BLUE HORIZON (ΜΠΛΟΥ ΟΡΑΪΖΟΝ)

-Blue Star Ferries

Built in 1987 (age 34). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Piraeus-Heraklion

One of the finest Greek ferries of the past two decades, the BLUE HORIZON was built in Japan in 1987 as the VARUNA, for the company Higashi Nihon Ferry. She spent the first years of her career in Japan, on the Sendai-Tomakomai line, until 1998, when she was bought by Greek company Strintzis Lines. After a year-long conversion in Perama, she was renamed SUPERFERRY HELLAS and was deployed on the Patras-Igoumenitsa-Corfu-Ancona-Venice line on the Adriatic Sea. Strintzis Lines was purchased by Attica Group in 2000, thus becoming Blue Star Ferries, so the ship was renamed BLUE HORIZON. She was initially part of the Blue Ferries division, before before the latter was merged with Blue Star Ferries in 2004. She was deployed on the Patras-Igoumenitsa-Corfu-Venice line in 2000, where she remained until being transferred to the Patras-Igoumenitsa-Bari line in 2003, a line which she served until 2010, the year in which her company deployed her on the Piraeus-Chania line. In 2012 she was laid-up in Syros, but she returned to service the following year initially on the Patras-Igouemnitsa-Bari line (to replace Attica Group's Adriatic Sea ferries undergoing their refits), and later on the Piraeus-Santorini-Kos-Rhodes line for the summer. In 2014 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Heraklion line, under the ANEK-Attica Group joint venture, and she has since remained on this line.

 

PHOTOS (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020):

 

 

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2013).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus, with her Japanese fleetmate, the BLUE GALAXY, in the back (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2015).

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The beautiful BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2015).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2016).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2016).

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A close-up picture of the BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (7/2016).

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The beloved BLUE HORIZON in the port of Piraeus (7/2016).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (7/2016).

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Another close-up photo of the BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2016).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus, in her third season operating on the Piraeus-Heraklion line under the ANEK-Attica Group joint venture (8/2016).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2016).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2016).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in the port of Piraeus, in her fourth consecutive season operating on the Piraeus-Heraklion line (7/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON taking a breather in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus during the morning (8/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus during the morning (8/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus during the evening (9/2017).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in Piraeus (6/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just entered the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just entered the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just entered the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON preparing to maneuver in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON preparing to maneuver in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON preparing to maneuver in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON beginning to maneuver in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON beginning to maneuver in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON beginning to maneuver in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON maneuvering in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON maneuvering in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON maneuvering in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having departed Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON heading towards the exit of the port of Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON exiting the port of Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just exited the port of Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just exited the port of Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just exited the port of Piraeus (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON having just exited the port of Piraeus and heading towards Heraklion (8/2018).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in Piraeus during the evening (7/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON resting in Piraeus during the evening (7/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen resting in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen resting in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen resting in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2019).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON docked in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON seen taking a breather in the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus, shortly before she headed to Perama in order to begin her annual refit (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus, shortly before she headed to Perama in order to begin her annual refit (8/2020).

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The BLUE HORIZON in Piraeus, shortly before she headed to Perama in order to begin her annual refit (8/2020).