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Usual Offers & Discounts

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01. "Early Booking" Offer

This is a common offer announced by the ferry companies early on in order to boost their sales during the winter period. Schedules and prices are usually announced around November for the coming year (mostly concerns the Italy-Greece routes).

For those of you finalizing your reservation before the end of February, you may be entitled to an additional discount ranging between 15%-30% depending on the ferry company.

Please note that reservations confirmed with the Early Booking Discount cannot be cancelled. They can be moved to other travel dates or made open for travel by the end of the year. In both cases though, you are required to pay the price difference towards the normal catalogue price (ie to the price your booking would cost without the Early Booking offer).

02. "Camping on Board" Service

The Camping on Board Service concerns passengers travelling with their camper or caravan between Italy – Greece. These vehicles can be parked on the ferry’s open deck and passengers can stay in their vehicles during the trip.

The cost of this service includes a deck ticket per person plus the cost of their vehicle/s. Power outlets (220Volt) are provided for the camping vehicles and passengers have access to common WC/Shower facilities on board.

Pets are generally allowed on the open deck, as long as they do not pose a problem for the other passengers using the service.

Camping on Board is permitted between 1st April and 31st October.

03. "Camping all Inclusive" Offer

Instead of the Camping on Board Service, Minoan Lines offers the the "Camping all Inclusive" Οffer for passengers travelling with their camper or caravan between Italy-Greece. This offer includes an inside cabin (AB4, AB3, AB2) for the price of a deck ticket per passenger plus the cost of their vehicle/s.

Camping vehicles are parked in the closed garage with access to electricity (220Volt) but owners do not have access during the trip.

An additional 30% discount is offered for Camping all Inclusive passengers for all restaurants and bars on board.

If you are travelling with your pet, a limited number of pet cabins are included in the offer. These are also inside cabins (AB4, AB3, AB2) where pets are allowed. In this case a small surcharge applies per route.

04. Offers for Automobile Club Members

If you are a member of an automobile club, you are probably eligible for a discount. To see which automobile clubs participate in each offer and what discount each ferry company offers, please click on the following links :

05. Age Discounts

A passenger’s age influences the cost of the ticket. A discount is usually offered to seniors, youths, children and infants. The age limits per passenger type vary from company to company and also from route to route (not the same for international and domestic routes).

06. Student Discounts

You are requested to show your student ID at the check-in desk on the day of departure.

On international routes, a discount is offered to all students of all Universities included ISIC card holders.

On domestic routes, a discount is offered to students of all Greek Universities (AEi/TEI), the Greek Open University, Greek Technical Colleges and in some cases ISIC card holders.

07. Offers for Families and Friends

If you are travelling in a group of 3 or more, you are possibly entitled to a "family" discount. They are called "family offers" but extend to groups of friends as long as they all book the same accommodation category under the same reservation code

Family offers apply mainly to 3- and 4-bed cabins (Α3, ΑΒ3, Α4, ΑΒ4 etc) for passengers travelling with or without a vehicle.

In some cases (mostly on international routes) a discount is also offers for 4+ passengers travelling deck or in aircraft type seats plus a vehicle. Please note that these offers vary from ferry company to ferry company and possibly from route to route.

08. Return Trip Discount

On all international routes as well as most domestic routes, a return trip discount is offered. If you book your return trip at the same time as your outbound trip you are entitled to a discount (usually between 20%-30%) on the return trip tickets (not the entire reservation).

If you book your outbound tickets and return later to book your return separately, you are not entitled to the return trip discount. Both legs must be booked at the same time under the same reservation code. If you do not know the date of your return, you can still take advantage of the discount by booking an open return ticket.

Please note that open return tickets are issued with Low Season prices. If you eventually choose to return in a more expensive season, a difference in price will occur.

09. Members of Ferry Company Loyalty & Bonus Programmes

If you are a member of a ferry company’s Loyalty / Bonus Club and are entitled to a discount or enjoy certain privileges when using your card, you do not miss out when making your reservation with us!

When booking from our online system, simply insert your membership card number is the respective field and your member privileges are secured.

Please note that your membership card must be inserted before the booking is complete

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Announcements

Having analyzed the changes and recent developments for 2018 in Greek shipping, Greekferries Club would like to inform its respectable Members and Clients about the following:

Events:

The Company Minoan Lines S.A. announces that today, 26/10/2017, a framework agreement with ATTICA Holdings S.A. was executed in principle, in order to proceed with the transfer of all the shares it currently holds at the company HELLENIC SEAWAYS S.A. (HSW) as well as to the sale of 2 vessels.

More specifically, this framework agreement includes the following individual and interrelated (en bloc) transactions:

  • The sale from Minoan Lines SA to ATTICA Holdings SA of 37,667,504 shares of HELLENIC SEAWAYS S.A.
  • The purchase by a company owned by the Grimaldi Group, the main shareholder of Minoan Lines SA, of the vessel "SUPERFAST XII" that is owned by ATTICA FERRIES MARITIME COMPANY.
  • The purchase by Minoan Lines SA of the vessel “HIGHSPEED 7”, that is owned by HELLENIC SEAWAYS S.A.

The implementation of the agreement is, inter alia, conditional on the approval of the Hellenic Competition Commission and on securing the necessary corporate and other approvals. The aforementioned transactions will be completed upon the acquisition of control of HSW by ATTICA Holdings S.A., for which the latter has submitted a notice to the Hellenic Competition Commission on the grounds of another transaction, which is currently being examined.

Developments:

If and once the Hellenic Competition Commission has approved the agreement (to be decided in February 2018) for the sale of the maritime company HSW and the two vessels Superfast XII and Highspeed 7, major changes are to be expected in relation to schedules and sailings for certain Aegean routes and perhaps some international sailings also.

First of all, the vessel Superfast XII which currently serves the route Piraeus-Rhodes will have to be replaced by another HSW vessel. At the same time Highspeed 7 having passed over to Minoan Lines, will also be missing from the HSW fleet. Another significant development is that the currently competitive ferries of Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways operating the routes Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Santorini and Piraeus-Chios-Mytilene, will no longer be competitive as both will belong to Attica Holdings S.A

Today:

The ferry companies in the current state, have started ticket sales, reservations and early booking offers for 2018. The worst scenario for passengers that purchase their tickets now in order to take advantage of the early booking discounts, would be for them to receive a notification later on that their vessel would depart 1-2 hours earlier or later, or that they would be travelling with a different ferry boat of the same company.

We are prepared:

Our company Greekferries Club with 306.000 Members and Clients has taken all necessary measures and is ready to deal with this new situation. All our Members and Clients that booking through our websites www.greekferries.gr www.ferries-booking.com will be informed FREE OF CHARGE and AUTOMATICALLY via SMS and Email regarding any changes affecting their trip. We have developed and implemented a specific software in our booking system for this purpose.

Always at your service,

Greekferries Club