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Thessaloniki kicks off cruise season early, Celebrity a frequent caller

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Local and national stakeholders joined a tour of Celebrity Infinity in Thessaloniki on March 5
Celebrity Cruises has booked 20 calls to Thessaloniki in 2024 compared to six in 2023.

Seven of these calls, which take place February to April, involve a 28-hour stay in the Greek city. 

Yesterday, Celebrity Infinity called at Thessaloniki for the fourth time this year. The vessel and its 1,600 passengers – mostly British, American and Canadian – stayed overnight.

Ship tour

A tour of Celebrity Infinity took place on March 5 as part of an event organized by local local and national stakeholders working to promote the destination. Participants were informed about Celebrity and the service it provides. A representative for the cruise line commented on the readiness and efficiency that the Port of Thessaloniki demonstrates; discussions revolved around joint initiatives and actions aimed to promote Thessaloniki as a cruise destination, fostering the socioeconomic growth of the city and the broader region of Northern Greece.

Thessaloniki’s 2024 season

Deputy Minister of Interior for Macedonia - Thrace, Stathis Konstantinidis, said, ‘With 18 monuments inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list and over 30 museums, archeological sites and other attractions – including but not limited to, the Archaeological Site and the Polycentric Museum of Aigai, the Archaeological Site of Dion and Mount Olympus – Thessaloniki and the broader region offer, today, unique travel experiences to visitors. 

‘This year's cruise season started earlier than ever before, on February 3, and for 2024, according to the schedule, approximately 80 arrivals are expected, confirming the dynamic growth of cruise in the destination and allowing us all to share our rich heritage with visitors from all over the world.’