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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 Removes Covid-19 Protocols for 2023 Season

Celestyal Cruises will remove its Covid-19 vaccination, proof of Covid recovery and pre-departure testing requirements for all guests on sailings commencing on or after 2 March 2023.

Celestyal Appoints Inter-Connect as GSA in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Celestyal Cruises has appointed Inter-Connect as its official General Sales Agent (GSA) in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Newest Ship Named ‘Prima’ by Godmother Katy Perry

Global superstar Katy Perry christened Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship during a glamorous naming ceremony in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Celebrity Cruises Drops Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement for Passengers

Celebrity Cruises is dropping Covid-19 vaccination requirements and simplifying testing guidelines for guests sailing from the US and European ports.

Celestyal Cruises Supports Refugees of Ukraine War

Celestyal Cruises has expanded its partnership with the “Ark of the World” to support mothers and children that have fled the war in Ukraine.

Celestyal Boosts Thessaloniki’s Reputation as a Cruise Destination

Journalists from Serbia, Romania and Poland had the chance to experience Thessaloniki as a homeport destination during a fam trip held by Celestyal Cruises.

Royal Caribbean Holds Keel-laying Ceremony for ‘Utopia of the Seas’ Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean held a keel-laying ceremony in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the ‘Utopia of the Seas’, its second LNG-powered cruise ship.

Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces New ‘Prima Class’ Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is introducing its new Prima Class vessels, which feature an impressive series of firsts, not only for the brand but also for the whole cruise industry.

Celestyal Cruises Launches New ‘Shore Experiences’ Program for its Guests

Celestyal Cruises is introducing its guests to a new program of shore excursions offering them the opportunity to explore destinations further and persue personal passions such as gastronomy, art and adventure.

Cruise Industry Pledges to Take Action for Sustainable Blue Economy

Cruise industry leaders and government officials pledged during the CLIA European Summit 2022 to work together towards a sustainable blue economy.

Greece Expecting 5,000 Cruise Ship Arrivals this Year

Greece will welcome some 5,000 cruise ships in 2022, a 25% increase compared to pre-Covid 2019, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

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).

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.