KNOSSOS PALACE (ΚΝΩΣΟΣ ΠΑΛΑΣ)

-Minoan Lines (2000-2020)

current CRUISE BONARIA for Grimaldi Lines

Built in 2000 (age 21). Was registered in Heraklion. Current line: None in Greece, sold to Grimaldi Lines for service in Italy

 

The cruiseferry KNOSSOS PALACE was the first of the four sister ships ordered by Heraklion-based company Minoan Lines between 2000 and 2002. She was completed in 2000 in Italy, and she was deployed (with her sister ship, the FESTOS PALACE, which was delivered in 2001) on her company's main itinerary: the Piraeus-Heraklion line, also becoming Minoan Lines' flagship (a role she still maintains to date). In 2018 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Milos-Heraklion line. in 2019 she underwent a minor conversion in Malta in order to receive scrubbers, becoming the second ship in the Greek coastal service to receive them, after her current fleetmate, the MYKONOS PALACE (known as the FESTOS PALACE since 2020). After 20 extremely successful years under Minoan Lines, she was transferred to Italian company Grimaldi Lines, with the ex-OLYMPIA PALACE that was operating under the latter as the CRUISE BONARIA being chosen to replace her as the new KNOSSOS PALACE on the Piraeus-Heraklion line. As such, the original KNOSSOS PALACE was herself renamed CRUISE BONARIA. She was deployed on the Civitavecchia-Olbia line on the Tyrrhenian Sea in 2021.

 

PHOTOS (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020):

 

 

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (7/2014).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE up-close in Piraeus (6/2015).

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The bow of the KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus, with the focus on her printed name in Ancient Greek characters, a feature all Minoan Lines ships have had (6/2015).

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The bow of the KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (6/2015)

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The stern of the KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (6/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE, the flagship of Minoan Lines, in Piraeus (8/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (8/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (8/2015).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2016).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE, the flagship of Minoan Lines, resting in Piraeus (7/2016).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus, during her 17th consecutive summer on the Piraeus-Heraklion line (7/2016).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE in the port of Piraeus (7/2016).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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Passing by the KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

Passing by the KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The great KNOSSOS PALACE resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE, the flagship of Minoan Lines, seen in Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen docked in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen loading in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The imposing bow of the KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (7/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus during the morning (8/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus during the morning (8/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus during the morning (8/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in Piraeus during the morning (8/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus during the evening (9/2017).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in Piraeus (9/2017).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (6/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (7/2018).

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The great KNOSSOS PALACE berthed in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (8/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (8/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (8/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (8/2018).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE in Piraeus (8/2018).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen resting in Piraeus. This is my first-ever picture of the ship featuring her updated funnel, after she underwent the conversion during which scrubbers were installed (7/2019).

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The recently-refitted KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeurs (7/2019).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen maneuvering in Piraeus during the morning, having arrived from Heraklion (7/2019).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen docking in Piraeus during the morning (7/2019).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE having arrived in Piraeus (7/2019).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE now resting in the port of Piraeus (7/2019).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (7/2019).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in Piraeus (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in Piraeus (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in Piraeus (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (8/2020).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE having exited the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE having exited the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE having exited the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE having exited the port of Piraeus and heading towards Milos (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE having exited the port of Piraeus and heading towards Milos (8/2020).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in the port of Piraeus (8/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus during the morning (9/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus during the morning (9/2020).

KNOSSOS PALACE
KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (9/2020).

KNOSSOS PALACE
KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (9/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE resting in Piraeus (9/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (9/2020).

KNOSSOS PALACE
KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (9/2020).

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The KNOSSOS PALACE seen in Piraeus (9/2020).

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The KNOSSOS PALACE docked in the port of Piraeus, in what turned out to be last picture of the ship as she was later sold to Grimaldi Lines (9/2020).