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Cruise ships to be banned from Venice Lagoon

Old Apr 4th, 2021, 07:15 PM
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The cruise lines aren't going to Venice because it has a port they're going because Venice draws people. The sort of places that a port might matter are the little known stops that fill out the schedule.

Glancing at one cruise seven stops . My guess is outside of Venice only Santorini and Mykonos are going to be well known to most of the passengers. Taking Venice off the cruise likely means the ship doesn't enter the Adriatic at all.
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Old Apr 4th, 2021, 09:22 PM
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Sure but if they want to see Venice, go see Venice, doesn't necessarily have to be on a cruise ship.

The people who cruise more than once really love it, apparently. Maybe because it's all-inclusive? They don't have to figure out logistics?

So there must be those who would prioritize being on a cruise over going to Venice.

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Old Apr 4th, 2021, 10:08 PM
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Many of those Med cruises are billed as being cheaper . Seven stops including lodging. Prices are starting at just over €700 for the seven days. Upgrade to €800 and you even get an open bar.

But if the cruise instead of Venice , Santorini and Mykonos was going to Corfu,Montenegro a couple of similar stops my guess even €700 would be a harder sell.

It's the magicians trick. Pretty assistant distracting the crowd. Take Venice out and the crowd is less likely to be impressed.
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I've heard they're looking at using Ravenna, which is less far from Venice than the port Warnemunde is from Berlin, which is widely publicised as a cruise excursion.
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Old Apr 6th, 2021, 06:59 PM
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I agree that this is a good thing for Venice. However, I have to say that when I was in Venice off a cruise ship, we spent quite a lot of money! On blown glass, souvenirs, coffee, lunch, a really nice dinner, water taxis and gondolas (who else but tourists takes a gondola?) We were on the square in a light rain when we were the only people there- ordering prosecco and listening to the orchestra!
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Old Apr 6th, 2021, 10:53 PM
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The only time I’ve been to Venice was during a driving trip years ago, a summer back in the early 70s. The city was busy even then but I don’t recall seeing any cruise ships. I dread to think what Venice is like now.
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Old Apr 7th, 2021, 12:56 PM
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<<The only time I’ve been to Venice was during a driving trip years ago, a summer back in the early 70s. The city was busy even then but I don’t recall seeing any cruise ships. I dread to think what Venice is like now.>>

There is another lockdown in Italy so Venice is like a ghost town. Hard to know what it will be like when this is over.
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