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Greece Aims to Attract Chinese Tourists with Easy Visas, More Flights

Greek authorities are seeking to make the visa process easier for Chinese nationals and to boost Greece-China connectivity to bring in more visitors.

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Celestyal Cruises Wins Big at the Tourism Awards 2017

Celestyal Cruises' innovative practices were rewarded with five distinctions -- four gold and one silver -- at the Tourism Awards 2017 in Athens.

4th Tourism Awards: Greek Industry Champions Announced for 2017

Greek tourism’s best practices and most innovative initiatives were rewarded at the Tourism Awards 2017 ceremony in Athens.

Celestyal Cruises Announces New Season in the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises has announced its new season in the Aegean with new itineraries, new destinations and a new Celestyal Inclusive Experience.

Celestyal Scoops Four Top Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Awards

Celestyal Cruises received four first-place awards in the Mid-Size ship category at the Cruise Critic's 2017 Cruisers' Choice Awards.

Celestyal Cruises Adds Samos to its 2017 ‘Iconic Aegean’ Itineraries

Celestyal Cruises has announced the addition of the Greek island of Samos to its 3- and 4-day "Iconic Aegean" itineraries from March 2017.

Celestyal Cruises Maps Out 2017, Says ‘Flexibility’ Key to Success

Upgraded port infrastructure and flexibility are key to making Greece a Mediterranean cruise tourism hub, according to Celestyal Cruises.

Celestyal Cruises Brings Social Causes, Sustainability Efforts on Board

True to its ever-growing focus on social responsibility and sustainability, Celestyal Cruises announced another year of intense activity including educational, maritime training and community programs.

Celestyal Named ‘Best Value Cruise Line of 2016’ by Cruise Critic

Celestyal Cruises has been recognized as the best value for money cruise line of 2016 by leading cruise reviews site Cruise Critic.

Celestyal Nefeli to Replace Olympia for October Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has announced that the Celestyal Nefeli will replace the Olympia and carry out the "Images of Aegean" three- and four-day cruises in October.

Celestyal Launches Special Autumn Wine & Dine Cruises… Greek Style

Under the motto “Stories of Greek Eno-gastronomy”, Celestyal Cruises announces the launch of a series of autumn voyages dedicated to fine Greek wine and food.

Celestyal Cruises Brings a Taste of the Rio Olympics Onboard

Always eager to promote Greece to travelers of more than 140 nationalities, Celestyal Cruises will be voyaging to the tune of the Rio Olympics on its August 5-19 cruise aiming to bring the ancient Greek spirit of the Games on board.

Celestyal Cruises to Host Gastronomy Onboard Startup Hackathon in October

As part of its ongoing social responsibility policy, leading cruise operator Celestyal Cruises will once again host the “CruiseInn” four-day startup creation hackathon offering support to young people seeking careers in shipping and tourism.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Cruising the Mediterranean & Challenges for 2017

Terrorism, capital controls, the economic crisis, the refugee influx, Brexit and the Turkey coup last week have forced cruise companies to change their itineraries for 2017 cutting out many Mediterranean destinations.

Homeporting Picks Up Pace at Piraeus, Cruise Passengers Welcomed with Shows

The Greek port of Piraeus has seen its homeporting cruise traffic rise by 14 percent in the first half of the year thanks in large part to major cruise companies like Celestyal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and...

Celestyal Cruises and Aegean Miles+Bonus Join Forces

Celestyal Cruises and Miles+Bonus, the Aegean and Olympic Air loyalty program, recently announced their new loyalty program partnership to offer customers even more benefits and unique holiday opportunities.

Celestyal: Cruising in Style to New Destinations

Leading cruise operator Celestyal Cruises has announced the addition of new destinations to its 2017 itinerary, to board at Dubai and set off to Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, Doha (Qatar) and Bahrain.

Greece 3rd Favorite Europe Cruise Destination

Besides being one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe, cruise travel employs some 10,000 people who contribute over 188 million euros annually to the Greek economy, according to the latest report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).