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Piraeus Port Investments, Upgrades to Focus on Cruise Travel

Boosting investments and upgrading port infrastructure to facilitate incoming cruise tourism topped the agenda of talks between the Piraeus Port Authority and the municipality recently.

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 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.

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).

Greece Shows Cruise Credentials at Global Expo

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is attending the Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global exhibition of cruise tourism in the world, to promote Greece as a key maritime destination.

Minister Kountoura Discusses Tourism Development of Greek Islands

The tourism development of the Greek islands and the strengthening of cruise tourism were the main topics discussed in a meeting held in Athens on Thursday between Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the Secretary General for the Aegean and Island Policy, Ioannis Giannelis.

Piraeus Port Cruise Facilities to be Completed by Year-end

Following a series of delays, a new construction which will facilitate the docking of cruise ships at the Port of Piraeus is set to be completed by the end of the year, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced last week.

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.

Lacking Port Infrastructure Hampers Greece’s Cruise Tourism Potential

Greece has failed to benefit from the exponential growth of Europe's cruise market as investment in port infrastructure required to cater to cruise liners has declined by a whopping 80 percent over the course of the last 10 years.

Value of Cruising and Yachting in Greece to Take Center Stage at 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The challenges and opportunities affecting the future of sea tourism in Greece and the wider region will be addressed by more than 800 delegates, including representatives from cruise and yacht companies, ports and destinations, at the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held...

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Super Smartship Hits Greek Shores

Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas, Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce were at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning to welcome the Quantum of the Seas, one of the largest cruisers to dock at the Greek port.

Heraklion Port Authority Receives Tez Worldberry Award

Crete's Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia.

Pan-European Dialogue Brings Together Cruise Operators, Ports and Coastal Tourism Stakeholders

The European Commission earlier this month launched the inaugural Pan-European Dialogue between ports, cruise operators and coastal tourism stakeholders with a conference in Brussels.

Heraklion Port Authority Sets Summer Season Priorities, to Attend Miami Cruise Shipping Event

The HPA will be attending one of the industry’s largest industry shows, the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, as part of the promotion actions for Heraklion as a prime cruise destination.

Cruise Tourism in Greece: Kountoura Briefed on Heraklion Port Authority’s Accomplishments

The president of the Heraklion Port Authority, Ioannis Bras, yesterday proposed the launch of a National Cruise Council in Greece, during a meeting in Athens with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Smooth Sailing for Cruise Industry in 2015

The cruise industry is set to sail through 2015 with ease, according to the latest report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which estimates that a record 23 million passengers are expected to board a liner this year.

Cruise Tourism: European Commission to Hold Pan-European Dialogue in 2015

The European Commission has announced the launch of the Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders with a conference in Brussels, Belgium, on 5-6 March 2015.

Crete, Greece, Targets Chinese Travelers With New Initiatives

Promoting Crete as a leading tourist destination to the Chinese market and establishing strong ties between the two countries was the aim of a recent visit to China by Region of Crete representatives and the Heraklion Port Authority.

Greece: Cruise Tourism Needs A Strategic Plan

Greece expects record number of tourists this year. However, the future of tourism, which in recent years has created great expectations for the country, may be in danger, according to a recent report.