Cyprus-flagged ferryboat “Daleela” docked the port of Piraeus on Monday, signalling the relaunch of a maritime connection between Greece and Cyprus after 22 years.
“Daleela”, of Scandro Holding Ltd, sailed on Sunday from Limassol carrying 155 passengers, 38 cars and 7 motorcycles.
The docking in Piraeus was celebrated with the presence of officials from the ministries of Shipping and Tourism.
The Greece-Cyprus ferry connection is subsidized with 5,475 million euros per year, with a three-year contract and with a possible extension for another three years.
In summer 2022, “Daleela” will operate a total of 22 round trips, as the line is seasonal.
There will be four return journeys in June, eight in July, seven in August and three in September. The last itinerary of the ship for this year will be on September 16.
The Daleela was built in 1991, with a capacity of 24,112 gross tonnages and a current draft of 8.5 meters. Its total length is 185.5 meters and its width is 26.8 meters.
It has a capacity of 400 passengers, while it has 38 first class cabins for 110 passengers and another 68 second class cabins for 180 passengers. It also has 110 airline seats.
The route that the ship will operate will last about 30 hours, while the company has taken care to provide important catering and leisure services.