Named after Tierra del Fuego’s distinctive “Southern Wind”, the Ventus Australis is the new flagship of the Australis fleet, a deluxe state-of-the-art cruiser launched in early 2018.
Its design and inspiration mirrors that of its sister-ship, the Stella Australis with which it will operate 4 night cruises through the breathtaking Patagonian fjords of the Darwin range between Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina.
Inside, the ship is modern and spacious with oversized picture windows to accentuate the views. Identical to the Stella Australis, the 100 en-suite cabins span 3 decks and cater to a maximum of 210 guests. The cabins are contemporary in style, furnished with warm, neutral colours and fall within 6 categories depending on the deck. Four of the categories, cabins B to AAA, are identical in size while superior cabins AA and AAA are more generous, 20.5m² with floor to ceiling windows.
Dining is a formal affair with the restaurant focussing on traditional Patagonian dishes divided between a buffet lunch and set menu dinner.
The Ventus Australis offers 4 night cruises through the breathtaking southern fjords including a stop at Cape Horn (weather permitting). Each day, guests head out on zodiac boat trips accompanied by expert guides to take in spectacular icebergs, glaciers and wildlife. Back on board, there are evening lectures on the area’s history, flora and fauna.
The Ventus Australis has upped the stakes in Patagonian cruises and offers on-board luxury to match the magnificent landscapes.