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Euro Cruiser

There's an abundance of fresh water available from Ibiza's newly connected desalination plants.

Europe's biggest cruise ship made its imposing presence felt as it paid a visit to the new Botafoch dyke in Ibiza last week.

The massive cruiser, the Costa Mediterrania, has the following impressive statistics - 290 metres long, 32 metres wide, 60 metres high, and weighs 85,700 tons. It has 999 cabins, and 58 suites, which accommodate 2,600 passengers who are served by 920 crewmen.

Truly a floating city, its population on this trip comprised of Germans, Spanish and Italians - a logistical nightmare for the restaurant manager who has to prepare concurrently, an evening meal for the Germans and lunch for the Spanish!