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Ushuaia gateway to Antarctica: of 295 cruise calls this season 60% will travel south

Tuesday, November 18th 2014 - 07:18 UTC
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Ushuaia, the world's southern most city and gateway to Antarctica cruises expects this 2014/2015 season an estimated forty vessels and 295 calls, according to Tierra del Fuego province port authorities. As usual the first vessel to arrive was Chilean flagged Stella Australis with 210 passengers, at the end of September, which is also expected to close the season in April next year. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Stones at the ready chaps

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    When the infrastucture at Puerto Williams is upgraded the Chilean boats mentioned... Via/Mare/ and Stella Australis ( seen in the 2nd pic) ... wont be bothering with Ushuaia. Nor will many others... suck it up Diego!

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “In numbers this meant 90.419 passengers ...”
    of course none of them will go to the islets, luckily for them.

    and how can a nabo compare puerto williams (lol) with ushuaia?
    they have 1 (one) 2 star hotel against +/- 100 hotels in ushuaia, most of them 5 star.
    not to mention that in ushuaia you have the best ski resorts and heli skiing centers.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Most the hotels in Ushuaia aren't 5 star. Are you losing your mind? There's not even 1 that would rate 5 star on an international standard.
    If its an Rg brand Hotel the star system was done in the late 70s and has not been updated since. There are hotels in BA that have 4 stars that would be considered 1 star flea bags in a civilized country.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    and when have you been to ushuaia?

    guess you would be immediately rejected from hotels like los cauquenes, arakur, etc etc.
    but you have to understand them, they are cuidando la clientela...

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    “I love the smell of burning tyres in the morning”

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 01:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Of course I've been there at least 3x. Once by cruise once during the summer and once to ski. Cerro castor sucks.

    BTW none of those hotels would be considered 5 star outside of the 3rd world.

    I like tdf but it's definitely rustic travel. There's not much to do other than watch the beavers take down the forest.

    And anyone who travels there has to be careful of being trapped. I was caught in one of the 100s of airline strikes with no easy to get back to BA. I think we were stuck 3 extra days.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh


    According to there are precisely 2 hotels in Ushuaia rated as 5 star and by some strange co-incidence they happen to be the 2 you mention!!! hmmm....

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “+/- 100 hotels in ushuaia, most of them 5 star.”

    When did 2/100 become most?

    Little bit creative with the maths there, are they? Sounds lovely except for the stone throwing locals...

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 5 POLLY

    ”Don’t have a crap in Argentina: (to the tune of ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina)
    Pumping station still not functioning
    Almost a year (TWO years now) since the technical report on the status of the sewer system of Ushuaia was presented by the Advisory Commission on Coastal Management Plan, the Government and Municipality has still not defined who will be responsible for the repair and maintenance.” Source Ushuaia Noticias.
    What a bunch of tossers!


    Municipality denounce intentional oil spill.
    The representative of the Advisory Commission on Coastal Management Plan, Guillermo Worman described as “extremely serious” an oil spill detected at the mouth of Arroyo Grande.
    “It is a very serious pollution. This is an intentional spill by someone who accumulated hydrocarbons and to save costs put them into a pipe used to collect water from streams or brooks, ”he said.

    It's a bit like that famously polluted river in BsAs: you can walk on water there some dyas ONLY it's NOT water!

    Ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    oh dear, paulie is getting flamed a lot these days.
    Unfortunately he invites it. Due to losing the plot....
    Trolly has a constant struggle between taking his meds/internet.
    Stevie has run away.
    The other trolls are more worried about collecting firewood than posting.
    I said this would happen when the economy started collapsing.

    Nov 18th, 2014 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troll in The Dark

    Yankeeboy should need not worry about ever going to Ushuaia again to see Antarctica, or ANY “polar region”.

    The polar region is moving to HIM.

    As I warned him last year and he failed to listen, the Earth has reached a tipping point and his country is SCREWED. I told him that any area of the USA north of the state of Carolina will turn to a huge glacier... points south into a useless tundra, and the western USA become a massive desert.

    Europe meanwhile will see huge fluctuations of heat and cold, and massive floods. Ozzer will become a sand dune desert, and China and eastern Russia / Japan be beset by massive dust storms due to the dry air flowing out of the new NorthAmoan continental glacier.

    In fact the only part of the world that will not be affected (since Africa will get wetter but damper, and northern South America drier with cyclical drought), is ARGENTINA. We will be spared any major changes except for some small glacier expansion in the far south and a bit of drying of the Pampas, leading to some occasional desertificiation.

    But the pollution the EUians and NorthAmoans tossed in the air is now going to come back to bite them.

    And its too late now to do anything to change it.

    Yer scrwd.

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 05:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    12. Are your weather predictions as good as your economic predictions?
    Its going to be 70 where I live in 3 days.
    The climate is changing, as it always does. The USA is smart and rich so we'll deal with it.

    BTW Buffalo is socked under 6 feet of snow...and they still have electricity and heat! Most likely people will be working from home or end up going to work tomorrow after the streets have been cleaned.
    Right now there are still areas of BA out of electricity from a heat wave last week.
    Argentina is neither smart or rich so they'll have lots of trouble. I can't believe the people stand for all of these floods month after month.
    You're one waterborne disease away from a total health collapse.
    I'll laugh and laugh

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I presume you will be sending your prognostications to the climate change committee for a detailed scientific examination. Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay will be affected and the paradise of Argentina will be the only region on Earth to be unaffected ? The Gods who control this will damn your neighbours as being unworthy by stopping any changes exactly on your land boundaries.
    Yes, I believe that one !

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 01:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troll in The Dark

    It is they who have predicted it, based on the collapse of the northern jet stream, which will send warm air to the Arctic and displace the polar air sitting there southward into NorthAmoland, creating excess frozen precipitiation and over time building up a new glacier. That glacier will dry out the atmosphere and the winds will blow into Siberia, China, Japan, Russia, creating massive dust and poor health. Europe will sometimes get this too, but it will be interrupted by massive Atlantic rains due to excess evaporation cince the Gulf stream will be weakened, not allowing warm water from the south to move north.

    Argentina will be protected from fierce pacific winds due to the Andes, and Paraguay is too far north so it will suffer from the drying of the Amazon.

    So yes, the Gods are on our side, it would seem. Ironic isn't it. THe people that you, and everyone here and in the rest of the world consider beneath a human, the ones chosen by the supreme powers!!

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    15. Toby, Keep dreaming. Maybe when they can accurately predict next week's weather I'll put some faith they can do a 500 year forecast.

    Rgs are such silly creatures.

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Thus spake Zarathustra.
    Is the plague of boils and frogs optional ?

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “not to mention that in Ushuaia”

    Which Britain founded, and we didn't murder the Yaghans, Bishop Stirling looked after them.

    Time to give it back to Britain so that it can be run properly-and the sewers fixed.

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troll in The Dark


    Its no dream. But it is a living nightmare... for you. Have you been outside this week? Yer screwd.


    You know how to fix sewers? That's news to the rest of the world:

    Get back to us when you got proper running sewers, at least in your capital city.

    Nov 20th, 2014 - 04:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    @19 Troll

    Did you actually read the report ?

    Nov 20th, 2014 - 07:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    19. Yes I've been outside. Its nice where I live cold but clear and next week it will be back in the 60-70s.
    Its not like in Arg where when it rains, hot, cold, windy, you lose electricity and internet. Life goes on.
    We have the money, talent and innovation to fix just about anything we have happen to us. We also plan DECADES in advance.
    You'll never know what its like to live in a civilized country.
    I don't know why you even try to imagine.
    I guess its jealousy.

    Nov 20th, 2014 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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