Venice Asks Other Cities to Join in Effort to Curb Cruise Ships

PHOTO: A cruise ship sailing through Venice, Italy. (photo via Jan-Otto/iStock Unreleased) Venice officials have asked several of Europe’s other popular cruise destinations, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Marseille to join them in working toward the enforcement of new rules that would require cruise lines to adapt their ships to reduce the potential for injury to peopleContinue reading “Venice Asks Other Cities to Join in Effort to Curb Cruise Ships”

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Cruise lines’ Dubrovnik deal seen as a way to combat overcrowding

Last year, Dubrovnik received 742,000 passengers on 538 ships.FORT LAUDERDALE — Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald said a new agreement in Dubrovnik, Croatia, illustrates how fears about crowding in favourite tourist areas can be managed by the cruise industry. Speaking as part of a CEO panel at the Seatrade Cruise Global convention here, Donald tookContinue reading “Cruise lines’ Dubrovnik deal seen as a way to combat overcrowding”

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Dubrovnik seeks to sharply curtail cruise tourism

The Celebrity Reflection in Dubrovnik. The new mayor of Dubrovnik said he is in favor of halving the number of cruise passengers arriving daily at the Adriatic port city in Croatia. Mayor Mato Frankovic, elected in June, told London’s Telegraph newspaper that the current soft ceiling of 8,000 passengers a day should be reduced to 4,000. HeContinue reading “Dubrovnik seeks to sharply curtail cruise tourism”

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