Royal Caribbean to Grow in Greek Waters

   September 20, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The development of Creece's cruise shipping tourism was at a main topic of a recent meeting in Athens between representatives of RCCL-Royal Caribbean and Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

World's second-largest cruise company (global fleet 64 ships, 77,000 employees), RCCL-Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd is expected to bring a total of 662,176 passengers to Greece by the end of 2019. According to statistics, in 2020 the number of RCCL passengers to Greece will increase by 19,77% - up to 825,348.

Company’s representatives highlighted the interest of RCCL to add more visits to mainland Greece ports as well as the Greek islands that have a cultural interest.

Port of Piraeus (Athens, Greece)

Aiming to economically support the country's cruise port communities, both sides discussed the possibility of Greek enterprises participating in the supply chain of the RCCL ships. It was also noted that with the opening of new destinations in Greece, a number of “unknown” areas will be strengthened by next year through cruise tourism.