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CLIA: Demand for Cruise Holidays Continues to Rise

Demand for cruise holidays continues to increase, according to a consumer sentiment survey carried out with 4,500 domestic and international travelers.

Appetite for Cruise Holidays Outdoes Pre-pandemic 2019 Levels

Interest in cruise travel is picking up fast exceeding pre-pandemic 2019 levels, according to data presented during the 5th Adriatic Sea Forum in Bari, Italy.

New EU Border Rules Top CLIA Dialogue

The new EU border rules starting in 2023 and the ways they will affect passenger flows at port terminals topped the agenda of an event of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Celestyal Cruises Eases Covid-19 Testing Rules, Drops Mask Mandate

Celestyal Cruises has announced the further relaxation of its Covid-19 health protocols for all its sailings.

Corfu and Heraklion Moving Towards a Future of Sustainable Tourism

Corfu and Heraklion are ready to map out a plan for a future of sustainable tourism following the completion of their sustainability assessments conducted by the GSTC.

CLIA Optimistic About Greece Cruise Travel in 2022 and Beyond

Greece is expected to see a significant increase in cruise ship calls from this year, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Cruise Body CLIA at Posidonia 2022 with Sustainability on its Agenda

Representatives of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) attended the Posidonia 2022 shipping event in Greece with a sustainability agenda focused on the momentum of the dynamic resumption of cruise travel.

Greece to See More Cruise Ship Arrivals at Ports this Year, Says ELIME

More cruise ship arrivals to Greek ports this year are expected compared to 2019, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).

Thessaloniki Expecting Over 60 Cruise Ship Arrivals in 2022

Thessaloniki is expected to welcome over 60 cruise ships in 2022, the Region of Central Macedonia announced after participating in the Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 event.

CDC Revises Cruise Travel Advisory but Stills Sees ‘High’ Risk

The CDC has lowered the risk level for cruise travel but advises travelers to make sure they are up to date with Covid-19 vaccines before boarding a cruise ship.

World Tourism Bodies Agree ‘Travel Restrictions Don’t Work’, Call for Coordinated Approach

International travel associations are warning that travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 are not working.

Greece Achieves Higher Traveler Spending in 2021, Sees Promising 2022 

Greece last year managed to achieve €600 in spending per traveler, which reflects the tourism sector’s resilience, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

CDC Cruise Advisory Triggers Royal Caribbean Response

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean is among companies “disappointed” with a CDC warning advising travelers against cruise travel, even those who are vaccinated.

Cruise Industry has Responsible Tourism Practices High on Agenda, Says Report

CLIA’s annual report produced by Oxford Economics shows the cruise industry’s continued commitment to responsible tourism practices and progress on development of new environmental technologies.

CLIA Appoints Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe.

Greece Praised for Cruise Tourism Restart Initiative

Global cruise industry stakeholders have praised Greece for its initiatives to help restart cruise travel after Covid-19.

GNTO: Covid-19 an Opportunity to Move Towards Sustainable Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic could serve as a springboard to accelerate Greece’s transition to more sustainable tourism practices, GNTO President Angela Gerekou said.

Posidonia: Greece Leads the Way in Mediterranean Cruise Travel Restart

Global cruise companies are hoping to stimulate traveler interest and kick-start operations from Greece this summer.

CLIA Welcomes Greece’s Cruise Tourism Restart

More than 20 cruise lines are currently scheduled to set sail on cruises around Greece this year, with calls at 45 ports in total.

Post-Covid-19 Cruise Return on Greek Tourism Ministry Priority List

Restoring cruise travel to Greece once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, topped the agenda of talks between Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and CLIA.