After more than a year under construction at the ASENAV shipyard in Chile, Ventus Australis has been launched and is undergoing final preparations for sailing the southernmost regions of Chile and Argentina.
Born for the waterways of Patagonia — with the quality of service, comfort and safety that has always characterized the Australis fleet — Ventus will soon join sister ship Stella Australis as the only passenger vessels that can venture through the narrow fjords of Tierra del Fuego and disembark at fabled Cape Horn.
With a mission to explore the beautiful and remote landscapes of Patagonia, the 210 passenger Ventus will cruise between Puntas Arenas (Chile) and Ushuaia (Argentina) on expeditions that include the spectacular but seldom-seen Cóndor Glacier.
Tumbling down from the massive Darwin Icefield near the southernmost tip of South America, Cóndor Glacier hides in one of the most remote corners of Alberto de Agostini National Park.
Like all of our vessels, Ventus Australis incorporates the latest environmental technologies to ensure the protection and conservation of the pristine nature areas that we visit during each cruise.
One small step for Patagonia, one giant leap for adventurous travelers — Ventus Australis launches a new era in expedition cruising.