Why We Like This Ship

  • Not your typical “cruise ship” - a luxurious vessel that is small enough to get into hidden corners of the fjords
  • Excellent service & fine wining / dining
  • Highly knowledgeable expedition leaders
  • Comfortable lounges and spacious cabins to relax in after a day's exploring
  • Zodiac boat excursions to remote, uninhabited locations
  • Excursions to suit all abilities/ adventure levels
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Swoop says

Stella Australis cruises combine very well with with some time hiking based from a luxury Lodge in Torres del Paine National Park before or after after (depending on the route you choose).

Voyages aboard the Stella Australis

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What our customers think of Stella Australis

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Obviously not many people can say that they visited Cape Horn on a near-perfect weather day. We did and it was exceptional. Zodiac excursions were carried out with utmost passenger safety foremost. Guides were very safety conscious and provided accurate information on every excursion. They were friendly and very helpful. Food quality was good and plentiful with good service provided both in the dining room and the cabins.

Travelled: October 2017

Peter - Australia

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We were so happy that we were able to disembark onto Cape Horn. The hike to the Aguila Glacier was great as was Magdalena Island.

Travelled: February 2017

Ellen - USA

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The Stella Australis was wonderful, as were the crew, above and beyond expectations. The Glaciers were amazing. The scenery was breath-taking and memorising.

Travelled: January 2017

Chris and Nikki -

Truly, 100%, the service on board was unlike anything I have ever experienced. Combined with the other guests, it make for truly a once in a lifetime experience. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2018

Stephani Dalbesio - United States Of America

The boat was very nice. We felt there was no reason to pay extra for the large-window rooms as we spent very little time in the room. They had an open bridge policy so you could knock and go in almost anytime! How cool! Read the full review

Travelled: December 2018

Mindy De Hooge - United States Of America

This was the highlight of the trip. The scenery, wildlife & remoteness of the area was fabulous. Everything about the cruise on the Stella Australis was amazing. The guides were all great.

Travelled: November 2017

Carole - UK

The ship was very stable throughout the trip. Meal service was incredible, as was the bar service. The crew anticipated our every concern and wish. They made the difference in making our trip memorable. Read the full review

Travelled: November 2017

Ed Eargle - United States Of America

Our fellow travellers tended to be interesting characters with a wish to see as much as they could. The crew were excellent in all the varied roles from expedition guide to chef and waiter.

Travelled: February 2017

Colin - UK

The Stella Australis cruise was brilliant and very luxurious with plenty of time ashore.

Travelled: December 2016

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Cabin Categories

There are 100 cabins aboard the Stella Australis, each offers a picture window with panoramic view and private bathroom as well as individually controlled heating, radios, life jackets, hair dryers and safe-deposit boxes.

Standard cabins (B, A, AA and AAA) measure 16.5 metres square. 

Superior cabins (AAS, AAAS) measure 20.5 metres square.

The five different types are detailed below...

AAA Superior (2)

  • Wonderfully spacious and airy, measuring 220 square feet in size, with ample room for storage and relaxation.
  • Well positioned for access to the Sky Lounge and Darwin Lounge
  • The best view on board, due to their height on the ship, and the huge floor to ceiling picture window.
  • Large king sized beds measuring 1.8m x 1.98m.

AAA (23)

  • Spacious cabins measuring 178 square feet
  • Located on the Cabo de Hornos Deck next to the Sky Lounge and Bridge.
  • These cabins offer the best view on board, with windows measuring 1.58m x 1.80m
  • Standard-size twin (1.05m x 1.90m) or double beds (1.60m x 1.90m).

AA Superior (2)

  • Luxuriously spacious, AA Superior cabins measure 220 square feet 
  • Located on the Tierra del Fuego Deck next to the Yamana Lounge.
  • Views from large windows measuring 1.45m x 1.37m
  • Larger king beds measuring 1.8m x 1.98m.

AA (36)

  • Spacious cabins measuring 178 square feet 
  • Located on the Tierra del Fuego Deck next to the Yamana Lounge.
  • Views from large windows measuring 1.45m x 1.37m.
  • Standard-size twin (1.05m x 1.90m) or double beds. (1.60m x 1.90m)

A Cabins (34) & B Cabins (3)

  • Spacious cabins measuring 178 square feet.
  • Slightly smaller windows on this deck measuring 1.45m x 1.20m.
  • Standard-size twin (1.05m x 1.90m) or double beds. (1.60m x 1.90m)
  • B cabins are on the low deck with slightly less panoramic view than the A cabins and the prices reflect this.
  • If you are planning a year in advance you might be lucky enough to secure one of these.

Stella Australis Deck Plan

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Iain says

The experience onboard the Stella is as close to Antarctic expedition cruising as you can get, but without the same price tag. Getting to see thousands of Magellanic penguins and stepping foot on the mythical Cape Horn will forever be etched in my memory.

Iain Rylance Patagonia Specialist

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