The coast lies on the Atlantic Ocean, and temperatures here are variable with pleasant warm summers and cooler winters. The landscape in Uruguay may not be as dramatic as elsewhere in South America, but travellers will still appreciate the rolling hills, green plains and lush coastal areas.
Uruguay has European roots and this influence is still found in its cuisine. Largely meat-based, visitors can tuck into the chivito steak sandwiches, hungaras spicy hot dogs, and milanesa veal cutlets! These dishes are typically accompanied by mate tea, red wine and grappamiel, a sweet alcoholic drink that is often drunk in the mornings!
MSC Cruises has a wide range of itineraries around South America and our cruise ships travel to Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo as well as the glamorous seaside resort of Punta del Este. Montevideo offers culture, elegant architecture, a vibrant port area and a wealth of historic monuments all within walking distance of each other. In Punta del Este, you can have your best bathing clothes ready and slip on your glitziest shades as you join the glitterati in the ‘St. Tropez of South America’. Wherever you are, you are bound to be caught up in the seductive rhythms of tango, which originated in Montevideo.
Our excursion packages in Uruguay help you get to the heart of this soulful country while our activity programs will ensure that all our guests enjoy a cruise vacation to remember.