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Has the Kydon Palace broken down? She seems to have been in Souda Port for a few days now.

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Kydon Palace has been in Souda Port since Friday night because of her naming ceremony, which took place yesterday. Tonight she returns to her itineraries.

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I see the Ionis is on a different route now, which ship/ company is going to take over the Piraeus- Kithira- Antikithira- Kissamos service? 

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What is the EL. Venizelos up to? On my ship tracker it says she is on her way from Cesme Turkey to Cadiz Spain.

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She has been chartered to a firm in cadiz to accommodate construction workers.The workers boarded at cesme

Edited by Shippihs

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Has the ''Elyros' broken down ? She has not moved for a few days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She's laid up due to low traffic(covid-19) ,awaiting charter or alternative usage

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Hi shipfriends,

just a general question: Anybody knows, is there a way to travel on RoRo vessels like Talos, Nearchos, Kapetan Christos or Pelagitis (when you don't have a truck 😉)? I really love this kind of smaller classic RoRo ferries, would defintely be a special and authentic way to cross the Greek islands! Many thanks in advance!

Edited by Solomoslove

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Well, each one of them has an official accomodation allocation for 12 lorry drivers. They do not take foot passengers, unfortunately, and they don't sell tickets via the booking software. Now if you find yourself in the area, best thing you can do is go talk to them directly, you never know.

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What has happened to Express Pegasus? I see Aqua blue is now on her route.

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Because it's a route with government funding, the aqua blue is assigned to this line at time.What will happen to Express pegasus remains unknown 

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Hello, does anyone might have heard an update if Superrunner will operate this summer? I have a reservation for 2nd of August from Heraklio to Naxos (according to their booking system now all schedules are canceled) but Golden Star Ferries do not want to refund my money.

I've sent them two Emails (no reply) and also called them by phone but they told me to wait, which is no option for me due to limited connections (only Seajet).

Kind regards,
Dominik

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From what is already known, Superrunner is not gonna operate this season. So you better book your ticket with Minoan Lines and Santorini Palace which does the same route. You should also call them again for a refund or else ask them to transfer your tickets to the company who will actually do the route.

Edited by proud_ionian
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Santorini Palace usually operates from Heraklion to Santorini Paros and Mykonos.She doesn’t call the port of Naxos.However this year the vessel will probably operate only the Heraklion to Santorini sector due to low passenger demand.On the other hand Seajets will probably operate only the routes from Piraeus port.It depends on the passenger demand and the tourists coming to Greece or not.Right now,no one knows which vessel is gonna end up travelling.With seajets you can actually reserve a booking but they’ll most propably cancel their itineraries and you are going to end up with a voucher or money refund.

Edited by Champion Jet_2

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The European Commission launched infringement proceedings by sending letters of formal notice to Greece and Italy for being in violation of EU rules protecting rights of passengers.

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Both Greece and Italy have taken measures that do not comply with EU rules on air passenger rights (Regulation (EC) No 261/2004) and on waterborne travel (Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010). Furthermore, Italy has taken measures that do not comply with EU rules on bus and coach travel (Regulation (EU) No 181/2011) and rail passenger rights (Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many companies in the transport sector have been faced with unsustainable cash flows and revenue situations. Throughout this crisis, the Commission has consistently made clear that passenger rights remain valid in the current unprecedented context and national measures to support the industry must not lower them. While the European Commission is also assessing the situation in other Member States by requesting further information on the application of the rules, Greece and Italy have adopted legislation allowing carriers to offer vouchers as the only form of reimbursement. Under the EU passenger rights Regulations, however, passengers have the right to choose between reimbursement in money and other forms of refund, such as a voucher. If they are offered vouchers, the passengers have to agree to this solution. Greece and Italy now have two months to reply to the arguments raised by the Commission, otherwise the Commission may decide to send a reasoned opinion.

Ferry Companies, have government backing on this

Edited by proud_ionian

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So, this means the European Commission doesn't care if ferry companies will go bankrupt due to a cashflow problem caused by a pandemic. Some would think an exception should be possible for this. 

Edited by Nicksy58

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I see Express Pegasus was out on sea trials the other day does this mean the owners has found a route for her?

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On 7/30/2020 at 5:56 PM, Nick the Greek said:

Affirmative, she will be sailing between Siteia, Kasos, Karpathos and Rhodes.

 

Thank you Nick, that is more or less Prevelis route!!

Edited by Nick the Greek

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On 7/31/2020 at 5:44 PM, TomJ said:

 

Thank you Nick, that is more or less Prevelis route!!

The Express Pegasus will go 3 times a week in both directions. Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11AM from Siteia to Rhodos and on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday at 11AM from Rhodos to Siteia. Which I think is a nice addition to the Prevelis.

The timetable of the Express Pegasus however is for the moment only from 5 August till 27 September.

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