e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας

e-Journal of Science & Technology, (e-JST)


The cruise, as a tourist service: a sociological approach


Μoira Poluxeni, Dimitrios Milonopoulos

Department of Tourism Management, TEI of Pireus





Since antiquity, cruise has been a well-known way of recreation and a constituted privilege of prosperous social classes. In the course of time, its sociological and space-time characteristics have changed. In our days the cruise has become a considerable branch of marine tourism that attracts a lot of passengers of not only high but also medium economic level.