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Registration Opens for Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Digital

Registration has opened for the 6th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum (PSTF) that will take place virtually on May 25.

Giorgos Koubenas Appointed President of Greece’s Cruise Ship Owners Union

Giorgos Koubenas has taken on the role of the new president of Greece’s Union of Cruise Ship Owners and Maritime Agencies (EEKFN). He succeeds Theodore Kontes.

Celestyal Getting Ready to Offer Safe Cruise Experiences from May

Celestyal Cruises is speeding up procedures for the restart of sailings on May 29, aiming to provide its guests with carefree holidays to the Greek islands.

Norwegian Cruise Line to Sail the Greek Islands in July

Norwegian Cruise Line is planning to restart operations this summer with sailings to the Caribbean and the Greek islands.

Cruise Travel Restart on Agenda of 6th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The 6th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will run as a digital event on May 25 and focus on the restart of the international cruise industry.

Greece’s Cruise Ship Owners Union Prepares for Restart

The Union of Cruise Ship Owners and Maritime Agencies (EEKFN) is taking action to prepare for the restart of the cruise season in Greece.

Celestyal Cruises to Start Sailings for 2021 on May 29

Celestyal will start its 2021 cruises on May 29, instead of late April, after Greek authorities announced plans for the reopening of tourism by May 14.

Crystal Cruises Announces New Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement

Crystal Cruises will require all customers to be fully inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their Crystal cruise.

Greek Ports See 95% Drop in Cruise Passenger Arrivals in 2020

Cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits to Greek ports dropped 95% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deep Waters for 2020 Greece Cruise Travel Due to Covid-19

Greece's cruise travel sector all but “drowned” in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic which resulted in a 94% decrease in passengers, according to the Greek Cruise Ship Owners Union.

CLIA Announces MSC Cruises’ Pierfrancesco Vago as its New Global Chairman

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as its new Global Chairman.

Celestyal Announces 2021 Cruise Season Start Date, New Terminal at Lavrion Port

Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2021 season resumption date and new dedicated terminal at Lavrion Port for its 3- and 4-night Iconic Aegean itineraries.

CLIA: Cruise Sector Heading into 2021 with Optimism

The international cruise industry appears optimistic and ready to address the challenges of the new year ahead, CLIA says in its latest report.

Greek Professionals Expect New Tourism Trends After Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to bring new trends in travel and tourism, emerging from the desire of travelers for safe and vivid experiences.

Cruise Industry to Lose Almost $20bn Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

The entire cruise industry is expected to lose almost $20 billion in revenue amid the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, a 71% plunge year-over-year.

Celestyal Cruises Launches New Global Brand Identity

Celestyal Cruises has unveiled a new global brand identity inspired by Greece and the Greek "Love of Life".

Celestyal Cruises Offers Complimentary Travel Insurance

Celestyal Cruises will provide complimentary travel insurance for new, individual bookings made through to November 30, for sailings during March-June 2021.

Amadeus Launches New Cruise Booking Solution

Amadeus has launched a cruise portal offering new content, more choice and enhanced technology to automate the booking process for travel sellers.

Covid-19 Cases on TUI Cruise Ship in Greece Create Confusion

A Covid-19 scare on board TUI’s "Mein Schiff 6" cruise ship caused alarm after 12 crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.

Cruise Companies Submit Plan for Healthy Sailing in Covid-19 Era

In efforts to ensure safe journeys at sea in the Covid-19 era, cruise companies have tabled a comprehensive plan that includes heightened health protocols for passengers and crew.