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Patagonia Cruise

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The Patagonia cruise is a legendary cruise route virtually untouched by human settlement due to its extreme environment. Navigating the waters through the icy wilderness of glaciers and unusual rock formations, rogue icebergs and jutting clifftops is an unforgettable journey. This harsh region of waterways has been seen by sailors throughout history as the ultimate conquest, but thankfully modern day ships can make this cruise very comfortable.

The Stella Australis, the vessel we use for the Patagonia Cruise, is the perfect expedition cruise ship for this journey. Constructed in 2010, it combines comfortable cabins and relaxing leisure areas with breathtaking sights from the decks, and offers adventurous island trips. The cruise begins in Ushuaia, the Southern most tip of Argentina, where it sets off from in the evening. It ends in the afternoon, in the bustling port town of Punta Arenas in Chile.

Over the course of the 3 night cruise, the ship sails through the Beagle Channel en route to Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay. The first excursion to Wulaia Bay provides some dramatic scenery, and you'll also learn about the indigenous population that lived here. Continue onwards through Glacier Alley to the De Agostini Sound, where you disembark to explore a glacial lagoon at the foot of the Aguila Glacier. On the final day, be on the look out for Magellanic penguins as you experience Magdalena Island, before sailing on to Punta Arenas.

All meals are included on board, and over the course of the 3 night cruise, the opportunities for spotting wildlife from the viewing decks on board and on the excursions abound. Animals like wales, dolphins and numerous seabirds all call this part of the world home, and guides will be on-hand to provide information about the species living here.