We are very pleased to present, the final list of Greek cruise ports, in which we have recorded the arrivals of cruise ships and cruise passengers for 2017.
The source of the data is the members of ELIME (Port Organizations SA and the local Municipal Port Authorities of the Country). We take the opportunity to warmly thank the executives of all these agencies for our assistance in collecting the data, so that we can inform you responsibly, like every year.
The picture of the 2017 data confirms the forecasts of cruise ship executives for both cruise ship cruises and cruise passengers' visits to Greek destinations. Thus, for the year just ended, there was a drop of approximately 20.5% in cruise ship arrivals (from 4,307 in 2016 to 3,415 in 2017) and a drop of about 11% in cruise passenger visits (from 5,204,231 in 2016 to 4,625,363 in 2017), which influenced by the instability in ports and countries in Eastern Mediterranean region (Middle East region).
We wish a better, more creative and dynamic year for the cruise sector in 2018.