Palumbo Malta Shipyard – 225m sisters CRUISE OLYMPIA and CRUISE EUROPA drydocked within a month – Feb/March 2021.

On the morning of Friday 5th February, 2021 the 2010 built 225metre ropax CRUISE OLYMPIA entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards for drydocking at Dock 6.

The ship has a maximum capacity of 2,850 passengers and 963 cars (or 610 cars and 180 trucks/trailers). The vessel was operating on the Greece Italy ferry route Patras-Igoumenitsa-Ancona-Trieste (crossing time 29,5 hours, 22 hours to Ancona). Unlike most ferries, CRUISE OLYMPIA is also classed as cruise ship and provides 3/4 day Adriatic cruise deals with roundtrip departures from both Greece and Italy. Prices are inclusive of stateroom and buffet dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Suite passengers enjoy the complimentary gym and discounted daily Spa pass.

She left Grand Harbour on Monday 15th February renamed as CRUISE SARDEGNA wearing Blue cheat line in Grimaldi Lines Colours including Funnel Colours. Currently she’s on the route of Olbia-Livorno.

Then on Friday 26th February her sister CRUISE EUROPA entered Grand Harbour, Malta.

She was assisted by 3 tugs as per the latest Minimum Towage Requirements issued on 17th February, 2021 bound to Dock 6.

Within few days of drydocking her Minoan red colour was changed into the Grimaldi Lines blue.

On Friday 5th March, 2021 her works were coming to the end with the ropax in Grimaldi Lines blue livery.

On Monday 8th March, 2021 at 1600 hrs she started to sail from Dock 6 passing Grimaldi ropax EUROCARGO VENEZIA whilst berthed at Laboratory Wharf assisted by 3 local tugs including the latest tug SENGLEA.

Grimaldi Group is represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd –

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Published – Thursday 11th March, 2021.