Ultramarine

A new cutting edge purpose-built expedition ship with a large fleet of Zodiacs and onboard helicopters built for the ultimate exploration

Introducing Ultramarine

Step into the extraordinary realm of polar exploration with Ultramarine, a captivating medium-sized expedition ship meticulously designed for the Arctic and Antarctica. Our itineraries promise excitement with under 200 guests per departure, ensuring an intimate and personalized adventure.

Geared towards the ultimate expedition experience, Ultramarine boasts an extensive fleet of Zodiacs, ensuring every guest has a front-row seat to the wonders of the polar regions. With one of the most seasoned guide teams in these icy landscapes, your journey is curated for unparalleled exploration.

What sets Ultramarine apart is the addition of onboard helicopters, a rare feature that transforms your adventure. Dive into exclusive heli landings, embark on flightseeing heli trekking, or experience the thrill of Heli camping. For those seeking an aquatic escapade, our sea kayaking program, led by expert instructors, awaits.

Inside, Ultramarine unveils stylish interiors featuring comfortable cabins, many adorned with balconies. Indulge in the expansive open-plan restaurant with panoramic views, unwind in the sauna with large windows, and pamper yourself in the thoughtfully crafted spa. For adventurous travellers yearning for a journey beyond the ordinary, Ultramarine offers an excellent choice—where every moment promises a blend of adventure and luxury.

Highlights Of Ultramarine

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Premium Expedition Experience

Ultramarine is conceived around the expedition experience and is an ideal choice for guests who put exploring above everything else but also seek high levels of comfort. This ship perfectly blends onboard comfort with a wide range of activities.
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Explore By Helicopter

An exclusive feature of Ultramarine is the two Airbus helicopters, which take guests on exciting additional adventure options such as flightseeing, heli-hiking, and heli-landings, allowing you to see and explore further.
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Large Fleet of Zodiacs

With a fleet of 20 Zodiacs, four embarkation points, and large ready rooms, joining a Zodiac excursion on Ultramarine is fast and efficient with no waiting. All guests can explore off the ship at the same time.
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Guide Team

One of the industry's most experienced polar guide teams with over 20 years of experience delivering expeditions, Ultramarine has an outstanding guide-to-guest ratio, ensuring your best experience when off the ship exploring.
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Modern Cabins

Ultramarine features spacious, light, and airy cabins, many with private balconies and large windows. There is an excellent variety of choices, from the stunning Ultra suite to options for solo travellers.
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Adventurous Activity Options

Ultramarine offers a variety of adventurous activities, from an extensive sea kayaking programme to adventures such as camping and mountain biking in incredibly remote areas utilizing ship helicopters in select destinations.
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Modern Sustainable Explorer Ship with Small Group Size

Ultramarine takes under 200 guests per voyage, ensuring an intimate experience with nature. The ship is built to the highest environmental standards and employs technological advancements to reduce its footprint, including a system that converts waste to energy.

Ultramarine Features

Exterior

Ultramarine Zodiac loading

Water-level Zodiac Hangar

An internal Zodiac hangar swiftly and safely launches Ultramarine's Ultramarine's fleet of twenty Zodiacs, facilitating impromptu off-ship excursions and fostering more intimate encounters with wildlife. This innovative design ensures guests can disembark in half the time compared to other vessels.
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Wraparound Deck

Situated on Deck 5, the Wraparound Deck on Ultramarine offers extensive outdoor viewing opportunities for guests to immerse themselves in polar landscapes and capture moments of wildlife encounters.
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Four Zodiac Embarkation Points

Strategic embarkation points on the starboard, port, and stern enhance the efficiency, safety, and ease of loading Zodiacs, enabling faster departures and arrivals.
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Twin Engine Helicopters

Operated from two helidecks, our two twin-engine helicopters enable more passengers to simultaneously explore exclusive air-accessible destinations and relish unique aerial perspectives of the polar regions, setting Ultramarine apart from other ships.

Interior

panorama lounge on Ultramarine

Panorama Lounge and Bar

Surrounded by glass walls, the Panorama Lounge and bar invite guests to unwind indoors while staying connected to the captivating landscapes unfolding outside. This intimate gathering space is ideal for sipping wine, engaging in fascinating conversations, participating in board games, or enjoying a lively evening on the dance floor.
Expeditions Ultramarine Ambassadors Theater

Ambassador Theater

Immerse yourself in presentations from the Expedition Team on a state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen in the Ambassador Theater. This technological marvel guarantees a high-definition viewing experience from any angle.
Quark Spa

Tundra Spa

Nestled beside a rejuvenating steam room, the spa offers guests a tranquil sanctuary to unwind and indulge in curated treatments, preparing them for the next exciting off-ship adventure.
Tundra Sauna Quark

Tundra Sauna

Immerse yourself in serenity as the sauna perfectly juxtaposes luxury and comfort. Guests can bask in the warmth while relishing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
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Fitness Center

Embark on a wellness journey in our fully-equipped fitness centre, which includes a dedicated yoga space with panoramic views of the outside world, providing an inspiring setting for rejuvenation.
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Ready Rooms

Designed efficiently, our two steady rooms feature wide hallways, ample seating, and conveniently located bathrooms. They facilitate a quick transition in and out of expedition gear for our guests.
Boutique Ultramarine

Polar Boutique

Fear not if you've left essentials at home—our Polar Boutique is stocked with top-notch cold-weather expedition gear, ensuring you're prepared for any polar adventure that lies ahead.
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Bridge

As part of your voyage, you may gain access to the Ship's Bridge, providing a firsthand view of how the Captain and officers skillfully navigate the ship through the icy waters.

Ultramarine Dining Options

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Balena Restaurant

At the Balena Restaurant, featuring tables accommodating 2 to 10 guests, relish a quiet dinner with a loved one or join a larger table for an evening with newfound friends. Each seat offers scenic views, and direct access to the surrounding Wraparound Deck enhances the dining experience.
Bistro Ultramarine

Bistro 487

Savour a delectable meal in the Polar Bistro 487, where indoor/outdoor dining beckons, providing a perfect setting to enjoy the polar landscapes while indulging in culinary delights.

Ultramarine Cabins

Explorer Triple

Located on Deck 3, and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2). This suite is perfect for guests traveling solo who want to share their experience with other like-minded travelers of the same gender, or for groups of three traveling together. Featuring three separate single beds, and amenities for each of the three guests.

Features: three single beds (two of which can be combined into a double bed), sitting area, picture window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Explorer Suite

Located on Deck 3, and approximately 285 sq. ft. (26.5 m2). These suites are perfect for people traveling together or solo guests looking to share with like-minded individuals. This suite maximizes interior living space while still offering guests the opportunity to stay connected to the outdoors. Our entry-level twin suites are the largest available on a ship of this class.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, picture window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

 

Balcony Suite

Located on Decks 4 and 6, with approximately 226 sq. ft. (21 m2) of indoor living space, and a 52 sq. ft. (4.8 m2) balcony, this entry-level balcony suite is one of the largest available on a ship of this class. This suite is perfect for guests who are looking for both indoor and outdoor living spaces. There are four connecting suites in this category, making this an excellent option for families or groups wanting to stay connected to each other during their expedition.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Solo Panorama

Located on Deck 6, and approximately 132 sq. ft. (12.3 m2). This suite is perfect for solo guests who appreciate privacy and want to wake up to sweeping views from the comfort of their bed. These are the only solo suites with floor-to-ceiling windows available onboard any ship in its class.

Features: single bed, floor-to-ceiling window, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Located on Decks 4 and 6, with approximately 299 sq. ft. (27.8 m2) of indoor living space, and a 70 sq. ft. (6.5 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests wanting a larger living space, full bathroom, and a substantial balcony. Deluxe Balcony Suites are the first suite type to offer additional privacy in the bathroom with an enclosed toilet, a full bath and shower to make it easier for guests to get ready together in the morning.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Terrace Suite

Located on Deck 6, with approximately 350 sq. ft. (32.5 m2) of indoor living space, and a 100 sq. ft. (9.3 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests wanting generous interiors with a wide layout and the largest balconies on the ship. Centrally located on Deck 6, guests will enjoy minimal movement and motion from the comfort of these suites.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private extra-wide balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals. 

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 

**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage

Penthouse Suite

The only suite category to be located on Deck 7, with approximately 369 sq. ft. (34.3 m2) of indoor living space, and a 67 sq. ft. (6.2 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests wanting to wake up to unobstructed polar views from the warmth and comfort of their bed onboard the ship. These suites offer the best of everything—views, spacious interiors, full bathrooms and generous balcony sizes—as well as easy access to the wellness centre.

Features: one double or two single beds, sitting area with sofa bed, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle.

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals.

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 

**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage

Owner's Suite

Located on Deck 6, with approximately 446 sq. ft. (41.4 m2) of indoor living space and a 46.3 sq. ft. (4.3 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests who want it all. A large, luxurious suite featuring a private bedroom, full bathroom, powder room, and two separate living spaces. This suite is perfect for families or couples who want all the comforts of home onboard the ship.

Features: one double or two single beds in a private bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa bed and additional closet, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors and separate powder room.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle. 

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee, binoculars on loan. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals, included spa package, upgraded hotel accommodation pre-/post-expedition where applicable, included arrival transfers where applicable. 

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 

**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage 

Ultra Suite

Located on Deck 6, with approximately 563 sq. ft. (52.3m2) of interior living space, and a 46 sq. ft. (4.3 m2) balcony. This suite is perfect for guests who want to travel without compromise. Our largest and most luxurious suite features the most sleeping, entertainment and storage space onboard the ship. It is perfect for families or travelers who want all the comforts of home onboard the ship.

Features: one double or two single beds in a private bedroom with walk-in closet, sitting area with sofa bed and additional walk-in hallway closet, private balcony, desk, refrigerator, TV, private bathroom with shower, bathtub and heated floors and separate powder room.

Standard Amenities: hair dryer, bathrobe, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, complimentary water bottle. 

Premium Amenities: upgraded bedding, in suite coffee, binoculars on loan. 

Services: onboard WiFi credit*, included laundry**, in suite dining during scheduled meals, included spa package, upgraded hotel accommodation pre-/post-expedition where applicable, included arrival transfers where applicable.

*terms & conditions apply, WiFi may be limited in duration or data 

**terms & conditions apply, limited number of laundry loads per voyage 

Ultramarine Deck Plan

Ultramarine ship deck plan all decks

What Makes Ultramarine Unique?

Two Airbus helicopters are a unique feature of Ultramarine and open up many possibilities for exploration, such as heli-landings, heli hiking and flightseeing in some of the most remote corners of the polar regions. Few expedition cruise ships feature helicopters, making this the perfect choice for those seeking adventurous flights.

A large fleet of 20 Zodiacs ensures there is enough room for all guests to enjoy Zodiac cruising at the same time. With four embarkation platforms, there is minimal waiting time to get out and explore.

How To Plan Your Cruise On Ultramarine

Choose from Ultramarine’s great selection of expedition cruises to explore the Arctic and Antarctica.

Contact our friendly travel experience team to get the best advice on cabins and itineraries and ask any questions you may have.

Please make your reservation with our friendly Travel Experience Team. All bookings made through North Pole Cruises receive 100% financial protection, and we include supplier failure insurance at no charge to you for extra peace of mind.

Before your expedition, we will send you lots of helpful advice about planning your voyage, including the best travel insurance, places to stay before and after your journey, travel requirements and a packing list.

Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Ultramarine Ship Specifications

Guests
199
Staff And Crew
140
Length
128 Meters
Cruising Speed
16 Knots
Year Built
2021
Zodiacs
20
Ice Class
PC6 1A
Stabilisers
Yes

Ultramarine Cruises

Guests looking at Icebergs in Antarctica
Includes Flight Seeing
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 6 - Jan 19 2025
13 Nights

Price from per person

£14,480
Gentoo penguins on ice in Antarctica
Includes Flight Seeing
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Dec 17- Dec 28 2025
11 Nights

Price from per person

£9,639
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
Jan 6 - Jan 19 2026
13 Nights

Price from per person

£13,468

Ultramarine Ship FAQ

Ultramarine has a free basic wifi service which is suitable for texting and email.

Ultramarine is considered a medium sized expedition cruise ship at a length of 128 meters and a guest capacity of 199.

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