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Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

Celestyal Begins 3- and 4-day Aegean Cruises

Cruise operator Celestyal Cruises has launched its 3-and 4-day sailings to unique destinations in the Aegean, with its impressive Majesty vessel.

DiaNEOsis Study: More Home Ports Key to Stronger Cruise Tourism to Greece

Making Greece a home port for luxury liners and securing strategic investments are crucial to a robust cruise travel sector, according to diaNEOsis.

Celestyal Launches Special Autumn Wine & Dine Cruises… Greek Style

Under the motto “Stories of Greek Eno-gastronomy”, Celestyal Cruises announces the launch of a series of autumn voyages dedicated to fine Greek wine and food.

Celestyal Cruises to Host Gastronomy Onboard Startup Hackathon in October

As part of its ongoing social responsibility policy, leading cruise operator Celestyal Cruises will once again host the “CruiseInn” four-day startup creation hackathon offering support to young people seeking careers in shipping and tourism.

Celestyal: Cruising in Style to New Destinations

Leading cruise operator Celestyal Cruises has announced the addition of new destinations to its 2017 itinerary, to board at Dubai and set off to Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi, Doha (Qatar) and Bahrain.

Greek Cruise Sector Calls For Support Measures

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) is calling for measures that will support cruise tourism, including the creation of a National Coordination Committee for Cruise Affairs.

Celestyal Cruises Sees Smooth Sailing for 2015

The number of cruise passengers visiting the country with a Greek destination as their home port is expected to rise by 22 percent compared with 2014, Celestyal Cruises’ CEO told a press conference on Tuesday.

Greece’s Tourism, Shipping Ministries Aim to Boost Home Porting

Cruise tourism to Greece posted a 13 percent rise, with luxury liners arriving at Greek ports beyond the regular tourist season, Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said recently.
Although domestic tourism is in a continuous drop, incoming tourism to Greece seems to be looking at a recovery as the number of foreign tourists is seen to be increasing by 10 percent compared with last year.
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Coastal Shipping Problems Trouble Greek Island Hoteliers

Greek ferry connections will not be reduced this year, the secretary general of the shipping ministry, Athanasios Bousios, assured Greek hoteliers at the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels’ Board of Directors meeting held yesterday, 27 February.