Minoan Lines’ luxurious high-speed Santorini Palace vessel as of June 1 began operating routes to the most popular Cycladic islands.
A leading ferry company in Greece and renowned for offering quality transport for more than 50 years, Minoan Lines this year is taking passengers to Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Syros and Naxos, on the state-of-the-art high-speed Santorini Palace vessel, from the ports of Piraeus and Heraklion, Crete.
The timetable of the Cyclades route can be found on the company’s website (www.minoan.gr), central agencies or port offices of Minoan Lines or from travel agents. The Santorini Palace departs from Piraeus on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am and from Heraklion on Tuesdays at 10am, Fridays, Sundays at 9am.
Also, from mid-June, the vessel sails to Tinos from both Heraklion and Piraeus on specific days. More specifically, itineraries from Heraklion to Tinos will run on June 30, July 18, August 8, September 1 and September 15. Itineraries from Piraeus will operate on July 1, July 20, August 10, September 2 and September 18.
A few words about the high-speed catamaran Santorini Palace
Santorini Palace can accommodate 1,160 passengers, 38 crew members and 100 private cars. It is one of the most luxurious passenger catamaran ferries in Europe, in its class. It has ultra-modern safety and navigation systems and fully renewed hotel equipment, attentive in every detail, offering a high level of services on board, luxury, comfort and a unique travel experience. It offers two levels of air-class seating, one level of 104 luxury VIP class seats, five snack bars and a shop with accessories and travel items for onboard shopping.
During the trip, Minoan Lines goes above and beyond to enhance the onboard experience of passengers by giving special attention to the smallest details that make the stay on board even more enjoyable.
Passengers can choose their ideal breakfast with their favorite coffee, croissants, yogurt, honey and fresh fruit or enjoy a light lunch with delicious wraps and healthy salads from the basic or vegetarian menu of Minoan Lines.
In an announcement, the company’s management said: “At Minoan Lines, the journey starts from the first moment you think about it and continues inside the high-speed catamaran Santorini Palace, whether you are travelling in comfortable economy or premium air-type seats, or choose the luxurious VIP Lounge, with ergonomic seats and large tables under an impressive glass dome that conveys the warmth and light of the sky. Comfort, luxury and quality services on board are combined with the hospitality and courtesy of the ship’s staff. Enjoy your journey to the ‘Cycladic blue’ that will color your summer with high-speed, safety and comfort!”
Minoan Lines was founded in 1972 and since 2008 is a member of the Italian Grimaldi Group, one of the largest carriers of roll-on/roll-off, container and passenger in the world. The Grimaldi Group is headquartered in Naples, Italy, with branches in more than 25 countries, 17,000 employees and over 130 ships approaching more than 140 ports worldwide.