Punta del Este is a seaside resort. Merchant vessels for discharging/loading are forbidden. Only sport yachts are allowed, maximum draft alongside: 4 m, maximum LOA at piers 30 m. Passenger cruise ships anchor at Maldonado Bay. Passengers land by shore tenders Ð once compulsory during the whole cruise ship stay at anchorage – plus as much of vessel´s tenders as desired. 2nd shore tender is compulsory, during the 2 first and 2 last hours of cruises/ships stay.