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The threat of overtourism

Overtourism is becoming an increasingly worrisome reality for Greece. A country that, to a large extent, depends on the tourist industry does not have the luxury of turning a blind eye and continuing down the slippery slope we are witnessing.

Explora I cruise liner makes maiden call at Piraeus port

Piraeus Port welcomed on Thursday the Explora I cruise liner on her maiden call marking the ship's debut in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The vessel is the first of a fleet of six for the luxury ocean travel brand of the MSC Group. The maritime tradition of a crest exchange to celebrate a ship's first visit to a destination took place during this maiden call.

“The 326-meter cruise ship “Norwegian Getaway” docked at the port of Thessaloniki – Videos and photos

More than 6,000 passengers on the two cruise ships that “docked” today at the port of Thessaloniki -most of them Americans and Canadians, but also Britons and other Europeans. With “ally” the good weather, most of them poured into the sunny city, opting for the four-hour city tour, with visits to the most important sights, such as the White Tower, St.

Some 50 cruise ships visit Turkish ports in three months

A total of 50 cruise ships visited Turkish ports in January-March, up from 42 in the same period of last year, according to the latest numbers from the Transportation Ministry.

The number of cruise passengers visiting the country rose from 34,112 to more than 61,000 in the first three months of 2024.

Bulgarian Cruise Ship Collides with Concrete Wall in Austria, 11 Injured

A Bulgarian cruise ship collided with a concrete wall in a sluice on the River Danube in the northern Austrian town of Aschach an der Donau, leaving eleven people injured. The incident, which occurred overnight, has sparked concern and prompted a large-scale rescue operation.

The Blue Book: Smart sustainable coastal cities and 'blue' development strategies for the marine environment and shipping

The pandemic has highlighted the need to make changes in the design of cruise ships to prevent viruses and germs from spreading and infecting thousands of people on board