Australis takes you on an amazing journey to the “uttermost end of the earth” on modern expedition cruise ships that ply the untamed wonderland at the bottom end of South America.
AUSTRALIS CRUISE OFFER
Punta Arenas – Ushuaia (4 NIGHTS)
FJORDS OF TIERRA DEL FUEGO
Our Patagonia cruise tours follow the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego highlights the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Whether you are sailing aboard the Australis Cruise, this four-day journey includes visits to wildlife rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia Glacier and Glacier Alley, as well as mystical Wulaia Bay and the legendary Cape Horn.
Ushuaia – Punta Arenas (4 NIGHTS)
Explore Patagonia on an adventurous five-day, four-night journeys between Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arenas (Chile) through some of planet’s most remote places and incredible scenery. Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on an Australis cruise that showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving the twinkling lights of Ushuaia behind, the vessel calls on fabled spots like Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay before cruising down the Beagle Channel. Continuing through the maze of islands, we’ll visit a number of glaciers, frozen giants that guard the southern flank of the Fuegian Archipelago, before entering the legendary Strait of Magellan. Last stop is the Isla Magdalena and its boisterous Patagonia penguin colony before docking at Punta Arenas.
Punta Arenas – Punta Arenas (6 NIGHTS)
GAUCHOS, GLACIERS AND PENGUINS
Discover the fabled island of Tierra del Fuego and cruise the wild and beautiful Fuegian Archipelago on this adventurous six-night journey by land and sea across the bottom of Patagonia. The first tour of its kind, the expedition starts with a ferry crossing of the Strait of Magellan and a drive across the pampas to a king penguin colony near Porviner before crossing into Argentina. The following day starts with a gaucho estancia (ranch) experience before resuming the overland trip through sub-polar forests and snowcapped mountains. Reaching Ushuaia, you step aboard Australis Expedition Cruises and start a four-night cruise through the maze of islands below Tierra del Fuego. Scattered along the way are Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay, the Beagle Channel, and the fjords and glaciers of Alberto de Agostini National Park before another crossing the Strait of Magellan takes you back to Punta Arenas.
P. Arenas – Ushuaia – P. Arenas (8 NIGHTS)
DARWIN’S ROUTE FROM PUNTA ARENAS
The outer edge of the world awaits on an adventurous nine-day (eight-night) journey along the same waterways that inspired Charles Darwin. The itinerary retraces much of the route the renowned British naturalist took through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMS Beagle in the 1830s, a voyage that inspired him to write The Origin of the Species and formulate the theory of evolution. Departing from Punta Arenas, we’ll cross the Strait of Magellan to visit the Tuckers Islets penguin colony, wildlife rich Ainsworth Bay before cruising Patagonia down the Beagle Channel to visit Pía Glacier and sail through Glacier Alley. On either side of a half-day port call in Ushuaia, the ship stops at historic Wulaia Bay and fabled Cape Horn before returning to the Strait of Magellan and a shore excursion at Magdalena Island with its rowdy penguin colony.
Ushuaia – P. Arenas – Ushuaia (8 NIGHTS)
USHUAIA DARWIN’S ROUTE FROM USHUAIA
Departing from Ushuaia, retrace the route of Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle on an expedition cruise through the secluded Fuegian Archipelago at the bottom of South America. Our adventurous nine-day (eight-night) itinerary includes legendary Cape Horn and historic Wulaia Bay, as well as Glacier Alley, the penguin boisterous colonies on Tuckers and Magdalena islands, as well as the spectacular fjords that harbor Pía and Águila glaciers. While visiting Patagonia you’ll also encounter massive ice fields, lush sub-polar forests and secluded beaches on islands that remain refreshingly remote and barely touched by civilization, a rare glimpse of what planet Earth must have been like before mankind. Midway through the journey, a half-day port call in Punta Arenas leaves plenty of time to explore a city rich in history, architecture and Patagonian culture before resuming the journey back to Ushuaia.
STELLA AUSTRALIS CRUISE SHIP
he Stella Australis offers tourists a relaxed stay, while providing breathtaking sights from the decks. For the best in Chile travel choose Australis to reach all of Patagonia’s fabulous venues, attractions, and expeditions. Indulge in first class Chile travel onboard the Stella Australis. When you book our Patagonia cruise tours you have to opportunity to relax on a spacious cruise ship to Patagonia, with a beautiful atmosphere, and fine dining. Before you embark on your Patagonia adventure enjoy the comfort of cabins that provide you with incredible ocean views and lavish decor. Wine and dine, mix and mingle, and enjoy our fabulous entertainment on your Patagonia vacation. Use Australis when you visit Patagonia for amazing customer service, excitement, beautiful scenery, and exceptional cuisine. Book your trip with us today!
Construction Year: 2010
Passenger Capacity: 210
Total Cabins: 100
B Cabins: 3
A Cabins: 34
AA Cabins: 36
AAA Cabins: 23
AA Superior Cabins: 2
AAA Superior Cabins: 2
VENTUS AUSTRALIS CRUISE SHIP
Tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America, all aspects of the 210-passenger ship — including size, length, draft and engine power — are designed to give Ventus Australis the extreme maneuverability necessary to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture.
Asenav, the internationally acclaimed Chilean shipyard, is creating our latest masterpiece, just as they did with the three other expedition ships for Australis.
Ventus Australis will feature the latest regulations regarding safety at sea and protecting the marine environment, as all of our fleet does.
Launching season: 2017-18
First Departure: 210
Passenger Capacity: 210
Total Cabins: 100