Presser84 Posted October 22, 2006 #1 Share Posted October 22, 2006 The post by FIRELT5 regarding port crowding has prompted me to post the following: For a class I’m taking in college I am writing a paper on the growth of cruising and its adverse impacts, both on the environment and on the host countries’ population and culture. I didn’t exactly choose the topic, but I wanted to do something about cruising, and this was the topic the professor proposed. I have been able to find a lot of information from the cruise lines perspective, and from the perspective of environmentalists, but I would like to get some opinions from the people who love to cruise. For example, do you think cruise lines are doing enough to prevent environmental damage? Do you think cruise lines make their passengers aware of the need to recycle, to not do things during excursions that could damage the environment, etc.? Is cruising changing the cultures of the ports/countries that cruiselines go to? Do cruises have more of an adverse impact than other forms of tourism? I want to add that it is not my intent to bash the cruise industry. I want to write an objective paper that looks at the issue from all sides, and I’d appreciate any input you can give me. And, although this is my first post here, my parents have been participants on these boards for some time (they post under the screen names Figsgrandma and FigsGrandpa). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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