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Looking for a Cruise this Fall? Just Sail with the ‘Eclectic Aegean’ and Celestyal!

Celestyal Cruises returns with the 7-night “Eclectic Aegean” itinerary from October 22 until November 12, calling at Istanbul, Kavala, Thessaloniki, Volos, Santorini and Athens.

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.

Thessaloniki Cruise Ship Arrivals Rise Tenfold from 2019

The port of the Greek city of Thessaloniki is expected to close this year with a total of 60 cruise ship arrivals compared to just six calls in 2019, a tenfold increase.

CLIA Optimistic About Greece Cruise Travel in 2022 and Beyond

Greece is expected to see a significant increase in cruise ship calls from this year, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Cruise Body CLIA at Posidonia 2022 with Sustainability on its Agenda

Representatives of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) attended the Posidonia 2022 shipping event in Greece with a sustainability agenda focused on the momentum of the dynamic resumption of cruise travel.

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".

MSC Lirica Sets Sail from Piraeus for Summer 2022

MSC Cruises has based its MSC Lirica cruise ship in Greece for the summer 2022 season and for the first time its guests can embark in Piraeus.

Celestyal Cruises Ready to Kick Off 2022 Season

Celestyal Cruises is officially opening its 2022 cruise season on April 18 with the Celestyal Crystal embarking on three- and four-night itineraries.

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.

Greece to Allow Cruise Ships from Turkish Ports, Indoor Hotel Pools to Operate

The Greek committee of Covid-19 experts has given its approval for Greece to allow the arrival of cruise ships from Turkey and the operation of indoor swimming pools in hotels.

Piraeus Hosts Official Naming Ceremony of Silversea Cruises Newest Ship

The port of Piraeus in Greece hosted the christening of the Silver Moon, the newest ship in the ultra-luxury fleet of Silversea Cruises.

Infrastructure, Connectivity Key to Keeping Cruise Companies in Greece

Greece is taking steps to accelerate port infrastructure upgrades and ensure stronger air connectivity in order to handle more cruise ships and passengers in the future, according to Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

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.

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.

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line: More Itineraries to the Greek Isles in September

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the relaunch of its ‘Epic’ and ‘Getaway’ ships with itineraries to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles beginning September 5.

Greece on MSC Cruises’ East Mediterranean Itineraries for Summer 2021

MSC Cruises has included Greece on the updated East Mediterranean itineraries of three of its ships for this coming summer.

Piraeus Port Authority and Attica Region Partner to Safeguard Cruise Travel

The Piraeus Port Authority and the Region of Attica have partnered to ensure and protect the health of all visitors and employees at the port of Piraeus.