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Celestyal Honored for its Commitment to the East Med Cruise Industry

Celestyal Cruises has been honored as the "Cruise Line with the Greatest Commitment to the Eastern Mediterranean Region" for 2019.

Shipping Chamber Chief: Strong Benefits for Thessaloniki from Homeporting

Thessaloniki tourism professionals as well as the local economy stand to gain if the northern city port can attract homeporting activity.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019 Sets New Attendance Records

More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism attended the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019 in Athens.

Celestyal Cruises Accounts for 70% of Greece’s Home Porting Activity

Celestyal Cruises accounts for 70 percent of all home porting activity in Greece, according to the company's CEO Chris Theophilides.

MSC Cruises Expects 20% Growth in Greece and Cyprus for 2019

Global cruise giant MSC Cruises expects 20 percent growth in Greece and Cyprus in 2019, on the back of a 72 percent rise in 2018.

Adriatic Sea Region Expecting Over 5.5m Cruise Passengers in 2019

The number of cruise passenger movements in the Adriatic Sea is expected to rise by 7.3 percent to a record 5.52 million in 2019, says recent data.

Celebrity Edge Travels to Greece for the First Time – Photo Report

The game-changing Celebrity Edge, the new state-of-the-art ship of Celebrity Cruises, recently visited Piraeus as part of its first-ever cruise to the Mediterranean.

CLIA Europe Says Locals and Travelers Must Both Benefit from Cruise Travel

The sustainable development of cruise destinations will benefit both cruise passengers and host communities, according to CLIA Europe.

Flexibility and Upgrades Key to Fortifying Greece’s Cruise Travel Industry

Tapping into innovation is key to establishing Greece as a top cruise destination, according to Tourism Minister Thanasis Theocharopoulos.

Cruise Lines Call for Improved Infrastructure in East Med

Greece is among the destinations in the East Med that are in need of improved infrastructure to serve and cater to cruise ships, according to sector experts.

MedCruise Sees Positive Prospects for Greek Cruise Industry

The prospects for cruise industry growth in Greece and the East Med region are positive, according to the MedCruise association.

CLIA Expects 5% Rise in Cruise Travel for 2019

Some 30 million passengers are expected take cruises in 2019, a 5 percent increase from 2018, according to CLIA Europe.

Dreamy Cruise Ship ‘Celebrity Edge’ to Visit Piraeus as Part of Med Itinerary

Celebrity Cruises’ "Celebrity Edge" will be making its first port of call at Piraeus on May 30, as part of its Mediterranean itinerary.

Greek Ports Expecting Over 5 Million Cruise Passengers this Summer

Greek ports are expected to welcome more than 5 million cruise passengers this summer, with the ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Corfu leading the activity.

Piraeus Port Welcomes Newly-built Cruise Ships

The Piraeus port recently welcomed two of the largest cruise ships in the world: Royal Caribbean's "Spectrum of the Seas" and Ponant's "Bougainville".

Mykonos Yachting Enhances Website with New Browsing Tools

Greek yacht charter company Mykonos Yachting has enhanced its website with modern new tools, aiming to further upgrade the experience of users.

Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

Greece’s MasterChef Cooks at Sea on ‘Cosmos’ Vessel

Greece’s TV show MasterChef recently held its cooking challenges at sea, on the ultra-modern “Cosmos” vessel of Evermore Cruises.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

World Experts to Discuss Greece’s Cruise Comeback at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

Greece's cruise comeback will be discussed by some of the industry's leading companies and experts at this year’s Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.