Venice bans cruise ships

Venice bans cruise ships

Cruise ships have been blamed for damaging the Venice’s delicate foundations and skyline for decades. Finally after a long battle residents in Venice have succeeded in getting cruise ships banned from docking there. The Italian government yesterday announced it would begin re-routing the liners away from the historic city center, which draws some 30 million tourists a year.

Sandra
Sandra
Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 5 months

Another case where commerce, unchecked, has been allowed to destroy its own rationale. Allowing these mega sized floating tourist hotels to become so big that they destroy the very tourist experience they are built to serve, they now are being shunted off to less interesting venues. More often than not economies of scale go to far when chasing the almighty dollar. Simple planning should have seen this as an obvious consequence.

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 5 months

Those pesky assault ships.

SimonR
SimonR 5 months

Has there been any studies done on what the actual damage being done by large ships is? Otherwise it could be something else...

MR G!!
MR G!! 5 months

It's about bloody time!!

Mr Nobody
Mr Nobody 5 months

So this is what it feels like to be a fan of a ban.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 5 months

Plus these ships are filled with slow moving old people...

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 5 months

the entire idea of a cruise ship is the result of below average intelligence.

Judi Em
Judi Em 5 months

Good. One look at that photo shows all you need to know. Those huge ships are an abomination. Whoever supported them going in like that in the first place were idiots.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 5 months

Cruise ship passengers especially are asses to the locals.

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