Minoan Lines has recently become member of Grimaldi Lines. As a result, the itineraries covered have increased, especially concerning the Adriatic routes (from Greece to Italy and vice versa). The company’s vessels could be easily compared with a luxurious cruise ship, as the passengers on board get to enjoy a variety of facilities (Wi Fi, swimming pools, bars, restaurants, discos, spa, gyms, shops, casinos, room service). Make sure you book on euroferries.com cheap ferry tickets from Piraeus to Heraklion (Crete), or from Ancona, Trieste and Ravenna (Italy) to Patras and Igoumenitsa (western Greece).
The company schedules every day departures from Piraeus to Crete all-year-round. From July to September the itineraries to Heraklion are doubled, so all passengers wishing to be acquainted with the archaeological myths of Crete may travel either at 11:00 pm or at 21:00 am from Piraeus port with “Knossos Palace” and “Festos Palace” respectively.
Minoan Lines offers on international routes: Discounted (youth) fares up to 20% apply to students and passengers in general up to 26 years old plus their car or motorbike. Also, senior fares are available to those who are over 60 years old and travelling with their vehicle. You may benefit from this offer by booking online your discounted ticket, but bear in mind that you will be asked before boarding to present your id card or your student pass respectively.
Minoan Lines offers on all routes: Passengers up to 4 years old are considered to be infants, so they travel for free. Nevertheless, a valid ticket has to be issued under their name, and they cannot travel unaccompanied. The same rule applies to passengers up to 16 years old who are entitled to 50% discount on all fares (except deluxe cabins). Special offers are available to families (i.e. book a 4 bedded cabin and pay for three passengers or get a 20% discount on all cabin tickets).