Ventus Australis

Why cruise on this ship?

Our two trusty exploration vessels, Stella Australis and Ventus Australis, both provide a perfect balance between onboard comforts, stylish lounge areas and fantastic food, with outright adventure, expert guides and a real pioneering spirit too.

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Dining

The pampering continues in the dining room with buffet breakfasts and lunches and four-course dinners that blend continental and Chilean cuisine.

Patagonia Dining Room

The pampering continues in the dining room with buffet breakfasts and lunches and four-course dinners that blend continental and Chilean cuisine.

The galley also caters to special dietary requests.The all-inclusive bar features a wide selection of liquors, excellent Chilean wines and local craft beers, as well as our trademark Calafate Sour.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Regional

Entertaining

A major part of the Australis experience is an abundance of knowledge available at your fingertips, during every one of our Southern Patagonia cruise itineraries. This can be thanks to either our onboard library of interesting and informative books written about the region, or the regular seminars, lectures and presentations that take place courtesy of Australis’ expert naturalist guides. They are the best in the business, and will walk you through Patagonia’s geography, glaciology, ice fields, birdlife, marine mammals, Penguin and Sea Lion colonies, flora and endemic species, the seasons, history and challenges facing this fragile part of the world. Our advice is to make the most of this priceless opportunity, and return home tooled up with a first-hand understanding of what makes southernmost Patagonia just so special.

Darwin Lounge

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Features

  • Lounge

Sky Lounge

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Features

  • Lounge

Yamana Lounge

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Features

  • Lounge

Store

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Features

  • Shop

Enrichment

The spectacularly beautiful landscapes of southern Patagonia are known for their varied∘ and dramatic geography, huge glaciers, native forests and uniquely adapted wildlife that can be seen while aboard an Australis ship, though also during our amazing on-land excursions. You’ll have the chance to witness Sea Lions, Beavers, Whales, Dolphins and a huge variety of bird species such as Gulls, Terns, Giant Petrels, Cormorants, Albatrosses, Ducks∘ and Condors, plus one of the largest Penguin colonies in the southern hemisphere. Everything that Tierra del Fuego has to offer can be seen up close from our nimble Zodiac boats, or during a huge range of interesting guide-led hikes and gentle walks through the most southernly forests on earth, along the coast or even right up to the imposing façade of a glacier.

Excursions

Ventus Australis offers many enrichment activities including opportunities to see;

  • The legendary Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel
  • Glaciers and fjords of the Darwin Mountain Range
  • Areas declared by the United Nations as the most pristine on our planet
  • A wide variety of flora and fauna on land, overhead and in the sea
  • One of the largest penguin colonies in the southern hemisphere
  • The legendary Cape Horn

(season/weather dependent)

Features

  • Excursions
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Lectures

Lectures presented on the cruise can include;

  • Historic navigation routes
  • Flora and fauna of the Magellanic region
  • Glaciology
  • The Beagle Channel
  • Marine mammals
  • The Strait of Magellan
  • Magellanic penguins
  • Indigenous peoples of Patagonia

Features

  • Lectures

Health and fitness

Please note: There are no health/fitness facilities on board Ventus Australis.

Kids and teens

Please note: There are no dedicated children's facilities on board Ventus Australis.

Accommodation

There are 100 Ventus Australis spacious cabins consisting of six categories, all with cozy beds, full bathrooms and panoramic views of the Patagonian nature unfolding outside.

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AAA Superior Cabins

There are only two Category AAA Superior cabins on board Ventus Australis, which are situated on the Cabo De Hornos Deck. These cabins offer the best views on board.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

AAA Cabins

Category AAA cabins are situated on the Cabo De Hornos Deck, and offer some of the best views on board.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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AA Superior

There are only two Category AA Superior cabins on board Ventus Australis, which are situated on the Tierra Del Fuego Deck.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

AA Cabins

Category AA cabins are located on the Tierra Del Fuego Deck and have standard-sized twin or double beds.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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A Cabins

Category A cabins are located on the Magallanes Deck and have standard-size twin or double beds.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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B Cabins

Category B cabins are located on the Magallanes Deck and have standard-sized twin beds.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Darwin Deck

  • Darwin Lounge
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Cabo De Hornos Deck

  • Sky Lounge
  • AAA Cabins
  • AAA Superior Cabins
  • Bridge
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Tierra Del Fuego Deck

  • AA Cabins
  • AA Superior Cabins
  • Yamana Lounge
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Magallanes Deck

  • Reception
  • A Cabins
  • B Cabins
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Patagonia Deck

  • Patagonia Dining Room
  • Kitchen

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Ship facts
Passengers
210
Crew
62
Launched
2018
Last refit
Tonnage
4508t
Length
89m
Width
15
Speed
13kts
Decks
5
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD