Southern Patagonia, Chile
Take an unforgettable voyage on the Stella Australis through Tierra del Fuego's spectacular fjords, glaciers and channels separating Chile and Argentina. Enjoy visits to Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, as well as marine wildlife-spotting opportunities.
At a Glance
Expedition cruise ship that sails through the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel
Itineraries take you through stunning Patagonian scenery
All cabins have large windows for excellent views
Spacious relaxing and dining areas
Explores one of the wildest and most beautiful regions of the world
The Stella Australis is an elegant ship operating four night expedition cruises through southern Patagonia. The cruises are supported by an expert team of bilingual guides, who lead daily excursions inland and on the sea, ensuring an unforgettable voyage.
Sail through the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel, between Punta Arenas in Chile to Ushuaia in Argentina, round the infamous Cape Horn. The voyage takes you past iridescent blue icebergs, immense glaciers and a breathtaking coastline teeming with wildlife including penguins and sea elephants. For an extra special trip, combine with a visit to the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and the breathtaking Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.
The ship itself has an elegant lounge and dining area and offers plenty of space in which to relax when not out enjoying excursions. The food served up is superb. Cabins are all exterior-facing, furnished in a modern style, with picture windows affording superb views of the ever-changing scenery. These large windows are present throughout the ship and ensure that wherever you are, you need not miss a thing.
The Stella Australis sleeps up to 210 passengers, in 100 cabins set over three decks. The cabins are approx 16.5 sq m and have floor to ceiling windows. Cabins are all exterior facing, with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning/heating.
Children are welcome on board the Stella Australis although there are no formal facilities or activities available for children.
The Stella Australis has a panoramic open-air roof deck for admiring the stunning views, a dining room, lounges with panoramic windows and a gift shop. There are also zodiac boats for excursions.
All activities are included on board the Stella Australis. There are daily excursions, led by professional bilingual guides, walking trails, zodiac visits to glaciers and to Cape Horn National Park. The are also on-board lectures by the guides about the region's flora and fauna and evening activities.
Location & Directions
Southern Patagonia, Chile
The Stella Australis operates cruises between Punta Arenas in southern Chile and Ushuaia in southern Argentina. The cruises sail through the Straits of Magellan and the Beagle Channel.
When to go
The Stella Australis operates on a schedule of set departures throughout the Patagonian summer (October to April), with the best time to travel being November to March. Weather in Patagonia is always unpredictable year-round, so it is best to prepare for all seasons in a day whenever you are traveling.