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Stella Australis & Ventus Australis

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First class cruise vessels offering excellent service and a feeling of spaciousness and elegance on its scenic crossings between Chile and Argentina.

Rather than crossing by road between Chile and Argentina through one of the passes in the Andes, travel from one country to the other by sea - via Cape Horn. This first class Patagonian expedition cruise will take you to places inaccessible by land: velveteen fjords, virgin forests, immense glaciers and colonies of marine wildlife. This is a fabulous way to explore deep Patagonia in full comfort and well away from the everyday distractions of phone signals and the internet.

M/V Stella Australis and sister ship M/V Ventus Australis offer high standards of comfort and service, with a feeling of spaciousness and elegance throughout ensuring a really enjoyable and relaxing experience with open bar included on all cruises. Each has 100 or so roomy cabins which are stylishly decorated, each with a picture window framing the ever-changing view.

There’s a choice of lounges, deck areas, a dining room offering a sophisticated range of dishes, even a gym. Lectures on a range of subjects offer illuminating background information on the geography, wildlife and history of the region, and there are regular on-shore excursions which allow you to get closer to the spectacular scenery.

5-day cruises depart Punta Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina) twice a week. Conditions permitting, all cruises aim to land on Cape Horn, at the very tip of the Americas.

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What our clients say

  • “Wow! Can't believe where we've been on this one. So remote and amazing all the way, places of legend we never thought we'd see. The weather was kind as well…

    NL, Dursley
  • The highest praise for this experience - in every single aspect. The highlight of the trip.  Cabin amazingly spacious and well appointed.  In fact we think the much more expensive…

    VH, Hindhead
  • Very well organised, excellent trips ashore and lectures by the crew Food and cabin: very good

    ND Bristol
  • Lovely cabin with big picture windows, well judged excursions, and we were lucky to be on an English speaking table with very friendly people, so had a very sociable time.

    LC London
  • Exceeded ALL our expectations. Some of us are picky too ! Alicia our guide was exceptional. The whole thing is amazing. We were very lucky with weather and actually made…

    RH, Carshalton
  • "What can I say about the trip on the Stella Australis - nothing but superb throughout. Excellent experience.”

    JS, Leeds
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Our Expert's Opinion

This cruise gives you the opportunity of getting off the beaten track and being able to see glaciers and landscapes that are otherwise difficult to access. I felt so privileged to see this part of the world whilst being so well looked after by the staff on board.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Carrie
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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