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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019 Sets New Attendance Records

More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism attended the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019 in Athens.

MSC Cruises Expects 20% Growth in Greece and Cyprus for 2019

Global cruise giant MSC Cruises expects 20 percent growth in Greece and Cyprus in 2019, on the back of a 72 percent rise in 2018.

MedCruise Sees Positive Prospects for Greek Cruise Industry

The prospects for cruise industry growth in Greece and the East Med region are positive, according to the MedCruise association.

MSC Cruises’ Newest Ship Named ‘Belissima’ by ‘Godmother’ Sophia Loren

MSC Cruises’ newest state-of-the-art cruise ship has been named "Belissima" by its “godmother” and Hollywood icon Sophia Loren.

CLIA Europe Appoints Costa Group CEO as New Chairman

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe has appointed Michael Thamm, Group CEO at Costa Group and Carnival Asia, as its new chairman.

MSC Bellissima Introduces First Digital Cruise Personal Assistant: Zoe

The MSC Bellissima, the newest addition to the MSC Cruises fleet, in March 2019 will introduce the industry’s first digital cruise personal assistant, named Zoe.

Top Kinisis: Greece on Schedule of Luxury MSC Cruises for 2019

Top Kinisis Travel has announced that luxury liners MSC Musica and MSC Magnifica will be heading for the port of Piraeus in 2019, with two weekly departures for the Aegean, Dalmatian and Italian coasts.

MSC Cruises Orders Four Ultra-luxury Ships from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships of a total value of over 2 billion euros.

Cruiseway Travel Offers Holiday Packages from Piraeus with Costa Cruises

Athens-based Cruiseway Travel is offering unique cruise vacation packages from the port of Piraeus to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast and Italy’s western coast with Costa Cruises.

Greece Promotes Cruise Travel, New Destinations at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Aiming to strengthen cruise travel to Greece, Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas participated in the 12th Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon.

CEOs of Thomas Cook and MSC Cruises to Speak at WTTC’s first European Leaders Forum

Global leaders from the travel and tourism industry, such as the CEOs of Thomas Cook and MSC Cruises, will meet at the first WTTC European Leaders Forum in Lisbon, Portugal on September 11.

MSC Cruises Announces New Terminal at PortMiami

MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade county have announced the signing of an MOU for the construction of a new Cruise Terminal at PortMiami.

‘MSC Seaview’ Sets off on Maiden Voyage in Luxury and Style 

MSC Cruises recently inaugurated the latest addition to its fleet, the new flagship "MSC Seaview", during a lavish ceremony in Genoa, Italy.

Piraeus Port Welcomes the MSC Musica Cruise Ship

The summer 2018 itineraries of MSC Cruises' "Musica" and "Poesia" ships will begin in Piraeus and include calls to Greek ports including Mykonos and Santorini.

Greece Expects More Cruise Arrivals in 2018

Greece is expected to welcome an increase in passenger arrivals through cruise ship calls this year, according to leaders of the global cruise industry.

MSC Cruises Honors Sales Rep Top Kinisis

Top Kinisis Travel recently received an award from luxury cruise line MSC Cruises at an event held to honor the company's best travel agents and sales representatives all across the world.

Greece 3rd Favorite Europe Cruise Destination

Besides being one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe, cruise travel employs some 10,000 people who contribute over 188 million euros annually to the Greek economy, according to the latest report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

MSC ‘Orchestra’ Gives Piraeus Thumbs Up as Home Port for 2016

The MSC Cruises Orchestra is one more liner selecting Piraeus as its home port for 2016.

MSC ‘Musica’: When Luxury Sails Greek Waters

Luxury liner MSC Musica has set sail for Greek waters with Piraeus as its first port of call on May 7.

Greece Expects ‘Good Year’ for Cruise Industry

2015 is expected to be a good year for the cruise industry and especially for Piraeus Port, according to the president of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), Giorgos Anomeritis.
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