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Family-owned Patagonian cruise line Australis, which offers expedition cruises to Cape Horn and Tierra del Fuego, is building a new ship tailor-made for its voyages. The as-yet unnamed ship will launch in late 2017 and carry 200 passengers, replacing the current smaller vessel Via Australis. The company's other ship Stella Australis will continue to offer expedition voyages in southern Chile. Australis runs three- to seven-night cruises between September and April from Ushuaia and Punta Arenas into Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Strait and Beagle Channel, with Zodiac excursions to Cape Horn, Wulaia Bay and Pia Glacier.
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