Taxi Drivers Cause Port Troubles Again – Now in Victoria, British Columbia

Taxi drivers are at it again – this time in Victoria, British Columbia. Upset about a $200 seasonal fee to pick passengers from the cruise terminal, taxi drivers have boycotted the first cruise ship docking of the summer season.

Just weeks ago, taxi-drivers in Phuket, Thailand interrupted the normal operations by blocking all passengers in port from leaving.

The ship affected this week is the Crystal Symphony, but many more are scheduled during the busy 5-month summer season for Alaskan cruises.

Disney Cruise Line, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, and Holland America all have planned stops in the terminal this season.

What do you think? Who’s being unreasonable here – is it the harbor authority charging $200 for the season or is it the cabbies who don’t want to pay for some of the easiest fares?

Source: USA Today Cruise Log

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