Jorge Dezcallar, ex-Spanish Ambassador to the US, voices concerns about cruise ships

Jorge Dezcallar has joined the debate.


The Platform Against Mega-Cruise Ships is launching a publicity campaign to highlight the opinions of prominent individuals who have questioned the current level of cruise-ship activity in Palma.

One of these individuals is the Palma-born former Spanish Ambassador to the United States, Jorge Dezcallar. He says that "the debate on the limits of tourism is very healthy". This is because citizens should have an opinion on issues that affect their lives. It is a debate, he notes, being had in other cities, such as Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Venice.

Dezcallar is in favour of limiting cruise ships in Palma "in order to avoid congestion". He draws attention to pollution and to the visual impact. "We are the ones who have to decide how many cruise ships visit us and at what rate. Not the owners of these lines."

Among others, the platform includes the environmentalists GOB, the Palma Federation of Residents Associations and the Palma XXI association.


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Adam / Hace about 1 month

Why did they do all the infrastructure works on the docks for these Super Liners in the first place now they say they don't want them did the EU give them the money for that as someone who goes quite frequently to the port this was a Huge project and is still not complete also the New club de mar works are designed to work also with the cruise ships and to get the tourists to come as far as marivent normally they just do not cross the bridge close to the club to FAR !