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Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
(Cruceros Australis)
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PUNTA ARENAS -> USHUAIA (or viceversa)
Cruceros Australis, 3, 4 or 7 nights, luxury touristic cruise, from US$ 1.111

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.

For departure dates and prices for season 2014/2015:

Itinerary

From Punta Arenas to Ushuaia the trip lasts 5 days (4 nights). The journey back to Punta Arenas depends on the ship: with the M/V Stella Australis it takes 4 days and 3 nights, the M/V Via Australis takes a different route in 5 days and 4 nights.
From season 2013/14 on there are some dates with a special round trip Punta Arenas > Ushuaia > Punta Arenas that takes 8 days (7 nights).
All routes pass through the Cape Horn and include visits to the glaciers and wildlife sightings.
For a detailed description of each trip:

Dates

The boats sail from September to April; there are no trips during the winter.
There is a strong demand for this trip and they are often fully booked months before.

For departure dates and prices for season 2014/2015:

 
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia (4 nights)
Months
M/V Stella Australis
Saturdays thru Wednesdays
M/V Via Australis
Departure days changing
Sept 13
21
28
   
Oct 13
5
12
19
26
   
22
30
 
Nov 13
2
9
16
23
30
14
22
Dec 13
7
14
21
28
9
17
25
Jan 14
4
11
18
25
2
17
26
Feb 14
1
8
15
22
10
17
26
March 14
1
8
15
22
29
13
21
 
April 14
5
   
 
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
3 Nights
4 Nights
Months
M/V Stella Australis
Wednesdays thru Saturdays
M/V Via Australis
Departure days changing
Sept 13
26
Oct 13
3
10
17
24
31
25
Nov 13
7
14
21
28
2
10
18
26
Dec 13
5
12
19
26
4
13
21
29
Jan 14
2
9
16
23
30
6
14
22
31
Feb 14
6
13
20
27
8
16
24
March 14
6
13
20
27
4
12
21
April 14
3
 
Special departures: Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas (7 nights)
Months
M/V Via Australis
Departure days changing
 
Nov 13
7
     
         
Dec 13
2
     
         
Jan 14
10
   
         
Feb 14
3
     
         
March 14
6
     
         
 
Seasons table
Promotion September 2013, April 2014
Low Season October and December 9th to 18th 2013;
March 16th to 31st 2014
High Season November 2013 to March 15th 2014
Special Christmas and New Year
 
Boats

The enterprise owns two modern ships -Via Australis and Stella Australis-, both quite similar, with a capacity of 136 and 210 passengers. They are provided 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 and a small library. The activities on board are held in two comfortable lounges -Yamana and Sky- and in the dining room Patagonia.
The new ship Stella Australis offers in addition 4 superior cabins of a bigger size and a gym.
For more information and pictures of the boats:

Ship Features
Vía Australis
Stella Australis
Construction year
2005
2010
Total cabins
64
100
Passenger capacity
136
210

 

Cabins
Both expedition cruisers have large cabins distributed in four categories, 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 boats.
The new Stella Australis offers in addition 4 superior cabins with a size of 20,5 m2 aproximately.
Rates

Rates in US-Dollars
The prices are per person in a double cabin. The price includes full board, open bar and all activities and excursions in the program.
Important: There is an extra charge of US$ 30 for embarking taxes and national park entrance fee.

For departure dates and prices for season 2014/2015:

 
Seasons table
Promotion September 2013, April 2014
Low Season October and December 9th to 18th 2013;
March 16th to 31st 2014
High Season November 2013 to March 15th 2014
Special Christmas and New Year
 
4-Night-Cruises
Cabin
Promotion
Low Season
High Season
Special
B
US$ 1.346
US$ 1.683
US$ 2.148
US$ 2.340
A
US$ 1.932
US$ 2.410
US$ 2.957
US$ 3.223
AA
US$ 2.028
US$ 2.526
US$ 3.097
US$ 3.375
AAA
US$ 2.124
US$ 2.644
US$ 3.246
US$ 3.540
AA Sup*
US$ 2.555
US$ 3.183
US$ 3.867
US$ 4.254
AAA Sup*
US$ 2.675
US$ 3.331
US$ 4.054
US$ 4.459
Single
US$ 2.487
US$ 3.014
US$ 3.772
US$ 4.149
 
3-Night-Cruises
Cabin
Promotion
Low Season
High Season
B
US$ 1.111
US$ 1.389
US$ 1.771
 
A
US$ 1.595
US$ 1.988
US$ 2.440
 
AA
US$ 1.674
US$ 2.084
US$ 2.554
 
AAA
US$ 1.753
US$ 2.181
US$ 2.679
 
AA Sup*
US$ 2.108
US$ 2.627
US$ 3.183
 
AAA Sup*
US$ 2.207
US$ 2.749
US$ 3.338
 
Single
US$ 2.052
US$ 2.562
US$ 3.104
 
 
Special Departures 7-Night-Cruises
Cabin
   
High Season
B
   
US$ 3.534
 
A
   
US$ 4.864
 
AA
   
US$ 5.095
 
AAA
   
US$ 5.340
 
Single
   
US$ 6.205
 
 
* Note: Superior cabins only available in M/V Stella Australis.


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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