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Santorini Tops List of Valentine’s Day ‘Most Romantic Cruise Destinations’

The popular Greek island of Santorini topped the list of the world’s most romantic cruise destinations for Valentine’s Day, compiled by Panache Cruises.

Crete: New Collaboration to Promote Heraklion’s Gastronomy to Cruise Passengers

The port of Heraklion, Crete, will host a year round exhibition space that will introduce the local gastronomy to cruise passengers, according to an agreement signed between the city’s municipal and port officials.

Cruise Lines are Confident of ‘Extraordinary’ 2023 Despite Rising Costs

The resilience of the cruise industry in 2022 and its future challenges for full recovery in 2023 were among the main topics of the International Cruise Summit in Madrid.

Greece Tops ‘World’s Most Popular Luxury Cruise Destinations’ List in October

Greece and the ports of Piraeus, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes were among the most requested luxury cruise destinations in October, according to a report by CruiseCompete.

Lesvos Takes Steps to Enter Cruise Market

The regional authority of the North Aegean has plans to rebrand Lesvos and reintroduce the Greek island as a cruise destination.

Athens to Host 1st Public Health Congress on Maritime Transport

Athens is the host destination of the inaugural “Public Health Congress 2022 on Maritime Transport and Ports: sailing to the post-COVID-19 era”.

Greece Welcomes First Ferry from Cyprus 21 Years Later

Greece welcomed the first passenger ferry from Cyprus this week, marking the beginning of a highly discussed maritime connection between the two countries.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link to Open in June After 21 Years

Nearly two decades later, Greece and Cyprus will be connected by a ferry link which is set to begin operations on June 19.

Three Bids for Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link

Three companies have submitted bids for the establishment of a passenger maritime link between Cyprus and Greece, paving the way for the next phase of the highly anticipated service.

Greece-Cyprus Ferry Link Project on Track After Bidding Opens

Bidding is now open for a ferry service that will link Greece with Cyprus possibly as of May 2021, the Cypriot Deputy Ministry of Shipping announced.

Greek Coastal Shipping Companies to Receive Extra €20m as Support

An additional 20 million euros will be given to support Greek coastal shipping companies that have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Shipping Ministry.

Greek Consumers Group Issues Guidelines for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19 Lockdown

Greece's Union for Working Consumers (EEKE) informs the public on their options in case they are forced to cancel a planned trip as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

Greece – Cyprus Ferry Link Expected to Launch by Summer 2021

A passenger ferry service between mainland Greece and Cyprus may be ready to launch by the summer of 2021, Cypriot Deputy Shipping Minister Vasilios Demetriades said.

Travel in the post-Covid-19 Era – EU Guidelines

The European Commission has issued guidelines for member states on the progressive restoration of transport services and connectivity in the post-Covid-19 period.

Minoan Lines Christens New Kydon Palace Ferry

Minoan Lines christened its new cruise ferry, Kydon Palace, at the port of Souda in Chania, Crete.

Greece Revises its Remote Island Transport Policy

The budget for remote island transport services in Greece has increased by 45 percent, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis announced.

Zante Ferries Takes Over Samothrace- Alexandroupolis Route Until October 31

Zante Ferries will operate the ferry route connecting the Greek island of Samothrace with Alexandroupolis in northern Greece, until October 31.

Greek Gov’t Examines Funding Increase for Remote Island Ferry Services

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking into ways to boost funding for remote island ferry services and ship lease, following problems on the Samothrace – Alexandroupolis route.

Seajets Returns to Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Route

Seajets’ Andros Jet catamaran on Monday, September 9, resumed services on the Samothrace - Alexandroupolis ferry route.

Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.
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