Punta del Este


Cruises To Punta del Este

The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favourite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava.


  • Port Name & Location
    Bay of Maldonado
    Ship may ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    UST (Uruguay Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "I do not understand" in Spanish: "no comprendo."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
    Native crafts, souvenirs, antiques, gaucho paraphernalia, paintings and jewellery.
    • Famous For
      Spend the day in glamorous resort town, enjoying the beautiful, chic beaches, marinas and interesting shops.
    • Fun Fact #1
      See amazing works by Dali, Chagall and Miro at the Ralli Museum. Or venture into the equally stunning countryside and visit a cattle station.
    • Fun Fact #2
      When browsing for gifts to share and treasures for you, look for fine leather goods, jewellery and artwork.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Pose for pictures at La Mano en la Arena, a gigantic sculpted hand emerging from the sand at Playa Brava.


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Picnic at Vina del Eden

Enjoy the wonderfully natural setting at Viña Eden, an esteemed winery where you will linger over a picnic lunch that in...


Exclusive Jose Ignacio & Gourmet Olive Oil Tasting

Experience a unique tour option combining city, nature and gourmet olive oil in the company of a small group. You’ll be ...


Punta del Este, Casapueblo & Ralli Museum

Take a scenic drive through Punta del Este's most fashionable and impressive neighborhoods. Visit Casapueblo with its su...


Punta del Este & its Artistic Edge

Join a scenic drive through Punta del Este's most interesting beaches and neighborhoods and discover two unique and very...


Featured Punta del Este CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Enjoy views of Uruguay’s serene Río de la Plata.

14-Day South America from Santiago (Valparaiso) (Variation)

Norwegian Sun was brilliantly refurbished in 2018. | Savour up to 16 dining options and 12 bars & lounges.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Santiago (San Antonio) (Chile);
Puerto Montt (Chile); Puerto Chacabuco (Chile); Punta Arenas (Chile); Ushuaia (Argentina); Stanley (Falkland Islands); Puerto Madryn (Argentina); Punta del Este (Uruguay);
DISEMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
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A waddle of penguins on the Falkland Islands.

14-Day South America from Buenos Aires

Unique glacier sightings while cruising the Beagle Channel. | Norwegian Sun, masterfully refurbished in 2018.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
Montevideo (Uruguay); Punta del Este (Uruguay); Puerto Madryn (Argentina); Stanley (Falkland Islands); Ushuaia (Argentina); Punta Arenas (Chile); Puerto Montt (Chile);
DISEMBARK Santiago (San Antonio) (Chile);
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