MV Ventus Australis

Chile - Patagonia Cruises – Chile

Named after Tierra del Fuego’s distinctive “Southern Wind”, the Ventus Australis is the flagship of the Australis fleet, a deluxe state-of-the-art cruiser launched in early 2018.

The wonderful Ventus Australis, together with its sister-ship – the Stella Australis, operates 4 night cross-border cruises to/from the ports of Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina navigating the breathtaking Patagonian fjords and channels of the Darwin range.

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.

Fjords of Tierras del Fuego cruise:

Day 1 – Punta Arenas – Check In
Day 2 – Ainsworth Bay – Tuckers Islets
Day 3 – Pia Glacier – Glacier Alley
Day 4 – Cape Horn – Wulaia Bay
Day 5 – Ushuaia

Patagonian Explorer cruise:

Day 1 – Ushuaia -Check In
Day 2 – Cape Horn – Wulaia Bay
Day 3 – Pia Glacier – Porter Glacier
Day 4 – Agostini Sound – Aguila Glacier – Condor Glacier
Day 5 – Magdalena Island – Punta Arenas

Important: the above itinerary is the latest version we have and is subject to change at any point.

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