Due to Buenos Aires city's recent US $200-million port improvement project, Quinquela Martin terminal, situated in the heart of the city, expanded and can now handle up to 13,000 cruise passengers per day, sailing to destinations like Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia. Ships also sail from the port to international destinations including Brazil, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Antarctica.
During the cruise season, running from October to April, Port of Buenos Aires becomes a major South American cruise hub, due in part to the ongoing renovation by Terminals Rio de la Plata that added services and increased capacity.
The services offered at the port now include banking, food services and Transporte ARBUS - official transportation service featuring routes to Jorge Newbery Airport, Ezeiza Airport, Puerto Madero and a number of tourism destinations within central Buenos Aires.
Street maps and bilingual signage can be found throughout the port, along with a new free app, BA Turismo, that can be downloaded at Google Play and iTunes, and may be used offline.
New tourist assistance centers were established that provide maps in English and Spanish, and also include complimentary phone-charging stations and wi-fi.