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Cruise Ships Restricted in Greece Until April 15

All cruise ships from any origin are restricted from entering Greek ports and disembarking passengers until April 15.

Greece Closes Ports to Cruise Ships, Suspends Flights to Spain and Albania

Greece has decided additional measures to limit entry to the country in its aim to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Royal Caribbean Suspends All Cruises Globally

Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced the suspension of all the sailings of its fleet globally due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Celestyal Cruises Suspends Sailings Until May 1

Celestyal Cruises is taking preventative measures and suspending cruise operations from until May 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Cruise Industry Reacts to US ‘Advice’ Against Travel

The State Department has advised US nationals against traveling on cruise ships, warning that they presented a higher risk of coronavirus infection.

MSC Opera Continues Cruise Itinerary to Corfu after Coronavirus Incident

An MSC Cruises liner on Wednesday was given the green light by Greek authorities to sail to Corfu after a Covid-19 incident forced passengers to remain temporarily quarantined.

Cruise Ships to Ban Recent Visitors to China and Cities in Italy

Cruise ships around the world will deny boarding to persons who have traveled or passed through specific countries, including China, in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

Corfu’s Joy Cruises Announces Upgrade of its Fleet

Joy Cruises, a daily cruises provider based on the island of Corfu, has announced plans to proceed with a strategic renovation plan for 2020.

Norwegian Spirit Cruise Ship to Homeport in Piraeus, Greece, for First Time

Norwegian Cruise Line will homeport its all-new Norwegian Spirit ship for the first time in Piraeus, Greece, beginning in April.

Platinum Cruises: We Charter!

Platinum Cruises, a consortium between Hydraiki Naval Company and Evermore Cruises, has expanded its services to the field of chartering for corporate or social events.

Cruise Industry Steps Up Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Measures for cruise travel are being tightened in response to developments concerning the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the global cruise industry, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Celebrity Cruises to Take Seagoing Vacations to New Heights with APEX Ship

The “Celebrity Apex”, the newest cruise ship of Celebrity Cruises, will take seagoing vacations to new heights with exclusive culinary, wellness and entertainment offerings.

Piraeus to Play Major Role for MSC Cruises in 2021

The Greek port of Piraeus is expected to play a major role in MSC Cruises' Eastern Mediterranean cruise programme in 2021, with guests embarking there for the first time.

Greece Cruise Tourism Recovers with Increased Arrivals and Revenue in 2019

Greece’s cruise tourism industry generated more revenue in 2019 thanks to increased passenger and ship arrivals, according to the Bank of Greece.

Celebrity Cruises Announces Activist Reshma Saujani as Godmother of ‘Apex’ Ship

Celebrity Cruises has announced activist Reshma Saujani as the godmother of Celebrity Apex, the second ship in the brand’s Edge Series of vessels.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Cruise Development Action Plan in the Making

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said an action plan for the development of cruise tourism was being drawn up.

Cruise Ship and Passenger Arrivals to Greece Rise in 2019

Cruise passenger traffic to Greece improved in 2019 against 2018, increasing by 15.64%, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

‘Celebrity’ Announces 2021-2022 Cruises, Adds Three New Ports in Greece

Celebrity Cruises has announced its 2021-22 season of sailings which includes eight new ports of call in Greece, Brazil and Japan among other countries.

MSC Lirica to Homeport in Piraeus for Summer 2021

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean market in summer 2021 and she will homeport in Piraeus, Greece, for the entire season.