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46 Australis Stella Australis Cruise Reviews


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silverllama

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding cruise with a quarantine ending

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We were the last sailing of the Stella Australis for 2020 from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. We were lucky to have great weather. The ship's capacity is 200 passengers with 65 or so crew but we were fortunate to have ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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sturner7

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Don't go if you are Young (under 35 years)! Good cruise for the over 50!

My wife and I typically don't leave reviews on review sites (particularly negative reviews) but we felt obligated to share with anyone considering Australis Cruises so you can best plan your trip. WARNING! :) If ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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allan rowsell

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expedition cruise to antartica

being from Australia there are no other options for us to cruise to this destination. Being able to start in Buenos Aries and fly to our port via a charter was very handy. Once at port we were provided the added ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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James Slipknot

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Patagonia cruise on Stella Australis - Ushuaia (Arg) to Punta Arenas (Chile)

I recently returned from a wonderful cruise on the Stella Australis. This was my first cruise and I must confess I absolutely loved it. It was an adventure of a lifetime being in Patagonia and relatively so close to ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Polybin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Too young to go cruising

This trip certainly changed my anti-cruising mentality. I accept that it is a small ship in a unique location but really can't fault the trip. The boat itself is very comfortable with spacious lounges and very ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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dialy girl

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations

I was recently on a Patagonian cruise on the Stella Australis. It was exceptional in all respects. The ship was very nice, very clean and comfortable. There is no TV or WiFi, which was great and contributed to ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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scottkeyes1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Right size right experience for Tierra Del Fuego

We spend 4 nights on the Stella Australis, taking in all the excursions we could (usually two per day). We enjoyed the trips, the Zodiac process to get to land and guide, everything. On most excursions there are ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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24Adventure24

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience!

We chose to do this cruise to broaden our view of Chile. After spending 10 days in Santiago and Valparaíso exploring the wine valleys , we traveled south to board the Stella in Puerto Arenas .We were looking ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Kiwi As

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent expedition in an amazing part of the world

The Patagonian Fjords and Cape Horn had been on the bucket list for a long time. Seeing the National Geographic TV programme about the trip pointed us in the right direction and we were not disappointed. We had ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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256Hyland

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The Greatest Experience

If you want the best cruise for exciting excursions, great service, excellent food - this cruise is perfect. The cruise lived up to documentaries we have seen about the ship. The ship is tidy and clean - outer ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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cadair1968

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

"OK" cruise

As stated on their website, no amenities. If your expedition happens to get cancelled for the day you have nothing (TV, internet) to fill your time which can prove to be very boring. The expeditions and expedition ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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AustraliaAnonymous

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

FABULOUS CRUISE ON THE STELLA AUSTRALIS

This four night cruise from Punta Arenas, Chile, to Ushuaia, Argentina, on the Stella Australis was a wonderful experience. My husband and I are passionate independent travellers, so we had some trepidation about ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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_g_tarelli

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise, impressive organization in breathtaking landscape.

We did a tour in south Patagonia, and after the visit to Perito Moreno (3 days), Torres del Paine NP (4 days) we moved to Punta Arenas to embark on the beautiful Stella Australis to navigate across the fjords of the ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Kevy D

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Spectacular and Pristine

The main reason for selecting this cruise was for the destinations including a visit to Cape Horn. We had previously seen some of these areas but wanted the small ship experience to see more of the spectacular ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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aleitner77

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise around Cape Horn and the Straits of Magellan

We thought it would be a great way to see Cape Horn and go around the Straits of Magellan. The cabin was comfortable, the lunches and dinners were really good. Breakfast was just okay. The staff there were very ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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GmaJula

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise to the bottom of the earth

My husband and I are not typically "cruisers" but had both liked the idea of a small expeditionary cruise through Tierra del Fuego to the "bottom of the earth." The Stella Australis offered the perfect opportunity ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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dojoisha

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A trip to the end of the world

I was on the Stella Australis as part of a tour to South America and specifically Patagonia. The Stella allowed me to make it to Cape Horn and set foot on the southernmost part of the Americas. This ship serves as a ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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janekorn

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Circumnavigating the Cape

This was the last part of a Patagonia adventure. Glaciers, fjords, etc were all breathtaking. Guides were excellent and we enjoyed the expeditions (although the were a little short for us). We would have liked to ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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R J

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Exceeded our expectations

We chose this to enhance our experience of South America and because it was an expedition boat. We have only been on small expedition boats carrying 40 passengers one in the Galapagos and the True North in the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Spuenier

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A week on Stella Australis

Very well organized trip, with a staff which clearly made the difference and stood out of the crowd. Very appreciated our trips to glaciers, forests and Cape Horn, We left from Punta Arenas travelled through ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Chris Benz

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cape Horn, Beagle Channel and Chilean Fjords

We were touring Chile and Argentina including Tierra del Fuego and wanted to visit Cape Horn as well as all the remote channels and fjords interconnecting with the Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellen, not possible ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Vmartin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very comfortable ship. Room was plenty big and we were able to put our suitcases

It was the ship that came with our Smithsonian tour. All the staff were friendly and eager to please. The food was fabulous and they worked hard for those with special diets. Each time when left the ship, everything ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Santiago99

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent food, accommodation, service, excursions and entertainment

To see Cape Horn, Tierra Del Fuego, the glaciers and wildlife. The cruise staff were very attentive and friendly and the Expedition staff were extremely knowledgeable. The expedition group were also full of fun ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Elski53

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Experience

The service was great, the cabins and beds were comfortable. The itinerary was fantastic. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The food was good and they were good about meeting food sensitivities. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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counsel4u

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous way to see Cape Horn

This was the beginning of a Patagonia exploration. The Stella Australis was the perfect way to see Cape Horn, the Straights of Magellan and the Beagle Channel. The ship was a perfect size. The passengers were ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Stella Australis Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.7
Dining4.04.2
Entertainment3.03.6
Public Rooms4.04.6
Fitness Recreation1.03.8
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.54.6
Service5.04.7
Value For Money5.04.3
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