Cruise passengers choose Uruguay as a destination for its tourist attractions, its safety, the cordiality and kindness of its citizens, the accessibility of the currency exchange, the wide range of shopping options and its gastronomy, famous for its meats and wines.

Cruise tourism is one of the fastest growing tourist activities in the world and Uruguay is a reference in the southern routes of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Nautical tourism complements that of large cruise ships on its 250 km of ocean coastline and more than 700 km of coastline, with ports on four basins: Río de la Plata, Río Uruguay, Río Negro and Laguna Merín, which are home to a significant number of navigable waterways.