In the on again off again saga off where to park the cruise ships in Venice, it's off again.
The long-running debate about cruise ships sailing through the waterways of Venice, Italy took a turn on March 25 with ministers from Italy agreeing to a temporary ban on large cruise ships docking in the historic city. When the cruise industry returns to service, large ships will divert to a nearby industrial port.
The government admits this is a temporary solution. I do wonder if it will also be a partial solution to the crowding issue since it will be more inconvenient for passengers to get into Venice and so maybe cruise lines will bypass.
This will leave only the ships that originate at Venice meaning passengers will likely stay for a few days prior to their cruise and spread the visits away from daytrippers to overnight.