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Corfu Welcomes Costa Cruises’ Newest Ship ‘Costa Venezia’

The Greek island of Corfu was the first port of call for Costa Cruises’ newest ship, Costa Venezia, which recently departed on its maiden voyage from Italy.

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’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...

Greece Aims to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Greece has a key focus on attracting more Chinese visitors and the government has already started making the necessary contacts to attract more investment from the country and explore cooperation on a cultural level.

Costa Cruises Records Increase In Greek Passenger Numbers In 2013

Italian cruise line Costa Cruises saw a major increase in bookings made by Greek travelers in 2013.
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Homeport Heraklion Welcomes The Costa Mediterranea

A special event was held on 19 July to welcome the arrival of Italian cruise ship Costa Mediterranea at Heraklion Port. The ship's arrival officially launched Costa Cruises summer routes with Heraklion as its homeport.
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Major Cruise Companies “Eye” Heraklion For Home Porting

Four international cruise companies are currently in discussions with the Heraklion Port Authority to include the Cretan cruise destination as a homeport for their ships by 2015, according to the authority’s president and CEO, Yiannis Bras.
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Posidonia Forum And Exhibition Opens Today In Athens

The 2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum opened its doors today, 28 May, at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center with a line up of senior officials and key decision makers from the global cruising and yachting sectors.
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Athens To Host Global Cruise, Yachting Majors

Over 200 Greek and international delegates and exhibitors from 25 countries and a prestigious line up of senior officials and key decision makers from the global cruising and yachting sectors will anchor in Athens at the end of the month for a series of debates on the prospects...
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Orange Cruises Hellas: New Cruise Organizer Launches In Greece

“Orange Cruises Hellas” is the new cruise organizer jointly established in Greece, by companies Cruisexperts Hellas and Travelway and international cruise specialist Orange Travel Group.

Heraklion Makes A Comeback As A Homeport This Summer

With Costa Cruises homeporting this summer in Heraklion (Crete), leading international cruise officials have expressed optimism in choosing the cruise destination as a homeport for non-European Union flag cruise ships now that the cabotage law has been lifted in Greece.

Cruise Market Concerned but Upbeat

Greece's passenger shipping association says its sector is in for a difficult time this year. It wants government to help soften the blow with a cut in port costs, and subsidies for new employees, for newbuildings, and for employee insurance. It also wants a 50% increase in...