Venice to Begin Rerouting Cruise Ships Away From Historic City Centre

PHOTO: A cruise ship sailing the Giudecca Canal in Venice. (photo via Mark Edward Smith/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Venice has taken a huge step toward banning large cruise ships from entering the crowded grand canal through its historic city centre just months after a cruise liner smashed into a riverboat and dock and a week after city officialsContinue reading “Venice to Begin Rerouting Cruise Ships Away From Historic City Centre”

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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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Cruise ships to be banned from Venice

  Summary – Celebrities including British stars Sir Michael Caine and Julie Christie had backed the campaign. An international campaign to ban large cruise liners from Venice has been successful, with the Italian government confirming massive ships will be blocked from the city centre from 2015. British celebrities such as Sir Michael Caine and JulieContinue reading “Cruise ships to be banned from Venice”

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