Stella Australis

A voyage deep through the fjords and glaciers of Patagonia on the luxury Stella Australis is a beautiful way to see this dramatic and remote part of planet earth. This classy vessel will take you through the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and stops daily for further discovery of the harsh environments.
The Stella Australis is a luxury expedition vessel with capacity for 210 passengers. This beautiful ship has been designed to combine adventure exploration with luxury and comforts. As you sail through these remote region the bilingual guides are there to tell you all about the areas you are passing and the bar tenders are there to give you a drink to sit back, relax and enjoy the vistas.

What is the route of the Stella Australis?

There are two routes that the ship sails. Both are four nights and five days. One sailing is from Argentina, the other is from Chile.

From Chile to Argentina
Day 1: Punta Arenas
Day 2: Ainsworth Bay-Tuckers Islets
Day 4: Pia Glacier-Glacier Alley
Day 4: Cape Horn-Wulaia Bay
Day 5: Ushuaia

From Argentina to Chile
Day 1:Ushuia
Day 2:Cape Horn-Wulaia Bay
Day 3:Pia Glacier-Garibaldi Glacier
Day 4:Condor Glacier-Aguila Glacier
Day 5:Magdalena Island-Puna Arenas

A typical day on the Stella Australis

Whilst on the Stella Australis there are many excursions available for all levels of interest and fitness, all of which are led by the expert guides. You will leave the boat by zodiac as you can get closer to glaciers, go for a trek and visit penguin and sea lion colonies. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy the lectures and presentations.

What are the cabins sizes?

All of the cabins are exterior facing, have ensuites bathrooms, heating, carpets, comfortable beds and oversized windows to enjoy the contrasting views. The more expensive cabins are on the upper decks as they afford the guests a better viewpoint. The standard cabins are 177 sq.ft/16.5 m2 and the superior cabins are 220 sq. ft/20.4 m2.

When is the best month to sail?

The best months are from November to March when the days are long and the weather is ok. Being Patagonia the weather is unpredictable. Outside of these months the boat does not sail.

Can I combine the Stella Australis with other locations?

You certainly can. Both cruises combine really well with Argentina and. Why not combine your trip with a few days in Buenos Aires on route for some bold red wines, steaks and tango in the Paris of the South.

Should I stay at a lodge or cruise?

Ideally both! It all depends on your interests and time available. Whatever way you do the cruise you will pass close to Torres Del Paine which is an absolutely stunning and picturesque National Park that you would regret missing. We thing that stopping in Torres del Paine and exploring the National Park for a few days, followed by a more tranquil exploration of the fjords is a comfortable and all-encompassing way to explore this region.

How much does the Stella Australis cost?

These are the prices for September 2018-April 2019.There are 4 types of cabin and the trip has different costings according to the season.

  • First and last sailing of the year costs $1,440-$2,675pp.
  • Shoulder season costs $1,800-$3,331pp.
  • Peak season costs $2,298-£4,054pp.

  • For further details about this cruise speak to us about the best time to travel, the differences in prices, and to answer all your questions.




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