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Photographer:Dimitris Kompolitis [View profile]Title:MYKONOS PALACEAdded:May 13, 2018
Captured:May 13, 2018IMO:9220342Hits:1,929
Location:Patras, Greece
Photo Category: Ferries
After 6 years in Italy, the beautiful highspeed ferry Europa Palace (now. Mykonos Palace) is back in Patras and she will replace for some days the Cruise Europa.

13/5/2018 - North (old) Port of Patras
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Europa Palace (Until 2012 Jul)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:36,825 tons
Summer DWT:6,700 tons
Length:214 m
Beam:26 m
Draught:7.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Cagliari
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:2002
AIS Information
Last known position:
40°55’30.72” N, 9°31’14.52” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 128° (88°)
Arrival:29th May 2018
18:00:13 UTC
Last update:
3 months 20 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 May 29th, 18:00:13 UTCGrigo>itaoi
2018 April 18th, 04:00:53 UTCItolb>itliv
2018 April 17th, 16:00:01 UTCItliv>itolb
2018 April 16th, 04:00:54 UTCItolb>itliv
2018 April 16th, 04:00:44 UTCItliv>itolb
2018 April 15th, 04:00:24 UTCItolb>itliu
2018 April 13th, 16:00:03 UTCItolb>itliv
2018 April 13th, 04:00:48 UTCItliv>itolb
2018 April 12th, 16:30:36 UTCItolb>itliv
2018 April 12th, 04:30:57 UTCItliv>itolb
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Photo Comments (4)

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Dimitris Kompolitis on Jul 10, 2018 12:07 (5 months ago)
Thank you very much my friend. Sorry, for not entering to much in the Shipspotting site. Well, now as Cruise Ausonia the Superfast XII and about Mykonos Palace, rumours say that the will rename her to her first name "Europa Palace". Well, she is not coming anymore to Patra and in 16 of this month, she will start her duties from Piraeus to Chania and back. We will see...

(I would still travel with ANEK by the way hahahah)

Best regards :D
Dimitris K.
Florian 1860 on Jun 12, 2018 01:35 (6 months ago)
Hi Dimitris,

you're welcome. Thank YOU for the kind and very interesting information! Excellent news refering to the Greek flag! A new name once again? interesting. You have an idea, what could this name be?

Yes, she is a fabulous vessel, I completely agree with you. Just loved her from the very first second. For me her only "true" name is the original name "Europa Palace". Together with Olympia Palace probably the best ferry that has ever been operating on the Patras-Igoumenitsa-Ancona line. In addition, I think, that - together with her sisters - she belongs to the world's fastest conventional ferries. I remember crossings with her at over 30,5 knots. Truly amazing for a ferry of her size.

For the moment, I noticed, the vessel is serving the Brindisi route. I read, that she replaces the FLORENCIA which went to the Civitavecchia-OLbia route until SUPERFAST XII joins the Grimaldi fleet. Can you confirm this? Thank You!

PS: By chance, I was travelling with Europa Palace at its very last crossing for Minoan Lines before the charter to CIN in July 2012. Lucky me. ;-) Now, I really hope that, just after six years, I will manage to travel with her again later this year!

Greetings to always beautiful Greece
Dimitris Kompolitis on Jun 08, 2018 16:28 (6 months ago)
Dear Florian

Days ago she started the line Patras - Igoumenitsa - Ancona, in order to assist the Cruise Europa. Soon, they said that she will change again name and she will go to the Piraeus - Chania.

Sadly, she won't be in the line of Euroferry Corfu but the two Minoan Lines Cruise will they connect Venice.

Recently, she took again the greek flag and the registry port "Heraklion" (I think). Now, we are waiting more news for the line and for the Highspeed ferry.

Since, 2008 my father was working there...and it was the best ferry I have ever been..(I also cried watching her more beautiful memory I have ever collected in my life!

Thank you very much!!!
See you soon
Dimitris K.
Florian 1860 on May 13, 2018 13:10 (7 months ago)
Great to see her back!!! Good old EUROPA PALACE. I enjoyed so many crossings in the Adriatic Sea on this wonderful ferry. This combination of luxury and speed is simply amazing!

Thank you for the nice photo, Dimitris!! Brings back memories.

Do you know, when MYKONOS PALACE will start sailing? So far, she is still not visible in the booking engine.

And another question: Do you think, that she maybe will replace the EUROFERRY CORFU (which will be chartered to Corsica Linea) on the Venice-Igoumenitsa-Patras route during summer season?

Thanks in advance! Best regards
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