The “Venice bans cruise ships” headline might be one you’ve seen before. Venice already announced a ban on cruise ships from entering Venice’s historic center last April, as we reported.
However, that wasn’t the whole story. That became clear last month when, to the shock of many, massive cruise ships returned to Venice. As Matador then explained, the wording of the original ban said it would take effect only when an alternative docking area for the cruise ships was presented. Since no alternative currently exists, the ships were still permitted to enter the Venetian Lagoon — an already threatened and fragile ecosystem.