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Caldera Yachting Presents 2018 Strategy at Annual Corporate Meeting

Caldera Yachting, a leading company active in the area of Santorini, presented its strategy for 2018 during its annual meeting, entitled "Welcome on Board! Santorini 2018".

Mykonos Yachting Launches Brand New Website

Mykonos Yachting has launched its brand new website, which includes additional features and updated information on its yachts and services.

Shipping Minister: Lavrio Can Grow into Yachting, Cruise, Trade Hub

Lavrio can evolve into a yachting and cruise hub once the suburban railway links the port with the Athens Airport, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said.

Thessaloniki Welcomes First Cruise Ship for 2018

Thessaloniki welcomed 82 passengers who arrived at its port aboard the Serenissima, marking the first cruise arrival to the Greek city in 2018.

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail for New Adventures with ‘Symphony of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean recently welcomed the new “Symphony of the Seas” ship and announced that its maiden 7-night Mediterranean voyage will depart on April 7 from Barcelona.

Greece Named Second Favorite Cruise Destination in the World

Greece has been honored as the second Favorite Cruise Destination in the world at the Wave Awards 2018, the premier awards of the UK cruise industry.

CLIA: German, UK, Ireland Markets Driving European Cruise Growth

German, UK and Ireland markets are driving European cruise travel growth up by 2.5 percent compared to 2016, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Quality, Year-round Tourism the Answer to Overtourism

Quality and year-round tourism could be the answer to the phenomenon of overtourism, according to Celestyal Cruises CEO Kerry Anastasiadis.

Cruise Travel to Greece Recovering Slowly Amid Challenges

Cruise travel to Greece is picking up pace albeit slowly after a major drop last year due to the geopolitical situation in Turkey, Egypt and Israel.

Investments, Greek Port Upgrades a Must for Cruise Travel Growth

Extending the tourism season, improving the tourist experience, boosting private investments and port upgrades are basic for the development of cruise travel.

Azamara Club Cruises Expands Fleet with New Ship in 2018

Azamara Club Cruises, the subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises, is expanding its fleet with the delivery of a new ship in March 2018.

Cunard to Add Fourth Ship to Fleet

Luxury cruise line Cunard has announced the addition of a new ship to its fleet, which will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth as its fourth member.

Celestyal to Hold 3-day ‘World Party’ Cruise on the Nefeli

Celestyal Cruises has announced that it will hold a three-day “World Party” cruise between July 14 and 17 aboard the Nefeli ship.

Celestyal, Thomson Cruises Extend Thomson Spirit Charter for 2018

Celestyal Cruises is continuing its partnership with Thomson Cruises of TUI Travel plc, by extending the charter of “Thomson Spirit” for the 2018 season.

Celestyal Olympia ‘Stars’ in Music Video

Celestyal Cruises recently hosted the Greek urban pop band “REC” on board the "Olympia" cruise ship to shoot the summer scenes of its new video clip.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ to Focus on Cruise Travel and Yachting

Key issues on cruise travel and yachting will be discussed during the “YES to Sea Tourism Forum” on May 24, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Europe Cruise Sector Sets Sights on Asia

Europe’s cruise sector is actively reaching out to Asian markets in efforts to maintain its strong hold as the world’s second top cruise destination.

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.

Greek Shipowners Call for the Creation of a National Cruise Committee

A national committee that will oversee matters of cruise travel was the focus of a recent meeting between the board of the Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) and government officials.

Kefalogianni Briefs Foreign Press On Tourism Priorities Under Greece’s Presidency

"Greece is a perfectly safe country for all visitors," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told foreign journalists covering EU affairs, during a press conference at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens.