Ensemble, Australis Cruises Team Up


Ensemble Travel Group and Australis Cruises have launched a new partnership that will expand members’ ability to provide the sought-after experiential travel adventure for their clients, while growing the Chile-based expedition cruise line’s presence in the North American market.

Australis ships explore the southernmost regions of South America, including Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn.

From September to April, both the Stella Australis and Via Australis offer a variety of itineraries between Punta Arenas, Chile and Ushuaia, and Argentina. Each cruise is an all-inclusive experience including all meals and drinks, Chilean and Argentinean wines, and shore excursions on Zodiacs to view extraordinary wildlife and glaciers.

“With a sector that represents a $345 billion industry, the adventure market is truly ‘on fire,’ and it’s critical that Ensemble aligns itself with partners that can deliver in this profitable travel segment,” said Chris Lackstrom, director of supplier and market development, Ensemble Travel Group. “Our new partnership with Australis Cruises does just that and helps connect our members to a part of the world that’s showing great promise from a travel destination perspective.”