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Our Cruise Ships

M/V Mare Australis

The Via Australis  Photo by Brad Crooks
The Mare Australis   Photo by Brad Crooks
The M/V Mare Australis welcomes you aboard for a spectacular and scenic cruise to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The Mare Australis belongs to the Cruceros Australis fleet, the National Geographic Channel's preferred cruise line for sailing through Patagonia. The ship is a small, first-class cruiser, specially designed to sail through rugged Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

The Via Australis cabinThe M/V Mare Australis travels with a passenger maximum of 132 passengers. The ship's 64 cabins feature large windows for your view pleasure. Other cabin amenities include twin beds, adjustable heat/air-conditioning, safety deposit box, and a private bathroom.

The Via Australis dining room
The Mare Australis dining room
Dining aboard the Mare Australis is truly a feast for the senses. Each morning, enjoy a buffet breakfast. For lunch and dinner, choose from regional specialties complemented by Chilean and Argentinean wines. Best of all, you'll enjoy magnificent panoramic views as you dine.

View from the deck As a unique feature to guests, the Mare Australis offers lectures, slide shows, and other activities in the Yamana Lounge. The lounge features panoramic views, cozy furniture, a bar, and a small library stocked with reference materials on the region. The Sky Lounge also features a full bar and spectacular panoramic views. However, some of the best views can be seen from the open outside promenade deck. For entertainment at sea, there is a game room on the third deck, complete with special card tables and other games.


Amenities

  • Large windows
  • Adjustable heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Private bathroom
  • Dining room with panoramic views
  • Lounges with panoramic views
  • Full service bars
  • Library
  • Game Room
  • Lectures and other schedule onboard activities
  • Shop
  • Doctor on board
  • First-aid


Important Note:
All passengers traveling aboard the M/V Mare Australis will be required to sign this disclaimer during check-in for the cruise. Please note that while the cruise and the optional shore excursions are not particularly strenuous, they may involve some degree of walking and hiking. Friendly Planet representatives who recently took this cruise found the activity level for shore excursions to be moderate and suitable for most people. However, the Cruceros Australis cruise line wishes to provide as much information as possible about conditions and risks of these activities so that passengers can make an informed decision about their participation and safety.

Ship Specifications

Gross tonnage 2716 (GT))
Built 2002
Cabins 64 cabins, with private facilities, low beds and panoramic windows.
Decks 4 decks
Lounges 2 lounges and one dining room
Lenght 72.30 m, 236 ft.

Cabin Codes

AAA
  • Low beds, (double base)
  • Private facilities
  • Independently controlled Heater
  • Safety box
  • Closet
  • Large window to enjoy views
  • 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available)
AA
  • Low beds, (double base)
  • Private facilities
  • Independently controlled Heater
  • Safety box
  • Closet
  • Large window to enjoy views
  • 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available)
A
  • Located on the second deck
  • Low beds, (double base)
  • Private facilities
  • Independently controlled Heater
  • Safety box
  • Closet
  • 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available)
  • Large window to enjoy views
B
  • Located on the first deck
  • Low beds, (double base)
  • Private facilities
  • Independently controlled Heater
  • Safety box
  • Closet
  • 220/110 Volts power U.S. type electricity connectors (adapters available)
  • Large window to enjoy views

Deck Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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