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Head Of Coastal Shippers Association Resigns, Sector In Trouble

A disruption in ferry connections to the Greek islands is highly possible since most Greek coastal shipping companies are on the verge of collapsing due to the difficult financial situation, warned Apostolos Ventouris, former president of the Greek Shipowners Association for...

Greek Homeporting Sees Decline, European Cruise Council

The number of passengers that disembarked on Greek cruise destinations from circular cruises that homeported in Greece continued to drop in 2011, according to a report presented during the sixth annual conference of the European Cruise Council (ECC) in Brussels.

Cruise Update: Cabotage Lifted In Greece, But More To Be Done

State protectionism is a stumbling block that discourages the potential growth of Greece’s sea tourism, according to heads of international cruise sector bodies, senior officials from Greece’s port authorities and cruising industry who attended the Cruise Update Seminar held on...

Government Responsible for Inadequate Ferry Routes

Tourism and shipping industry speakers said Greek passenger ferries and dozens of popular Aegean island ports must urgently improve if this Mediterranean country is to continue to see strong increases in tourism arrivals. At a recent press call to announce the conclusions of last...

A note by the publisher

Because of domestic cabotage -when sea transport is open only to Greek companies- Greece “lost the cruise business”, said Gerasimos Strintzis when his new Blue Star 1 ferry was launched last month. Pericles Panagopoulos of Superfast Ferries reminded that in free international...