In 2016, Australis Cruises is highlighting the historic first landing of Western explorers in Cape Town 400 years ago with specially priced and planned tours of the region, said the cruise line in a prepared statement.
Departing from the city of Punta Arenas, the cruise bids farewell to urbanization and greets the wild lands of South America. On a three-night cruise with the Stella Australis, travelers explore regions of Patagonia including the Darwin Mountain Range, Ainsworth Bay, and Parry Fjord.
“At the towering Brookes Glacier, seals peek their heads through the icy waters and take naps on the various sized ice caps that float along the open waters. On board the M/V Stella Australis ship and smaller excursion boats, travelers cruise through the Patagonia channels while being able to marvel at the expanse of colorful fauna and rugged landscape,” said Mauricio Alvarez Ruiz, Australis Expedition Director. “Penguins waddle around Magdalena Island and provide amusing action shots for the last day of the cruise. Overall, visiting the end of the world expands possibilities of what the world holds in store for travelers.”