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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.

Cruise Industry Commits to Sustainable Practices for Cleaner Seas

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) underscored the global cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability, during recent events in Abu Dhabi and Berlin.

Celestyal Starts Cruises Early this Year

Celestyal Cruises launched its three- and four-night “Iconic Aegean” cruises on March 15, aiming to extend the tourism season in Greece beyond the summer months.

MSC Cruises’ Newest Ship Named ‘Belissima’ by ‘Godmother’ Sophia Loren

MSC Cruises’ newest state-of-the-art cruise ship has been named "Belissima" by its “godmother” and Hollywood icon Sophia Loren.

Corfu Welcomes Costa Cruises’ Newest Ship ‘Costa Venezia’

The Greek island of Corfu was the first port of call for Costa Cruises’ newest ship, Costa Venezia, which recently departed on its maiden voyage from Italy.

Cruiseway Travel: Demand for Luxury Cruises on the Rise

Demand for luxury cruises has been on the rise during the last few years, a trend continuing into 2019, according to Athens-based agency Cruiseway Travel.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019: Renewed Optimism for East Med Cruising

Τhe 2019 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, to be held May 28-29 in Athens, will focus on the industry's renewed optimism for cruising in the East Med.

Piraeus to Welcome More Cruise Ship Arrivals in 2019

Cruise ship arrivals at the Piraeus Port for 2019 are expected to grow by 15.8 percent, according to the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA).

Greece Travel Receipts Up by 8.4% in Jan-Sept 2018

Travel receipts for the nine months to September 2018 increased by 8.4 percent compared to the same period in 2017, according to final data released by the Bank of Greece.

Cruise Ship Calls to Dodecanese Islands Dwindling 

Cruise ship calls to the Dodecanese islands appear to be decreasing, according to data on 43 Greek destinations recently released by the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Kountoura Aims to Continue Growth Dynamic in Greek Tourism in 2019

Greek tourism broke all records in 2018, paving the way for an even stronger dynamic in 2019, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Boats Used in ‘High Sea’ Navigation VAT Exempt

Recreational boat owners in Greece operating in “high seas” will be exempt from VAT, according to amendments made to a ministerial decision.

CLIA: Social Media-worthy Experiences, Wellness Top Trends for Cruise Travel in 2019

Social media-worthy, wellness and achievement travel are set to be the top trends in cruise tourism for 2019, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
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