In Venice, Italy, the government had said that cruise ships were banned from the historic center of Venice.
However, last Saturday, a huge ship came to the center for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started, and hundreds of people protested. People stood at the docks and sailed in boats to block the water, play music, and yell at the ship. Protesters said that the cruise ships were destroying the city, that the ships were too huge, and they made problems before the pandemic.
A cruise lines director for Italy explained that Venice is a home port, which means that many itineraries begin or end there. He said that a lot of money is made for Venice and the cruise lines, and it would be a big problem to remove Venice from the itineraries. He said they were working on a resolution with the city.
Difficult words: ban (to not allow something), dock (a part of a port where goods are loaded), yell (to shout), itinerary (a list of places that you visit on a trip), resolution (a way to fix a problem).
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