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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to examine trends on economic impact of cruise business

The ferry terminal of the Piraeus Port, Athens (Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency, May 2017)As the international cruise business prepares for the highly anticipated Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) predicts that the sector will attract up to 33 million passengers in 2023, significantly exceeding the 29.7 million recorded in 2019, the last year before the pandemic. (more…)



Mein Schiff 6 Declared Corona Free After More Testing

False positives were a temporary setback for TUI Cruises and the Mein Schiff 6 as the German cruise operator said that previous positive COVID-19 tests were now negative. Sailing with limited capacity in Greece, the ship docked in Piraeus on Tuesday morning following 12 crew who had tested positive for COVID-19. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records 
as East Med takes centre stage in global cruise itineraries

The ferry terminal of the Piraeus Port  (Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency, May 2017)More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism framed the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, setting new attendance records for the biennial Athens Confex event that is fast becoming the bellwether for the state of the cruise and yachting sectors in the East Med and Black sea regions. (more…)



Piraeus Port luring Chinese cruise visitors

The ferry terminal of the Piraeus Port  (Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency, May 2017)Piraeus, Greece’s largest port, is interested in securing more Chinese cruise passengers while acknowledging that the potential of the Chinese market is huge, a senior Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) official said on Tuesday. (ekathimerini.com)

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Greece ‘Open’ for Cruise Tourism, Targets Infrastructure and China

As cruise traffic has dropped off dramatically in the Eastern Mediterranean, key port and government stakeholders in Greece are hoping tourism from China and public-private partnerships help their bounce-back. Cruise lines joined with ports and government officials at the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, which is taking place this week in Athens. (cruiseindustrynews.com)



Cruise operators eyeing Piraeus port upgrade

Greek port representatives and cruise operators presented ambitious and detailed plans to large and small cruise company representatives in dozens of one-to-one meetings at a global fair in Florida in the United States last week. (ekathimerini.com)

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Greek cruise sector to battle decline at Seatrade

Managers of Greek ports (including Piraeus’s Cosco) and entrepreneurs in the local cruise tourism sector are battling to contain the anticipated drop in cruise traffic this year and to correct the country’s course in 2018. (ekathimerini.com)

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Piraeus reports increase in cruise passengers

According to the 2016 statistics for the cruise sector, Piraeus port made a significant increase of over 10% (113,000 passengers) compared to 2015, while the home port traffic achieved an increase of 24%, as a result of the very good cooperation with the Carnival Corporation & plc. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Saint Nikolaos cruise pier inaugurated at Piraeus

The project was built with caissons and provides an extra cruise berth over 250 m, since it has length 284 m. and a depth of 11 m while the land area is 8,415 sqm, the authority said, adding that up to 11 cruise ships can now dock at Piraeus at the same time. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Greek Workers Protest Port Selloff

Dozens of demonstrators blocked the entrance to Greece’s privatisation agency offices in central Athens on Friday and planned more protests during the day against the sale of the country’s two biggest ports. (marinelink.com)

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Piraeus: Port strike sees cruise revenues take a dive

If port workers in Piraeus do not cease their strike action, the losses from cruise ship activity in June alone are expected to add up to 12 million euros, to say nothing of an even bigger impact if the strike goes on for the rest of the summer, according to sector professionals. (infobalkans.com)

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