At a premier award ceremony that was held at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel on December 2nd, 2016, MINOAN LINES, a proud member of the Grimaldi Group, was accorded, for a second time, the prestigious award “PASSENGER LINE OF THE YEAR” by the esteemed international shipping journal “LLOYD’S LIST”.


This exceptional distinction is of great significance and represents a great honor for our company given the respected reputation and high profile of the said institution and the high competition in the respective sector. 


On behalf of MINOAN LINES Board of Directors, the award was received by the company's Managing Director, Mr. Antonis Maniadakis.


Commenting on this honorable distinction, Mr. Antonis Maniadakis stated: “It is truly a great honor, an exceptional distinction and another great achievement for our company. We would like to thank: I) Our main shareholders/owners, Grimaldi Group, for their on-going support, confidence and trust in Minoan Lines, II) Our cargo associates and sales partners in Greece and in Europe for their cooperation and commitment to promoting our corporate brand name worldwide during all those years and our loyal passengers for their preference in travelling on board Minoan Lines’ cruise ferries. Finally, my heartfelt thanks to our personnel at sea and on land for their professionalism and effectiveness.”


The ceremony was attended by members of the Board of Directors, executives and partners of MINOAN LINES.



Press Office

Heraklion, December 5, 2016