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Photo © Rossella Balaskas, Igoumenitsa #9634

 

Ship

Egitto Express (1991)

Building Spec.

Cantieri Navali Luigi Orlando, Leghorn, Italy, 1974 – N° 139

Call Sign

IBSD

IMO Number

7325095

GRT

7.498

DWT

4.921

Dimensions

125,5 x 18,5 x 5,2

Engines

2 Fiat – GMT 14cyl, 10.297 kW

Speed

19 knots; 21 knots max

Passengers

830

Beds

600 in 189 cabins

Cars

221

Lane Metres

370

Sister Ships

Express Pegasus

Grecia (scrapped in 2010)

Venezia (scrapped in 2010)

Registry Port

Venice

Flag

Italian

Former Names/Own.

Espresso Cagliari – Trans Tirreno Express 1974-76

Espresso Egitto – Adriatica Navigazione (charter) 1976-80

Espresso Egitto – Adriatica Navigazione 1980-91

Chartered to Hellenic Mediterranean Lines Summer 2001 and 2002

New Names/Own.

Riviera del ConeroAdria Ferries 2004-07/2012

AF Michela – Adria Ferries 07/2012à

Line

 

 

The “Egitto Express” was the only recent Adriatica Ship having the hull painted in white instead of the traditional sand colour look. She was a full sister of “Espresso Grecia” when delivered by the Leghorn Yard “Luigi Orlando”; taken over by Adriatica in 1976, was renamed “Espresso Egitto”; originally built as “Espresso Cagliari” for Trans Tirreno Express for Leghorn – Olbia line. Her conversion to the actual appearance was carried in 1991 at INMA yards of La Spezia, Italy, when she was also renamed; until 1992 she was on Italy - Egypt route sailing every eight days from Venice to Bari, Piraeus (Patras in 1992), Heraklion and Alexandria; in 1993 was placed on Trieste - Durres route. In 1994 she went on the direct link BrindisiPatras, substituting the slower “Sansovino” and being able to cover the distance taking two hours less. Then, because of the little competitiveness of the company, she remained the only Adriatica ship in service between Italy and Greece. After the end of Italy - Greece line, on summer  seasons 2001 and 2002 was chartered to Hellenic Mediterranean Lines on their ItalyGreece service. After these charters was employed in various Adriatica routes, serving also on Thyrrenian links for a while; on summer 2004 was sold to Adria Ferries, a shipping company established by some Marche businessmen to cover the Ancona – Durres route, heavily requested by Albanian citizens resident in Central Italy, after the abandon of Adriatica. I think that with the present livery the “Riviera del Conero” has lost all her elegance typical of “Egitto Express” days.

 

TRANS TIRRENO EXPRESS FB Espresso Cagliari 01_Commis coll

TRANS TIRRENO EXPRESS F/B Espresso Cagliari – Photo from Commis collection  #5988

 

a10439e3 Espresso Egitto

F/B Espresso Egitto foto dalla collezione di Pieter Inpijn

 

Espresso Egitto (500) nw

F/B Espresso Egitto, photo by courtesy of Fleet File Rotterdam

 

ADRIATICA DI NAVIGAZIONE FB Egitto Express

From the site www.adriatica.it

 

ADRIATICA FB Egitto Express 10_Erald Spahiu

Photo © Erald Spahiu, Durres, #6947

 

ADRIATICA NAVIGAZIONE FB Egitto Express

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Patras, 30/07/95 #11

 

ADRIATICA FB Egitto Express 06_Jeanburlon

Advertising Sticker from Jeanburlon’s collection #6445

 

ADRIATICA FB Egitto Express 07_Jeanburlon

Advertising Sticker from Jeanburlon’s collection #6446

 

ADRIATICA FB Egitto Express 08_Jeanburlon

Advertising Sticker from Jeanburlon’s collection #6447

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera del Conero 04_Egidio Ferrighi 27Ag04

ADRIA FERRIES F/B Riviera del Conero – Photo © Egidio Ferrighi, Ancona, 27/08/04 #1451

 

ADRIATIC FERRIES FB Riviera del Conero 03_Dominik Wagner 25Ot04

ADRIA FERRIES F/B Riviera del Conero – Photo © Dominik Wagner, Ancona, 25/10/04 #1395

 

Riviera del Conero

ADRIA FERRIES F/B Riviera del Conero – Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 25/05/2006 #3903

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera del Conero 31_Personale 28Gi11

ADRIA FERRIES F/B Riviera del Conero – Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona sea, 28/06/2011 #11093

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Af Michela 01_Erald Spahiu 13Ag12

ADRIA FERRIES F/B AF Michela – Photo © Erald Spahiu, Durres, 13/08/2012 #12547

 

ADRIA FERRIES F/B AF Michela – Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 16/08/2013 #13065

 

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