MINOAN LINES would like to inform all passengers that, due to the announced 48-hour strike by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association (PNO), as of Tuesday 16.05.2017 (00:01) to Wednesday 17.05.2017 (24:00), our company’s sailings on the Domestic and the Adriatic Lines will be amended as follows:
MINOAN LINES’ sailings on Tuesday 16.05.2017, on Heraklion – Piraeus Line will be cancelled. Furthermore, on Wednesday 17.05.2017 the vessels H/S/F Knossos Palace & H/S/F Festos Palace will depart from the ports of Heraklion and Piraeus, as follows:
WEDNESDAY 17.05.2017 - DEPARTURE FROM HERAKLION & PIRAEUS
- HERAKLION – PIRAEUS , H/S/F FESTOS PALACE
Departure from the port of Heraklion to the port of Piraeus when departure is permitted.
- PIRAEUS – HERAKLION, H/S/F KNOSSOS PALACE
Departure from the port Piraeus to the port of Heraklion when departure is permitted.
On the Adriatic Line, due to the strike, the itineraries will be amended as follows:
Α. DEPARTURES FROM GREECE – ITALY
MINOAN LINES’ sailings on Tuesday 16.05.2017 on Patras – Igoumenitsa - Ancona Line will be suspended.
PATRAS – IGOUMENITSA - ANCONA (CRUISE EUROPA)
Extraordinary Departure from the port of Patras at 23:59 (at the end of the strike) to the port of Ancona (via Igoumenitsa – Departure from Igoumenitsa on Thursday 18.05.2017, at 06:00).
IGOUMENITSA - ANCONA (CRUISE EUROPA)
Departure from the port of Igoumenitsa at 23:00 to the port of Ancona. Due to the delay Cruise Europa will skip the call in Patras.
Β. DEPARTURES FROM ITALY - GREECE
MINOAN LINES’ sailings on Venice - Ancona – Igoumenitsa - Patras Line will be performed according to the following schedule:
VENICE - ANCONA – IGOUMENITSA - PATRAS (CRUISE OLYMPIA)
Cruise Olympia will sail from Venice at 01:00 (local time, from Ancona at 14:00 (local time) as originally scheduled bound to Patras via Igoumenitsa.
ANCONA – IGOUMENITSA - PATRAS (CRUISE EUROPA)
Cruise Europafrom AnconaDue to the delay Cruise Europa will skip the call in Patras.
Furthermore, please kindly note that sailings on the Adriatic route will be performed as per standard schedule on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
For further information regarding MINOAN LINES’ scheduled departures from the ports of Iraklion, Piraeus, Patras, Igoumenitsa, Ancona and Venice respectively, all passengers are kindly advised to contact their travel agent, MINOAN LINES General or Premium Sales Agents, at the PanHellenic telephone numbers 801-11-75000 (landline) & 18175 (cell phone and landline), the port authorities of their departure or MINOAN LINES’ port agencies (Heraklion: +30 2810 399899, +30 2810229602, Piraeus: +30 210 4145744, Athens: +30 210 3376910, Patras: +30 2610 426000, Igoumenitsa: +30 26650 24404, Ancona: +39 071 201708, Venice +39 041-5470411) prior to their trip.
MINOAN LINES’ Press Office
Heraklion, May 10, 2017