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Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego) to South America Cruise Reviews

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Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

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53 Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego) to South America Cruise Reviews


pintmere avatar

pintmere

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

A tale of Covid, average cruising experience and a 6* price tag!

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This was the Chilean Fjords Cruise starting in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia to Santiago. Sadly after just a couple of days on board Covid closed all the Chilean and Argentina Ports, which meant diversion to the ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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silverllama

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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tomculb

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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James Slipknot

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Polybin avatar

Polybin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Too young to go cruising

This trip certainly changed my anti-cruising mentality. I accept that it is a small ship in a unique location but really can't fault the trip. The boat itself is very comfortable with spacious lounges and very ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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AX7000

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Good for retired people who look for all inclusive

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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scottkeyes1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Right size right experience for Tierra Del Fuego

We spend 4 nights on the Stella Australis, taking in all the excursions we could (usually two per day). We enjoyed the trips, the Zodiac process to get to land and guide, everything. On most excursions there are ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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24Adventure24

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience!

We chose to do this cruise to broaden our view of Chile. After spending 10 days in Santiago and Valparaíso exploring the wine valleys , we traveled south to board the Stella in Puerto Arenas .We were looking ...
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Sail Date February 2018


cadair1968 avatar

cadair1968

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

"OK" cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2018


aleitner77 avatar

aleitner77

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise around Cape Horn and the Straits of Magellan

We thought it would be a great way to see Cape Horn and go around the Straits of Magellan. The cabin was comfortable, the lunches and dinners were really good. Breakfast was just okay. The staff there were very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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dojoisha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A trip to the end of the world

I was on the Stella Australis as part of a tour to South America and specifically Patagonia. The Stella allowed me to make it to Cape Horn and set foot on the southernmost part of the Americas. This ship serves as a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


R J avatar

R J

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

We chose this to enhance our experience of South America and because it was an expedition boat. We have only been on small expedition boats carrying 40 passengers one in the Galapagos and the True North in the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Chris Benz

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cape Horn, Beagle Channel and Chilean Fjords

We were touring Chile and Argentina including Tierra del Fuego and wanted to visit Cape Horn as well as all the remote channels and fjords interconnecting with the Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellen, not possible ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Vmartin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very comfortable ship. Room was plenty big and we were able to put our suitcases

It was the ship that came with our Smithsonian tour. All the staff were friendly and eager to please. The food was fabulous and they worked hard for those with special diets. Each time when left the ship, everything ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Elski53 avatar

Elski53

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Experience

The service was great, the cabins and beds were comfortable. The itinerary was fantastic. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The food was good and they were good about meeting food sensitivities. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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counsel4u

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous way to see Cape Horn

This was the beginning of a Patagonia exploration. The Stella Australis was the perfect way to see Cape Horn, the Straights of Magellan and the Beagle Channel. The ship was a perfect size. The passengers were ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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teralee1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A great sail on a sweet ship

My cruise on the Australis was part of a trip I took to Patagonia with Overseas Adventure Travel. I couldn't believe how spacious the rooms were, how accommodating the staff treated us and how amazing the food and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Mrs Wiggle

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Spectacular scenery, very comfortable and very informative and helpful staff.

We had not cruised before but it was the only option for the route at that time of year. For us it was quite expensive but it was worth it. The ship was very comfortable - large windows for views. The service and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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chris.dontravel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expedition Cruise to amazing places, sights and experiences

This cruise was an amazing experience getting up close to glaciers, fjords, Cape Horn, and deserted islands. The views were spectacular from cabin, deck or lounge and mooring off and going ashore by zodiac made the ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Bcurrier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cape Horn Adventure

We were on board as part of a National Geographic Patagonia Expedition. My sailor husband was thrilled to go around Cape Horn, up Beagle channel and the Magellan Strait. I loved the hike and visiting the Aguila ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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reads2go

6 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

Great way to see Cape Horn and Environs

We cruised on the Australis as part of a 3 week trip to Patagonia. We did not select the ship; our travel agency did. We were very pleased. The size of the ship (100 cabins) was excellent. The staff was ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Beaufighter45

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Dream Cruise

More than a small cruise ship is a big, friendly,family. A 4 day dream…from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Crew members are the most competent, caring professionals that I ever met and as a retired flight ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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KNPepper

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Are luxury cruise lines cutting costs to remain competitive?

I had not intended to lodge a critique on our cruise if the Silver Sea cruise line had acted honourably and answered some of the queries raised by our travel agent in Australia. On our return from the cruise on the ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Baltic69 avatar

Baltic69

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Budget trip to Antartcica. Get to Ushuaia on your own

Going to Antartcica is expensive. Hurtigruten is a good lower budget alternative Main complaint: Land services. We, and others in the ship, had bad experiences with the flights from BA to Ushuaia and their ...
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Sail Date December 2014


Mags1949 avatar

Mags1949

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

MS Fram - Antarctic, South Georgia & Falklands

We started our expedition by flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia where we picked up Hurtigruten’s boat MS Fram. The boat is lovely, lots of pine and a fantastic observation lounge with floor to ceiling windows. ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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