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UK-based P&O Cruises cancels all trips to Argentina as Falkland Islands dispute heats up

Excerpt from USA Today

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Argentina’s touirsm will likely be the losing party in this battle if more UK-based cruise lines cancel future calls since the port workers refusal of entry won’t lead the UK to giving up their territory.

— Samantha Shankman

The future of Argentina as a cruise destination was called into question on Thursday as a major line cancelled visits to the country through 2013, citing difficulty with recent arrivals.

UK-based P&O Cruises, a subsidiary of industry giant Carnival Corp., says the 2,016-passenger Arcadia and 710-passenger Adonia no longer will visit Argentina in 2013 as part of world cruises.

The move comes in the wake of several cruise ships being refused entry to ports in Argentina or delayed upon arrival in the latest fallout from a long-simmering dispute between the UK and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

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