August 14, 2020

Venice anti-cruise activists cheer as port workers protest

Rome (AFP) – A Venice citizen’s group is cheering a temporary victory as cruise lines pull out of the lagoon city this year due to coronavirus logistical challenges, even as pressure rises from furloughed port workers.MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises announced this week that their first Mediterranean cruises after a months-long hiatus due to the pandemic would depart from Genoa and Trieste, larger ports that make new coronavirus-related regulations, such as social distancing, easier to ensure.On Friday, the group No Grandi Navi (No Big Ships) plans an evening gathering to celebrate what organiser…


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