Wednesday, 21 September 2016

New ferry service starting 1st November ...

Say hello to the Aqua Jewel ...

Alpha ferries are transferring the Aqua Jewel, a former Nel Lines ferry from the Saronic gulf to the Sporades - Apparently 'due to increased ferry traffic in the Saronic gulf in 2017' ...

The service will operate from 1/11/2016 - 31/10/2017

The press release indicates they will improve the service from Volos to the Sporades islands. The Saronic's loss, is our gain, but at the end of the day price of ticket, and reliability, is what will make it a success or not ...

Type: Car ferry
Length: 108 mtrs
Width: 16.6 mtrs
Speed: 18.5 Knots
Passengers: 1675
Cabins: 0
Cars: 175
Year of construction: 2002


On the subject of boats ...

The Greek seafarers’ union has announced strike action for a 48 hour period from 6am on 22 September until 6am on 24 September. The strike will affect all ferry services across Greece. If you’re travelling during this period contact your ferry company or tour operator for advice.


  1. The dates you list don't make sense. From 1/11/2016 until 31/10 of maybe the following year?

  2. "will operate from 1/11/2016 - 31/10/2016" - sort of Back to the Future, exciting!

  3. Thanks to Stig, Margaret and Dennis. Suffering third world ISP problems, but it should be amended on screen now ...