See here all available vessel types and their overall characteristics!
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Conventional vessels are big ferry ships that can transfer a high number of passengers and vehicles. With dimensions of up to 220 meters in length and 30 meters in width, these vessels travel at a speed of maximum 30 knots and accommodate ca. 2000 passengers in 1000 beds and 1000 car spaces. Conventional or normal / regular vessels have the longest trip time but are the cheapest ones and definitely the most popular among travelers.
Above information applies usually on vessels that operate on international waters and / or cover longer crossing distances. On domestic routes conventional vessels are often a bit smaller but still have the possibility to transfer vehicles. Nevertheless, either on international or domestic routes this kind of "conventional" travel is very relaxing, especially on day trips while being on the outdoor decks with all the fantastic sea views and cool sea breeze.
On conventional vessels passengers can usually choose between the Accommodation Options deck seats, air type seats (ATS), VIP seats and 1 to 4-bed indoor and outdoor cabins. All indoor areas of this vessel type are air conditioned. The entrance to the outdoor deck and semi enclosed deck area is allowed.
Conventional vessels that operate on the ferry route from Italy to Greece also offer the Camping on Board option.
High Speed Ferries
High Speed Vessels are smaller and faster ferry ships that travel with a speed of maximum 45 knots and with dimensions of approximately 80 meters in length and 20 meters in width. These ships can accommodate from 300 up to 2000 passengers. Some high speed vessels also transfer a relatively high number of vehicles (ca. 200 vehicles). High speed vessels are becoming among travelers increasingly more popular over the last years due to their short travel time (in comparison to conventional vessels they cut the travel time almost in half). They are also a bit more expensive than the normal ferries.
High speed vessels operate on domestic routes and connect usually the mainland with the islands and the islands to each other.
On high speed vessels passengers can usually choose between the Accommodation Options numbered deck seats, air type seats (ATS) and in some few cases cabins for the night trips. All indoor areas of this vessel type are air conditioned. If an outdoor deck area is available the entrance to it is allowed under circumstances.
Flying Dolphins & Catamarans
Flying dolphins and catamaran vessels are small and fast ferry ships with dimensions of approximately 35 meters in length and 10 meters in width and travel with a speed of maximum 33 knots. Normally up to 150 passengers can be transferred on these ships and vehicle spaces are not available at all. Flying dolphins and catamaran vessels are the best choice for traveling between the islands. They are fast but a bit more expensive than the normal ferries.
Flying dolphins and catamaran vessels operate on domestic routes. Usually, they cover the shorter distances between the islands.
On flying dolphins and catamaran vessels passengers can usually choose the Accommodation Options numbered deck seats. All indoor areas of this vessel type are air conditioned. There is no outdoor deck area available.
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