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Nearly 500 years ago, a group of explorers from the Old World discovered for the first time the coasts of an unknown land.
Dispersed fires and columns of smoke seemed to float upon the waters, in the mist of dawn: this mystical setting gave the island its name, Land of Fire. What once was a remote and inhospitable place, today attracts thousands of people from all over the world.
Adventure, emotion, history and legend: find out everything the island has to offer.
See the Southern fires for yourself and light up your imagination

Season of Cruisers Began

The season of cruisers begins with the I arrive of the Chilean cruiser Mare Australis of capacity 120 people the I gave miercoles 28 of September of 2005, the quantity of ships they are 45, of which 29 they are antarticos, one less than last season (to see details ships 05-06 file excel). The largest cruiser from the world the Queen Mary II of 340 mts. of length and with capacity for 2640 of min. and max. 2800 people, anticipates to saturate two times in the Port of Ushuaia during February 2, 2006 at 6 in the morning and in March 28 of 2006 at 7 o'clock am. It fits to emphasize that said cruiser does not anticipate to hitch and will be in rada. The passengers will descend in tenders.

Some 320 it is anticipated saturated on the whole, of which 205 are Antarctic (64% of the total). Of the total of trips to the Antartida, Ushuaia will be once more the most active Port of Entrance to the Antarctica, with some 186 trips on the whole. The remainder of the trips they will be from Lyttelton or Christchurch New Zealand, Hobart in Tasmania (Australia) and finally City of the Tip (south Africa).

Antarctic tourism 2004/2005

There is 272 arribos they planned to Ushuaia, Door of Entrance to the Antarctica.

The season of cruisers 2004/2005 remained inaugurated last October 31, with the I arrive of the passenger ship M/S Amsterdam al Port of Ushuaia.

Thus, the Southernmost City of the World already has begun to receive to the 46 ships that, as a group, they will arrive a total of 272 times along the season. The White Continent themselves yergue as the destiny obliged of the majority of them.

They given the characteristics of the Port of the provincial capital, considering not only its location and infrastructure but also the services offered and adequate to the needs of the embarkations and its passengers, Ushuaia has been consolidated today as the Door of Entrance to the Antarctica.

It will find more information on different aspects of the Continent in the Special Report on the Antarctic Season 2004/2005.

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  • Pros: The National Parks are areas protected for the preservation of the natural patrimony.
  • Last visit to Ushuaia: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    Your page is excellent. I am getting totally obsessed with this area and want to visit very much. I will be in Beunos Aires in January and want to make a side trip here.

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    Your pages are excellent. A lot of useful infos...Greetings from Poland, Maria.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2006 at 10:52 PM

    Hola Silvia! Una pagina muy interesante de Ushuaia. Plano viajar a Argentina el proximo año y visitar Ushuaia también. Fleiz cumpleaños desde Finlandia!

  • KidRock's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2005 at 6:00 AM

    Nice photos...Great pages!


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