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.
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.
Pablo Valenzuela is one of the best and well renowned Chilean photographers.
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.
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).
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego has long provided rich pickings for authors who ventured to that remote corner of the planet.
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