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Venice Elections To Finally Settle The Cruise Ban Debate

The four year long debate over whether cruise ships should be allowed in Venice Island or not is to be decided this weekend. Two men are running for mayor: one pro cruise, one anti cruise. The man that wins will be able to decide the cruise ship question and possibly the fate of Venice’s entire tourist industry once and for all. As you may recall the Italian government moved to ban megaships from entering Venice last year but the decision was then revoked. The question is – if the decision is made again to ban cruise ships entering Venice...

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Real Cruisers Top Tips for Visiting Venice

Today, we’ll be taking a look at Venice. As always though, rather than just regurgitating the standard advice you can get on any old travel website, we wanted to give you the best advice from the smartest of experts – YOU! So we once again threw the question out to our cruise community, have you been to Venice? What would your top tip be? As always you didn’t disappoint us! Below are the tops tips for Venice as given by real cruisers…………… Stay longer!  – Apparently Venice can’t be done in a day, (actually we’ve been and we’d agree...

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Mega Ships to Return to Venice

A ban on large cruise ships sailing through Venice’s Giudecca Channel has been scrapped. In November 2014 Venice’s regional court of appeal – Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale – imposed a restriction which stated that from the start of 2015 large cruise ships would not be allowed to pass through the Giudecca Canal and St Mark’s basin to the city’s main cruise terminal, as reported by us here Vessels included in the restriction were those that weighed more than 96,000 tonnes, equating to around 2,260 passengers. The number of ships sailing through the centre, weighing 40,000 tonnes or more was also...

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Fred. Olsen Cruises: Discover a delightfully traditional way to cruise

If mega cruise ships seem a little daunting and the many adrenaline-pumping activities found on these increasingly large ships are just not your cup of tea, then Fred. Olsen Cruises offers a wonderfully enticing alternative. Fred. Olsen Cruises do not try to keep up with the trends or seek to develop new and thrilling ways for you to spend your time onboard. Instead, they uphold the charming tradition of cruising and maritime heritage. And with a history dating back to 1848, they are perfectly positioned to do just that.  Fred. Olsen Cruises is a family-run cruise line that treats...

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Obscure Things You Can Do In Your Favourite Cruise Destinations

A cruise holiday doesn’t have to involve visiting the most popular tourist destinations or enjoying ‘typical’ cruise-style activities. If you like to do things differently when you’re on holiday, we’ve sought out some of the most obscure places you can visit on your favourite cruise destinations. The Mediterranean The Flooded Crypt of San Zaccaria, Venice, Italy Many visitors come to this Gothic- and Renaissance-style church to admire the beautifully ornate main hall and façade but venture below ground to the burial basement and you will discover a strangely attractive feature. Like many of Venice’s buildings at this level, it’s...

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