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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.

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.

Royal Caribbean Introduces AI-equipped Photo Tool ‘SoundSeeker’

Royal Caribbean International has developed "SoundSeeker", an AI-powered tool that turns memorable photos into one-of-a-kind musical tracks based on their content.

Royal Caribbean Invests $120m in ‘Mariner Of The Seas’ to Attract Millennials

Royal Caribbean has added new restaurants, staterooms and entertainment worth $120 million on the ‘Mariner Of The Seas’, aiming to attract millennial travelers.

Royal Caribbean Unveils ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’ Private Island Experience

Royal Caribbean International has unveiled plans to turn its private island CocoCay in the Bahamas, to an exclusive destination for people of all ages.

Royal Caribbean Returns to Arabian Gulf with New Cruises for Winter 2019-20

After a two-year break, Royal Caribbean International in December 2019 will return to the Arabian Gulf to operate sailings from the port of Dubai.

Royal Caribbean Sets Sail for New Adventures with ‘Symphony of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean recently welcomed the new “Symphony of the Seas” ship and announced that its maiden 7-night Mediterranean voyage will depart on April 7 from Barcelona.

Royal Caribbean Unveils New Features of ‘Symphony of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean International is set to offer a new vacation experience and redefine family travel with the launch of its new ship "Symphony of the Seas" in 2018.

Azamara Club Cruises Expands Fleet with New Ship in 2018

Azamara Club Cruises, the subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises, is expanding its fleet with the delivery of a new ship in March 2018.

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Symphony of the Seas’ Completes Next Phase of Construction

The newest member of Royal Caribbean International's Oasis class of ships, Symphony of the Seas, is now one step closer to full completion as her April 2018 debut approaches.

New Luxurious ‘Ovation of the Seas’ Docks at Piraeus

The Ovation of the Seas, one of the largest cruise ships of Royal Caribbean International, arrived in the port of Piraeus on Sunday, May 15.

Memorial

The Greek tourism industry said goodbye last month to two of its prominent members. Anastasios Stylianopoulos and Panagiotis Zerzivilis were two leading figures that both had a vision and a passion for the sector they served.

Greek Seamen Reject Cabotage Abolition

Lifting cabotage restrictions would mean the end of Greek-flagged cruise shipping and the funeral of Greek sailors, Antonis Dalakogiorgos, head of the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO), recently told the media.

Cabotage Still An Issue For Cruise Companies

The Association of Passenger Ship Owners recently requested from the tourism ministry a solution for the upgrading of legislation to allow foreign-flag cruise ships to use Greece as a homeport.

New Cruise Concept Draws Younger Crowds

Cruises are a serious vacation alternative for younger people, said Andreas Stylianopoulos, general manager of Navigator Travel, at a recent press conference aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas.

World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Ready to Set Sail

The biggest cruise ship in the world, "Freedom of the Seas," constructed for Royal Caribbean International by Aker Finnyards Turku of Finland is complete and will sail on its first cruise on June 4.

Luxury Cruise Operator Looks to Expansion in Greece

Navigator Travel is now representing Silversea Cruises in Greece. Silversea, a luxury cruise company, has a fleet of four six-star ships (with two more under construction) that travel to ports throughout the world. The company's high quality cruises, explains Aris Zarpaneli of...