Why We Like This Ship

  • Not your typical 'cruise ship' - a small luxurious expedition vessel that is small enough to get into hidden corners of the spectacular Chilean fjords.
  • Superb onboard service with three meals a day, an open bar and a waiter/waitress who will serve you for the entire cruise
  • Highly knowledgeable expedition leaders who will enhance your trip learning experience with onboard lectures and expertly guided hikes on land.
  • Daily zodiac boat excursions to remote, uninhabited locations in the most remote areas of Tierra del Fuego including Cape Horn.
  • The spacious cabins and lounges are ideal spots to relax after a day's exploring while spotting wildlife and soaking up the views
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Danny says

The highlight of my time on the Ventus ship was a famous stretch of fjords known as Glacier Alley. As we sailed through we were treated to one glacier after another (after another!) in a stunning display of Patagonia's Southern Ice Field. As if the glaciers weren't awe-inspiring enough, we found ourselves surrounded by humpback whales and you could see their flukes rising from the water and plumes of vapour each time they came up for breath. I found myself hopping from one side of the deck to the other to try to take it all in, it was just such an amazing moment shared with the new friends I made on the cruise.

Danny Middleton Patagonia Specialist

Voyages aboard the Ventus

Wildlife, Glaciers & Cape Horn Cruise

Voyage south from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia on a small-ship expedition cruise and experience the incredible wildlife, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery of Tierra del Fuego. Sail the famous Strait of Magellan and Glacier Alley in the Beagle Channel. On…

  • 5 Days
  • $3,165
Cape Horn & Glaciers Cruise

Voyage north from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas on a small-ship expedition cruise and experience the incredible wildlife, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery of Tierra del Fuego. Step foot on Cape Horn, visit historic Wulaia Bay and walk amongst thousands of…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,515

Cabin Categories

There are 100 cabins aboard the Ventus, 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 16.5m²/178ft². 

Superior cabins (AAS, AAAS) measure 20.5m²/220ft².

The five different types are detailed below.

AAA Superior

  • Two wonderfully spacious and airy cabins, measuring 20.5m²/220ft² in size, with ample room for storage and relaxation
  • Well positioned for access to the Sky Lounge and Darwin Lounge on the Cabo de Hornos Deck 
  • 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


  • 23 spacious cabins measuring 16.5m²/178ft²
  • 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

  • Two luxuriously spacious, AA Superior cabins measure 20.5m²/220ft² 
  • Located on the Tierra del Fuego Deck next to the Yamana Lounge
  • Views from large windows measuring 1.45m x 1.37m
  • Larger king sized beds measuring 1.8m x 1.98m


  • 36 spacious cabins measuring 16.5m²/178ft² 
  • 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 & B Cabins

  • 34 spacious cabins measuring 16.5m²/178ft²
  • Located on the Magallanes Deck
  • 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)
  • Three 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
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Iain says

I loved spending time in the three different lounges, as well as the numerous outdoor decks. Watching the fjords unfold around you as you sail isolated into the Patagonian fjords is such a wonderful feeling.

Iain Rylance Patagonia Sales Manager

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What our customers think of Ventus Australis

The excursions were fantastic. The comfort and view from the room was the best I've experienced on a cruise. Read the full review

Travelled: October 2022

Gail Pontius - USA

Ventus Australis proved a nimble ship that offered us access to unforgettable places that other, bigger cruise ships could never reach. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2021

Beverly Reyes Picache - USA

The ship was well maintained, the staff including those on the bridge were so friendly and competent. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Mary Lou Bell - United States Of America


What to expect on board the Ventus

  • Daily briefings and educational presentations about history, geology, geography, glaciology and wildlife. 
  • Multi-lingual expedition staff become your travel companions who will guide you through your experience with their expert knowledge and advice.
  • A choice of three different excursions (morning and afternoon) with options between active/trekking focused to more informative/educational. This will be tailored to suit your level of fitness and preferences.  
  • Plentiful lounges and outdoor decks to view the glaciers, landscapes and wildlife.
  • An open bar with all drinks and bar snacks included, at any time of day. 

Ventus Australis Deck Plan

Ventus Australis
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The best way to connect Ushuaia in Argentina with Punta Arenas in Chile, this cruise on board the Ventus would combine very well with some hiking, based at a luxury lodge in the Torres del Paine National Park, or exploring the best of Tierra del Fuego. These can be arranged before or after your cruise, depending on the route direction you choose.

Types of Patagonia Adventure Cruises

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Wildlife Cruises

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Glacier Cruises

Glacier Cruises

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Zodiac landing at Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego, Chile

Cape Horn Cruises

Steeped in maritime history and myth, Cape Horn lies off Tierra del Fuego at South America's southernmost tip, accessible only to adventurous travellers by cruise ship.

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