Ventus Australis

89 m / 292 ft
Gross Tonnage
4508 gt
14 m / 46 ft
Cruising Speed
13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Country Regions
Chile Austral, Patagonia, Antarctica / South Pole
Andes Mountains

Ship Overview

The name – Latin for "Southern Wind" – reflects Tierra del Fuego's distinctive weather, a factor that has long determined the region's socio-cultural development and that so impressed the early mariners who endeavored to explore Patagonia's southernmost waterways. 

Tailor-made for exploring the remote southern tip of South America, all aspects of the 210-passenger ship - including size, length, draft and engine power - are designed to give Ventus Australis the extreme maneuverability necessary to navigate narrow fjords and channels where no other cruise ships can venture. 

Asenav, the internationally acclaimed Chilean shipyard, is creating our latest masterpiece, just as they did with the three other expedition ships for Australis. 

Ventus Australis will feature the latest regulations regarding safety at sea and protecting the marine environment, as all of our fleet does.

  • Cabins with private ensuite bathrooms and ocean views
  • 3 lounges
  • Bar
  • Dining room
  • Fitness room
  • Library

Staterooms / Suites

  • A Cabins 16.5 m² / 177 ft²
  • B Cabins 16.5 m² / 177 ft²
  • AA Cabins 16.5 m² / 177 ft²
  • AA Superior Cabins 20.5 m² / 220 ft²
  • AAA Cabins 16.5 m² / 177 ft²
  • AAA Superior Cabins 20.5 m² / 220 ft²


  • Magallanes Deck
  • 2 passengers
  • 1 large Panoramic Window (floor-ceiling, non-opening)
  • 1 double or 2 twin beds (convertible to queen on request), underbed storage space
  • 3rd (single) bed available upon request
  • 1 bedside table (phone, 2 wall lamps / fixed reading lights)
  • Writing desk, wardrobe (lifejackets), closet (electronic safe, shelves, full-length mirror)
  • 1 chair (no table)
  • Bottled water (2 bottles), 2 glasses
  • Two 3-pin plug sockets (220 V, by the desk and the bed)
  • En-suite bathroom (WC, shower, 1-sink vanity, hairdryer / wall-affixed, French brand bath products / replenished daily)
  • No room service
  • No TV

Deck Plans

Cabin Categories
Cabin Categories
Patagonia Deck
Patagonia Deck
Magallanes Deck
Magallanes Deck
Tierra del Fuego Deck
Tierra del Fuego Deck
Cabo de Hornos Deck
Cabo de Hornos Deck
Darwin Deck
Darwin Deck


Patagonia Dining Room (on ship's lowest deck) serves buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Dinner, which is a mix of international and local fare, is always served. Entree selections usually include fish, chicken, beef or lamb. Wines from Chile and Argentina are included in the Australis cruise fares