PRESS RELEASE: Australis Cape Horn and Patagonia Cruises Future Takes Shape in Valdivia

By Australis on Mar 8, 2016 5:25:47 PM

Construction has already started on a new Australis expedition vessel at the ASENAV shipyard in Valdivia, Chile. This new ship — which is expected to join the fleet during the final trimester of 2017 — will have a similar hull design and the same number of cabins and decks as the Stella Australis.

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Wulaia and the impact of exotic species

By Patricio Martinez H. on Mar 8, 2016 4:34:37 PM

During our walks around Wulaia Bay we highlight the flora, the history and the unique beauty of this very special place, and some of our passengers enjoy bird watching. Wulaia is one of the best places in the archipelago to observe our feathered friends.

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Science in the seas and lands of unknown Patagonia

By Australis on Mar 8, 2016 4:16:43 PM

Since 2013, there has been a group of scientists interested in understanding and measuring different areas of southern Patagonia and the nature that surrounds it. Tierra del Fuego and its fjords on Darwin’s Mountain Range hide many places where there is no human intervention, hence no easy access and no much research about the flora and fauna that shelter.

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10 best photos of Pablo Valenzuela

By Australis on Mar 8, 2016 4:02:18 PM


Pablo Valenzuela is one of the best and well renowned Chilean photographers.

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Beauty and the beast at the bottom of the world

By Australis on Feb 18, 2016 9:37:42 AM

The Queen Mary II towers over the Stella Australis as the passenger ships converge off Cape Horn in southern Chile on February 11th. The 2,400-passenger Cunard liner did not land anyone on the fabled cape. But the Australis ship -- which visits Cape Horn more than any other vessel -- was able to put all of its 200 or so passengers safely ashore for a visit to the legendary landmark. Photo by Mauricio Alvarez Ruiz.

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Cape Horn: 400 Years Beneath the Mast

By Australis on Feb 2, 2016 4:43:48 PM

And speaking of Cape Horn, last month (January 2016) marks the 400th anniversary of its discovery by Dutch mariners Willem Cornelisz Schouten and Jacob le Maire in 1616. 
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Drink and Be Merry!

By Australis on Feb 2, 2016 3:49:09 PM

Back by popular demand — our amazing hip Cape Horn-Patagonia hip flasks. Exclusive to Australis cruises at the bottom of end of South America, the black metal bottles are also branded with the lattitude and longitude of Cape Horn (56°S, 67°W). 

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New port fees

By Australis on Feb 2, 2016 1:41:56 PM

If you are planning your next trip on board Australis to be during 2016-2017 season, we would like to communicate that port taxes in effect are the following:
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Don't Forget the Books when you Make Your Booking

By Australis on Jan 28, 2016 6:36:25 PM

Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego has long provided rich pickings for authors who ventured to that remote corner of the planet.

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Adios to the Via

By Australis on Jan 26, 2016 12:28:00 PM

  That old saying "One door closes and another one opens" is just as true in the expedition cruise world as back home.

Australis has announced that it's selling Via Australis, the much-love cruise ship that has carried thousands of people through the channels and fjords of southern Chile

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