Louis Cruise Lines announced the purchase of the cruise ship “Seawing” from My Travel Group plc, in response to the surge in demand for cruises from Piraeus. The cruiser will join Calypso and Ithaca in performing three-, four- and seven-day cruises.
Seawing weighs 16,710 tons and was built in 1971. Louis Cruise Lines belongs to Louis Public Company Ltd, the biggest tourism corporation in Eastern Mediterranean, which owns 27 hotels in Greece and Cyprus and 11 cruisers traveling to Greek and other, mainly Mediterranean, ports.
Separately, Greek cruise ship employees here have blasted the major stockholders of Royal Olympia Cruises -the Louis group and the Potamianos family- for failing to pull the Greek line from the brink of bankruptcy. They said if the line ceases to operate, both major stockholders would find cruise employees against them and every new business venture they attempt to execute.