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Venice Floods Force Cruise Ships to Reroute

Aerial view of the Venice port (Courtesy VTP)Record-breaking floods have left much of Venice under water, forcing cruise ships to forgo scheduled calls on the city. Cruise Critic member eternalspira, who is currently onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Spirit, posted two letters from the cruise line, informing passengers of the ship’s changing itinerary. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Venice becomes the front line in the battle against overtourism

Strolling down a tiny street in Venice’s San Marco district, a couple pauses in front of a hand-crafted leather goods stall, one of hundreds of “authentically Venetian” shops lining the cobblestone streets of the city’s tourist thoroughfares. Holding hands, they stop to embrace in front of the famed Grand Canal. (edition.cnn.com)

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Venice protests against huge cruise ships

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)After a 275-meter cruise ship crashed into a tourist boat, Venice residents have demanded that the giant vessels stay away. The issue of cruise liners sailing Venice’s Giudecca Canal has long been a point of tension. Around 5,000 residents of the northern Italian city of Venice on Saturday protested against the presence of cruise ships in the busy Giudecca Canal, following a ship accident earlier in the week. (dw.com)

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Venice cruise ship crash sparks protests, backlash

Venice cruise ship crash sparks protests, backlash (CBS This Morning)

A collision on a busy canal in Venice is sparking new calls for banning cruise ships in the area. On Sunday the MSC Opera cruise liner lost control – the massive ship unable to stop. On the dock, people fled as the towering, 13-deck-high vessel, its horn blaring, grinded into a much smaller river boat and a crowded pier. Five people were hurt. Seth Doane reports. (CBS This Morning)





Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with street stall

Street artist Banksy appears to have turned up unannounced at the Venice Biennale, and may have even been kicked out of one of the city’s most famous piazzas for running a stall without a permit. Banksy posted a short video on his verified Instagram account showing a man with a series of paintings depicting a huge cruise ship looming over the Italian city, before local police appear to move him on. (edition.cnn.com)

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