“Salamis Filoxenia” at the port of Souda

“Salamis Filoxenia” cruise ship -of Salamis Cruise Lines- arrived for the first time at the port of Souda.

The ship carries 633 passengers and 226 crew members.

It came from Spetses and its next stop is Kastelorizo.

The ship was built in 1975 by Wärtsilä Turku Shipyard as the Belorussiya class-cruiseferry Gruziya for the Black Sea Shipping Company, Soviet Union.

It was rebuilt into a cruise ship during the 1980s. In 1995 it was renamed Odessa Sky and in 1999 briefly Club 1 before renamed Van Gogh later in 1999.

In 2009 it was acquired by her current owner and renamed Salamis Filoxenia.

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