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Australis in the Spotlight


The Canadian representative for Australis cruises, which offers sailings in the waters off southernmost South America, says the 25-year-old company takes people to a region that is truly far from the madding crowd.

Dallyce Macas told a Monday Toronto gathering that the company’s vessels ply waters off Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia, where people tend to be few and far in-between.

“The biggest line-up you might find are the penguins,” Macas said, adding Australis sailings are in “one of the most uninhabited places in the world.”

Australis has two ships that are purpose-built for that part of the world, she continued.

Macas’ colleague Mauricio Alvarez in turn told the gathering that company clients will follow routes undertaken by such famed explorers as Francis Drake, Ferdinand Magellan and Captain Cook, exploring a region of glaciers, seals and penguins.
Zodiacs enable clients to regularly make shore in wild areas, he added.

All onboard Australis ships can disembark at Cape Horn, with Australis the only company whose clients have permission to make land at the site collectively, he noted.

Meanwhile, Australis’ “early penguin bonus” runs through June and provides savings of 10% on some ship categories.


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