Punta Arenas, Chile Cruise Port

3.7 out of 5

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lawoowoo says ...
Great tour to see penguins at island Magdalena
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About Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas is known as the southernmost city on Earth. It is in Chile, and overlooks the Strait of Magellan. The city's attractions include the Museo Salesiano de Mayonino Borgatello and the Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez. The former is a museum covering the region, and the latter provides a view of a local trading family. Be sure to visit the nearby penguin colony.

39 reviews and tips of Punta Arenas, Chile




ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Gateway to Chilean Patagonia. Be sure to book wildlife tours - penguins and seals/sea lion colonies. Optional tours to Antarctica are prohibitively expensive - but after all - for me this was a bucket-list trip.

Visited: Feb 15, 2017

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randy618
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

No need for city tours. Everything is within walking distance. There is information office at main square. Saw everything we wanted to in a few hours and spent another few hours at hotel restaurant next to Sara Braun Palace. Drinks were strong. Service, food and internet was good. Chile also has strange rules regarding ATM withdrawals. Maximum withdrawal we found was 200000 pesos and there is 5000 peso fee.

Visited: Feb 01, 2017

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WLL
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
4-6 cruises

We were originally booked on the excursion to Antarctica that was cancelled, so we went to Torres Del Paine - it really is very beautiful!

Visited: Jan 02, 2016

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bewolk
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Princess should investigate the excursion vendors further before planning an excursion. The speedboat to see the penguins were unprepared for rough weather. Their dock was in disrepair and dangerous.

Visited: Jan 04, 2016

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LindaH22
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

The trip to the penguins is worth it but hire a private driver as it takes too long to load and unload the bus and its unnecessarily costly.

Visited: Nov 23, 2008

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LynneC1
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We just walked around the town on our own and had a nice lunch. WE were looking for a restaurant that served the famous Centoilio crabs but did not have much luck. Maybe the consierge could recommend something nice.

Visited: Jan 20, 2008

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