Montevideo

Uruguay

Cruises To Montevideo

Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida. Explore more of Montevideo on a South America cruise!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Puerto de Montevideo
    Ship will ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port and guests will be tendered ashore.
  • Time Zone
    UST (Uruguay Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "what time is it?" in Spanish: "que hora es?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
    Native crafts, souvenirs, antiques, gaucho paraphernalia, paintings, furniture and jewelry.
    • Famous For
      Independence Plaza separates Old Town from downtown. You can’t miss the statue of Jose Artigas, Uruguay’s great military leader.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Venture to the beautiful Portuguese colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento, first settled in 1680.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Browse the shops for contemporary art, fine leather goods, Uruguayan woolens and jewelry.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Rambla is the avenue that runs along the city’s coastline and is so important to the Montevideo’s identity it was proposed as a World Heritage site.

Montevideo TOP EXCURSIONS

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.

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The Best of Uruguay

Prepare for a memorable day at an estancia in the countryside, where a traditional Uruguayan family opens their home and...

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Colonia del Sacramento

Journey back in time during your visit to Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest town in Uruguay and a UNESCO World Heritage...

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City Landmarks, Wine & Dance Performance

Admire the architectural landmarks in downtown Montevideo and then enjoy a sampling of local wines while watching a cult...

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Highlights & Tango at Casona Maua

See the most renowned landmarks in downtown Montevideo, including a strange castle adorned with symbols from secret soci...

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Featured Montevideo CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Behold the majestic mountains of Patagonia.

14-Day South America from Santiago (San Antonio) (Eastbound)

Sail on an award-winning ship, voted #1 mid-size ship by Cruise Critic
SHIP Norwegian Sun
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); Montevideo (Uruguay);
DISEMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
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Feel the glow of Buenos Aires at sunset.

14-Day South America from Buenos Aires

Unique glacier sightings while cruising the Beagle Channel. | Norwegian Sun was recently refurbished in 2016.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
Montevideo (Uruguay); Puerto Madryn (Argentina); Stanley (Falkland Islands); Ushuaia (Argentina); Punta Arenas (Chile); Puerto Chacabuco (Chile); Puerto Montt (Chile);
DISEMBARK Santiago (San Antonio) (Chile);
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Spot King Penguins along the Patagonian coastline.

14-Day South America from Santiago (San Antonio) (Eastbound)

Cruise the Patagonic Channels, Chilean Fjords & Straight of Magellan.
SHIP Norwegian Star
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); Montevideo (Uruguay);
DISEMBARK Buenos Aires (Argentina);
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