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http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=53815&headline=Cruise visitors to clean up our beaches in south&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020&cat=Environment

Wow!!! Toursim have managed to scrape together a new first for passengers visiting Douglas..

Rome - see spectacular remnants of the ancient Roman Empire, Norway - see Glaciers and incredible scenery, St Lucia - see crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, Douglas - pick up dirty shite and old fishing nets off some windy beach. It's almost up there with one excursion I saw disembarking from a coach outside Jurby Junk shortly before it closed.

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'Passengers will pay 250 dollars to be bused to a small beach which will be filled with waste that cannot be burnt at the energy from waste plant the night before.    When cleared, they are bus

Even Bob Newhart couldn't have written a sketch this funny. LMAO 'Then what do the passengers do Walt ?'

Sod that...the Welsh should get off their arses and do it themselves.

'Passengers will pay 250 dollars to be bused to a small beach which will be filled with waste that cannot be burnt at the energy from waste plant the night before. 
 

When cleared, they are bused back to the ship for tea and biscuits not spending any real cash on the island at all.

The un-burnable rubbish will be stored in an empty office in Douglas ready to be scattered on a beach for the next ship.

A spokespuppet for the starship enterprise says even after the £20000 a day for renting office/storage space from a pal of mine is paid,  the word gets round that we are a great place to do business even when you consider the farce of the prom, hospital, schools, busses, pensions, homeless, drugs and countless lumpy carpets'.

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Manx Bean said:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=53815&headline=Cruise visitors to clean up our beaches in south&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020&cat=Environment

Wow!!! Toursim have managed to scrape together a new first for passengers visiting Douglas..

Rome - see spectacular remnants of the ancient Roman Empire, Norway - see Glaciers and incredible scenery, St Lucia - see crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, Douglas - pick up dirty shite and old fishing nets off some windy beach. It's almost up there with one excursion I saw disembarking from a coach outside Jurby Junk shortly before it closed.

Amazing he now seems to have found the stupidest tourist demographic known to man. People who will pay £3000 for a cruise and then spend an extra £250 to clean shite up off a beach. They won’t care how crap the prom is when they’re being bussed up to some beach to get elbows deep in good old Manx shite. We need to milk this if there really are people so stupid out there that they will pay do this as part of a paid for luxury holiday. 

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1 hour ago, x-in-man said:

'Passengers will pay 250 dollars to be bused to a small beach which will be filled with waste that cannot be burnt at the energy from waste plant the night before. 
 

When cleared, they are bused back to the ship for tea and biscuits not spending any real cash on the island at all.

The un-burnable rubbish will be stored in an empty office in Douglas ready to be scattered on a beach for the next ship.

A spokespuppet for the starship enterprise says even after the £20000 a day for renting office/storage space from a pal of mine is paid,  the word gets round that we are a great place to do business even when you consider the farce of the prom, hospital, schools, busses, pensions, homeless, drugs and countless lumpy carpets'.

 

 

That would be quite funny if it wasn't true.

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People surely fork out large amounts in cruise fees in order to enjoy the privileges of viewing and sailing through pristine environments, you know, the fjords or Arctic. Or see colour, sun and culture. I know I would.

It must take a special kind of cruise client to want to fork out a couple of grand to have a session scratching around in jetsam and flotsam on a beach like a clutch of hens, between the black tie onboard dinners.

Mind, if we bring in 50k passengers a year as per Laurence, we'll have to stop Bill cleaning the beaches the rest of the year to ensure there's enough rubbish to keep them all busy.

Remember the old Tourist Board strapline. "You'll look forward to going back".

Never a truer word spoken.

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1 hour ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Amazing he now seems to have found the stupidest tourist demographic known to man. People who will pay £3000 for a cruise and then spend an extra £250 to clean shite up off a beach. They won’t care how crap the prom is when they’re being bussed up to some beach to get elbows deep in good old Manx shite. We need to milk this if there really are people so stupid out there that they will pay do this as part of a paid for luxury holiday. 

That's the plan, bus them away from Douglas so that they don't see the shambolic state of the prom

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29 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

That's the plan, bus them away from Douglas so that they don't see the shambolic state of the prom

Actually the first photo on the website for this particular cruise is of Douglas Prom.  Carefully shot from a distance so you can't really see the buildings.  And shot at an angle so you can't see the state of the road.  And shot with the tide in so you can't see the beach.

It's the first cruise on a new vessel, which is a hybrid one, using batteries.  It's shore-hugging round the British Isles presumably so they can alter things easily if there are teething problems and are always near to land if something goes wrong.  The itinerary doesn't mention beach cleaning, but there's a standard Island tour for EUR 49 (which by cruise standards seems low).  Presumably the sort of people who would be interested in going on such a vessel will also be interested in things such as beach-cleaning, so this will be an extra 'meet the locals' free excursion.

But what it does illustrate is the lack of imagination and innovation in dealing with green issues on the Island.  Despite all the crowing about Biosphere status and reports on this and that, the only thing they actually have to show is something set up without the Government.  They can't even be bothered to invent their own greenwash.

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Lots of people have fun doing beach cleaning and this gives people something else to tell their friends about when they get home, as none of their friends will have done it.

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