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This is no way to solve the cruise ship issue in Venice

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Braemar in VeniceAt a meeting of the Comitatone (big committee) for strategic matters relating to Venice, hosted in Rome on 7 November by the minister for infrastructures, Graziano Delrio, a decision was taken that would keep all but the biggest cruise ships docking in the port of Venice while providing them with a route that would not lead through Venice. (theartnewspaper.com)




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Cruise Lines Pitch Venice Alternative

Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP) (Click to enlarge)The cruise industry is hoping to find an alternative route to open Venice back up to larger ships, according to a carefully prepared statement from CLIA Europe. Recent regulations have restricted ships sailing into Venice to be no more than 96,000 tons, causing a steep traffic drop for the port. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Venice cruise ship saga will be resolved – but not until 2021

Relations between locals and tourists hit a new nadir in Venice this week. The latest pantomime villains? A group of Belgians who thought it would be a good idea to go for a swim in the Grand Canal. (telegraph.co.uk)




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Venezia Terminal Passeggeri appoints Di Marco as Director General

The Royal Clipper in VeniceThe Board of Directors of Venezia Terminal Passeggeri (VTP) has appointed Galliano Di Marco as the new Director General of the company. He will work with Sandro Trevisanato, who has been confirmed as VTP President. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Kick-off of the new edition of the project “ViviAmo la Città – Sei in Piazza San Marco”

VeniceVenice Municipal Administration, the Piazza San Marco Association and Costa Cruises present the new edition of “ViviAmo la città – Sei in piazza San Marco” (“Let’s live the town – You’re in Piazza San Marco”), a project to sensitize residents and tourists to improve the quality and preservation of Piazza San Marco and the surrounding area in Venice.




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Radical solution proposed to solve Venice’s cruise ship problem

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' Braemar in Venice“Of course, the best thing for the environment would be to do nothing,” says Paolo Costa, the president of the Venice Port Authority (VPA), who nonetheless is lobbying hard for a large channel, 120m wide at its maximum, to be dredged through the lagoon to enable the cruise ships to enter the Marittima port in Venice by a back route, thereby eliminating their passage through the town. (theartnewspaper.com)




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Venice Lifts Ban On Large Cruise Ships

The ban restricting large ships from passing through the centre of Venice has been scrapped. (cruisecritic.com)




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Venice cruise ships to be banned

Large cruise liners dubbed the “skyscrapers of the sea” will be banned from Venice’s historic centre from 2015. (telegraph.co.uk)




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Celebrities Join Fight Over Cruise Ships in Venice

FTI Cruises' BerlinLuminaries from the arts and fashion, including Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Calvin Klein, fired off an open letter to Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Ministry of Culture Dario Franceschini. (blogs.wsj.com)




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Venice Opens Terminal 109/110

Venice marked the official opening of its newest terminal yesterday with 14,000 square meters of space on two floors. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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