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Fewer cruise ships to visit Greek ports next year

TAGS: Tourism

The Greek cruise market is bracing for a serious contraction next year, according to figures on cruise ship calls scheduled for Greek ports in 2017.

Kyriakos Anastasiadis, head of the European arm of the Cruise Lines International Association and chief executive officer at Celestyal Cruises, estimated that there will be 30 percent fewer stops by cruise liners at Greek ports in 2017 compared to this year.

The geopolitical uncertainty in the broader region has resulted in passengers, mainly from North America, choosing other routes for their cruise holiday next year, but this will likely change should conditions in the Mediterranean improve.

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