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Punta Arenas - Ushuaia
(Cruceros Australis)
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PUNTA ARENAS -> USHUAIA (or viceversa)
Cruceros Australis, 3 or 4 nights, luxury touristic cruise, from US$ 1.189
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

The classic trip is from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia or the other way around. However, from the season 2014/2015 the enterprise is offering the following trips as well:

- Punta Arenas > Ushuaia (4 nights) with Stella Australis and Vía Australis
- Ushuaia > Punta Arenas (4 nights) with Via Australis
- Ushuaia > Punta Arenas (3 nights) with Stella Australis
- Punta Arenas > Punta Arenas (3 nights) with Vía Austrais
- Ushuaia > Ushuaia (3 nights) with Vía Australis

With then exception of the 3-night-trip that starts and finishes in Punta Arenas, all other routes go through Cape Horn. All trips also include several disembarks, visits to glaciers and fauna watching.
For a detailed description of each trip:

It is also possible to buy a full trip with Stella Australis, roundtrip Punta Arenas > Ushuaia > Punta Arenas (7 nights, with 2 visits to Cape Horn).
For the trips Ushuaia > Punta Arenas, 3 or 4 nights, it is possible to buy a program with 2 extra nights which includes transportation by land from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia with visit 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 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 dates and prices of season 2015/2016 >

 
Punta Arenas -> Ushuaia (4 nights)
Months
M/V Stella Australis
Saturday thru Wednesday
M/V Via Australis
Monday thru Friday
Sept 14
20
27
29
   
Oct 14
4
11
18
25
13 27      
Nov 14
1
8
15
22
29
10
24
Dec 14
6
13
20
27
8
22
   
Jan 15
3
10
17
24
31
5
19
   
Feb 15
7
14
21
28
2
16
   
March 15
7
14
21
28
2
16
30
 
 
Ushuaia -> Punta Arenas
3 Nights
4 Nights
Months
M/V Stella Australis
Wednesday thru Saturday
M/V Via Australis
Monday thru Friday
Sept 14
24
   
Oct 14
1
6
15
22
29
  6
20
   
Nov 14
5
12
19
26
3
17
   
Dec 14
3
10
17
24
31
1
15
29
   
Jan 15
7
14
21
28
12
26
   
Feb 15
4
11
18
25
9
23
   
March 15
4
11
18
25
9
23
   
April 15
1
6  
 
Punta Arenas -> Punta Arenas
(3 Nights)

 
Ushuaia -> Ushuaia
(3 Nights)
Months
M/V Via Australis
Friday thru Monday
M/N Via Australis
Friday thru Monday
Sept 14
26
   
   
Oct 14
10
24
     
3 17
31
   
Nov 14
7
21
     
14
28
   
Dec 14
5
19
     
12
26
   
Jan 15
2
16
30    
9
23
   
Feb 15
13
27
     
6
20
   
March 15
13
27
     
6
20
   
April 15
10
   
3  
 
Seasons table
Promotion

September; April

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

It is also possible to buy a trip with Stella Australis, roundtrip Punta Arenas > Ushuaia > Punta Arenas (7 nightd, with 2 visits to Cape Horn).

For the trips Ushuaia > Punta Arenas, 3 or 4 nights, it is possible to buy a program with 2 extra nights which includes transportation by land from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia with visit 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.

For dates and prices of season 2015/2016 >

 
Seasons table
Promotion

September; April

Low Season October; March 16 to 31
High Season November to March 15
 
4-Night-Cruises
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
 
3-Night-Cruises
Cabin
Promotion
Low Season
High Season
B
US$ 1.189
US$ 1.486
US$ 1.895
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
 
* 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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