"Santorini Palace" of Minoan Lines (Ex Highspeed 7), the fastest passenger - vehicle catamaran in Europe, reaching speeds up to 42 knots, will be operating the Heraklion - Santorini - Paros - Mykonos route following its complete overhaul. 

The project was completed at FINCANTIERI ATSM Yard in Trieste, Italy, following an international tender. The navigation and safety systems have been completely overhauled and upgraded with state-of-the art equipment.  Two passenger decks and the bridge have been constructed from the beginning. in addition, ta large part of the existing garage on the mezzanine deck was converted to passenger accommodation space. Guests can enjoy the services given by the 5 new bars with contemporary design installed on board as well as relax at the external deck now protected by a modern wind screen. "Santorini Palace" is now not only the fastest but also the most luxurious passenger - vehicle vessel currently operating in the Greek coastal services. 

"Santorini Palace" of Minoan Lines (Ex Highspeed 7) will begin its route on Sunday April 15th through October 20th 2018.  

Technical characteristics:

► Type of vessel:  Highspeed Ro-Ro & Passenger Catamaran
► Year of build:  2005 - Reconstruction 2016
► Country of build:  Australia / Italy
► Length:  85 m.
► Width:  21,2 m.
► Speed:  42 knots
► Engines:  4 x 7200 KW / CATERPILLAR
► Passengers:  1160
► Vehicles:  105
► Crew:  26