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Spain Looking to Diversify Cruise Visitors, Promote Smaller Ports

The port of Barcelona The two main Spanish ports — Barcelona and Palma — have reached full capacity in terms of cruise passengers and are looking to attract smaller ships and higher-spending visitors. Palma welcomed 2.2 million cruise passengers this year — in a city of 414,000 — and in an effort to alleviate overtourism the city wants to attract smaller cruise ships over a longer season. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Mallorca campaigners want €5 tax on cruise ships entering Palma – and just two ships a day allowed entry

Palma de MallorcaCAMPAIGNERS in Mallorca are calling for a halt on the number of cruise liners pulling into the capital’s port by limiting them to just two a day – and charging passengers a tourist tax of €5 (£4.37) a night. The newly imposed sustainable tourism tax is already causing controversy after the Balearic Government increased it by 100 per cent from May 1 until October 31. (thesun.co.uk)

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Anti-tourism protests against Symphony Of The Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship – planned for when it lands in Mallorca

Symphony of The SeasPassengers will be met with a demonstration on the quay, organised by two environmental groups who are against more cruise arrivals. The claim that the large ships create pollution and more overcrowding of the “already saturated islands,” and that staff on board are being “exploited.” (thesun.co.uk)

Majorca and Ibiza facing Boycott: Cruise liners to Refuse to stop as tourist tax doubles

Windstar at Ibiza, Baleares - SpainCruise liners are threatening to SHUN Mallorca and Ibiza unless the Balearic Government changes its mind about charging passengers two euros a day under the new tourist tax rules. The association of cruise companies in Europe, the Cruise Lines International Association says the new fee is undemocratic and could force companies to leave the islands out of its routes. (express.co.uk)

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