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'Queen Mary 2' calls in Ushuaia after ten-year absence

Saturday, February 13th 2016 - 04:08 UTC
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One of the world's largest and most iconic cruise vessels called at Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina, on Thursday following an absence of over ten years. Given the size of the 'Queen Mary 2', she anchored in the bay and those passengers of the 2.600 on board who decided to land were brought ashore in tenders. Read full article


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  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    While people all over Europe burn economically their elites fiddle in the other end of the world. What a ...k... mentality those EUians.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 06:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @1 You didn't strike me as the Jealous Type Capi, anyway look at the bright side all those “elites” doing their bit for “charidee”, helping the piss poor of the southern most shithole in the world out

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Still better than London, guaranteed.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 TTT

    How better?

    You STILL can't have a shit in Ushuaia because they STILL haven't got the money to repair all the sewage pumps!

    NO shithole is more accurate.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    PS When were you EVER in London?

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    The city does not burn down in riot for starters as Lond“done” often goes off.

    And you still forget Londoners often cannot take a 2 because the sewers are clogged with fatberg?

    The rest of your post is just average Anti-Semargieism.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    I happened to be down in Punta Arenas yesterday (12 January) when the QE2 was in Punta Arenas. KepiTroll's characterisation of the passengers was characteristically mistaken. It appeared as though the overwhelming majority were pensioners and quite ordinary middle-class types. I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with a table of them in one of the cafés that make Punta Arenas a so much more modern and progressive town than backwater Río Gallegos in Santa Cruz. The passengers I talked to gave a likely very good impression of just how much they represented average British (and other) citizens.

    I do hope that no one tires of Kepi Troll and his ilk, for they effectively remind us of the small, arrogant, mendacious minds that make up the bulk of the lower-class argentos, and their overwhelmingly ill-informed insular notions and spectacular ignorance of not just ship passengers but the outside world. So long as Argentistan is represented by their kind, the civilised world has little to worry about.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1, 3, 5. We're charitable. I've thought of taking a trip myself just to throw a few small coins in the water for the natives to dive for.
    Nope. Nearly 3 times the population of BA. Twice the area. Don't rabbit about your little village.
    And London has been here long before you heard about breathing. And will be here long after you've stopped. And unlike you, we don't have to rely on having our rectums poked by some guy in the street.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    The UK won't be around in 15 years so just go swim in some Fatbergs to drown your sorrows. They UK in on a death spiral and you know it, fracturing from all angles and corners.

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @6 ooops, should have said 12 February, yesterday.

    But we could add that the QM2 is nowhere near as expensive as perpetually resentful and eternal ignorant KepiTroll would have us believe. From the NZ site selling “Queen Mary 2 - Around Cape Horn 2016”

    ”Good value when assessed on the basis of what you will enjoy and achieve at an average daily cost of NZ $272 per day (for the Class IC fare)”

    Here is a quick summary written in jibber-jabber for KepiTroll's benefit, as a reminder of the Nice Things done in the UK, that backwater Argentistan is clearly incapable of even dreaming about.

    Here in the south of Argentistan, the national government is sending riot troops to control the civil unrest

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The problem with raw sewage running in the streets is not just a problem in the outer provinces. Adjacent to the main train station in Buenos Aires there is a huge multi-story slum where they have no connection to the sewers so everything runs into the streets and stays there until it rains.

    Filthy animals

    Feb 13th, 2016 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    Hardly surprising you don't understand the benefits of tourism.

    Tourism is an export market that brings income into a country and supports labour intensive industries. And most of the cost is borne by private industry and not the government.

    In Australia it contributes AUD34 billion to our economy every year and employs over half a million people.

    Just imagine how that income could help your country pay for infrastructure and lower taxes all the while employing more people.

    You probably can't imagine it because you seem to lack the ability to actually think most of the time.

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Not sure that these gap-toothed argentos understand some of the fundamentals of tourism. And this one is probably among those who go out and throw stones at tourist cars with number-plates they don't like.

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 03:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @4 ChrisR
    “You STILL can't have a shit in Ushuaia because they STILL haven't got the money to repair all the sewage pumps!”

    Hence grateful for the cruise ships so the locals can purchase a 'ship visiting ticket' just to take a dump!

    I wonder what the business would be like for visiting supertanker 'toilet ships' to dock so the locals could log on?

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 13 Pete Bog
    “I wonder what the business would be like for visiting supertanker 'toilet ships' to dock so the locals could log on?”

    I think the project would be doomed to failure if only because the rabid argies still living there would want PAYING for their 'crap'.

    Argie crap is the best in the world you know! :o)

    Feb 14th, 2016 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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