We're on holiday at the moment, and have been lucky enough to visit Dubrovnik and Kotor. What we've noticed is what an impact cruising holidays have on these places, in the sheer numbers of people (at mid afternoon last week, the entrance to Dubrovnik old town was so crammed you could hardly move). The boats we saw in the dock carry thousands of people and the towns are totally clogged. Also, I can't see that they are any benefit to the places they visit. After all, they won't be eating there - the only businesses that benefit are ice cream and nic-nac shops.
We were sitting in a cafe in Kotor and literally every few minutes a different cruise group stopped next to us, were given the same 2 minute speil, and then were led off in a crocodile to the next spot . most of them looked stunned with the heat and utterly bored.
So, I'll sit back and wait to be flamed, but would like to know if anyone can tell me why cruises aren't bad for the places they visit.
Innocent question has left me depressed
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