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Have you considered the Argentinian political situation before choosing a cruise?

August 9, 2012

Sounds like a strange question.  After all, the last conflict with Argentina was over 30 years ago.  However, unfortunately, the Argentinian government are still, 30 years later causing problems for the Falkland Islands over their belief that they should hold sovereignty over the islands as they are closer to Argentina than to the United Kingdom, ignoring the will and rights of the islanders themselves.

How does this affect your choice of cruises? Well unfortunately Argentina has decided that they will block any ships using their ports if they have visited the Falkland Islands.  This economic blockade has already affected two cruise ships that visited the Falklands, before attempting to dock at Ushuaia, a popular destination based right at the southernmost tip of Argentina,  on the southern shore of the island of Tierra del Fuego.

The two cruise ships in question had to forgo any plans for this port and move on to Chile.

Many cruise companies will be adjusting their routes or making other plans, but it is worth bearing in mind that your plans may be altered at very short notice.  Both the ports of Ushuaia and Port Stanley are excellent places to visit, it would appear for the time being, cruises will have to visit one or the other.

The website www.cruising4holidays.com has a brief highlight of both destinations for you to read further.

Firstly take a look at Ushusia in Argentina

then look at Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands

Whichever port you visit on your next cruise, you are bound to have a great time

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