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Cruises to Punta del Este

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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

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Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star

14 Night
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2,464 Reviews
Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Marina
Marina

38 Night
Cruise to Punta del EsteDetails

704 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 1, 2021
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Norwegian Star
Norwegian Star

6 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 13, 2022
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Oosterdam

22 Night
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Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Jan 11, 2023
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Virgin Voyages

20 Night
Cruise to Punta del EsteDetails

Leaving:San Antonio
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Feb 7, 2023
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12 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Mar 11, 2023
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8 Night
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370 Reviews
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Santos
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Santos
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
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22 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Dec 20, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Montevideo
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Dec 25, 2021
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7 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
Mar 12, 2023
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20 Night
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Leaving:Lima
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Dec 19, 2021
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14 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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12 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Dec 21, 2022
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22 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
Feb 2, 2023
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9 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 4, 2023
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20 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Feb 27, 2023
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6 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:MSC Cruises
Jan 12, 2022
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113 Night
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Leaving:Genoa
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Dec 31, 2022
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10 Night
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Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 8, 2023
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20 Night
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Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jan 18, 2023
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57 Night
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Leaving:Marseille
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 1, 2023
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111 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Costa Cruises
Jan 2, 2023
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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
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
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katzenmimi
Private tour for 6 with driver and guide. They took us all around and to a special place for the best croissants in South America. We went to the botanical gardens and all the interesting neighborhoods of Punta del... Read More
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haniak
Went to an olive producing farm (Lotte 8). Took about an hour to get there by coach but saw loads of scenic Uruguay which surprisingly looked a lot like Devon/UK. Interesting and informative host and good talk... Read More
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jasonbat
Great Port to walk along the water, beaches, and town quaint!... Read More
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