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Starting from the 23rd of September 2021 the brand new Grimaldi Lines Civitavecchia - Arbatax - Cagliari line will be active.

The connection is carried out by the modern ro pax ferry "Catania" which connects Civitavecchia to Arbatax 2 times a week and Civitavecchia to Cagliari 3 times a week.

For timetables and fares visit the online booking system or contact the ferry booking centre at +39 071 201708.

 
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Wednesday, 30 June 2021 08:08

Covid-19 test service at the port of Ancona

In order to ensure the safety of all passengers departing from the port of Ancona, starting from Saturday, July 3rd, till Monday 6th of September 2021 - will be activated a medical facility for the performance of rapid antigenic and molecular test COVID-19.

For this purpose, a dedicated area will be set up on the second floor of the Ancona Ferry Terminal in Via Einaudi.

This service will give passengers the opportunity to perform the COVID-19 test in a short time given the need of passengers to have feedback in the short term.

In any case, the service will be available by reservation, which can already be booked by visiting the link: https://polodiagnostico.it/tampone-faringeo

For more information on the procedures necessary to travel by ferry from Italy please visit the embarkation procedures section.

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The early booking offer has been extended until 31 May 2021. If you purchase a ticket by this date, you will receive a 15% discount, which can be accumulated with the other offers on the Italy - Greece connections: Ancona IgoumenitsaAncona - PatrasAncona - Corfu.

Moreover, no penalty will be applied to newly issued tickets cancelled within 30/06/2021.

Customers who want to book with more peace of mind can subscribe to a travel cancellation insurance at a cost of € 10 per person, which can be selected independently on the online booking system or by requesting it by phone from our booking centre calling +39 071 201708.

To calculate your own quote, please access the online booking system.

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Friday, 16 April 2021 14:33

New ferry line Piraeus - Cyclades - Heraklion

Starting from the 12nd of June 2021, Minoan Lines will launch the new fast ferry connection Piraeus - Cyclades Islands - Heraklion operated with the ultra-modern HSF Santorini Palace catamaran.

This new ferry line will allow to reach in full speed and comfort the main islands of the Cyclades archipelago, undisputed destinations of European tourism in Greece.
The Cyclades line can be offered in combination with ferries to Greece from Italy, but it is also very convenient for passengers who fly to Greece from Athens and Heraklion airports and want to travel quickly to their favourite island.

The itinerary includes 3 weekly departures from Piraeus (Monday, Thursday and Saturday) and 3 from Heraklion (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday) to Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini. On Saturday departures from Piraeus and Sunday departures from Heraklion, the island of Tinos will also be visited.

Various discounts are available, the most important of which are as follows:
- 20% discount on the return trip booked at the same time as the outward journey
- Children up to 5 years of age free of charge
- 50% discount for children from 5 to 16 years old
- 20% discount for senior passengers over 60
- 30% discount for those who book a ticket to the Cyclades in conjunction with a Grimaldi Lines or Minoan Lines ticket on the Italy - Greece lines (from/to Ancona and Brindisi).

For detailed information on timetables visit the dedicated page.

We remind you that Grimaldi Minoan Lines tickets on the Ancona - Greece routes can be booked through the online booking system or by contacting the ferry booking centre at the number +39 071 201708 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:58

Early booking offer extended until 30 april 2021

The early booking offer has been extended until 30 April 2021.

Moreover, no penalty will be applied to newly issued tickets cancelled within 31/05/2021.

We remind you that the early booking offers a 20% reduction on Grimaldi Minoan Lines ferries on the Italy - Greece connections: Ancona Igoumenitsa, Ancona - Patras, Ancona - Corfu.

Customers who want to book with more peace of mind can subscribe to a travel cancellation insurance at a cost of € 10 per person, which can be selected independently on the online booking system or by requesting it by phone from our booking centre.

To calculate your own quote, please access the online booking system.

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Friday, 05 February 2021 16:40

Ferry departures from Ancona to Greece doubled

Starting from March 1st, after a short transition period, the new timetable of Grimaldi Minoan Lines connections from Ancona to Greece will come into force, offering all year round daily departures to Igoumenitsa and 6 times a week to Patras for a total of 13 weekly departures!

To cover the new operations, 4 vessels will be used to replace - after more than 10 years of service - the Cruise Europa and the Cruise Olympia transferred to the Tyrrhenian Sea on the Livorno-Olbia line. This operation will allow a considerable increase in cargo both in terms of trucks and passengers carried.

The 2 ships Corfu and Florencia will be dedicated to the Ancona - Igoumenitsa line, leaving every day in the evening and arriving in Greece in the afternoon. Moreover, from 14/06 to 12/09 there will be 2 weekly calls to and from the port of Corfu.

The two cruise ferries Europa Palace (ex Cruise Olbia) and Zeus Palace (which will take over from Cruise Bonaria at the end of March) will instead connect - without intermediate stops - the ports of Ancona and Patras with departures in the afternoon.

We would like to remind you that Grimaldi Minoan Lines tickets on the Ancona - Greece line can be booked through the online booking system or by contacting the booking center at +39 071 201708.

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Grimaldi Lines increases the ferry line to Sardinia Livorno - Olbia with the addition of the two flagships Cruise Europa and Cruise Sardegna.
The two "cruise" class sister ships were built in 2009 and 2010 respectively, have a length of 225 meters and can accommodate up to 3000 passengers, of which over 1200 in cabins. The services offered on board are similar to those of the most modern cruise ships.

Tickets on the Livorno - Olbia Grimaldi Lines line can be booked through the online booking system or by contacting the Grimaldi Lines Minoan Lines booking centre on +39 071 201708.

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Friday, 22 January 2021 16:28

Early booking extended until 31 march 2021

The early booking discount has been extended until 31/03/2021.

In addition, there's an important news: no penalty will be applied to newly issued tickets cancelled by 30/04/2021. This means you can book your summer holiday by ship with no worries! For more protection you can also subscribe our cancellation insurance at the cost of €10 per person.

The discount offers a 20% reduction to those who book in advance and is valid on Grimaldi Minoan Lines ferries on the routes to Greece: Ancona - Igoumenitsa, Ancona - Patras, Ancona - Corfu.

Calculate a quotation now by accessing the online booking system.

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Saturday, 09 January 2021 11:12

New ferry line Palermo Cagliari Grimaldi Lines

Grimaldi Lines opens the new ferry line connecting the two main Italian islands Sicily with Sardinia from the port of Palermo to the port of Cagliari with a weekly departure operated by the ship Venezia.

For detailed information you can visit the specific page of the Palermo - Cagliari line, or calculate a quote on the online booking system.

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Thursday, 03 December 2020 10:23

Grimaldi Minoan Lines ferries 2021 open for sale

Grimaldi Minoan Lines opens the ferry sales for the whole 2021 on the routes to Greece: Ancona - Igoumenitsa, Ancona - Patras, Ancona - Corfu.

For those booking before 28/02/2021 there is as usual an early booking discount of 20% cumulative with the other reductions.

Grimaldi Minoan Lines apre le vendite dei traghetti per tutto il 2021 sulle linee per la Grecia: Ancona - Igoumenitsa, Ancona - Patrasso, Ancona - Corfù.   Per chi prenota entro il 28/02/2021 è previsto come di consueto uno sconto early booking del 20% cumulativo con le altre riduzioni.

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