Uniworld sues MSC over Venice collision

MSC Opera collides into the Uniworld River Countess. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection are suing MSC Cruise Management Ltd. for nearly $13 million in damages it says it incurred after one of MSC’s large ocean ships slammed into the River Countess while it was docked in Venice in June. In a press release Tuesday, UniworldContinue reading “Uniworld sues MSC over Venice collision”

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Flooding closes Venice to cruise ships

Near-record flooding has temporarily closed Venice to cruise passengers. Cruises that had been scheduled to stop in Venice have been rerouted to Trieste or Ravenna, CLIA Europe spokesman Martyn Griffiths said. Tides six feet above normal have left many parts of Venice underwater, beached water taxis and boats along the quays, and damaged many tourismContinue reading “Flooding closes Venice to cruise ships”

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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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