First cruise ship of the year scheduled to leave Piraeus for Aegean Islands on March 30


A total of 3,415 cruise ships arrived at 39 Greek ports in 2017, carrying 4,625,363 passengers, according to data by the Greek Ports Union (ELIME), a slight drop from the previous year.

In 2016, there were 4,307 cruise ship arrivals and 5,204,431 passengers, while the respective figures for 2015 were 4,294 cruise ships and 4,964,443 passengers.

The first cruise ship to depart this year from the main port Piraeus is “Majesty” on March 30, heading to Mykonos, Samos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini with 1,750 passengers. Greece-based owners Celestyal Cruises say the ship is fully booked.

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