"No" to cruise ships in Norway

   July 21, 2022 ,   Accidents

Protest in Norway against "tourism generated by cruise ships" is now growing after posters appeared in Norway's port cities Bergen, Flam, Oslo, Stavanger, and Trondheim, to say "no" to cruise vessels, along with a campaign on all major social networks.

One of the messages reads:

"You have just arrived in my hometown on a floating block of flats that burns my asphalt due to propulsion.

"The ship you got off is registered in some rogue state or in an offshore register to exempt them by all our laws on taxes, environmental protection, and workers' rights.”

According to the association which is promoting the protest, cruises were a particular problem in Bergen and Stavanger, where "tourists systematically flood" downtown.

"We ask the government to permanently ban cruise ships by allocating passenger terminals to something more useful and respectful of the environment.”

The association denied being responsible for the dozens of posters containing insults against cruisers and declared they were "a peaceful movement."

Port of Bergen (Norway)

A spokesperson for CLIA said that their companies worked "closely with local communities and governments in ports and destinations around the world to offer sustainable tourism."

"Cruise tourism brings joy to millions of passengers and enormous social and economic benefits for communities, particularly in coastal and often remote regions.”