Punta Arenas (Chile Antarctica)

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Punta Arenas cruise port

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Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2023-03-29 15:46

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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, Port Punta Arenas (locode CLPUQ) is on Brunswick Peninsula, at the southern end of mainland Chile and Chilean Fjords/Patagonia. Punta Arenas overlooks Magellan Straits, being on its western side, The city is a center of one of the world's largest sheep farming areas.

As the biggest seaport for thousands of miles, it serves as a base for Antarctic research vessels and South Atlantic fishing boats. The downtown 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 era, 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 the 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
2 March, 2023
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
2 March, 2023
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Oosterdam06:0018:00
3 March, 2023
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star08:0016:00
4 March, 2023
Saturday
Quark Expeditions Cruises cruise lineWorld Explorer
4 March, 2023
Saturday
Quark Expeditions Cruises cruise lineOcean Adventurer
4 March, 2023
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSilver Explorer15:00
5 March, 2023
Sunday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Inspiration
7 March, 2023
Tuesday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina11:0020:00
9 March, 2023
Thursday
Quark Expeditions Cruises cruise lineWorld Explorer
10 March, 2023
Friday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Resolution
12 March, 2023
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fram
14 March, 2023
Tuesday
Quark Expeditions Cruises cruise lineWorld Explorer
14 March, 2023
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSapphire Princess08:0020:00
15 March, 2023
Wednesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Polaris
18 March, 2023
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Octantis
18 March, 2023
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Oosterdam12:0020:00
19 March, 2023
Sunday
Quark Expeditions Cruises cruise lineWorld Explorer
19 March, 2023
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Infinity10:0020:00
22 March, 2023
Wednesday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Deliziosa08:0019:00
23 March, 2023
Thursday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Polaris
23 March, 2023
Thursday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endurance
28 March, 2023
Tuesday
Quark Expeditions Cruises cruise lineQuark Ultramarine
28 March, 2023
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Infinity07:0016:00
29 March, 2023
Wednesday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineWorld Traveller07:0018:00
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