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Royal Caribbean Cruises Explores Ways to Grow in Greece’s Waters

The development of cruise tourism in Greece was explored by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Greece Expects Over 5.2 Million Cruise Passengers by End of 2019

Greece by the end of 2019 is expected to have welcomed over 5.2 million cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of some 10 percent.

Greek Ports Expecting Over 5 Million Cruise Passengers this Summer

Greek ports are expected to welcome more than 5 million cruise passengers this summer, with the ports of Piraeus, Santorini and Corfu leading the activity.

CLIA, Santorini Officials Work Together for Sustainable Cruise Travel Future

Improving the overall cruise travel experience for visitors to Santorini topped the agenda of talks between CLIA executives and island officials.

Piraeus Port Activities Drive Growth in 2018

Turnover for Piraeus Port in Greece increased by 19.2 percent in 2018 to 132.9 million euros against 111.5 million euros in 2017.

Piraeus Breaks New Record, Second Largest Container Port in the Med

Cosco broke a new record in 2018, handling a total of 4.90 million teu and making Piraeus the second largest port in the Mediterranean after Valencia.

CLIA: Social Media-worthy Experiences, Wellness Top Trends for Cruise Travel in 2019

Social media-worthy, wellness and achievement travel are set to be the top trends in cruise tourism for 2019, according to a report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

CLIA: Greece 3rd Most Popular Cruise Destination in Europe

Greece is the third most popular cruise destination in Europe with 4.09 million passenger visits in 2017, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Greece – Cyprus – Egypt Cruise Link on the Table

Linking Greece, Cyprus and Egypt via cruise tourism was on the agenda of officials from the three countries, who gathered in Cairo recently.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

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.

Trainose Announces ‘Olympian Trail’ Route for Cruise Passengers in Greece

Railway service operator Trainose will launch the "Olympian Trail" train route, a product aimed to offer cruise passengers in Greece "the trail of a lifetime experience".

Heraklio Port Welcomes New Cruise Ship Terminal

Secretary General for Ports, Port Policy and Maritime Investment Christos Lambridis recently visited Heraklio on Crete, to inaugurate the port’s new cruise terminal.

Greek Ministers Call on EU to Extend Non-Schengen Visas to Cruise Travel

Extending in 2018 a visa regime that will apply to non-Schengen visitors traveling on cruise ships topped the agenda of an inter-ministerial meeting this week.

Cruise Travel to Greece Set for Better Days in 2018

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to pick up pace in 2018 following a slow year in 2017, according to pre-booking data presented at Seatrade Europe.

Cruise Shipowners Table Urgent Issues Ahead of Next Tourism Season

Greek cruise body EEKFN is looking to include new destinations on itineraries and for Greek-owned cruise ships to return to the national register.

Cruise Ships Sailing Away from Greek Destinations

True to shipping industry insider predictions, cruise travel to Greece, dropped in the Jan.-July period and is expected to remain below par in 2018. 

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

Tourism, Shipping Ministers Lay Out Cruise Sector Plans

International cruise groups are actively demonstrating their trust in Greece, including Greek destinations on their itineraries despite the ongoing political instability in the region.
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