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BLUE HORIZON (ΜΠΛΟΥ ΟΡΑΪΖΟΝ)

-Blue Star Ferries (2000-2023)

Built in 1987 (age 37). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Patras-Igoumenitsa-Venice

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 Japanese 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 the 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 during 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 the ferries of Attica Group on the Adriatic Sea, which were 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.

 

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