Cruceros Australis offer fantastic adventure cruise itineraries in the Patagonian fjords, the perfect way to get a sense of the isolation and splendour of remote southern Patagonia and its fjords, glaciers and uninhabited forests. Wend your way through the Beagle Channel to get up close to glacier cliffs and large colonies of elephant seals and Magellanic Penguins. Weather permitting, a highlight is a landing at Cape Horn, the southernmost point. This is a true expedition cruise navigating between Ushuaia in Argentina and Punta Arenas in Chile or vice versa. Explore the bays and forests with the ship’s naturalist guides by inflatable zodiac craft as you hike to some spectacular viewpoints.
Step aboard one of two sister ships: Stella Australis or Ventus Australis, identical in design and layout. These are small, intimate expedition style vessels that take up to 200 passengers with spacious outside cabins, set out over three decks. The four superior cabins have the same facilities but just a touch more space. Then there are large and airy observation decks and lounges with floor to ceiling windows, lecture rooms for briefing from your expedition guides and an open bridge. Full board and drinks are included.