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Welcome to Patagonia !!! Australis Cruises.

Cruceros Australis S.A. promotes and sells ship tickets for the Expedition Cruisers M/N Mare Australis and M/N Via Australis, of the Cruising Companies, Transportes Marítimos Terra Australis S.A. and Transportes Marítimos Via Australis S.A. that sail the Magellan Strait and Beagle Channel, exploring one of the most beautiful and unexplored regions of the world such as Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Operating tour cruisers in the Chilean-Argentinean Patagonia, we offer 3 or 4 night programs from October to April every year, having over 15 years’ experience.

Via Australis is an Expedition Cruise that arranges sea voyages from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia through the Magellan Strait and Tierra del Fuego.
Via Australis
are modern Expedition Cruisers that include vanguard technology in terms of navigation and security. Their upper decks have extensive exterior terraces, where the marvelous southern landscape can be admired. Furthermore they have an infirmary, store, game room and a small library.


Promotion  Season 2009/2010

1 Free Night Deluxe Hotel in Santiago or Punta Arenas
Booking !! Australis Cruises


The M/N Via Australis began construction in the shipyards of Asenav, Valdivia under the SOLAS 2001 and MARPOL 73/78 regulations for worldwide oceanic navigation, and was finished in the 2005. It has a classification certificate issued by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), with the notation of "Passenger Vessel". In agreement with ISM (International Safety Management Code), given by IMO (International Maritime Organization), the ship possesses a SMC (Safety Management Certificate), which guarantees operation under the international safety standards as well as the protection of the environment.
In addition, it makes use of a complete navigation system (echo sounder, radar, GPS, and the modern Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, or GMDSS), emergency generator, fire stations, smoke detectors in every cabin, corridor and lounge, and a sprinkler fire suppression system installed in all areas of the ship. The machine room is also equipped with a CO2 fire extinguisher bank.




M/V VIA AUSTRALIS - PUNTA ARENAS-USHUAIA ROUTE
(5 days / 4 nights, Tuesdays thru Saturdays)



DAY 1
- Punta Arenas
Check in from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Magallanes 990, Punta Arenas. 6:00 p.m., embark the Expedition Cruise Ship. The Captain and crew will give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship will set sail for the ”uttermost part of the earth.” Through the mythical Strait of Magellan, we will travel to Southern Patagonia, including Tierra de Fuego. This is the beginning of a Great Adventure.

DAY 2 - Ainsworth Bay – Tucker Islet
During the dawn’s early light, our ship will continue navigating through Almirantazgo Inlet, until arriving near Marinelli Glacier in Ainsworth Bay, where we will enjoy a walk to discover a beaver dam in the midst of a marvelous Magellanic forest. On the beach we will observe a colony of Elephant Seals. Continuing the voyage, we will visit Tucker Islet, where we will sight colonies of Magellanic penguins and Cormorants from the Zodiac boats.

DAY 3 - Pia Glacier - Glacier Alley
We will navigate the main part of the Beagle Channel to enter Pia Bay and disembark near the glacier of the same
name. We will take an excursion to a look-out point that is ideal for viewing the mountain range where the glacier originates, and its flow all the way to the sea. After this unforgettable experience, we will sail again along the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel through majestic “Glacier Alley”: Spain, Romanche, Germany, Italy, France and Holland glaciers. 

DAY 4 - Cape Horn
We will sail through the Beagle and Murray Channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 425-meter-high promontory, where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean merge.

DAY 5 - Ushuaia
Arrival to Ushuaia, the most important Argentine city in Tierra de Fuego, and the southernmost city in the world. Disembark at 8:00 a.m., enabling you to visit the city and national parks, and continue your trip through Patagonia.  

 
 
 
 
 
 


M/V VIA AUSTRALIS / USHUAIA - PUNTA ARENAS ROUTE
(4 days / 3 nights, Saturdays thru Tuesdays)




DAY 1
- Ushuaia
Check in at San Martín 245, Ushuaia, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., embark the Expedition Cruise Ship. The Captain and crew will give a welcome cocktail reception on board. Immediately afterward, the ship will set sail for “the uttermost part of the earth.” Through the mythical Beagle Channel, we will travel to Southern Patagonia, including Tierra del Fuego. This is the beginning of a Great Adventure.

DAY 2 - Cape Horn - Wulaia Bay
We will sail through the Beagle and Murray Channels to disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting). Cape Horn was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in June, 2005. In the afternoon we will disembark in historical Wulaia Bay, once the site of one of the region’s largest native settlements. This area is also renowned for the spectacular beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will walk through a Magellanic forest filled with Lengas, Coigües, Canelos, ferns and other species to reach a look-out point.

DAY 3 - Gunther Plüschow Glacier
We will disembark near the Gunther Plüschow Glacier and approach to Piloto and Nena glaciers from the Zodiac boats, providing us with a closer look at these awe-inspiring masses of ancient ice.

DAY 4 - Magdalena Island - Punta Arenas
Early in the morning, we will disembark on Magdalena Island, the home of an immense colony of more than 120,000 Magellanic Penguins that we will be able to observe during our walk to the Lighthouse that guides different ships on their way through the Strait of Magellan.
After our visit, we will return to Punta Arenas, disembarking at 11:30 a.m., concluding our adventure.

  

 
 
 
 
 

The Via Australis has 64 cabins divided into 4 categories: AAA- AA - A - B. Cabins are equipped with low beds, private bathrooms, independent heating, a safe, closet, 110/220 v. electricity, and panoramic window to enjoy the landscape.
It has a total capacity for 136 passengers.

10 Cabins AAA:
• Low beds, (double base).
• Private facilities.
• Independently controlled Heater.
• Safety box.
• Closet.
• Large window to enjoy views.
• 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).

18 Cabins AA:
• Low beds, (double base).
• Private facilities.
• Independently controlled Heater.
• Safety box.
• Closet.
• Large window to enjoy views.
• 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
29 Cabins A:
• Located on the second deck.
• Low beds, (double base).
• Private facilities.
• Independently controlled Heater.
• Safety box.
• Closet.
• 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
• Large window to enjoy views.

7 Cabins B:
• Located on the first deck.
• Low beds, (double base).
• Private facilities.
• Independently controlled Heater.
• Safety box.
• Closet.
• 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available).
• Large window to enjoy views.
 
     
Yamana Lounge
Sky Lounge
Patagonia Dining Room



5  days   / 4  Nights   Punta Arenas - Ushuaia  +  1  Free  Night  Hotel and  Air  Pass   Discount  !
Low Season
2nd Half Oct & Dec 15-16-19,2009
2nd Half of March 2010
High Season
November & December 2009
January,February & 1st Half of March 2010
Promotion
September 2009,1st half October 2009
& April 2010
Special
Christmas & New Years
   
M/N Mare Australis (4 nights) M/N Via Australis (4 nights)
   
Departures from Punta Arenas (Saturday to Wednesday)
September 2009 - - - 19 26
October 2009 3 10 17 24 31
November 2009 7 14 21 28  
December 2009 5 12 19 26  
January 2010 2 9 16 23 30
February 2010 6 13 20 27  
March 2010 6 13 20 27  
April 2010 3 10      
Departures from Punta Arenas (Tuesday to Saturday)
September 2009 - - - - 29
October 2009 6 13 20 27  
November 2009 3 10 17 24  
December 2009 1 8 15 22 29
January 2010 5 12 19 26  
February 2010 2 9 16 23  
March 2010 2 9 16 23 30
April 2010 - -      
   
 
Cabin Promotion Low season High season Special
B 1.120 1.400 1.770 2.590
A 1.638 2.043 2.484 3.040
AA 1.719 2.142 2.601 3.180
AAA 1.800 2.241 2.727 3.340
Single* 2.010 2.510 3.110 4.390
* Single rate applies in B or A category. Single rate in AA or AAA will be 1.5 of the per person rate of the category
 
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4  Days  / 3  Nights   Ushuaia - Punta Arenas   +  1  Free  Night Hotel     and   Air  Pass  Discount  ! 
Low Season
2nd Half Oct & Dec 15-16-19,2009
2nd Half of March 2010
High Season
November & December 2009
January,February & 1st Half of March 2010
Promotion
September 2009,1st half October 2009
& April 2010
Special
Christmas & New Years
   
M/N Mare Australis (3 nights) M/N Via Australis (3 nights)
Departures from Ushuaia (Wednesday to Saturday)
September 2009 23 30 - - -
October 2009 7 14 21 28  
November 2009 4 11 18 25  
December 2009 2 9 16 23 30
January 2010 6 13 20 27  
February 2010 3 10 17 24  
March 2010 3 10 17 24 31
April 2010 7 14      

Departures from Ushuaia (Saturday to Tuesday)
September 2009 - - - - -
October 2009 3 10 17 24 31
November 2009 7 14 21 28  
December 2009 5 12 19 26  
January 2010 2 9 16 23 30
February 2010 6 13 20 27  
March 2010 6 13 20 27  
April 2010 3 - -    

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 Super  Promotion   September 2009- April 2010 Season

  1  Free Night  Hotel  in  Punta Arenas  or  Ushuia  ! 


Cabin Promotion Low season High season Special
B 840 1.050 1.330 1.930
A 1.224 1.521 1.854 2.270
AA 1.287 1.602 1.962 2.400
AAA 1.359 1.692 2.043 2.500
Single* 1.510 1.890 2.330 3.290
* Single rate applies in B or A category. Single rate in AA or AAA will be 1.5 of the per person rate of the category.
 
> Reservation Request
 
Questions ? Call Tol Free 1-800-811-3077 or email Us: info@chilecallcenter.com
 

From September 2009 onwards, port taxes will be charged in Punta Arenas, and Ushuaia, and the cost will be additional to the ticket price. These taxes are paid directly to the port authority, so no commission applies. The taxes must be paid along with the balance of payment of the cruise ticket.
Tax rates per passenger are as follows:

  • Punta Arenas - Ushuaia: US$20.- (U.S. dollars)
  • Ushuaia - Punta Arenas: US$10. (U.S. dollars)

These values may vary depending on the amount determined by the port authorities of Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.



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