Cruise ship was greeted with protests in Venice
After the pandemic the first cruise ship entered Venice.
The MSC Orchestra ship, which entered the port of Venice with 1,000 passengers on board, became the first cruise ship to dock in the city since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began.
At the entrance to the port, he was greeted by tugboats, as well as hundreds of protesters who demanded a ban on entry into the city of giant floating hotels. They claim that cruise ships are causing irreversible damage to the Venetian lagoon.
Venice's economy is heavily dependent on tourists. However, many residents of the city are unhappy with their millions of crowds. In 2019, 667 cruise ships docked in Venice, bringing over 70,000 tourists.