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CLIA: Global Shipping Gets Proactive for the Environment

The shipping industry is taking proactive measures to safeguard the environment, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Royal Caribbean Cruises Explores Ways to Grow in Greece’s Waters

The development of cruise tourism in Greece was explored by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Greece Expects Over 5.2 Million Cruise Passengers by End of 2019

Greece by the end of 2019 is expected to have welcomed over 5.2 million cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of some 10 percent.

Tekal Provisional Winner of Piraeus Cruise Terminal Tender

Construction firm Tekal appears to have provisionally won the tender for the extension of the cruise passenger terminal at Piraeus Port.

Royal Caribbean’s Amplified ‘Freedom Of The Seas’ to Debut in 2020

Royal Caribbean's bolder and reimagined "Freedom of the Seas" ship will redefine island hopping in the Southern Caribbean, starting in spring 2020.

Celebrity Cruises’ ‘Apex’ to Set Sail for Athens and the Greek Islands in 2020

Athens and the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete will be included in the 2020 itineraries of Celebrity Cruises’ “Apex” ship.

Royal Caribbean: New Amplified Adventures Onboard ‘Allure of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean has revealed the new signature features and innovative experiences offered onboard its "Allure of the Seas" ship.

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.