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TIERRA DEL FUEGO
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$ 1.440
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.
For departures in season 2019/2020 >

 
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia
Month
M/V Ventus Australis
M/V Stella Australis
Sept 18
26
Oct 18
4
12
20
28
16
24
Nov 18
5
13
21
29
1
9
17
25
Dec 18
7
15
23
31
3
11
19
27
Jan 19
8
16
24
4
12
20
28
Feb 19
1
9
17
25
5
13
21
March 19
5
13
21
29
1
9
17
25
 
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
Month
M/V Ventus Australis
M/V Stella Australis
Sept 18
30
Oct 18
8
16
24
20
28
Nov 18
1
9
17
25
5
13
21
29
Dec 18
3
11
19
27
7
15
23
31
Jan 19
4
12
20
28
8
16
24
Feb 19
5
13
21
1
9
17
25
March 19
1
9
17
25
5
13
21
29
April 19
2
     
 
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$ 60 for embarking taxes and national park entrance fees (US$ 70 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$ 1.440
US$ 1.800
US$ 2.298
A
US$ 1.932
US$ 2.410
US$ 2.957
AA
US$ 2.028
US$ 2.526
US$ 3.097
AAA
US$ 2.124
US$ 2.644
US$ 3.246
AA Sup*
US$ 2.555
US$ 3.183
US$ 3.867
AAA Sup*
US$ 2.675
US$ 3.331
US$ 4.054
 
8-Nights-Roundtrips:
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia
-> Punta Arenas
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
-> Ushuaia
Cabin
Promotion
Low Season
High Season
B
US$ 2.592
US$ 3.240
US$ 4.136
A
US$ 3.478
US$ 4.338
US$ 5.323
AA
US$ 3.650
US$ 4.547
US$ 5.575
AAA
US$ 3.823
US$ 4.759
US$ 5.843
AA Superior
US$ 4.599
US$ 5.729
US$ 6.961
AAA Superior
US$ 4.815
US$ 5.996
US$ 7.297


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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