We were visiting Venice in summer, so we expected lots of other tourists. But we didn’t expect this –
It seems that the big cruise liner companies have the right to steer their vulgar monstrosities as close as they dare to some of the worlds most exquisite architecture and art. Perhaps this is so their customers don’t have to walk too far and aren’t tempted to spend much money away from the ship.
As you can tell, I’m not a great fan of massive cruise ships. This one was not moored, it really did sail this close. A horrendous indication of how desensitized to vulgarity humans have become, in my humble opinion.
I work in the cruise travel industry and I wholehearteldy agree with you! Italy could and should learn some important tourism lessons from the Scandinavians.
Thanks for your comment. It was a huge shock when I saw that monster sliding past the entrance to St Mark’s Square. Very jarring.
I agree, but at least you made this amazing photo !
Thanks Carlos for your compliment 🙂
Love your post, hate this situation thought!
Thanks. Yes it is shocking. I imagine there are people somewhere getting very rich out of it, but at the expense of future generations.