August 24th 2019, Venice. A cruise ship navigates the Giudecca Canal, in Venice’s old town, to reach the city’s cruise port.
The typical cruise ship carries over 2.500 passengers, the biggest ones up to 5.500. In Venice, in 2018 alone, 502 cruise ships reached the city (roughly 1.5 per day) carrying over 1.5 million passengers. In one year, the cruise ships polluted Venice – a city with no cars – like approximately 820.000 cars (data: transportenvironment.org) and caused 2 major accidents.