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Cruises: The Boom and its Dark Side

52', 30' (GER, ENG subs)
Cruising is a booming industry, but the resistance against the floating towns is growing.

An estimated 30 million passengers are travelling around the world on a cruise ship - and the numbers are rising. What's the effect on our environment? Venice wants to ban the big ships from the historic city. Environmental organizations criticize the high pollutant emissions of the luxury liners, that pollute the oceans with oil. This is why more and more companies are focusing on sustainability: liquefied gas propulsion, efficient energy management and measures against food waste are to get cruise ships out of the negative headlines. Are these just fine words or is something really changing?

A good half of the crusaders come from the USA. But the Chinese are also starting to feel like going on holiday on the high seas. Business is booming - with all its consequences. Within the next 10 years, about 100 new cruise ships will be launched. This also means: Even more exhaust fumes in the air, even more tourist masses in the already overcrowded dream destinations. There is resistance on land and water.
Cruises have long been the subject of public opinion. The industry fears for its image and is therefore on course for sustainability.
Original Title: Kreuzfahrten: Der Boom und seine Schattenseiten
Year: 2018
Length: 52', 30' (GER, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Katharina Deuber
Produced by: NZZ

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