Tourism has always been a huge comparative advantage for our country, which translates into a significant percentage of our national GDP. Following the two difficult years of the pandemic, this coming year, all indicators show that they are approaching, or in many cases exceeding, the levels of 2019. At the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, with coordinated and targeted interventions, we have modernized the institutional framework for sea tourism, based on the demands of the present time, and created the right conditions for its further development. It is worth mentioning that Greece was the first European country, in cooperation with the relevant Ministries and stakeholders, to establish specific health regulations, resulting in the fastest possible restart of the cruise industry after the recession of the health crisis. Shortly before the completion of 2022, the recovery of sea tourism and cruise tourism and their enhanced contribution to the national economy is undeniable. In the cruise industry, by October 2022, arrivals had exceeded 3,800 and passengers served reached 3,600,000. These numbers are close to 2019, when health protocols were not in place. In terms of occupancy, for mega cruise ships it is at 50%-60%, while for smaller ships it reaches 85% on average, while in destinations such as Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Santorini and Katakolo, arrivals have doubled compared to 2021. An even more optimistic message is the ongoing interest in the cruise industry for 2023, a year that looks like it could become a record year for tourism. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy supports the national effort in the tourism sector as well, always aiming for development at local, regional and national level.