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 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.
“Our objective is for Australis passengers to have an unforgettable experience, exceptional contact with nature, and friendly service onboard.”
From morning breakfast to late-night snacks, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, our talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you’re traveling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. Whether you choose a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro, an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room, or a petite plate at the Panorama Bistro, you’ll savor local flavors (and Western favorites should you crave them), as well as our Avalon Fresh® menu offerings, throughout your vacation. On an Avalon cruise, every meal is part of the journey.
Incredible Dining Choices
*Complimentary wine (including from the region), beer, and soft drinks at every onboard lunch and dinner
*Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
*Fresh, local ingredients at every meal
*Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
*Delectable regional & Western cuisine with all onboard meals
*Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
*Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
*Complimentary coffees or teas
*Panorama Bistro dining option, including regional specialties
*Sky Bistro lunch option on the Sky Deck (schedule and weather permitting)
*Five-course Farewell dinner *Captain's reception with sparkling wine & canapés
*Panorama Lounge offering premium spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening
*Happy hour every evening including featured drink specials
*Cocktails with a view available on the Sky Deck
*Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-*order egg station
Featured a la carte breakfast options daily
*Extensive lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
*Self-serve beverage stations with complimentary premium coffee drinks, tea and hot chocolate
*Fresh fruit available throughout the day
*Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
*Special Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies
Tips are at the discretion of the passenger. We suggest US$ 15 per day per passenger, to be deposited at the reception lounge on the last day of the cruise.