Built in 2005, the M/NVia Australis accommodates up to 136 passengers in 64 cabins on four decks. Cabins are compact but surprisingly spacious and comfortable for such an intimate ship; all have outside windows and en-suite facilities. Excellent meals are served in the Patagonia Dining Room, while the fore and aft Yamana and Sky lounges provides elegant space for relaxing over drinks and enjoying the scenery outside the large picture windows. Topside on the Darwin Deck, a 360-degree panorama unfolds for unobstructed outdoor viewing. A game room is available for quiet recreation, while lectures and evening performances are also offered for guests’ education and entertainment.