Montenegro joins the ever-expanding list of historic towns getting overrun with tourists

ByRick Deutsch

Montenegro joins the ever-expanding list of historic towns getting overrun with tourists

On this site we cater to speakers on cruise ships – and those who want to be one. We’ve blogged about the state of the ports that ships are stopping at. They unload tourists who partake of up to ten “excursions,” aka tours done by locals.  Many of those destinations are getting  tired of all the  visitors.

You can add Montenegro to that list – along with Venice, Bacelona, Mallorca, Santorini and Dubrovnik.

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Montenegro yacht harbor

The main town of Kotor is ripe with history and a charm found only in medieval times.  It was sheltered from “invaders” by a wall that provided a strong defense.  Today, that same wall needs to keep tourists out!

Can you believe that this World Heritage site has over 400 cruise ships arriving a year. 400! – most come during the summer and shoulder months. Like most destinations, things slow down during winter; thus the crunch is concentrated into just a few months.

About 90 souvenir stores now populate the village. With ships getting bigger and bigger, it will only get worse.  These “cute” destinations fear when the mega-lines begin to arrive. Giant ships are a major source of concern.  The Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, holds 5,518 passengers. Yikes.

READ our latest post about Mallorca and its problems. The mission of SpeakOnCruises is not to entertain you with stories like this…we do…but to get you interested in taking our program to help get you free cruises by giving lectures. The HIRE US page tells it all.

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