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Big cruises dump boatloads of problems on beloved cities

Earlier this year, Venice greenlighted an “entry fee,” beginning at $3.33, which will be used to limit the number of daytrippers to the sinking city.

Meanwhile, Barcelona has been under such duress that in 2017, the regional government enacted laws that prohibit new hotels in the city center. And Amsterdam is waging a campaign to shuttle tourists to other cities in the Netherlands to alleviate crowds — the Dutch capital even went so far as to rechristen the nearby city of Zandvoort “Amsterdam Beach.”

The world has a problem with overtourism.

At the same time, the cruise…

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