Welcome to Buenos Aires! Argentina’s capital is a sprawling city spread over 120 kilometres. You’ll find tourists from all over the globe attracted to its museums, world-class shopping and quirky neighbourhoods featuring trendy chic buildings. The cultural hub of Buenos Aires is a compact and walkable area, with a central district known as the ‘Micro Centre’. With plenty of cruises from Buenos Aires, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to experiencing the delights of Latin America.
Many major cruise lines visit Buenos Aires and the surrounding waters. Here's a taster of the cruise brands that visit this part of Latin America.
Viking Ocean Cruises- This cruise line is destination-focused and enriching. You’ll love the small ships and incredible customer service.
Scenic River Cruises - Cruise from Europe to Asia with Scenic who offer fantastic and adventurous holidays to cruise lovers around the globe.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Regent’s six-star luxury ships all provide an experience that is sumptuous, relaxing and unforgettable.
Azamara Club Cruises - Cruising with Azamara is unforgettable, and their journeys are intimate in all respects. You’ll get smaller ships, ports off the beaten track and incredible connections with the destinations you visit.
Choose the right vessel to explore more of Latin America.
Viking Sun - Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning cruise ship, created by experienced architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.
Scenic Eclipse - This cruise ship is where luxury meets discovery with limited room for only 228 guests. Its sleek design means you can unlock even more destinations than you imagined.
Seven Seas Marina - There’s room for 700 guests, and the 2014 upgrade made way for a sleek, modern look with plenty of new fancy designs. Its small size allows for some very adventurous and exciting itineraries.
Azamara Pursuit - You’re spoilt with seven different restaurants, cafes and lounges, a refreshing pool, sun-drenched decks, a revitalising spa and more. Azamara Pursuit offers guests everything they need while at sea.
Cruise Buenos Aires
The Buenos Aires cruise port is approximately one kilometre from the centre of the city located in the Retiro area. Most cruise vessels sail right up to the Rio de la Plata and dock right into the heart of Buenos Aires. Cruising from Buenos Aires is for those who are craving adventure.
You’re in luck because there are so many adventurous cruise destinations to discover on a cruise from Buenos Aires. Set sail for an Antarctic expedition, explore more of the Americas, including the Chilean Fjords or take a more extended Atlantic adventure.
The Buenos Aires cruise port (known as Puerto Nuevo, meaning New Port) has six terminals and can hold approximately 2000 visitors. You’ll find all the facilities you need, including ATM’s, bathrooms, cafes and souvenir shops.
Nearby Attractions in Buenos Aires
See the sights via Latin America's oldest underground railway. A ride on its train tracks will take you to some of the beautifully tiled murals that decorate the different stations. The train will also get you to nearby attractions.
Head to 829 Avenida de Mayo and grab a coffee at Cafe Tortoni: the most traditional and oldest cafe in the city.
Buenos Aires is quite literally some of the best shopping in Latin America with plenty of places like Galerías Pacífico which caters to the shopaholics.
La Boca is a colourful, lively neighbourhood built along the Riachuelo by Italian immigrants.
Wander the labyrinth of La Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate headstones.
Visit the neighbourhood of Palermo which has the Botanical Garden, the Buenos Aires Zoo and the urban oasis Parque Tres de Febrero.
If you have more time, take one of the ferry services operated by Ferrylineas and Buquebus to and from the Uruguayan cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento.
Best Times To Visit Buenos Aires
Summer brings hot, humid weather in the tropical climate of Buenos Aires, while winter can get quite cold and windy.
The most beautiful time to cruise to Buenos Aires is during spring between October-November. The blossoms are out, and the weather is pleasant.
The weather between February-April is also a good bet as it’s comfortable and balmy without getting too hot.
Transport Around Buenos Aires
From downtown, it's easy to catch a local bus or deluxe bus to either of Buenos Aires' airports. There are two airports here, so double check where you need to be before leaving. Ezeiza services most international flights, while Aeroparque Jorge Newbery services domestic and regional.
Grab a taxi from outside the Buenos Aires cruise port. Prices are reasonable, and you can pay in pesos or US dollars.
Take a free shuttle bus from the port to different shopping centres in the area.
For visitors on a budget, the subway system is simple to follow and the quickest way to get around and avoid downtown traffic. The nearest station to the port is Retiro on Av. San Martin.
With so many cruise lines visiting South America, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday decisions. Begin your unforgettable cruise to Argentina, stopping in the energetic city of Buenos Aires.