The Australis is a luxury, all-inclusive adventure cruise ship boat that moves through the fjords of Tierra del Fuego, offering a completely unique and off-the-beaten path view of Patagonia.
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The Australis brand carries two 210-guest cruise ships built in 2010 and 2018. The ships are beautifully furnished, and offer a gift shop, library, infirmary, full bar, game room, and a luxury dining room offering an exciting array of cuisine each day, paired with Chilean wines. While the boat is comfortable and beautiful, the real highlight is the full immersion into the fjords of Patagonian Tierra del Fuego. The ship offers large windows in every cabin and lounge, and ample deck space on every floor for unparalleled views of the wild Patagonian landscapes. Guests will have no shortage of entertainment with nightly lectures and videos shown by the knowledgeable and friendly Expedition Team, in addition to daily off-boat excursions to see the flora and fauna of this pristine place.
Guests have the option of six cabin classes. On the first deck there are 34 A cabins, and 3 B cabins. On the second deck there are 36 AA cabins and 2 AA Superior cabins. The third deck has 23 AAA cabins and two AAA Superior cabins. Standard cabins are 177 sq. ft. and superior cabins are 220 sq. ft. All offer sweeping panoramic views of Patagonia.
AAA Superior cabins measure 220 square feet and are located on the Cabo de Hornos Deck, next to the Sky Lounge and bridge. These cabins offer the best views on board, with windows measuring 5 feet wide by 6 feet high, and larger double beds measuring 6 x 6.5 feet.
AA Superior cabins measure 220 square feet and are located on the Tierra del Fuego Deck, next to the Yamana Lounge. These cabins offer larger windows measuring 5 feet wide by 4.5 feet high and larger double beds measuring 6 x 6.5 feet.
Located on the upper Cabo de Hornos Deck, next to the Sky Lounge and the bridge. These cabins offer the best views on board, with windows measuring 5 feet wide by 6 feet high and standard-size twin or double beds. Standard size twin or double beds are available.
All AA cabins are located on the Tierra del Fuego Deck, next to the Yamana Lounge on the third deck of the boat. These rooms have large windows measuring 5 feet wide by 4.5 feet high and standard-size twin or double beds.
Located on the Magallanes Deck, by reception. These cabins offer impressive views slightly above sea level. Windows on this deck measure 5 feet wide by 4 feet high. Standard size twin or double beds are available.
Located on Deck 2, there are three B rooms located on the Magallanes Deck, by reception, and over the engine and anchor. Windows on this deck measure 5 feet wide by 4 feet high. Standard size twin beds are available.
- Breakfast is buffet style.
- Lunch is buffet style.
- Dinner is a set menu (three choices) with wine.
- Dietary restrictions can be catered for.
- Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. Four nights, with five excursions.
- Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Four nights, with seven excursions.
Our specialists suggest:
4 nights aboard MV Stella Australis as part of our 16-day "Grand tour of Patagonia across Argentina & Chile" itinerary, from £9,590pp.
- Daily lectures on glaciology and the history of Tierra del Fuego
- Documentary movies
- Daily zodiac excursions and hikes on land
- Ship tours