Banning the large Cruise Ships into Venice is too late for my Wife. We were on the Uniworld River Countess on June 2nd when MSC Opera crashed into us. Even though reports stated minor or no serious injuries my Wife ended up with 6 broken ribs, hematoma to ankle, hip, back of head, lung and partly collapsed lung. 3 blood transfusions, 13 nights in a Venice Hospital, flight to Australia with an accompanying Doctor and then 19 nights in an Australian Hospital. 10 weeks after the accident she is still on strong pain killers twice daily and is unable to walk more than 5 minutes even with assistance. Beautiful view of Venice from the top deck of River Countess until we realized in horror MSC Opera was headed straight for us and wouldn't be able to stop. It's a great pity but also safer for residents and tourists to ban the large cruise sailing through the centre of Venice.