Next cruise season, 2022/23, the port of Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego province is expecting 535 calls and the arrival of some 250,000 visitors, according to estimates by Argentine officials attending the Seatrade Global Cruise, the largest fair of its kind which takes place annually in Miami.
With the departure on Monday of the Norwegian flagged three-mast tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl, Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina, considered the successful 2021/22 cruise season over. According to local port authorities from the province of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia received more than 200 calls and some 60,000 visitors, since the arrival last 7 November of NatGeo Endurance, and was the only Latin American port that did not interrupt its summer activities.
The Malvinas Veterans from Ushuaia Center has started April 2nd commemoration activities by inaugurating a Dignity Tent at the Malvinas Heroes Square in the capital of the southernmost Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia and announcing details of the agenda for the following days.
The municipal government of Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina and capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego has created a Malvinas Islands Secretariat, as part of the commemorations of the 40th anniversary of the Falklands' war.
Two companies that were still organizing Antarctic cruises, over the weekend and almost coincidentally announced that the current trips would be the last, in effect putting an end to a short season.
Argentine Minister of Defense Jorge Taiana and the governor of Tierra del Fuego province, Gustavo Melella laid the founding stone of the Ushuaia Integral Naval Base, which will replace the current naval base, and will be built in two phases including 15.000 square meters military wharf.
A Malvina's time capsule with letters, artifacts, memorabilia, plus testimonies from Veterans and families is being organized by Ushuaia Veterans with the support from the Tierra del Fuego capital government as part of the 40th Anniversary of the Malvinas Feat.
Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego is celebrating the arrival of a new airline which will have three weekly schedules, but equally significant is the fact it is low-cost Flybondi which opens greater options for residents and tourists planning to travel to the extreme south of Argentina, and the main cruise hub to Antarctica.
Which is the world's most southern city? Or which is the city closest to Antarctica. Somewhere in the southern tip of South America, be it Argentina or Chile. And the usual answer is Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, which Argentines recognize as the gate to Antarctica.
Argentina's Antarctica Logistics Pole to be built in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, at the current naval base will be totally financed, managed and autonomous, no strings with any of the leading powers in the ice continent and intended to compete with the Falkland Islands and the Chilean complex of Punta Arenas, as the gate to Antarctica.