This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and small ship cruise line Cruceros Australis is offering two unique cruises on the Via Australis highlighting Darwin's travels in Patagonia. With Darwin scholars John Woram lecturing in English and Gerardo Bartolome lecturing in Spanish, the trip should be both quite educational and interesting.
The Via Australis will cruise for three nights from October 16 to 19, 2010 from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas and from October 19 to 23, 2010, for four nights from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. Rates range from $1050 per person for the first itinerary and $1,400 per person for the return. The itineraries mirror Darwin's original adventures in Patagonia, and can be combined for an extended seven-day cruise. The Via Australis is a five-deck ship with 64 cabins, each with private baths.
Via Australis Courtesy of Cruceros Australis