The Ventus Australis, launching in 2018, is designed specifically for cruising the pristine waters of rugged Southern Patagonia—Chile’s glacier-studded fjords and Argentina’s stunning Tierra del Fuego—and Australis is
one of Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Small Ship Ocean Cruise Lines. This expedition vessel can cruise into remote ports and secluded inlets inaccessible to larger ships and provides guests with the intimacy and personal service only a small cruise ship can offer.
The ship’s English-speaking crew provides friendly Chilean hospitality. A team of multilingual expert naturalists will share their in-depth knowledge about the region’s history, glaciology, geology, flora and fauna. The ship is equipped with Zodiac landing craft for excursions.
Each of the 100 ocean-view cabins features a large picture window (cabins on the Cabo de Hornos Deck feature a floor-to-ceiling window), two twin beds that can convert into one double bed, private bathroom with shower, individual climate control, safety box and hair dryer.
The ship’s Patagonia Dining Room offers international cuisine and Patagonian specialties amid magnificent panoramic views. Early-risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served daily in single seatings. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise, and regional wines are served with lunch and dinner.
The inviting public areas are tastefully appointed and include the forward-facing Yámana Lounge, featuring a comfortable library and game room; the panoramic Sky Lounge, equipped for a program of enriching lectures; an observation deck; an upper deck gym with panoramic windows; two bars; and a gift shop. There is a doctor on board.
The ship maintains the highest international safety
standards and is fitted with the latest technology to meet environmental regulations and leave minimal impact on the navigation routes.
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The Ventus Australis is featured in:
Cruising Patagonia’s Chilean Fjords