star operated by Lindblad Expeditions. The sky was dark with clouds. The small city of about 50000 people has become the main departure point for ships visiting Antartica due to its location.

Remembering this is summer in the southern hemisphere, we still saw lots of snow on top of the mountains from the port. It's not a big port, and everything was pretty low key.

The ship was not a large one, with only about 120 passengers plus crew. There were 3 decks and 62 cabins. The cabins are NOT locked at any time. This was kind of surprising at first, but being a small ship and group, we soon got used to it and never had any problems. The ship is ice-reinforced and maneuverable. We would be seeing her navigating in pack ice and rough waters soon enough! This is also a comfortable ship, it's not one of those Russian ice breakers which I am not too keen on. I actually get seasick and will soon have quite an experience in the Drake Passage tomorrow!
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At the airport in Ushuaia, we were…
At the airport in Ushuaia, we wer…
At the port, on board the Caledoni…
At the port, on board the Caledon…
Another view of the dock, showing …
Another view of the dock, showing…
Ushuaia
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