Amics de la Terra urgently considers limiting giant cruises in Palma

13 June 2016 The controversial “Harmony of the Seas”, supposedly theworld’s largest cruise, will arrive in Palma every Monday from now until October. Its nearly 7000 passengers, equivalent to the municipalities of Artà or Muro, join the 2000 crew members to bring to Palma more people than the entire island of Formentera. Such a wave of people disembark each Monday, and are accompanied by the passengers of other, similar cruises that will be present on the same day in Palma (last year, Read more...

Amics de la Terra considers it urgent to analyze the impact of and impose limits to the number of cruises that visit Palma

A large number of cruises of enormous sizes are arriving to the port of Palma each day, some of them with more than 7000 passengers. There is no mesaured data about the impact this generates, and additionally, these numbers may increase, since there is no limit on the number of cruises that can dock here. The proposal resulting from the study of the impact of noise and pollution from cruise ships that the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Balearic Port Authority (APB) have Read more...
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