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Remembering the Egnatia III

Hellenic Mediterranean Lines were probably the most famous Greek ferry company, well-known initially for fairly exotic liner service and latterly for decades of transporting backpackers on Inter-rail tickets from Italy…

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Picture of the week: Ionian Spirit

Ionian Spirit (ex-Viking 3, Wasa Express, Roslagen) arriving at Brindisi. Previous image

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Blast from the past: Appia

The Appia of 1961 was the first car ferry of the Italian state-controlled operator Adriatica. She joined the equally new Greek (Hellenic Mediterranean Lines)-owned Egnatia on a ground-breaking joint service…

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Farewell Doric Ferry, Kapetan Alexandros

Quietly, the Kapetan Alexandros A ex-Doric Ferry, last of the ships of the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company, left her lay up in Keratsini under tow of the tug Christos XIV…

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Kapetan Alexandros A (ex-Doric Ferry) – an update

Perhaps I spoke too soon with the comment in the previous post that it seemed the Kapetan Alexandros A was coming around to Brindisi for a further Summer! Agoudimos have…

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Last of the line: the Kapetan Alexandros A (ex-Doric Ferry)

The six purpose-built ships of the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company were completed at British shipyards between 1957 and 1968 for ASN’s North Sea and Irish Sea operations and all had…

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Gone but not forgotten: Gabrielle (ex-Prinsessan Desiree, 1965)

From time to time I’ll dig out some older pictures from classic ferries which are no longer with us, having been scrapped – or worse. No. 1 is an interesting…

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The Southern Adriatic – a new Golden Age?

Michele Lulurgas’ epic 20-year trek through the ferries of the Adriatic highlights what in many ways can be seen as the sad decline of the area’s ferry operations as an…

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