Punta Arenas (Chile Antarctica)

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Punta Arenas cruise port

Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Locode
CLPUQ

Coordinates
-53.16514 S, -70.90302 W

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Punta Arenas (aka Sandy Point) is a principal seaport and capital city of Chile's Magallanes and Chilean Antartica region (country's southernmost). The city has population around 130,000, ranking it the world's largest located south of the 46th parallel south.

Punta Arenas (Chile) cruise port

Strategically positioned almost midway between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the port is located on Brunswick Peninsula at the southern end of mainland Chile and Chilean Fjords. Punta Arenas overlooks Magellan Straits, being on its western side, The city is a center of one of the largest sheep farming areas in the world.

As the biggest seaport for thousands of miles, it serves as a base for Antarctic research vessels and South Atlantic fishing boats. The city centre has impressive mansions of sheep barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Palacio Sara Braun, also several museums. Nearby is Fuerte Bulnes (replica of a wooden fort from 1843) and Monumento Natural Los Pinguinos (Isla Magdalena, with its colony of over 60,000 penguins).

Established in 1848, Punta Arenas was previously a military garrison and penal settlement. During the Gold Rush it offered a convenient location for shipping en route to California. In the early years, its economy depended on wild animal products. The successful introduction of purebred sheep from Falkland Islands changed the situation and by the turn of the century, there were around 2 million animals in the territory.

Punta Arenas cruise terminal

Punta Arenas and Ushuaia are the two departure ports for cruises to Antarctica and the Falklands (Malvinas) operated by Quark Expeditions (leading polar travel cruise company).

Quark Expeditions Antarctica cruise itineraries map

The abobe map shows some of the most visited destinations on Antarctica-based cruise itineraries leaving from Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.

Port Punta Arenas cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
4 December, 2018
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Stella Australis
5 December, 2018
Wednesday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Quest06:0018:00
8 December, 2018
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Ventus Australis
10 December, 2018
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zaandam06:0018:00
12 December, 2018
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Stella Australis
13 December, 2018
Thursday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Pursuit
16 December, 2018
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Ventus Australis
18 December, 2018
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse08:0020:00
19 December, 2018
Wednesday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Bremen
20 December, 2018
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Stella Australis
24 December, 2018
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Ventus Australis
24 December, 2018
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zaandam06:0018:00
25 December, 2018
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineStar Princess07:0019:00
28 December, 2018
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Stella Australis
28 December, 2018
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun06:0018:00
28 December, 2018
Friday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina09:0021:00
29 December, 2018
Saturday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise linems Europa08:0023:00
31 December, 2018
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Polar Pioneer

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