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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.

Thessaloniki to Host 2023 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The prestigious Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will take place for the first time in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki in 2023.

Covid-19: Facilitating Meetings and Events Tourism Next on Greece’s Agenda

The Greek Tourism Ministry will propose the easing of Covid-19 protocols for business events in an effort to rekindle MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) activity.

Greek Tourism, Shipping Ministries Working Towards a Sustainable Cruise Model

The Greek ministries of tourism and shipping have agreed to coordinate actions to achieve a sustainable cruise tourism development strategy for Greece.

Greek Tourism Bill Ready for Parliament

A bill foreseeing the establishment of Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) in Greece is expected to soon be submitted to Parliament for a vote.

Celestyal Announces Return to Year-round Cruising

Celestyal Cruises will return to year-round cruising to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean as of March 14, 2022.

Minister Kikilias has Greece’s Cruise Tourism High on Priority List

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has the development of cruise tourism high on his list of priorities.

Celestyal Cruises Resumes Operations from Piraeus Port

Celestyal Cruises has resumed operations from Piraeus Port with its signature seven-night “Idyllic Aegean” itinerary on the Celestyal Crystal.

Greece Praised for Cruise Tourism Restart Initiative

Global cruise industry stakeholders have praised Greece for its initiatives to help restart cruise travel after Covid-19.

GNTO: Covid-19 an Opportunity to Move Towards Sustainable Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic could serve as a springboard to accelerate Greece’s transition to more sustainable tourism practices, GNTO President Angela Gerekou said.

Posidonia: Greece Leads the Way in Mediterranean Cruise Travel Restart

Global cruise companies are hoping to stimulate traveler interest and kick-start operations from Greece this summer.

CLIA Welcomes Greece’s Cruise Tourism Restart

More than 20 cruise lines are currently scheduled to set sail on cruises around Greece this year, with calls at 45 ports in total.

Celestyal’s New ‘Experience’ Cruise Ship is Set to Debut in March 2022

Celestyal Cruises’ new flagship, the Celestyal Experience, will set sail beginning on March 5, 2022, with the seven-night ‘Three Continents’ itinerary.

Airlines, Cruise Companies Betting on Greece this Summer

Airlines and cruise companies are looking to Greece this summer in hopes of covering ground lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

CLIA and GSTC Pave the Way for Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development in Greece

CLIA's Maria Deligianni and GSTC's Ioannis Pappas are inviting port destinations in Greece to join the effort towards a more sustainable tourism industry.

Piraeus Port Container Handling Leader in the Med

Piraeus port leads the way in container handling capacity in the Mediterranean, holding 4th spot in Europe and 26th rank globally, according to Lloyd’s List.

Cruise Activity in Greece Expected to Take Off After August 20

Cruise activity in Greece is expected to take off after August 20, according to Greek Maritime Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Cruise Development Action Plan in the Making

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said an action plan for the development of cruise tourism was being drawn up.

Cruise Tourism: Ministry Aims to Boost Greece’s Home Port Potential

Boosting Greece's home port potential to support the country's cruise tourism is one of the Greek Tourism Ministry's main priorities.

Greece Looking to Include More Fields of Study in Tourism Education

The Tourism Ministry is looking to introduce new fields of study to Greece's tourism education system, according to Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.