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Cruise Industry Sailing Toward a Better Future, Says CLIA

As the international cruise industry resumes operations, passenger volume is expected to recover and surpass 2019 levels by the end of 2023, CLIA President and CEO Kelly Craighead said.

Cruise Travel Gave Greek Tourism a Boost in 2021

The cruise industry helped boost tourism to Greece in 2021 and is set to contribute to the country’s dynamic comeback this year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) final data.

Covid-19: CDC Lifts All Cruise Travel Warnings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently dropped all warnings for cruise travel.

Celestyal Cruises Appoints David Noyes as Non-Executive Chairman

Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises has announced the appointment of David Noyes as Non-Executive Chairman. 

Celebrity Cruises to Launch Year-round Sailings in the Mediterranean in 2023

Celebrity Cruises has announced year-round sailings to Mediterranean destinations, including Greece, starting September 2023.

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.

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Welcomes City’s First Cruise Ship for 2022

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO) recently welcomed the Viking Sky, the first cruise ship to arrive at the city’s port, for 2022.

Thessaloniki to Welcome First Cruise Ship of the Year with New Luggage Transport Services

Thessaloniki will welcome the first cruise ship of 2022 on February 5 with new check-in and luggage transport services.

Cruise Activity to Greece Snaps Back in 2021

Cruise activity picked up last year with 1,957 cruise ships bringing 1.32 million passengers to Greece, according to data by the Hellenic Ports Association.

Full Greece Cruise Recovery Expected in 2025

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to recoup 2019 pre-pandemic levels in 2025, achieving a 35% improvement this year over 2021.

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.

CLIA ‘Disappointed’ After CDC Advises Against Cruise Travel Due to Covid-19

The CDC has advised travelers against cruise travel, even for those who have been vaccinated, triggering a reaction from the cruise industry.

MSC Lirica Cruise Ship to Homeport in Piraeus for Summer 2022

MSC Cruises will deploy its MSC Lirica cruise ship to the Eastern Mediterranean market for the summer 2022 and homeport in Piraeus, Greece, during the entire season.

Thessaloniki Set to Welcome Cruise Ships from March 2022

Thessaloniki will kick off its cruise season on March 6 with 60 percent of all itineraries to home port in the northern Greek city.

Celestyal Cruises to Boost its Brand Globally Through New Holding Company

Celestyal Cruises and its parent company, Louis plc, have announced a strategic investment agreement with funds managed by Searchlight Capital.

Thessaloniki Making Efforts to Become a Prime Cruise Destination

The Thessaloniki Port Authority is taking action to turn the Greek northern city into a prime cruise destination.

Celestyal Sells its ‘Experience’ Cruise Ship

Celestyal Cruises has sold its “Experience” cruise ship due to the market conditions resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Meandros Cruises Resumes Daily Sailings from Athens to Saronic Islands

Meandros Cruises has resumed operations and is offering day- and multi-day cruises from Athens to the nearby Saronic islands.

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Katakolon as New Embarkation Port in Greece

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the addition of Katakolon as its new embarkation port in Greece.

Thessaloniki Welcomes ‘Celestyal Olympia’ Cruise Ship

The northern port city of Thessaloniki recently welcomed Celestyal Cruises’ Olympia ship, which started sailings to the Greek islands and Cyprus in June.