Safety & Sustainability Aboard Ultramarine
The groundbreaking safety features of Ultramarine include 13 fully redundant critical systems, twin propellers powered by four diesel-electric engines in two separate engine rooms for consistent backup and engine reliability, stabilizers, as well as a fully operational emergency bridge. This expedition vessel also has an ice strengthened hull and dynamic positioning capabilities. Her sophisticated and environmentally friendly waste handling systems allow for treatment of waste to be managed safely in far-off distances. Her numerous innovations are designed to minimize her environmental footprint to an extent previously unseen for a vessel of comparable size, including a sophisticated water treatment system, state-of-the-art waste handling, a leading-edge heat recovery system that recycles excess energy back into the ship, LED lighting, and the use of entirely recyclable materials to construct it. The dynamic positioning technology also means no need to anchor, avoiding damage to sensitive seabed ecosystems. Finally, digital wristbands enable both keyless cabin entry and computer-logged tracking of entry and exit from the ship.
Common Areas Aboard Ultramarine
With a modern and high-end feel, guests aboard the Ultramarine polar expedition ship can feel right at home while traveling to these extreme locations. A modern spa and fitness facilities offer guests the ability to relax and rejuvenate in between the active off-ship explorations. A gourmet restaurant services two dining rooms with tables from 2-10 guests each. An indoor/outdoor bistro on the upper deck, and four bars provide additional food and beverage options while aboard.
Activities Aboard Ultramarine
The days are packed with multiple landings by Zodiac, enabled by the ship’s rapid Zodiac deployment tools. Ultramarine’s internal Zodiac hanger provides safe and quick deployment of 20 Zodiacs with four embarkation points easily accessible from two ready rooms, enabling all passengers to offload the ship at the same time. In addition, this polar ship has two twin-engine helicopters launched from two simultaneously operable helidecks for heli-skiing, heli-hiking, flightseeing and exploration of air-only accessible destinations. Ultramarine additionally offers the largest selection of classic adventure options, including sea kayaking, paddling, camping, mountaineering and stand-up paddleboarding. All activities are led by highly trained guides and expedition leaders.