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Falkland Islands 2012/13 cruise ship season brings new luxury visitors

Monday, October 1st 2012 - 14:32 UTC
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Luxury super yacht MY Sherakhan, is one of four vessels new to the Falkland Islands visiting in the 2012/13 season beginning next month. More often spotted in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, she also ventures further afield to Patagonia, Antarctica, French Polynesia, Asia, and Panama. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    Fantastic for the Falklands (there are STILL no Malvinas)!

    “Last season 35,159 visitors landed” for 3,000 islanders.

    So Argentina needs 35,159/3000*40,000,000=468.8 million visitors to keep pace with the Falklands. GREAT!!!

    Are there 468 M idiots in the world who can afford Argentina prices or have the wish to go there? Mmmm. Let me thing about that for 1/googol seconds, er, NO.

    Ha, ha, ha, ha etc.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • enviroc

    “Are there 468 M idiots in the world who can afford Argentina prices or have the wish to go there? Mmmm. Let me thing about that for 1/googol seconds, er, NO”

    To be fair, Argentina has now just joined the rugby championship, so that's a reason to visit. But there's a story that two members of the NZ management team were mugged for valuables. From the Daily Telegraph:

    “The government has not released insecurity figures since 2008, but a recent report by the Organisation of American States found Argentina's theft rate to be the highest in the Americas. ”

    If you don't watch out, they steal your camera, your wallet, your phone. Even your Islands!

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    up up and away.

    good old falklands,
    if you want the best, you have to visit the best.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    A nice increase in business for the Islands.

    The Argy blockade obviously isn’t having any detrimental effect on the Falklands tourist trade.

    Shine on you Falkland Islands.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    The proof is in the pudding,
    The more they hate, the better the Falklands will be,
    The more they blockade to better the Falklands will be,

    Less CFK does, the more better the Falklands will be,

    Soon Argentina will be an irrelevance,
    And the Falklands will be the place to be seen in.
    .

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 07:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    *CFK's plastic botox is melting all over the keyboard as she reads the news*

    Btw, i'd really like to visit the Falklands one day. Some people i know, went there for a day.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 You forgot to mention that they may take your life. Do you remember the Frenchman stabbed for his camera?

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    “Are there 468 M idiots in the world who can afford Argentina prices or have the wish to go there? ”

    I'd LOVE to go to Argentina, all the Argentinians i have met in person have been jolly good chaps/chapesses and the wildlife and countryside... gawd yes, please. (not too mention catching a footbal game, the women, the night life!)

    (Which is kinda why i never could figure out how hard it could be for an Argentinian government to persuade 2000 people to climb-aboard..sheesh.. how hard can it be!)

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @8
    “how hard it could be for an Argentinian government to persuade 2000 people to climb-aboard”
    Yes, it's a wierd kind of logic in CFK trying to persuade countries who have nothing whatsoever to do with the South Atlantic to support Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands yet ignore the very people whose birthright means they matter. As you say there's only a few thousand people to convince which doesn't say much for their powers of persuasion. Apart from the fact they think they can bribe people to support them instead of develop intelligent arguments.

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    9 PB

    Face

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Ushuaia is hardly a 'luxury' ship.... a clapped out old icebreaker.... but it is good to see the rgs breaking their own blockade.

    @10...loss of face? May be a good thing for KFC... they may issue her with a nicer one....

    Oct 01st, 2012 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    50 000 passengers equals US$ 5 000 000 + port dues and other activities. Congratulations, Stanley.

    The total equals about US$ 1 800 per Falkland islander, man, woman and child. Not so bad, really.

    Oct 02nd, 2012 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vulcanbomber

    I'd love to cruise to the Falklands. I'd happily miss Argentina out as I like to visit countries where I can ensure I can get medical assistance and I dont feel oppressed

    Oct 02nd, 2012 - 12:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #9 ”I'd LOVE to go to Argentina, all the Argentinians i have met in person have been jolly good chaps/chapesses and the wildlife and countryside... gawd yes, please. (not too mention catching a footbal game, the women, the night life!)

    (Which is kinda why i never could figure out how hard it could be for an Argentinian government to persuade 2000 people to climb-aboard..sheesh.. how hard can it be!)”

    Perhaps because the British empire has been historically powerful...

    Oct 03rd, 2012 - 12:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I'd love to visit Tibet... doesn't mean I want to be a Tibetan....

    Oct 03rd, 2012 - 06:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    @14 Or perhaps because Argentina is persistantly beligerant.

    Oct 03rd, 2012 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @14
    The British Government has not denied the Falkland Islanders the choice to become part of Argentina if they want, so the UK's past empirical role is irrelevent.
    It is the Argentine's own South Atlantic Imperial ambitions that are dissuading the Islanders from being Argentine and @14 Benson's evaluation qualifies that.

    Oct 03rd, 2012 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So for 17 posters only 3 want to go to AG and one of them is BSK.

    Says a lot for it.

    Oct 04th, 2012 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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