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Not sure if anyone has seen this article http://blog.cruisecritic.co.uk/index.php/2013/11/08/cruise-critic-readers-respond-venice-bans-cruise-ships/blog The days of huge cruise ships sailing up the central Giudecca Canal into St. Markâ€™s Basin in Venice are numbered. From January 2014 the number of vessels weighing more than 40,000 tons authorised to cross the Giudecca canal â€” in front of St Markâ€™s Square, in the heart of the city â€“ will be cut by up to 20% from 2012 levels. And in November 2014, ships weighing over 96,000 tons will be banned from the route completely. More info in the link above. This is one of the things on my bucket list so i better move quickly as it may not stop at the ships weighing the above and could possibly see them stopping all Cruise ships sailing up the Giudecca Canal in the next few years. I understand why they are doing this but it will be a shame to loose such a magnificent sail in view :( . Has anyone sailed into Venice and what are your thoughts on the possibility of this happening.