Cruise passengers in Palma find that there are no public toilets. | Miquel A. Cañellas
It's a familiar story. Cruise-ship tourists flood into the centre of Palma, creating overcrowding. To certain voices of disquiet can now be added those who work at establishments along the Paseo Marítimo, overwhelmed by the number of visitors who come in to use the toilets. "Whenever the cruise ships arrive, so do groups of between twenty and thirty people who want to go to the bathroom but never consume anything," says a waitress at a tapas bar. "I have even found underwear in the loo, and it's always getting blocked."