mv Via Australis

Built in 2005, The Via Australis can hold up to 136 passengers while offering 64 comfortable cabins. With a deck, entertainment, and beautiful cabins, the Via Australis allows each tourist to have the best Chile travel experience possible. Kick back and relax on your journey to an exciting and unforgettable adventure. You will not find another Patagonia cruise that will provide you with the exceptional customer service, entertainment, and sophisticated dining services that Australis offers.
Australis’ Patagonia cruises offer guests an exciting Chilean cultural experience. During your Chile travel enjoy world class gourmet cuisine, engaging activities, and remarkable Patagonia tours. Imagine waking up to an incredible ocean view every morning. Well onboard our cruise ships you can! Traveling on Via Australis gives you the most majestic views of snowcapped mountains, clear blue waters, and amazing sunsets. Choose our cruises for exciting expeditions and the best in Chile Travel.
Our expedition team and the entire crew will be in charge of making sure your trip is pleasant, fun, and interesting. They will organize activities onboard in a friendly and warm atmosphere. You will be able to participate in daily excursions on zodiac boats with our expert guides. They will give audiovisual talks about the flora and fauna, geography, glaciology, ethnography, and history of the Patagonia region.
The official languages onboard are Spanish and English, but there are also guided trips in French and German for a minimum of 15 passengers per language if you require it. You can ask about other languages. For your convenience, we have satellite telephones (with prepayment) and an onboard store with sporting clothes, souvenirs, gifts, and personal use items, among other things.
With zodiac tours and landings, our cruises takes you to see the main points of interest through Tierra del Fuego: the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, Cape Horn, glaciers and National Parks. All expeditions are led by expert guides in local geography, cultural history, flora and fauna.
In addition, there are special departures every season focused on whale watching or on the recreation of the voyage of Darwin, there are photographic safaris, and a program that complements the cruise with a land tour through Tierra del Fuego including a visit to a King Penguin colony
Australis offers continental cuisine with buffet lunches and a la carte dinners. We have an all-inclusive meal system at defined times. Lunch is a buffet with a choice of food allowing you to try the delicious flavors of Patagonia. Dinner is a defined menu with several choices. We also work to cater to various special diet requests
The bar, which also operates with an "all inclusive" system, features an international menu and a wide selection of liquors and wines where the favourite is the Calafate Sour.
Australis Cruises
We are a cruise company specialized in navigating through the southernmost Chilean-Argentinan Patagonian channels, exploring the Strait of Magellan and the Beagle Channel in 3, 4, and 7-night programs. We sail various different routes between the southern cities of Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.
With trips running from September to April each year onboard the Via Australis or Stella Australis, in our 23 years of operation more than 100,000 travelers from all over the world have been able to visit one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of the world such as Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.