With a long history navigating the waters of Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Strait, Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel in Patagonia; Australis feels completely at home in this pristine natural landscape, sharing each day with the abundance of native wildlife who dwell here. Our presence in Patagonia is well-established, meaning we not only know these lands intimately but understand what it takes to provide a true, once-in-a-lifetime experience for every one of our valued guests. So, on each Australis 4-night cruise, sailing between the ports of Punta Arenas in Chile and Ushuaia in Argentina, our travelling passengers have an exclusive opportunity to witness untouched landscapes, nature at its wildest and even colonies of Magellan Penguins throughout. All this, before experiencing the stunning sight of glaciers calving, icebergs floating and the unforgettable atmosphere around Cape Horn. Patagonia offers far more than incredible views however, as guests can follow in Darwin’s footsteps through the very same fjords he navigated some 200 years ago, along with Fitzroy on the MS Beagle. And, with only 100 cabins onboard, Australis then ensures that every experience is always personal, intimate and away from the crowds. Our fleet of expedition cruise vessels do not compromise on comfort in exchange for this adventurous approach, so exquisite Chilean food, spacious lounge areas and luxury cabins await you between exciting excursions, zodiac boat tours and wildlife walks. Finally, completing this iconic journey are the expedition guides onboard, many of which are local and educated in sustainable tourism, all possessing passion, knowledge and language skills that are second to none.