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Two cruise-ships dock at Souda port, Crete, due to strong winds

Two cruise-ships made an unscheduled arrival at the port of Souda, Chania on the island of Crete, due to the strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea. According to the chief of the Port Fund of the region of Chania, Dimitris Virirakis, the two cruiships, «MSC SINFONIA» and  «RHAPSODY OF …

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Santorini to impose cap on cruise ships to avoid overtourism

Picturesque Santorini with its spectacular scenery and sunsets has been struggling in the last few years with overtourism. Local authorities plan to cap the number of tourists mainly arriving via cruise ships. According to reports, Santorini will cap the number of daily arrivals at 8,000 as of begin of 2019. …

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Greece sees big dive in cruise ship arrivals in 2017

During the last season Greece saw a big dive in cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits compared to 2016. Reports blame the drop in visits on political instability and geopolitical developments in surrounding destinations of the eastern Mediterranean region. According to tourism officials, the overall climate of instability sharply reduced cruise …

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