Patagonia Cruises: Cape Horn & Patagonia
Cruises around Patagonia take different routes. Australis cruises the cold waters of the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan, arriving in Cape Horn. Sail the Beagle Channel to Cape Horn from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas on the same route that captivated Charles Darwin long ago. These programs can be done departing from Puerto Arenas and arriving in Ushuaia either way around. You can depart from Ushuaia or Punta Arenas and come back to your departing port or stay at your destination port. From Ushuaia to Punta Arenas, you will enjoy the visit to Seno de Agostini and Aguila Glacier and Piloto and Nena Glaciers. Then from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia you will reach Tucker Islet.
The Stella Australis offers a relaxed stay, while providing breathtaking sights from the decks. Australis cruises allows reaching all of Patagonia’s fabulous venues, attractions, and expeditions. 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.
FeaturesConstruction Year:2010Passenger Capacity:210Total Cabins:100
CabinsB Cabins:3A Cabins:34AA Cabins:36AAA Cabins:23AA Superior Cabins:2AAA Superior Cabins:2
Ventus Australis is the name announced for the new state-of-the-art ship being built for Australis Expedition cruise line.
The name – Latin for "Southern Wind" – reflects Tierra del Fuego's distinctive weather, a factor that has long determined the region's socio-cultural development and that so impressed the early mariners who endeavored to explore Patagonia's southernmost waterways.
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.
When it goes into service in early 2018, Ventus Australis will give travelers a chance to experience the remoteness of Patagonia and step ashore at fabled Cape Horn.
FeaturesLaunching season:2017/2018First Departure:January 2nd, 2018Passenger Capacity:210Total Cabins:100