Luxury cruising’s dirty secret


Luxury cruises may well have returned following the Covid-19 hiatus but so has pollution in and around ports

A recent study by Transport & Environment has found that pollution from cruise ships is back to pre-pandemic levels with increases of 9% in SOx emissions, 18% in NOx, and 25% in particulate emissions.

Top of the list is Barcelona in Spain followed by Civitavecchia, a coastal port northwest of Rome, and the Athenian port of Piraeus.

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