Monday, June 23, 2014

MS Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria cruise ship, IMO 9320556, Giudecca Canal, Venice
The 294-meter cruise ship “Queen Victoria
Giudecca Canal
Venice, September 2013

“Large cruise ships will be banned from the canal between the mainland and the Giudecca island in the lagoon while a new access channel is developed with the main shipping terminal. The Venice port, which campaigned successfully to preserve the existing passenger terminal, estimates the project will take two years to complete. Over the past 15 years, Venice has become one of the world's most important cruise destinations, with up to nine cruise turnarounds a day in high season. The new measures would limit to five the number of cruise ships berthed at one time, and restrict passage to sunrise and sunset.”

2 comments:

Lowell said...

It's a rather attractive massive hulk! I've no desire to cruise on one of these. But it's a really nice shot with that lovely colored sky in the background.

cieldequimper said...

You know my feelings about these...