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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.

Piraeus Announced as Homeport for Carnival Vista in 2016

Piraeus will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Lines' largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, when it launches its Mediterranean cruises in Spring 2016.

‘TBEX at SEA’ Event to Launch in October

TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) has announced a "TBEX at SEA" event onboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship.
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Heraklion To Hold Discussions With Leading Cruise Companies At SeaTrade Miami

Heraklion, Crete, is participating for the third time in the SeaTrade Miami international cruise shipping exhibition with a series of proposals and high expectations for the coming year.
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2nd Posidonia Forum To Focus on Cruise, Yachting, Passenger Shipping

For two days, Athens will be the meeting place for discussions and debates on the cruise sector’s growth challenge for Greece, Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, organizer Posidonia Exhibitions said in regards to this year’s 2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

WTM 2012 – Heraklion Port Attracts Interest Of Royal Caribbean Cruises

“We have regained our credibility and companies are now listening to us. We are on track,” Ioannis Bras, the chairman and managing director of the Heraklion Port Authority, recently said following talks with US cruise giant Royal Caribbean at the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in...

Cabotage Lifted But Profits From Cruises Will Be Delayed

Although the number of cruise tourists from stopovers at Greek ports last year increased considerably (6,155,609 against 5,719,259 in 2010), major profits expected from the recent lifting of cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships would take a while to...

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Greece Would Draw Millions of Tourists as a Cruise Hub

Making Greece an international cruise hub for the eastern Mediterranean would bring five million tourists in a few years and tremendous financial returns were the main conclusion drawn from the forum organized by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on...

Millennium Cruise Ship Calls Into Piraeus

Last month, Celebrity Cruises' Millennium stopped into the port of Piraeus while on a cruise of the Mediterranean. This ship, inaugurated in 2000, has a capacity for 1,950 guests.

Tour Operators and Cruise Lines Cut Agency Commissions

After the success of airlines in cutting travel agency commissions, some of Europe's tour operators have jumped onto the bandwagon and taken the opportunity to cut their commission rates. Presently, analysts say the hotly-debated move of some British Tour operators to cut agent...