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Competitiveness, Fair Fiscal Policy Key to Boosting Shipping Sector, Attracting Foreign Investment to Greece

Competitiveness, fair fiscal policy and attracting foreign investment were the key points Shipping and Maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis made during the opening of the recent 14th "Navigator 2014 - The Shipping Decision Makers Forum".

Corfu-Italy Line Gets Back In Action

The Corfu Port Authority (CPA) has announced that it plans to relaunch the Corfu-Italy coastal shipping route in the summer of 2015 with the Corfu-Brindisi route.

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.

Endeavor Greece Joins Celestyal Cruises to Push Greek Products

Business consultants Endeavour Greece and Celestyal Cruises have joined forces to promote Greek products and the Mediterranean Diet, strengthening in this way the country’s image abroad.

MSC ‘Musica’: When Luxury Sails Greek Waters

Luxury liner MSC Musica has set sail for Greek waters with Piraeus as its first port of call on May 7.

Signature Travel Holds First-ever Greek Salsa Dance Cruise

Latin dance lovers with a soft spot for travel will get a chance to cruise the Aegean in the first-ever dancing cruise aboard the Olympia departing from Piraeus port on July 31 with stops and lots of partying at Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patmos and Kusantasi (Turkey).

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.

Lesvos Mayor Urges Cruise Companies to Include Island in Stopovers

The Mayor of Lesvos is telling cruise companies that there is no reason to cancel scheduled itineraries to the island after the mother company of the Azamara Journey decided to exclude Mytilini port from its route on June 21.

Heraklion Port Welcomes Cruise Ships in True Cretan Style

The Heraklion Port Authority (HPA) is extending true Cretan hospitality to the increasing number of cruise ships making their port of call there.

Greek Cruise Sector Calls For Support Measures

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) is calling for measures that will support cruise tourism, including the creation of a National Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs.

Heraklion Port Brings in the Luxury Liners, Wins Best Practices Award

The Heraklion Port Authority’s ongoing promotional campaign is bringing in the crowds as all the more cruise liners are make the Cretan city their port of call.

Celestyal’s ‘Olympia’ Ends Season with Traditional Greek Dances

Celestyal Cruises’ Olympia marks the end of the season in true Greek style featuring the internationally acclaimed Lyceum Club of Greek Women in traditional Greek dances on Monday, October 19.

Princess Cruises to Launch New China-based Luxury Liner

Princess Cruises, represented in Greece by Athens-based Amphitrion Group, announced that its new China-based ship will carry the name “Majestic Princess”.

Yahoo Lists Top Cruise Destinations, Greece a Favorite

Cruise travel is becoming a big business and all the more travelers are now keen on boarding a luxury liner and seeing the world.

Greece’s Variety Cruises Vies for Best Boutique Cruise Line Award

A Greek owned company, Variety Cruises, is competing against 19 leading operators in the USA Today’s online readers’ choice contest for the Best Boutique Cruise Line.

Crystal Cruises Opts for Greece over Turkey Due to Safety Concerns

LA-based Crystal Cruises said last week that it would be making stops in Greece instead of neighboring Turkey due to security concerns following a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 10 tourists on January 12.

Santorini to Limit Cruise Traffic, Visitor Numbers

The picturesque island of Santorini will as of 2017 implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers, with a set limit at 8,000 a day in efforts to ensure the best quality services, safeguard the environment and spread out the number of cruise ship calls...

Greek Islands Seek to Gain from Santorini’s Cap on Cruise Traffic

Smaller and less popular Greek islands are looking to tap into cruise traffic turned away from Santorini, following a decision by the island’s authorities last week to implement a system controlling the number of visiting cruise passengers.

Greek Cruise Industry Calls for Measures to Keep it Afloat Amid Refugee Crisis, Attacks

The Greek cruise travel industry is calling on the government, companies and relevant bodies to take measures to keep it afloat in view of the recent attacks in Ankara, and the resultant travel directives issued by the US and several EU countries.

CLIA: Europe Cruise Travel On the Rise, Greek Market Share Drops

A record 6.6 million Europeans took to the seas in 2015, with an additional 200,000 opting to take a cruise for their holidays compared to last year, marking a 3 percent rise, but the Greek market saw a 14 percent drop with less than 16,000 preferring to take a cruise, the Cruise...