Saturday, 5 December 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

"SUPERFAST XI" arriving Ancona

"SUPERFAST XI" was built in Germany by HDL in 2002, she is operated by SUPERFAST FERRIES and been in service since her introduction on the Patras-Igoumenitsa in Greece to Ancona in Italy, she is a striking cruise ferry with a beautiful livery, the ship is 30.902 G.T. with capacity for 653 cars and 1427 passengers, her powerful Wartsila-Sulzer engines can propel the ship to a top speed of 31 knots. Photos taken at Ancona 15.11.2015

ZADAR at Ancona

ZADAR is a small ferry with 9.487 G.T. owned and operated by Croatian state-owned company JADROLINIJA, she is a beautiful ship linking Split with Ancona. ZADAR was built in 1993 and started service with her current owners in 2004. Photos at Ancona, 13.11.2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015


Cruise Ferry "CRUISE EUROPA" arriving Ancona 14.11.2015. The ship together with her sister "CRUISE OLYMPIA" are operated by the 1972 founded Greek Ferry company "MINOAN LINES", one of the leading Ferry companies in Greece. These mega cruise ferries are on charter from GRIMALDI, parent company since 2008. CRUISE EUROPA was built in 2009 and OLYMPIA in 2010, at 54.000 GT they are the largest cruise ferries operating in the Adriatic Sea, they have two more sister ships the CRUISE ROMA and CRUISE BARCELONA, both operated by GRIMALDI on the Civitavecchia to Barcelona route. These quartet of ships can carry 2850 passengers and get to speeds of up to 28.5 knots. Photos 14.11.2015

Cruise Ferry "HELLENIC SPIRIT" arriving Ancona

"HELLENIC SPIRIT" and her sister ship "OLYMPIC CHAMPION", were the first new buildings for ANEK LINES, they are operated on the Greece to Italy service, both have a top speed of 30 knots, capacity for 1850 passengers and 670 vehicles. OLYMPIC was the first to be introduced in 2000, the "HELLENIC SPIRIT", seen above entering Ancona, one year later. Photos 14.11.2015