AF MIA officially welcomed in the Adria Ferries’ fleet

By 15 December 20232023 Newsletter week 50
December 15, 2023

The Ancona-based ferry company Adria Ferries, a part of the Frittelli Maritime Group controlled by Alberto Rossi, officially welcomed AF MIA into the fleet. The 1997-built ex-CRUISE SMERALDA, recently purchased from the Grimaldi Group, is now operating on the Italy – Albania maritime route connecting the ports of Ancona and Durres.

Ferry Shipping News was the first to reveal this acquisition in September when the vessel, boasting a capacity of 1,500 passengers and 2,200 lane meters, was still in service with Finnlines, a part of the Grimaldi Group, on the Malmö – Travemünde route.

Alberto Rossi, while presenting the new ship, stated that “AF MIA was the best choice for the company because it can guarantee a perfect balance between passenger and ro-ro cargo capacity for the Italy – Albania line.”