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Anti-cruise group launches new campaign

The number of cruise ships is now limited, but opponents want the measures to go further.


the Platform Against Mega Cruise Ships renews its opposition through a campaign on social networks which stresses that “this type of tourism is not sustainable”. Institutions and the public, the group insists, must limit cruise tourism, given its “serious environmental, health, economic and social impacts” in Palma.

On Friday, the group affirmed its desire to “mobilize citizens more than ever” through various actions to be carried out over the coming months. The latest campaign was presented to the Minister of Tourism, Iago Negueruelaon Fridays and will also be presented at Bellver Castle during the Sunday of the Angels celebrations.

The group created an independent company air quality control system. A network of sensors has been installed to measure, “reliably and transparently”, the impact of cruise ships on the environment and on health. Periodic data on cruise ship contamination levels should be published.

There will be an awareness campaign within the cruise industry itself as well as constant lobbying with institutions. The public is invited to donate to continue collecting evidence that shows “the impact of mega-cruises and to pressure institutions to limit their arrival“.