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Minoan Lines: Cancellations, Amendments Due to New 48-hour Strike

Ferry company Minoan Lines’ itineraries on the Adriatic line will be amended on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 due to a second 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association (PNO).

The industrial action follows a 48-hour strike on May 16 and 17. In an announcement, the Association called for “the understanding and support of travelers” and referred to “a struggle that concerns the entire Greek society”.

More specifically, on Thursday, May 18 Minoan Lines’ sailings on the Adriatic line will be suspended.

On Friday, May 19 the company’s itineraries will be amended as follows:

Α. DEPARTURES FROM GREECE – ITALY

FRIDAY 19.05.2017, PATRA – IGOUMENITSA – ANCONA (CRUISE EUROPA)
Extraordinary departure from the port of Patra at 23:59 to the port of Ancona (via Igoumenitsa – Departure from Igoumenitsa on Saturday 20.05.2017, at 08:00).

SATURDAY 20.05.2017, PATRA -IGOUMENITSA – ANCONA (CRUISE OLYMPIA)
Departure as per standard schedule from the port of Patra at 18:00 to the port of Ancona (via Igoumenitsa).

SUNDAY 21.05.2017, IGOUMENITSA – ANCONA (CRUISE EUROPA)
Departure from the port of Igoumenitsa at 22:00 to the port of Ancona (arrival on Monday 22.05.2017 at 14.00 local time).
Due to the delay Cruise Europa will skip the call in Patra.

Β. DEPARTURES FROM ITALY – GREECE

WEDNESDAY 17.05.2017, VENICE – ANCONA – IGOUMENITSA – PATRA (CRUISE OLYMPIA)
Departure from the port of Venice at 02:30 (local time). Departure from the port of Ancona as per standard schedule at 14:00 (local time) to the port of Patra (arrival on Thursday 18.05.2017 at 13:00), via Igoumenitsa.

ANCONA – IGOUMENITSA – PATRA
The company’s sailings on the Ancona – Igoumenitsa – Patra route, on Thursday 18.05.2017 and on Friday 19.05.2017 will be suspended.

SATURDAY 20.05.2017 (SUNDAY 21.05.2017 – 02:00), ANCONA – IGOUMENITSA (CRUISE EUROPA)
Due to the delay, Cruise Europa will depart from the port of Ancona on Sunday 21.05.2017 at 02:00 to the port of Igoumenitsa (arrival on Sunday 21.05.2017 at 18:00) and will skip the call in Patra.

SUNDAY 21.05.2017, ANCONA – IGOUMENITSA – PATRAS (CRUISE OLYMPIA)
Departure as per standard schedule from the port of Ancona at 17:30, to the port of Patras via Igoumenitsa.

Sailings on the Adriatic line will be performed as per standard schedule on Monday, May 22.


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