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M/N Stella Australis

Stella Australis is the new vessel being added to her sister ship Via Australis -- these ships are specially designed for Patagonia cruising. This new ship, constructed in 2010 has five decks, a capacity of 210 passengers distributed in 100 cabins of 16,5 m2 (177 sq. ft.) each approx. She is 89 meters long (292 ft.), and her beam or breadth is 14.6 meters (47.8 ft.).

She has three lounges for meetings equipped with modern audiovisual equipment, a dining room, an exercise room, and a spacious open deck area allowing the observation of the marvelous southern scenery at all times.

Each cabin is equiped with picture windows, independent climate control, a private bathroom, and satellite phone. Trips aboard the Stella Australis include daily excursions in Zodiac boats, directed by our multilingual expedition team, complemented by cultural lectures about the natural surroundings.

The cruise is “all-inclusive”: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Open Bar for wine, beer, liquor and other beverages. The menu combines international cuisine and local recipes, which allows the discovery of the delicious and varied regional gastronomy, accompanied by Chilean and Argentine wines.

Stella Australis is being built in Chile under the updated SOLAS 2001 and MARPOL 73/78 standards for worldwide ocean navigation certified by the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), and is classified as a "Passenger Vessel".

Services

  • Daily excursions on Zodiac boats.
  • All-inclusive meals and bar with selected beverages, liquors, and wines (during open hours).
  • Audiovisual presentations on the region's flora, fauna, geography, glaciology, ethnography, and history.
  • The official languages on board are Spanish and English. We also offer guided tours in French, German, and Italian for a minimum of 15 passengers per language.
  • Shop and pre-paid satellite phone.

Photo Gallery M/N Stella Australis

Important Information

  • Boat Type: Motor Vessel
  • Cabins: 100
  • Lenght: 89 metres (292 feet)
  • Widht: 14.6 metres (48 feet)
  • Decks: 5
  • Passenger Capacity: Maximum of 210
  • Crew: 62 crew members
  • Air Conditioning: Heating available in each cabin
  • Electricity: 110 - 220 volts / 50 Hz. US two falt pin socket
  • Safety: SOLAS and MARPOL certified
  • Operator: Crucero Australis

Itinerary

Day:1 Ushuaia/Patagonian Channels - Argentina
Check in at San Martín 245, Ushuaia, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cruise ship boarding from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Captain and crew give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterwards, the ship departs for "the uttermost part of the earth." Our excursion will take us through the Beagle Channel and the Strait of Magellan to explore one of the most captivating wilderness regions in the world: Southern Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego. We have just embarked on a Great Adventure!

Day:2 Patagonian Channels - Argentina
We sail through the Beagle and Murray channels to reach Cape Horn National Park, where we will disembark (weather permitting). Cape Horn, is a sheer, 425-meter (1,394-foot) high rocky promontory, and in the past it was the only entrance to the Pacific Ocean. This place is known as the "End of the Earth", and it's the last territory before Antarctica. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June 2005.
In the afternoon, we go ashore in historic Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region's largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed here on January 23rd, 1833, during the voyage of the HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellanic forest of Lengas, Coihues, Canelos, ferns, and other native vegetation to reach a look-out point.

Day:3 Patagonian Channels - Argentina
In the morning we sail through the desolate Brecknock and Ocasión channels, to reach Cockburn Channel in the afternoon. After lunch, we arrive at Chico Sound and disembark in Zodiac boats to explore Alakaluf Fjord, and to see its beautiful waterfalls and observe the Piloto and Nena glaciers from the sea. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence in the abrupt geography of the region's channels.

Day:4 Patagonian Channels - Argentina/Punta Arenas
Early in the morning, we go ashore on Magdalena Island (weather permitting). Located in the Strait of Magellan, it was an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers in the past. The island is inhabited by an immense colony of Magellanic Penguins which can be sighted during our walk to a lighthouse, which guides ships on their way through the strait. In September and April this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Isla Marta to observe sea lions. After our visit, we sail to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m.

M/N Stella Australis Deckplan

Cabin Types: We offer the following cabin types aboard the M/V Stella Australis. Note that the cabin layouts and facilities are the same and the cabin type is determined by the deck level & occupancy you choose.

Catagory B

Magallanes Deck, 16.5 m2. Private facilities, picture window, climate control, satellite phone.

Catagory A

Magallanes Deck, 16.5 m2. Private facilities, picture window, climate control, satellite phone.

Catagory AA

Terra Del Fuego Deck, 16.5 m2. Private facilities, picture window, climate control, satellite phone.

Catagory AA Superior

Terra Del Fuego Deck, 20.5 m2. Private facilities, picture window, climate control, satellite phone.

Catagory AAA

Cabo de Hornos Deck, 16.5 m2. Private facilities, picture window, climate control, satellite phone.

Category AAA Superior

Cabo de Hornos Deck, 20.5 m2. Private facilities, picture window, climate control, satellite phone.

Single

Single rate applies in B or A category.

Prices per person


Rates per person - 4 NIGHTS

Cabin Promotional Departures Low Hight Special
B
$1,120
$1,400
$1,770
$1,947
A
$1,638
$2,043
$2,484
$2,732
A A
$1,719
$2,142
$2,601
$2,861
A A A
$1,800
$2,241
$2,727
$3,000
A A Superior
$1,977
$2,463
$2,991
$3,290
A A A Superio
$2,070
$2,577
$3,136
$3,450
Single *
$2,010
$2,510
$3,110
$3,421

Rates per person - 3 NIGHTS

Cabin Promotional Departures Low Hight Special
B
$840
$1,050
$1,328
$1,460
A
$1,229
$1,532
$1,863
$2,049
A A
$1,289
$1,607
$1,951
$2,146
A A A
$1,350
$1,681
$2,045
$2,250
A A Superior
$1,483
$1,847
$2,243
$2,468
A A A Superior
$1,553
$1,933
$2,352
$2,587
Single *
$1,508
$1,883
$2,333
$2,566

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: 4 nights cabin of choice aboard M/V Via or Mare Australis
  • Meals: Most meals while on board Expedition Cruise vessel
  • Excursions: Daily onshore excursions, lectures on board and on land
  • Transport: M/N Via Australis, landing boat, on foot
  • Group: Maximum of 136 passengers
  • Age: Recommended 11 to 65, recommended max 70.
  • Staff: 43 Crew

Exclusions

  • Pre & Post Cruise Accommodation
  • International flights & departure tax (see Chile country dossier for current price)
  • Port tax
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Tips, visas, personal items

 

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