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Greek Ministry to Promote Religious Tourism with Cruise

The Greek Tourism Ministry is working with the Church of Greece to develop religious tourism options, as part of ongoing efforts to diversify the tourism product on offer.

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).

Thessaloniki Expecting Over 60 Cruise Ship Arrivals in 2022

Thessaloniki is expected to welcome over 60 cruise ships in 2022, the Region of Central Macedonia announced after participating in the Seatrade Cruise Global 2022 event.

Celestyal Launches 1st Cruise Out of Lavrio Homeport for 2022

Celestyal Cruises recently launched its first departure from the port of Lavrio - the third of its homeports - during a special event on board the "Celestyal Olympia".

Elivi Skiathos Promises Guests Exciting New Experiences for 2022 Season

The Elivi Skiathos resort is inviting travelers to discover the island of Skiathos through outdoor activities including hiking, cycling and diving.

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.

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.

Cruise Travel to Greece to Break All Records in 2022, Says Minister Kikilias

Cruise travel to Greece will break all records in 2022 with a 300% increase estimated for Thessaloniki alone, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

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.

CLIA – Greek Gov’t Discuss Cruise Sector Priorities for 2022

CLIA Europe executives discussed the 2022 cruise season with Greek government officials and focused on issues of safe travel, port operations and responsible tourism.

Greece Aiming for March 2022 Cruise Travel Start

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - Europe and the Greek Tourism Ministry are aiming to kickstart cruise travel to Greece in March 2022.

Hotelwize Receives Honour at Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2021

Hotelwize has been honored at the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2021 for the high-quality websites it has developed for its partners in the hospitality industry.

WTM: Half of Brits Plan Two or More Holidays in 2022, Beach Vacations Top Wish List

Half of Brits are planning to take two or more holidays in 2022, with overseas beach destinations topping their wish list.

CLIA Appoints Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Marie-Caroline Laurent as Director General for Europe.

Athens’ AITE 2021 Tourism Trade Show to Open in November

The 8th Athens International Tourism & Culture Expo (AITE) will take place November 25-27 at the Greek capital’s Zapio Mansion.