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-ANEK Lines

Built in 1980 (age 44). Registered in Rethymnon. Current line: Piraeus-Santorini-Anafi-Heraklion-Siteia-Kasos-Karpathos-Chalki-Rhodes


The cruiseferry PREVELIS was built in 1980 in Japan, as the FERRY ORANGE No. 2 for the Japanese company Shikoku Kaihatsu Ferry, also known as Orange Ferry. She spent her first years on the Osaka-Tōyō line as a day ferry, before being bought in 1994 by the Rethymnon-based company Cretan Ferries. She was converted into a cruiseferry in Perama, was renamed PREVELI and entered service in 1995 on the company's main service, namely on the Piraeus-Rethymnon line. She therefore became the second ship to operate on the line, alongside her fleetmate, the ARKADI, which had been operating there since 1989. Both ships proved to be very successful in Rethymnon. However, in 2000, Cretan Ferries was acquired by ANEK Lines, with the latter taking over the service previously covered by the former on the Piraeus-Rethymnon line. The PREVELI was renamed PREVELIS in 2001. In 2007, after ANEK Lines decided to stop serving the Piraeus-Rethymnon line, the PREVELIS moved to the Piraeus-Chania line. In 2008 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini line on the Cyclades, where she stayed for one season. In 2009 she began operating on on the Piraeus-Milos-Santorini-Anafi-Heraklion-Siteia-Kasos-Karpathos-Chalki-Rhodes line, which is one of most demanding lifelines of the Aegean Sea. She grounded off in Santorini in 2014 and collided with the port pier of Anafi in 2015. She grounded off in Siteia in 2019, while also grounding off in Santorini in 2021. After 14 years of service on the Kasos-Karpathos lifeline, she was deployed on the Piraeus-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Ios-Santorini line in 2023, while waiting for the ANEMOS of the newly-established company Aegean Sea Lines to enter service.


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