Near-record flooding has temporarily closed Venice to cruise
Cruises that had been scheduled to stop in Venice have been
rerouted to Trieste or Ravenna, CLIA Europe spokesman Martyn Griffiths said.
Tides six feet above normal have left many parts of Venice
underwater, beached water taxis and boats along the quays, and damaged many
tourism businesses and sites.
Cruise calls were rerouted at the request of the operators
of the cruise terminal in Venice, Griffiths said. The terminal is open and
being used as a transfer point for passengers if needed. For the moment, it is
also being used as a shelter for Venice residents displaced by the flooding.
No ships are expected to call in Venice before Nov. 21,