The protest in Palma this morning.

The protest in Palma this morning.

19-06-2021

More than 80 people took part in a demonstration in Palma this morning against cruise ships. Organised by various environmental groups, the event came just days after the first cruise ship visited Palma in more than a year.

The demonstrators want a limit on the number of these vessels which visit the Port of Palma because of the environmental damage that they allegedly cause.

The Balearic government, which had introduced legislation to curb visits by the larger liners, welcome the first cruise ship to Palma with opened arms on Wednesday.

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Tom / Hace 7 months

Cruise ships are the biggest polluters on the island when here ! Cruise ships are perfect breeding grounds for viruses and pandemics ! Cruise ships do not bring quality tourism and not a lot of money to the Balearics ! In short they are a dying breedno one needs ! And explains why shipyards around the world are now focusing mainly on small ultra luxury mini cruise vessels for 80-200 passengers . These can go to more ports and are less environmentally damaging than the monster battery hen type of cruise ships.

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ResumeCruising.org / Hace 7 months

Demonstrators happy to take the heaviest polluting form of travel to their preferred holiday spots, are they? Planes? Idiots.

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Mike R / Hace 7 months

"The demonstrators want a limit on the number of these vessels which visit the Port of Palma because of the environmental damage that they allegedly cause."

There's no "allegedly." It has been scientifically proven over and over again.

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Lisa / Hace 7 months

Does Mallorca really want to risk the environment and mass Covid infections from these plague ships??

I’m with the environmental protestors - this is Mallorca’s opportunity to put the protection of the sea first. And to lead the way in environmental protection. That’s a great message for world tourism.

Really - the cruise tourists give very little to Palma ... rushing back to the giant ships for their free grub. But the cost to the environment and reputation of Palma is massive.

Look at the example of Venice, who have banned cruise ships. Time to act is now, before the damage is done.

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