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Cruise Ships vs Gondolas — the Continuing Battle of Venice Lagoon

Over the weekend, protesters, in a flotilla of small boats, including Venetian gondolas, attempted to block the passage of cruise ships, including one owned by Thomson, through the Venice lagoon.  The battle between local residents and environmentalists and the cruise industry … Continue reading

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Cruise Ships Silver Cloud and Norwegian Getaway at the Rio Olympics

The accommodations in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, where most of the Summer Olympics athletes are staying during the games, have received mixed reviews. Australian athletes refused to move into the buildings because of significant plumbing and electrical … Continue reading

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Cruise Ships & Sewage — FOE Misses the Point

Here is yet another case of the media taking a wildly inaccurate sets of claims about ships at face value.  The news media has been touting a new study by the environmental group Friends of the Earth. The title of the … Continue reading

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Italy Bans Largest Cruise Ships from Venice

We posted in June 2012 about protests over the docking of large cruise ships in Venice, Italy.  The arrival of the MSC Davina at 139,400 GT, almost 1,100 feet long, about 125 feet wide and carries up to 5,329 passengers and crew, … Continue reading

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Cruise Industry Changes – Boston Sets Record, Philly Pulling Out, and Cruises Returning to Cuba

The cruise industry continues to change.  While Boston reported a record number of cruise passengers traveling through its cruise terminal in 2010, the city of Philadelphia is planning on turning its cruise terminal into an an Urban Outfitters retail store, having only two cruise ships scheduled to call … Continue reading

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Tall Ships Tracking Map

Tom Russell over at the Tall Ship & Traditional Sail Professionals Linked-In group pointed out the Tall Ships Tracking Map posted on-line by Sailwx.info.   Sailwx.info is a wonderful site for keeping track of of all sort of ships, including … Continue reading

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