Punta Arenas (Chile Antarctica)

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Punta Arenas cruise port

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Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2022-06-27 17:44

min: 36 °F (2 °C) / max: 44 °F (7 °C) 41°F
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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
1 December, 2022
Thursday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Mariner06:0018:00
12 December, 2022
Monday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
12 December, 2022
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Oosterdam06:0018:00
14 December, 2022
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Resolution
17 December, 2022
Saturday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineWorld Navigator14:0020:00
23 December, 2022
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSapphire Princess07:0019:00
24 December, 2022
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
26 December, 2022
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star08:0020:00
29 December, 2022
Thursday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise linems Europa07:00
29 December, 2022
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Infinity10:0020:00
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