Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > European & Mediterranean Destinations
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 12:48 AM
storybookcruises.com's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 1,507
Default Very Interesting Article About Venice

Thought you might find this article about Venice to be very interesting. It's a lovely place to visit and I'm so glad we got the chance to see it on three occasions. It's a shame it's become so popular that it's really changing it as much as it is.

Is Venice being loved to death? - CSMonitor.com

Pete
__________________
Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/12 yrs exp and 47 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 01:21 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,207
Default

We were there last month for the third time and it was packed...far more than the previous two visits. We went back to the ship for a bit and came back out around six...so much better.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 09:19 AM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,786
Default

I love Venice and believe that there should be some restrictions imposed to change the "limits" of the number of ships/day allowed. It has become popular for a reason and if the cruise ships and tourists leave it will not "help" Venice it will hurt it.

The northeastern part of Italy is doing much better than the rest of the country because of it's manufacturing, textile and tourism industries. If you take away the tourism portion then northeastern Italy will go the way of the rest of the country.

I do believe that tourism and cruise passengers need to be controlled but not so tight it strangles the city.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 1st, 2012, 12:02 PM
storybookcruises.com's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 1,507
Default

I read another article a few weeks ago about the damage being caused by all these big cruise ships and the wakes they make. Even though the ships go slow when arriving and leaving port, the concern was about the constant big waves hitting the buildings.

But I hear what you're saying about the crowds. When we were first there, it definitely didn't seem as crowded as the last time. I'd have to go back and look at my pictures, but if I remember right, there were about 8 ships in port one day we were there. That's about 20,000 - 25,000 people and they all want to go to the same places making them unbelievably crowded.

It's such a beautiful, wonderful, and magical place. I do hope they put some limits on the number of ships that can visit each day as I would hate for it to lose what makes it so very special.

Pete
__________________
Travel Agent/Cruise Specialist w/12 yrs exp and 47 Cruises on 11 cruise lines! Favorites: Paul Gauguin - Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises - Europe; Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America - 12-nights Baltics & Russia; RCCL - 14-nights Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America - 14-day Alaskan cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days Hawaii w/7-night NCL cruise; Oceania - 25 days in Asia; more than 3 months touring Europe by train. And many all-inclusive resorts!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bermuda - Interesting article Bobby_G Chit - Chat for Cruisers 0 September 21st, 2007 09:33 AM
Interesting article !! sillydog Teen Cruisers 1 October 31st, 2006 01:49 PM
Interesting Article PeterV Travel Gripes! 6 April 25th, 2005 07:55 AM
Interesting Article Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 December 12th, 2004 10:05 PM
Interesting Article dalech Chit - Chat for Cruisers 0 August 16th, 2004 01:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1