First cruise line for Chi­nese pas­sen­gers to set sail

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Ce­lestyal Cruises ship car­ry­ing a group of Chi­nese pas­sen­gers will set sail from Pi­raeus on Fri­day, sig­nal­ing the open­ing of this huge mar­ket for Greek des­ti­na­tions – a tar­get shared by Athens and Beijing, and also by Pi­raeus Port and Cosco alike. To this end, the Greek For­eign Min­istry has ac­cel­er­ated vi­sais­su­ing pro­ce­dures at Greek con­sulates in China. Ce­lestyal has been work­ing on this plan for two years, and will use Pi­raeus and Lavrio for home port­ing. It will fea­ture Chi­nese crew mem­bers, Chi­nese cui­sine and Chi­nese guides for the Greek sites.

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