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Greece is Open for Cruise Industry Business, Minister says

Greece is prepared to launch a concessions campaign in order to encourage international cruise liners operating in the country to invest in relevant infrastructure projects.
Posted On 23 May 2017

Celestyal’s New Website Invites Passengers to ‘Recharge, Renew, Relax’

Celestyal Cruises launched its new website, offering visitors a faster, simpler booking process and a comprehensive introduction to the company’s cruises.

Greek Seamen’s Ferry Strike will Not Escalate

The Greek seamen’s union has announced that it will not continue their industrial action once its four-day strike ends at 24:00 on Friday May 19.
Posted On 19 May 2017

Minoan Lines: Cancellations, Amendments Due to New 48-hour Strike

Minoan Lines' itineraries on the Adriatic line will be amended on May 18-19, due to a second 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association.

PNO Announces New Strike, No Ferries in Greece on May 18-19

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced that it will hold a second 48-hour nationwide strike on Thursday, May 18 and Friday May 19.
Posted On 16 May 2017

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Shipping is Greek Government’s Top Priority

The Greek government's economic policy council has decided to set up an inter-ministerial working group, with the aim to strengthen shipping and support maritime education.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

No Ferries in Greece on May 16-17 Due to Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories on May 16-17.
Posted On 04 May 2017

Santorini System to Regulate Cruise Ship Arrivals

The launch of a cruise berthing management system that will regulate incoming traffic to Santorini has been announced by the Municipal Port Fund of Thira.
Posted On 03 May 2017

Special Event Marks Majestic Princess’ First Voyage Out of Piraeus

Piraeus is among 22 ports to be visited by the Majestic Princess on her 49-day "Silk Road Sea Route” from Rome to Shanghai.
Posted On 03 May 2017

No Ferries in Greece on May 1 Due to Strike

All passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on Monday, May 1, as ferry workers will go on a 24-hour strike to mark May Day.
Posted On 24 Apr 2017

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.