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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).

MSC Bellissima Introduces First Digital Cruise Personal Assistant: Zoe

The MSC Bellissima, the newest addition to the MSC Cruises fleet, in March 2019 will introduce the industry’s first digital cruise personal assistant, named Zoe.

Top Kinisis: Greece on Schedule of Luxury MSC Cruises for 2019

Top Kinisis Travel has announced that luxury liners MSC Musica and MSC Magnifica will be heading for the port of Piraeus in 2019, with two weekly departures for the Aegean, Dalmatian and Italian coasts.

Athens can Gain Significantly from Cruises, Says Louis Group

Cruises can significantly boost tourist flows to Athens, according to Louis Group Executive Chairman Costakis Loizou.

Celestyal Cruises Targets 21% Guest Growth for Greece in 2019

Celestyal Cruises in 2018 "showed Greece" to 108,000 passengers and is aiming to boost that number by 21 percent, to 130,000, in 2019.

Celestyal Cruises Says Goodbye to 2018 with Authentic Greek Music Onboard the ‘Olympia’

Celestyal Cruises will hold two unique cruises before the end of 2018 and offer authentic Greek entertainment onboard its “Olympia” ship.

MSC Cruises Orders Four Ultra-luxury Ships from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships of a total value of over 2 billion euros.

Cruiseway Travel Offers Holiday Packages from Piraeus with Costa Cruises

Athens-based Cruiseway Travel is offering unique cruise vacation packages from the port of Piraeus to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and Italy’s western coast with Costa Cruises.

Greece Promotes Cruise Travel, New Destinations at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Aiming to strengthen cruise travel to Greece, Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas participated in the 12th Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon.

Azamara Club Cruises Celebrates Naming of Newest Ship

Azamara Club Cruises recently held a festive naming ceremony to celebrate the addition of the "Azamara PursuitSM" to its existing fleet.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Celebrity Cruises Offers Entertainment with an Edge

Aiming to raise the bar on modern luxury travel, Celebrity Cruises has unveiled its technologically advanced theater and new entertainment venues on board its “Edge” ship.

Royal Caribbean Introduces AI-equipped Photo Tool ‘SoundSeeker’

Royal Caribbean International has developed "SoundSeeker", an AI-powered tool that turns memorable photos into one-of-a-kind musical tracks based on their content.

Greece Prepares to Open Tender for Biggest Piraeus Port Project

Greece is preparing to tender off the largest project to be carried out at Piraeus port to accommodate larger cruise ships.

Celebrity Cruises Launches $500m ‘Revolution’ Project for Fleet Makeover

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled a $500-million investment plan for the reimagining of its fleet, dubbed "The Celebrity Revolution".

MSC Cruises Announces New Terminal at PortMiami

MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade county have announced the signing of an MOU for the construction of a new Cruise Terminal at PortMiami.