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Punta del Este

No cruise vacation would be complete without a touch of glitz and glamour, which is why, on our South America cruises, calling at Punta del Este - the ‘St. Tropez of South America’ - is an essential itinerary stop for our luxury cruise liners.

A touch of glitz and glamour

No cruise vacation would be complete without a touch of glitz and glamour, which is why, on our South America cruises, calling at Punta del Este - the ‘St. Tropez of South America’ - is an essential itinerary stop for our luxury cruise ships.

And travelling by cruise ship provides the perfect opportunity to arrive in style at this glamorous resort town, vacation playground of the rich and famous and with frequent celebrity visitors such as Antonio Banderas and Tony Curtis.

This eastern spit of land separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Rio del la Plata has come a long way since it origins as the small fishing village of Cabo Santa María.

Today called Punta del Este, this area is known worldwide as a scenic resort area with miles of beautiful beaches, luxury hotels and restaurants, glittering nightlife and fashionable summer residents.

For decades, Punta del Este was an exclusive resort for wealthy South Americans, and although it remains pricier than other destinations in the area, it is still more affordable than comparable European cities.

Renowned for offering varied and exciting excursion deals for every destination, we are sure that from among our packages for Punta del Este you will find something to tempt you off your luxury ship!

Choose to mingle with the glitterati and relax at the famous Conrad Hotel or get away from it all on a panoramic city tour – read on below for more fabulous day trip options.

Cruise to Punta del Este - Uruguay - South America - MSC Cruises

Directions


Guests are tendered ashore. The town centre is a 10-block walk from the pier area. A taxi service is available

Port average temperature

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

PUNTA DEL ESTEMonths
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average high °C25.225.12421.218.214.814.414.71618.42123.8
Averagelow °C18.118.417.614.912.19.58.78.89.911.414.116.4
SOUTH AMERICA | Rio de Janeiro - Ilhabela - Punta del Este - Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 8 | Ship: MSC LIRICA
Boarding Port: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Uruguay
Duration: 3 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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SOUTH AMERICA | Brazil,Uruguay,Argentina
Duration: 7 | Ship: MSC POESIA
Boarding Port: Santos, Brazil
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Uruguay
Duration: 3 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Brazil,Uruguay
Duration: 7 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Uruguay,Brazil
Duration: 9 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Brazil,Uruguay
Duration: 9 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Brazil,Uruguay,Argentina
Duration: 7 | Ship: MSC POESIA
Boarding Port: Santos, Brazil
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Uruguay,Brazil
Duration: 9 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Uruguay,Brazil
Duration: 9 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Brazil,Uruguay
Duration: 8 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires - Punta del Este - Ilhabela - Rio de Janeiro
Duration: 8 | Ship: MSC LIRICA
Boarding Port: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Uruguay,Brazil
Duration: 8 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boarding Date:
SOUTH AMERICA | Argentina,Brazil,Uruguay
Duration: 8 | Ship: MSC MAGNIFICA
Boarding Port: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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