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Stella Australis, Patagonia, Chile

Superb expedition vessel for exploring Patagonia's fjords, glaciers and channels

Available as part of one of our tailor-made tours of Chile or Argentina, such as our 12 night Exploring Patagonia adventure

The Stella Australis is an elegant ship operating 4 night expedition cruises through Tierra del Fuego's spectacular fjords, glaciers and channels separating Chile and Argentina, in 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. Enjoy visits to Cape Horn, Walaia Bay, the Darwin Range and the Magellan Strait, as well as marine wildlife-spotting opportunities.


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.

The Journey

The 4 night expeditions aboard Stella Australis voyage between Ushuaia in Argentina and Punta Arenas in Chile, round the infamous Cape Horn - or vice versa. This majestic journey encompasses takes you past iridescent blue icebergs, immense glaciers and a breathtaking coastline teeming with wildlife including penguins and sea elephants.

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. Plus on-board lectures by experts about the region's flora and fauna.

Facilities & Services

The ship has an elegant lounge and dining area - with panoramic windows - and offers plenty of space in which to relax when not out enjoying excursions. The food is superb. There's also an open-air roof deck for admiring the spectacular scenery. .

Weather & Seasons

Egypt has year-round sun, and almost no rain. Daytime temperatures range from pleasantly warm in the winter to very hot in the summer. Northerly cities such as Cairo and Alexandria are generally about 5ºC cooler than southerly areas such as Aswan and Abu Simbel. 

Getting Here

Cruises depart from Ushuaia or Punta Arenas which can be reached via Buenos Aires or Santiago, followed by a 3 to 4 hour onward flight.

Also Worth Considering

More ideas for Tailor-Made Holidays in South America

Stella Australis features in our 12 night Explore Patagonia adventure

Time to Get in Touch?

Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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