Soon More Freight Capacity on Piraeus – Heraklion

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After 20 years of service KNOSSOS PALACE withdrew from the Heraklion line. She will serve on the Civitavecchia – Olbia line under a new name and sporting the Grimaldi Lines livery.

CRUISE BONARIA (ex- EUROPA PALACE), on the other hand will be renamed KNOSSOS PALACE and introduced on the Piraeus-Heraklion line. She has more freight capacity, but a little less cabins.

KNOSSOS PALACE Was Transferred To Grimaldi Euromed S.P.A.

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During last month, Minoan Lines’ KNOSSOS PALACE was eventually transferred to Grimaldi Euromed s.p.a for EUR 74 million. The large cruise ferry was mutually exchanged with her close sister CRUISE BONARIA, which currently plies on the Livorno-Olbia line.

KNOSSOS PALACE will be renamed and launched in Italy while CRUISE BONARIA (ex- Olympia Palace) will be introduced on the Piraeus-Heraklion line under Minoan Lines’ livery as the new KNOSSOS PALACE. She will operate on this route together with her sister FESTOS PALACE (ex-Europa Palace/Mykonos Palace).