Australis Offer Discounts Cruising Round Cape Horn

Via Australis at anchor in Ainsworth Bay from the shore
Via Australis at anchor in Ainsworth Bay from the shore

One of the most exciting of trips we have taken in recent years was the a trip to the ends of the earth with the Expedition cruise company, Australis.

We wrote about it here in this blog and for Invictus Magazine and the article can be viewed here

The company runs intimate cruises through the glacial channels of southern Patagonia and onto Cape Horn. The three or four day all-inclusive cruises offer once in a lifetime adventures through Patagonia allowing guests to experience incredible landscapes and untouched wildlife, perfect for families with an exploratory spirit

So we have no worries about passing on the fact that families can benefit from free child travel this December including Christmas departures, saving up to £1,476 per child. Bookings must be made before 31st October and the offer is available across a range of itineraries.

Australis cruises follow in the footsteps of Shackleton and Darwin taking guests to one of the most isolated parts of the world, which can only be seen and explored from an Australis ship.

The cruises are the ultimate escape with no wifi or phone reception and no other ships seen over the four days – ideal for quality family time. Every day there are staggered on shore excursions in small groups, exploring glaciers, mountains and forests. Excursions are graded from easy to difficult, catering for families with children of varying ages.

Cruise highlights include being within a few metres of a huge colony of Magellan penguins, a walk through the Cape Horn National Park, a trip to Wulaia Bay, where Darwin landed in 1833 and a stop off at the Pia Glacier, the only glacier in the world which can be seen from the mountain tops to the sea. Whilst on board families can enjoy the floor to ceiling windows of the deck and lounges and look out for elephant seals, dolphins, sea lions and humpback whales.

The deal is available on a number of three or four night itineraries with departure dates in December. All have departure and arrival points either in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of Argentina or Punta Arenas, the southernmost city of Chile. For more information and bookings:
Patagonia is accessible with flights to Chile (Punta Arenas) or Argentina (Ushuaia). The tour is available with a number of UK tour operators and through travel agents.