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Celestyal Joins iTravel Platform for Cruise Reservations

IBS Software and Celestyal Cruises recently signed a contract for delivery of IBS’ next-generation iTravel Cruise Reservation System.

Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.

CLIA: Europe Cruise Travel On the Rise, Greek Market Share Drops

A record 6.6 million Europeans took to the seas in 2015, with an additional 200,000 opting to take a cruise for their holidays compared to last year, marking a 3 percent rise, but the Greek market saw a 14 percent drop with less than 16,000 preferring to take a cruise, the Cruise...

‘Celestyal’ Launches Global Facebook Competition to Win One of 16 Authentic 2016 Cruises

Celestyal Cruises is inviting all to play “Merry Greecemas” on Facebook and enter the drawing for one of 16 authentic 2016 cruises, including 7-, 4- and 3-day Aegean cruises and 7-day cruises around Cuba.

Celestyal Installs 43 New Balconies on the ‘Crystal’

Celestyal Cruises has completed the installation of 43 new balconies on the Celestyal Crystal following a 20-day refurbishment.

Greece to Roll Out its Best at WTM London 2015

Greece will attend the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, the leading global and must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry. WTM 2015 will open its doors on Monday, 2 November, at ExCeL – London and run until Thursday, 5...

Celestyal Cruises Sees Smooth Sailing for 2015

The number of cruise passengers visiting the country with a Greek destination as their home port is expected to rise by 22 percent compared with 2014, Celestyal Cruises’ CEO told a press conference on Tuesday.

Signature Travel Holds First-ever Greek Salsa Dance Cruise

Latin dance lovers with a soft spot for travel will get a chance to cruise the Aegean in the first-ever dancing cruise aboard the Olympia departing from Piraeus port on July 31 with stops and lots of partying at Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patmos and Kusantasi (Turkey).

Endeavor Greece Joins Celestyal Cruises to Push Greek Products

Business consultants Endeavour Greece and Celestyal Cruises have joined forces to promote Greek products and the Mediterranean Diet, strengthening in this way the country’s image abroad.

More Greeks are Taking Cruises, Domestic Demand Up 10% in 2014

The Greek cruise market showed signs of recovery last year with an impressive 10 percent increase in domestic passengers, after two years of sharp decline due to the country’s on-going economic difficulties.

Third Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Unveils Speaker Line-up

Senior officials from major international cruise companies will meet in Athens in May for the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to engage with government officials, network and do business with representatives of the Eastern Mediterranean’s port authorities, cruise ship suppliers...

Celestyal Cruises Invests in Education Via Program on Milos Island

Investing in young people and ensuring their “journey to knowledge" is the motto of Celestyal Cruises’ corporate social responsibility program, which ran earlier this month on the Cycladic island of Milos in collaboration with the municipality and the Herakleidon Museum.

Greece Gets Ready to Attend ITB Berlin 2015

Greece is getting ready to attend the ITB Berlin 2015, the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, with quite a few events planned. ITB Berlin 2015 will take place from March 4 to March 8.

Louis plc Posts 9M Profits

Louis plc reported an 11.5 percent increase in turnover for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, amounting to 192.6 million euros.

The Louis Cristal Embarks on Greece’s First Transatlantic Cruise Since 2002

After 12 years, Greek cruise is once again in the international spotlight. On Friday, 28 November, the Louis Cristal set sail from the port of Piraeus for its first transatlantic cruise.

Louis Cruises Introduces New Subsidiary Brand ‘Celestyal Cruises’

Cypriot firm Louis Cruises presented its new subsidiary brand and logo, Celestyal Cruises and announced that it will add a third ship to its fleet next year.

TBEX Athens Travel Bloggers Tour Aegean Courtesy of Louis Cruises

Travel bloggers attending this year’s TBEX Europe event in Athens were treated to a four-day cruise of the Aegean as part of a fam trip organized by Cyprus-based cruise line Louis Cruises.

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.