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3 Australis South America Cruise Reviews

As stated on their website, no amenities. If your expedition happens to get cancelled for the day you have nothing (TV, internet) to fill your time which can prove to be very boring. The expeditions and expedition guides were good. ... Read More
As stated on their website, no amenities. If your expedition happens to get cancelled for the day you have nothing (TV, internet) to fill your time which can prove to be very boring. The expeditions and expedition guides were good. The vast majority of the staff was helpful and nice however, the food is sub-par. For the price I would expect something of a little higher caliber in regards to the food. Room was small and we had a AAA room. It was nice to be able to wear relaxed clothing and that you did not have to dress up for dinner as you do for other cruises. We started our trip in Ushuaia and went roundtrip. I would say the portion from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia was the much better portion of the trip as opposed to the portion from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Although the scenery was great, overall I wouldn't say it was worth the high price tag. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We got advertisment with a gym on board. There is none. The itenirary of the ship is without competition and very interesting. Going both direction makes no sense (increased proximity to land on cape horn, we did both direction, ... Read More
We got advertisment with a gym on board. There is none. The itenirary of the ship is without competition and very interesting. Going both direction makes no sense (increased proximity to land on cape horn, we did both direction, landing was possible only once; from Puntas Arenas down to Ushuaia is better - you see the alley of the glaciers by daylight). The vessel is new, every cabin is more or less the same with a big window and proper equipped. There is 1 (!) public toilet on board. No restrooms close to restaurant, no restrooms at the bar. You have to run some floors down or up to your room. Plan your service stops carefully. Ship is all inclusive. Drink selection limited. Coffee ok. No Wifi (!?). Zodiacs need to circle to get all the passengers on land. Crew is very varying. Some Zodiac drivers and guides are super professional and with huge knowledge, others are who knows where from. Same for the waiters, some cannot basic english (and the boat is mostly frequented by Australian, US, Canadian, UK, German). Activities are split in moderate, challenging and very challenging. Very challenging is still not sportive (target group wealthy 60+). I would not book again for this price. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We joined this vessel as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel Tour. Apart from cruises on larger cruise liners, we have cruised with Grand Circle in the Baltic Sea, most recently, and the Dalmatian Coast. Those vessels were of similar ... Read More
We joined this vessel as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel Tour. Apart from cruises on larger cruise liners, we have cruised with Grand Circle in the Baltic Sea, most recently, and the Dalmatian Coast. Those vessels were of similar size, if not smaller. However, the amenities, crew members, dining/food offerings, and services far exceeded in quality those we found sadly lacking on Stella Australis. There is one, count them, one common rest room on the vessel ... located on deck 4, far removed from the Dining Room, lounge, or Bar. With the exception of our table waiter, Andreas, Mauricio Alvarez Ruiz, a naturalist and our guide and a few other crewmembers, we found the bar staff and others unresponsive and terse, if not surly, in responding to our requests. However, the shore excursions were well coordinated, and the Zodiac crew were highly skilled and safety conscious. The shore trips were excellent; Mauricio is an authoritative expert and an exceptionally professional teacher. His interpersonal skills were to be commended and should be used as a model in training other crew. Andreas, our dining waiter, was also a welcoming and passenger/guest-oriented professional. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
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