The 10-billion drachma vessel, built by Korea`s Daewoo shipyard, is the first modern car-passenger ferry heading to Greece without plans for the destinations it will service.
It was originally intended to service Cephalonia however the Ionian island`s ports are not equipped to host such a vessel.
Strintzis filed an application for a temporary permit to service the Cyclades, specifically the Rafina-Syros-Paros-Naxos-Santorini line. In March it was approved but the permit was never signed by the then merchant marine minister Stavros Soumakis. As a result, the ship – which is considered to be in a class of its own, offering spacious decks and top-class services to passengers – now has no destination.
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