The new daily ferry route of the Santorini Palace vessel, linking Heraklion, Crete, with the Cyclades islands of Santorini, Ios, Paros and Mykonos, will begin on Wednesday, June 13.
The Santorini Palace is the former Highspeed 7 vessel that Minoan Lines acquired as part of its deal with Attica Group to sell their stake in Hellenic Seaways.
In an announcement, Minoan Lines said that with the ultra luxurious Santorini Palace vessel, it aims to enhance its presence in coastal shipping and also enhance the transport of passengers and goods with its experienced staff.
The 1,160-passenger ferry operates at a service speed of 38 knots and has a capacity for 38 crew members and 100 vehicles.
“It is one of the most luxurious passenger ferry ships in Europe, in its category. It features state-of-the-art safety and navigation systems and fully refurbished hotel equipment, tailored to every detail, offering a high level of on-board service, luxury, comfort and unique travel experience,” Minoan Lines said.
The Santorini Palace offers two levels of airplane-type seats, 104 first-class seats, five modern snack bars and a shop with accessories and travel items for shopping at sea.