With the return of the large ships, the controversy surrounding the protection of the city had repercussions, with the MSC orchestra scheduled to leave Venice this Saturday (5).
The ship, which arrived empty this Thursday (3) morning from the Greek port of El Pirio, is scheduled to depart with 650 passengers on Saturday afternoon. The ship will make stops at Barry, Corfe, Mykonos and Dubrovnik.
Cruise returns to Venice without travel for more than 1 year due to epidemic controls in the June 3, 2021 photo – Photo: Manuel Sylvester / Reuters
Passengers must take a negative test on Kovid-19 at least 96 hours before boarding. Upon arrival they will be subjected to another inspection.
Cruises with a maximum capacity of half (3,000 people) are allowed.
The presence of cruises in Venice again raises controversy about the protection of the flooded city. Photo of June 3, 2021. – Photo: Manual Sylvester / Reuters
There has been a strong controversy among cruise spokesmen about the impact of large ships on the city’s heritage and environment.
This activity represents an important contribution to the economy of Venice, which is mainly dependent on tourism for its livelihood and has been severely affected by the epidemic.
Two performances, one against each other, were scheduled for this Saturday.