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EcoAdventures
Routes of M/V Stella Australis & M/V Via Australis through the Strait of Magellan.

EcoAdventures Strait of Magellan cruises with Cruceros Australis Expedition Cruises.

Come visit "the uttermost part of the earth" aboard Cruceros Australis’ modern cruise ship the M/V Stella Australis, and explore the legendary channels and waterways plied by the early European navigators and the native inhabitants of this remote South American region...an area as beautiful as it is still untamed...perhaps more pristine and captivating than you ever imagined. Cruceros Australis has been sharing this unforgettable experience at "the far end of the earth" with travelers from around the world since 1991.


The Ship
M/V Stella Australis
Cruise Itineraries - Cruise Rates & Dates - Technical Specifications - Deck Plans - Photo Gallery

Adventure cruise specialist Cruceros Australis newest ship is the 210-passenger M/V Stella Australis, launched in December 2010. The M/V Stella Australis has one hundred 177-square-foot cabins, all featuring picture windows, independent climate controls, bathrooms and satellite phones.M/V Stella Australis The ship's three lounges — the Sky Lounge, the Darwin Lounge and the Yamana Lounge — are all equipped with audio-visual equipment for educational presentations throughout the voyage. There is also a reception area, a dining room and an exercise room. The five-deck M/V Stella Australis was purposely built for cruises to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. An observation lounge overlooks the bow, has a bar, small library and video and audio equipment for lectures, with a second lounge higher up on the ship. The M/V Stella Australis also features a game room with tables for cards and a collection of board games, a small shop and a first-aid room. There is no better ship to cruise Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn in comfort, safety and style than the M/V Stella Australis.



M/V Stella Australis
"Voyages to the Tip of the World"
Cruise Rates & Departure Dates*
Click here to print or download September 2016-April 2017 Departure Dates and Rates. Opens in new window and requires Adobe Reader.Cruise Departure Dates & Rates September 2016-April 2017 (139K PDF)
Click here to print or download September 2017-April 2018 Departure Dates and Rates. Opens in new window and requires Adobe Reader.Cruise Departure Dates & Rates September 2017-April 2018 (134K PDF)
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*Note: Ship is in dry dock mid-April to mid-September

Note: Cruises Ushuaia/Punta Arenas or v/v are NOT included in the quoted tour rates. The cruise rates are additional, based on the category and season.





Cabins
 

Double Bed Cabin, M/V Stella Australis
Double Bed Cabin

Twin Bed Cabin, M/V Stella Australis
Twin Bed Cabin
 
 

Cabins B, A and AA are the same size (approx. 161 sq. ft.) with picture windows, private bathrooms and either two twin beds or one double bed. They vary only by location. Category B cabins also have an upper pull-down berth for triples.

Technical Specifications
Vessel Name
M/V Stella Australis
Required Clothing for Expeditions on the M/V Stella AustralisClothing: We want your stay on our cruise ship to be comfortable. We recommend sports clothing for both women and men. Summer nights and sometimes during the day the Patagonian climate is cold. We recommend sweaters, jackets, pants and rain garments during the excursions. For exploring and walking, gloves and a pair of firm shoes or boots are suitable.
Category Expedition Cruise
Gross Tonnage 4500 (TRG)
Length 89.0 meters (292 feet)
Draft 3.30 meters (10.83 feet)
Breadth 14.6 meters (48 feet)
Decks 5
Shipyard ASENAV (Chile)
Construction Year 2010
Engines 2 Cummins diesel main engines at 1400 hp each
Electricity Cabins are equipped with 220 volt plugs. Bathrooms have plugs for both 220 volts and 110 volts.
Lifeboats Exact details not available yet, but similar to Via Australis.
Safety The M/V Stella Australis was built according to SOLAS 2001 and MARPOL 73/78 updated standards for Worldwide oceanic navigation and finished in December 2010. The vessel haa a classification certificate issued by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping), with the notation of “Passenger Vessel.”

According to ISM (International Safety Management Code), imposed by IMO (International Maritime Organization), the ship has a SMC (Safety Management Certificate), which guarantees the operation under international safety standards as well as the protection of the environment.

The ship also has a complete navigation system (echo sounder, radar, GPS and the modern communication system integrating it to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, 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 for increased fire prevention.
Protection of the Environment The protection and preservation of nature is a permanent preoccupation of Cruceros Australis. For such purpose, we use specialized processes to prevent damaging the beautiful spots of the region, such as the separation of oil waste and other contaminating fluids, which are later deposited at port; compacting and deposit of garbage at port, and a sewage and solid waste treatment plant.