Punta del Este Cruises

Hand of Punta del Este, Uruguay
Hand of Punta del Este, Uruguay

Sweetly positioned on a narrow peninsula in southeast Uruguay, Punta del Este is a glamorous resort city with sensational beaches, elegant seaside homes, an extravagant yacht harbour, and a luxury brand culture.

There are two very different, yet equally enjoyable beaches that most visitors gravitate to.[ReadMoreMob] Popular Brava Beach is known for a strong surf that is ideal for surfing and other water sports, and is also home to ‘The Hand’, a giant sculpture of 5 fingers. On the west coast, Mansa Beach is an idyllic haven of relaxation with calm, shallow waters. [ReadMore]

Away from the beaches, the city’s best known avenue, La Gorlero, is popular with both locals and visitors alike. This glitzy palm-lined hub of culture, cuisine and nightlife is well known for its restaurants, high-end stores, busy bars and casinos. Celebrity spotters can fill their days chasing stars as La Gorlero is the city’s best known avenue for a spot of people-watching and a gentle stroll.

Local handicrafts are sold at Plaza Artigas, and the 19th century lighthouse at the peninsula’s southern tip has a viewing platform for wonderful views over the peninsula.

Cruises to Punta del Este

South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £8,999pp

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South American Discovery with the Falklands

South American Discovery with the Falklands

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
43 nights • Balmoral • L2001AB

  • Experience the very best that one of the world’s most intoxication regions has to offer, on this extensive, in-depth exploration of South America packed with countless highlights throughout.
  • Discover Ilhabela’s beaches and lush rainforests, and revel in the icons of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; and in Uruguay, explore Montevideo – the culture-rich capital – and glamourous Punta del Este.
  • Enjoy traditional tango in Buenos Aires, or tour to mighty Iguazu Falls; delve into the fascinating history of the Falklands; marvel at the glorious glaciers and snow-capped peaks of Chilean fjords; and uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu on tour in Peru.

From £5,599pp

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Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

Patagonian Adventure with the Falklands

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
20 nights • Balmoral • L2001B

  • Experience a Patagonian exploration of epic proportions on board Balmoral, taking in breathtaking waterways, awe-inspiring ice fields and a string of unforgettable destinations along the way.
  • After a visit to glamourous Punta del Este, enjoy two rare calls to the Falkland Islands to unearth the fascinating history, picturesque scenery and endemic wildlife of this famously disputed archipelago.
  • A Chilean adventure includes visits to four diverse ports, including Puerto Chacabuco, gateway to the mountains of Lower Patagonia and the Andres; and scenic cruising of spectacular snow-capped Chilean fjords.

From £3,999pp

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Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
47 nights • Balmoral • L2001BC

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, topped off with time in the Caribbean, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • There’s two rare calls in the Falklands; chances to marvel at the spectacular scenes of Lower Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; and three days in Peru, with time to tour to magical Machu Picchu.
  • You’ll also experience a navigation of the remarkable Panama Canal, and visit two historic cities in Costa Rica and Colombia, before enjoying a taste of paradise in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £7,909pp

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