Port Ushuaia (Argentina) plans a new US$36M cruise terminal

   May 12, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The General Administration of Ports (AGP) proposed a new cruise terminal project to the governor of Tierra del Fuego, Gustavo Melella, to enhance the quality of infrastructure and services offered at Ushuaia.

The $36 million project will take three years to complete and will be funded by federal sources. The new terminal will have the capacity to accommodate daily up to 8000 passengers and will incorporate key elements from the original plan developed by the Tierra del Fuego Provincial Ports Directorate.

The terminal will feature communal areas, commercial spaces, a VIP lounge, and a cultural area showcasing information about Antarctica. 

Port of Ushuaia (Argentina)

Image: Port of Ushuaia (Argentina)

Governor Melella expressed enthusiasm about the record-breaking number of cruise passengers this year and future projections, recognizing the need to strengthen infrastructure and services to position Ushuaia as a world-class destination.