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Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
(Cruceros Australis)
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PUNTA ARENAS -> USHUAIA (or viceversa or roundtrip)
Cruceros Australis, 4 or 8 nights, luxury touristic cruise, from US$ 1.565
 

This page is valid for season 2019-2020.
For trips in season 2020-2021, please check here >

Cruceros Australis offers the alternative to sail in a luxury cruiser through the Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel, exploring one of the most beautiful and pristine regions of the Southern edge of the Americas; reaching Cape Horn, the last piece of continental ground and meeting point of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The journey goes through channels, bays and fjords, disembarking in different points and visiting glaciers between Punta Arenas in Chile and the Argentinian city of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.
Itinerary

There are one-way-trips of 4 nights from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia or viceversa. Both passes at Cape Horn, the rest of the route is different. The journeys include several disembarks, visits to glaciers with short walks and fauna and flora watching.
It is also possible to buy a full roundtrip, starting either in Punta Arenas or Ushuaia (8 nights, with 2 visits to Cape Horn).
For a detailed description of each trip:

For the trips Ushuaia > Punta Arenas it is possible to buy a program with 2 extra nights which includes transportation by land from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia with visits to a Penguin Colony and a Patagonian Estancia, and hotels in both Punta Arenas (Chi) and Río Grande (Arg).
If you are interested in any of these options, please ask for the prices and departure dates.

Dates

The cruise ship sails from end-September to early April; there are no trips during winter.
There is a strong demand for this cruise and they are often fully booked several months ahead.

 
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia
Month
M/V Ventus Australis
M/V Stella Australis
Sept 19
 
21
29
Oct 19
11
19
27
7
15
23
31
Nov 19
4
12
20
28
8
16
24
Dec 19
6
14
22
30
2
10
18
26
Jan 20
7
15
23
31
3
11
19
27
Feb 20
8
16
24
4
12
20
28
March 20
3
11
19
27
7
15
23
31
April 20
4
     
 
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
Month
M/V Ventus Australis
M/V Stella Australis
Sept 19
25
Oct 19
15
23
31
3
11
19
27
Nov 19
8
16
24
4
12
20
28
Dec 19
2
10
18
26
6
14
22
30
Jan 20
3
11
19
27
7
15
23
31
Feb 20
4
12
20
28
8
16
24
March 20
7
15
23
31
3
11
19
27
April 20
8
     
4
     
 
Roundtrips of 8 Nights
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia
The departures are on the same dates as shown above, with exception of the last trip of the season from Ushuaia of each vessel (These trips end in Punta Arenas without returnig to Ushuaia).
 
Seasons table
Promotion

September; April

Low Season October; March 16 to 31
High Season November to March 15
 
Ships

The trips are done in the modern motor vessels Stella Australis and Ventus Australis with a capacity of 210 passengers each. They are specially built for navigating in these narrow channels. They count with advanced technology in navegation and safety, and high class facilities. The passengers can enjoy the view from wide decks, there is an infirmary, store, games hall, a small library and a gym. The activities on board are held in two comfortable lounges -Yamana and Sky- and in the dining room Patagonia.
For more information and pictures of the ships:

Ship Features
Stella Australis / Ventus Australis
Construction year
2010 / 2017
Total cabins
100
Passenger capacity
210

 

Cabins
This expedition cruiser have large cabins distributed on three decks, all of them with low beds, panoramic windows, private bathroom, heating, closet and safety boxes. The difference in the price lays mainly in the location of the cabins within the ship.
There are four larger cabins ("Superior") with a size of 20,5 m2 aproximately.
Rates

Rates in US-Dollars
The prices are per person in a double cabin. The rate includes full board, open bar and all activities and excursions in the program.
Single rate is 150% of the given category rate.
Important: There is an additional charge of US$ 65 for embarking taxes and national park entrance fees (US$ 80 on the 8-nights-cruise).

For the trip Ushuaia > Punta Arenas it is possible to buy a previous program with 2 extra nights which includes transportation by land from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia with visits to a Penguin Colony and a Patagonian Estancia, and hotels in both Punta Arenas (Chi) and Río Grande (Arg).
If you are interested in any of these options, please ask for the prices and departure dates.

 
Seasons table
Promotion

September; April

Low Season October; March 16 to 31
High Season November to March 15
 
4-Night-Cruises
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
Cabin
Promotion
Low Season
High Season
B
US$ 1.565
US$ 1.960
US$ 2.478
A
US$ 2.122
US$ 2.620
US$ 3.177
AA
US$ 2.228
US$ 2.731
US$ 3.337
AAA
US$ 2.289
US$ 2.814
US$ 3.456
AA Sup*
US$ 2.680
US$ 3.333
US$ 4.067
AAA Sup*
US$ 2.850
US$ 3.531
US$ 4.274
 
8-Nights-Roundtrips:
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia
-> Punta Arenas
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
-> Ushuaia
Cabin
Promotion
Low Season
High Season
B
US$ 2.817
US$ 3.528
US$ 4.460
A
US$ 3.820
US$ 4.716
US$ 5.719
AA
US$ 4.010
US$ 4.916
US$ 6.007
AAA
US$ 4.120
US$ 5.065
US$ 6.221
AA Superior
US$ 4.824
US$ 5.999
US$ 7.321
AAA Superior
US$ 5.130
US$ 6.356
US$ 7.693


How to make a reservation:

In TravelAid we can take your reservation with the following information:

- Full name
- Nationality
- Passport number
- Date and place of birth
- Occupation
- Country of residence

 


Facing the glacier (Foto: Brad Crooks)


Glacier Pía (Foto: N. Piwonka)


Penguins in the Magdalena Island (Foto: Mc Manus)


Patagonian Forest (Foto: N. Piwonka)


Excursion in zodiac (Foto: Mc Manus)


Cape Horn (Foto: Malte Sieber)


On excursion (Foto: Michael Defreitas)





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