Anti-cruising Protests Break Out in Europe

While the cruising industry has begun a come back since the end of the pandemic, anti-cruising protests are on the rise in Europe. Travel Research Online reports that protesters have even begun confronting cruise pax in some ports as they disembark for excursions. Protestors are complaining about crowds brought by the ships, which they see as overwhelming cities while spending very little on local businesses, as well as “environmental and social damage” caused by cruising.

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