Posted by: cruise2 | 13 January, 2015

VENICE SCRAPS BAN ON LARGE CRUISE SHIPS

As Anthony says, curious.

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Venice is no longer a menace for the mega ships Venice is no longer a menace for the mega ships

In a piece of just breaking news, the city of Venice has just scrapped the presumed, imminently looming ban on large cruise ships sailing through the city centre.

In what was one of the most hotly contested and controversial of decisions of last year, local authorities planned to implement an across the board ban on cruise ships of 90,000 tons and more. This would have prevented them from making the usual, time honoured approach to the city along the Guidecca Canal, passing Piazza San Marco and affording the most stunning views of the city.

A number of cruise lines, including P&O, had already reacted to what was seen as an impending decision by switching smaller, less amenity laden ships to the region for the coming summer season. Quite where this sudden volte face leaves these painfully reconsidered schemes is unclear.

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