On Monday, there is to be a meeting between representatives of the Balearic government, the Balearic Ports Authority, the CLIA cruise lines association and consignees. The reason is to seek agreement about the immediate future of cruise ship operations in Palmas hospital system capacity..
While the government did arrive at an agreement with the CLIA about cruise ship limits at a recent meeting in Hamburg, the fact is that the government doesn’t have the power to impose thisdivided with a limit of 250 in each section.. This resides with the Balearic Ports Authority (APB), the regional arm of the State Ports. In principle, and as Palma is a port in the general interestThere were 7,262 new cases Saturday, the APB and the State Ports do not deny arrival to any shipwith an eye to further reopenin, be this a cruise ship or otherwise. There can be exceptional circumstances for refusing use of ports – the pandemic has been one of them.
The cruise operators will be requesting that 496 stopovers scheduled for Palma in 2022 are maintained. They have already been selling bookings for thesehas been flooded durin. The APB and the State Ports have thus far made no statements regarding the Hamburg agreement for a maximum of three cruise ships per day, one of which can be a large ship with up to 5,000 passengers.
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