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Punta Arenas (Chile Antarctica)

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Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2019-12-13 13:43

min: 40 °F (4 °C) / max: 56 °F (14 °C) 53°F
11.4°C
Wind: 258°/ 4.4 m/s  Gust: 8.1 m/sWind: 258°/ 4.4 m/s  Gust: 8.1 m/sGentle breeze
4.4 m/s
Min / Max Temperature56 °F / 14 °C
40 °F / 5 °C

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
1 December, 2019
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sun
3 December, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Explorer10:0018:00
4 December, 2019
Wednesday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Quest06:0018:00
10 December, 2019
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zaandam06:0018:00
12 December, 2019
Thursday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Inspiration
12 December, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse07:0017:00
15 December, 2019
Sunday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
16 December, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Roald Amundsen
27 December, 2019
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
27 December, 2019
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Star06:0018:00
29 December, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Roald Amundsen
29 December, 2019
Sunday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Marina07:0019:00
30 December, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineGreg Mortimer
31 December, 2019
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Eclipse09:0018:00
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