VIDEO: Hundreds Protest Against the World's Largest Cruise Ship

By ,   April 11, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Nearly 150 demonstrators held up banners that read messages like ‘Horror of the Seas’ and ‘Stop Cruises Palma’ shortly after the 6,680-passenger Symphony of the Seas docked at Palma Port on Sunday, April 8.

Organisers of the protest, backed by local environmental groups, claimed holidaymakers onboard the giant ship would add to the tourist saturation and contamination the Majorcan capital was already experiencing.

Angry campaigners with banners, shouting messages "City for those who live in it, not for those who visit it" greeted cruise passengers as they came into island's capital of Palma.

The 'floating city' is touring the world as part of her debut cruise but pressure groups fighting mass tourism told it to "go home".

The groups claim the cruise ship consumes as much energy in 3 days as the local airport does in 1 year.

The protest in Palma follows a similar one in Barcelona on Sunday under the banner #StopCreuers.

The campaigners said mega ships like Symphony of the Seas were "monsters" that contribute to "environmental damage and mass tourism".