cruise ships

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 06/08/2021 - 11:55
For the first time since the pandemic began last March, a cruise ship has returned to Venice.  The MSC Orchestra, a 92,000 tonne vessel, docked at Marittima…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 04/23/2021 - 00:00
On April 1, 2021, the Italian government issued an ‘urgent’ decree aimed at regulating large cruise ship and container ship traffic inside Venice’s lagoon. …
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 08/20/2020 - 00:00
On August 16, the MSC Grandiosa was the first cruise ship to set sail in Italy since the coronavirus shutdown. It is a seven-night cruise departing from Genoa…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 06/04/2019 - 13:13
A giant cruise ship lost control on Sunday as it was navigating along the Giudecca canal in Venice, crashing into a river boat and injuring five people. The…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00
If you only read the titles, then it sounds like good news: ‘Large cruise ships banned from Venice city center’, many websites are reporting. Well, maybe – the…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 04:18
Cruise  ships above 40,000 tonnes will be banned from St. Mark’s basin and the Giudecca Canal in Venice, it was announced on Friday. Veneto Governor Luca Zaia…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:35
Shortly after 6 a.m. this morning, operations to refloat and eventually remove the sunken Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Tuscany began. The Costa…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 04/28/2014 - 03:00
Large cruise ships entering Venice will be given a wide berth starting November 30 in an attempt to minimize damage to the delicate lagoon on entry. The Cruise…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:41
On the same day the Venice Lagoon reopened to large cruise ships following a suspension of the ban, an accident involving the MSC Preziosa occurred at the…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 03/18/2014 - 21:15
The attempt to ban large cruise ships passing through the Venice lagoon has just suffered a setback. A regional administrative court on Monday accepted a…