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Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

ANEK LINES Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Passenger shipping company ANEK LINES, which connects Crete with numerous destinations in Greece, is celebrating 50 years of presence in the industry.

Shipping Minister: Incentives to Attract Boats to Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is planning to reduce rates at marinas for boats not in use, while it will look into the issue of illegal boat licenses and the implementation of environmental regulations at marinas.

Greek Ferry Shipping Traffic Steady for Easter

Ferry shipping traffic for the Orthodox Easter period is expected to record last year’s levels, according to the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).
Posted On 28 Mar 2017

Full Speed Ahead for Greek Cruise Tourism

New cruise products and theme-based experiences were on the agenda of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s meetings at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference.
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Kountoura Presents Greek Cruise Potential at Seatrade Meet in US

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focused on the growth potential of cruise tourism to Greece at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Florida.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Proposed Levy Raises Greek Shipping, Tourism Industry Concerns

The shipping and tourism industries are concerned over a proposed charge for recreational vessels as discussed in a draft bill tabled in parliament.

EU Prepares to Change Ship Passenger Registration Process

A European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism on February 27 will explore ways to modernize the legislation on the registration of persons traveling within the EU.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Greece Looks to Boost Cruise Tourism

The government aims for the development of home porting in Greece, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told sector professionals recently.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

Committee for Coordination of Air and Sea Transport in Greece Announced

A committee for the coordination of air and sea transport in Greece will be set up to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

Shipping Ministry Meet to Discuss Intermodal Transport for Remote Greek Islands

The Greek Shipping Ministry will explore ways to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland with the introduction of combined transport.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Europe Cruise Sector Sets Sights on Asia

Europe’s cruise sector is actively reaching out to Asian markets in efforts to maintain its strong hold as the world’s second top cruise destination.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Greece Shipping Chamber Sets Up 1st Maritime Cluster

The Hellenic Chamber of Shipping has launched "Maritime Hellas", the first Greek maritime cluster, to promote the interests of the Greek shipping sector.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

Greek Ports Body Says 2016 Good Year for Cruise Travel

Cruise passengers to Greece recorded a 5 percent increase in 2016, making it a ''good year'' for the industry compared to 2015, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).
Posted On 10 Jan 2017

Minoan Lines Stops Adriatic Service After 35 Years

Grimaldi Group company Minoan Lines announced that it will stop serving the Patra-Ancona route after 35 years, limiting its operations exclusively to the Greek domestic market.

Rough Waters Ahead for Greek Cruise Travel

Despite forecasts of robust growth for the international cruise travel industry, the sector in Greece is barely keeping its head above the water with local industry insiders speaking of a 25 percent decline in traffic for 2017 and the same trend in 2018.

Greece: Ferry Travel Disruption Due to Bad Weather

Due to bad weather in Greece, a ban has been imposed on ferry departures from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio to the islands.
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

Cruise Travel: CLIA Sees 2017 Bringing More Interest, Investment

Some 25.3 million people among them younger generations, including Millennials and Generation X, are expected to take a cruise in 2017.
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Greek Shipowners Boosting Fleet, Reinforcing Global Presence

Crisis aside, Greek shipowners are becoming even stronger global players says international financial services company Petrofin Research.