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Stella Australis
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Who goes on Australis cruise ships?

Australis draws passengers from North and South America, as well as from Europe, with most solidly in the baby boomer age group. There is no minimum age for sailing, and you will occasionally see kids but there are no special facilities for them onboard. Both English and Spanish are the official languages onboard.

Do I have to dress up on a Australis cruise?

Leave your formal attire at home, though you may want to bring one dressier outfit (dress or pantsuit for women, jacket for men) for the captain's dinner.

Is everything free on Australis cruises?

Nearly everything on these yacht-like ships is included. Fares cover daily Zodiac excursions, open bar, whiskey and hot chocolate during shore excursions, and all meals. You will need to pay gratuities. Extra mandatory costs include national park fees and Chile and Argentina port fees. Other extra costs include gratuities ($15 per person, per day is recommended), as well as souvenirs from the small onboard shop.

What are Australis’s most popular activities?

Daily Zodiac rides are the main highlight of every cruise, both for wildlife spotting and for taking cruisers ashore for such excursions as seeing a colony of Magellanic penguins or hiking near a glacier or into a rugged rainforest. One of the most popular excursions are the trips ashore at Cape Horn. When the ship is sailing, the expedition team's educational talks are always a draw.

Why go with Australis?

  • Unique expedition cruise, visiting pristine and untouched places.
  • The only cruise that sails regularly to Cape Horn, a World Biosphere Reserve.
  • Special Lectures including Charles Darwin, Cape Horn adventurers, original inhabitants of Patagonia and flora and fauna from the region.
  • Intimate all-inclusive cruising.

Best for: Adventure seekers looking for something even more off-the-beaten path than the Polar regions

Not for: Anyone looking for modern cruise ship amenities or who needs to be connected 24/7 (there is no Wi-Fi)

Australis Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Outstanding cruise with a quarantine ending

We were the last sailing of the Stella Australis for 2020 from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. We were lucky to have great weather. The ship's capacity is 200 passengers with 65 or so crew but we were fortunate to have... Read More
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silverllama

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Fabulous Australis cruise

My wife and I have done only two previous cruises, on HAL to Mexico and Alaska, and they whet my appetite for more, preferably on something a little smaller. After our experience with Australis, my concern now is... Read More
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tomculb

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Don't go if you are Young (under 35 years)! Good cruise for the over 50!

My wife and I typically don't leave reviews on review sites (particularly negative reviews) but we felt obligated to share with anyone considering Australis Cruises so you can best plan your trip. WARNING! :) If... Read More
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sturner7

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Patagonia cruise on Stella Australis - Ushuaia (Arg) to Punta Arenas (Chile)

I recently returned from a wonderful cruise on the Stella Australis. This was my first cruise and I must confess I absolutely loved it. It was an adventure of a lifetime being in Patagonia and relatively so close to... Read More
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James Slipknot

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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