The southern tip of South America boasts a new cruise ship via the christening of MV Ventus Australis and ship's first summer season of ‘bottom of the world’ cruises to Cape Horn and Tierra del Fuego glaciers from January 2, 2018.
Ventus Australis is the 2nd ship for the Chilean cruise line and to mark her debut fares have been frozen for 2018-2019 summer season. The inaugural series of voyages for the new expedition ship from January through March 2018, is heavily booked, with some staterooms still available. Early bookings for the following September 2018-March 2019 summer program are already strong.
The 210-passenger Ventus Australis was christened in a ceremony at Asenav shipbuilding yard where the vessel was built in Valdivia, southern Chile. Sol Lecaros de Nevares, niece of Australis President, Pedro Lecaros, served as godmother.