• Help Ukrainian Families in Need: World Central Kitchen Donation Match
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Cruises to Punta del Este

1 Award
Punta del Este (Photo: Henrik Dolle/Shutterstock.com)

About Punta del Este

Punta del Este is known for being something of a cosmopolitan hub on Uruguay's southeastern coast and fittingly so. It's home to a number of museums and galleries, upscale shops and boutiques and fine dining restaurants. But the city's beaches and woodlands are also popular among locals as well as tourists. For a change of pace, consider a hike to Arboretum Lussich for great views and a peek at the local wildlife.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

  • Why go to Punta del Este?

Loading...
Loading...

We found you 106 cruises

Loading...
Loading...
Celebrity Infinity
Celebrity Infinity (Photo: Celebrity)

12 Night
Argentina & Patagonia CruiseDetails

1,576 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Mar 11, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips
Marina
Marina

20 Night
South America CruiseDetails

720 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Feb 27, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips
Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

15 Night
Chilean Fjords VoyageDetails

684 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 7, 2024
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips
Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star

7 Night
South America - BrazilDetails

2,480 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 12, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips
Sponsored

The Dreamy Getaway w/ Virgin Voyages

  • Book by 8/31 and your partner will get 50% off their voyage
  • Receive an extra $100 toward your prepaid Bar Tab
  • Cruise Critic Editor's Choice for Best New Ship in the US for 2021
  • Over $600 in value always included - 20+ Eateries, Tips, WiFi, & more

Virgin Voyages

10 Night
South America CruiseDetails

720 Reviews
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 8, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

14 Night
Argentina, Uruguay & BrazilDetails

115 Reviews
Cruise Line:Azamara
Dec 16, 2022
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

22 Night
South America & AntarcticaDetails

1,029 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

12 Night
Argentina & Patagonia HolidayDetails

1,576 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Dec 21, 2022
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips
Cruise Critic Favorite

74 Night
Grand South America & Antarctica VoyageDetails

561 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jan 3, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

9 Night
Argentina, Rio & Sao PauloDetails

1,576 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 4, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

51 Night
World CruiseDetails

720 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 18, 2022
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

168 Night
168 Night World CruiseDetails

365 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jan 7, 2025
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

150 Night
150 Night World CruiseDetails

365 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jan 7, 2025
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

22 Night
South America & AntarcticaDetails

1,029 Reviews
Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips
Cruise Critic Favorite

40 Night
Grand South America & Antarctica VoyageDetails

561 Reviews
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jan 3, 2023
No prices currently available for this sailing.
  • Itinerary
  • Ship
  • Reviews
  • Price Tracker
  • Fare Insight
  • View All Deals
  • Cruise Tips

Why go to Punta del Este?

Pros:

Punta del Este has beautiful beaches, a cosmopolitan vibe and mild temperatures year-round

Cons:

A popular South American destination that may become quite busy in peak season

Bottom Line:

Punta del Este is a thoroughly modern and glamorous city that offers a little bit of everything


Punta del Este Cruise Reviews
This town is safe and easy to walk around. It was hot out! Definitely recommend the marina, which is about a 15 minute walk from the pier. The seals were hilarious and HUGE. The hand statue was fun, but get there earRead More
User Avatar
conbon78
Great Port to walk along the water, beaches, and town quaint!Read More
User Avatar
Pboothe
Very nice beach resort town.Read More
User Avatar
djack77494
Punta del Este looks a bit like Miami at first, but it is very different. It has beautiful beaches, shops, and cafes. The beaches were very crowded, and the weather was pleasantly warm. We enjoyed a nice pizza lunch Read More
User Avatar
katzenmimi

Related Cruises

Cruises to Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

Cruises to Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

219 Reviews
Cruises to Tampa

Cruises to Tampa

658 Reviews
Cruises to Hilo

Cruises to Hilo

626 Reviews
Cruises to Amsterdam

Cruises to Amsterdam

933 Reviews
Cruises to Athens

Cruises to Athens

1,392 Reviews
Cruises to Ensenada

Cruises to Ensenada

611 Reviews
Cruises to Saint John (New Brunswick)

Cruises to Saint John (New Brunswick)

423 Reviews
Cruises to Marseille

Cruises to Marseille

903 Reviews
Cruises to Flam

Cruises to Flam

246 Reviews
Cruises to Izmir

Cruises to Izmir

184 Reviews
Cruises to Portland (Maine)

Cruises to Portland (Maine)

377 Reviews
Cruises to Mumbai (Bombay)

Cruises to Mumbai (Bombay)

76 Reviews
Cruises to Great Stirrup Cay

Cruises to Great Stirrup Cay

1,379 Reviews
Cruises to Vienna

Cruises to Vienna

395 Reviews
Cruises to Glacier Bay

Cruises to Glacier Bay

943 Reviews
Cruises to Iles des Saintes

Cruises to Iles des Saintes

13 Reviews
Cruises to Picton

Cruises to Picton

161 Reviews
Cruises to Toulon

Cruises to Toulon

358 Reviews
Cruises to Tournon

Cruises to Tournon

35 Reviews
Cruises to Vilshofen an der Donau

Cruises to Vilshofen an der Donau

10 Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.