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This site is optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and was realized with Microsoft Office Word, as long as I don’t know nothing about HTML and so on, please sorry if you find some little troubles in the site. However, if you find some problems please contact me at my address in order to solve every difficulty you could find. As long as my little PC knowledge allows, you can’t save the photos on your PC, this because of my intention to respect the copyright of the photo’s author; however if you send me a mail I can send directly the photos requested to your mailbox, this only if the photos you want are for personal use; if the photo you want is mine, you can also publish it on a website, but this only if my name is shown as the author of the photo and if the website where the photo is published is totally no-profit. My policy about the photos is to publish more and better shots, this means that sometimes the photos you can find on the site have big dimensions to have a good quality standard, so the loading of the photo could take some more time than the standards, especially if you have a slow internet connection. Sometimes you could find the same ship under different names and different companies because she had served these operators in different times: the pages you could find will be very similar one to another, but each one is focused on the service period for the present company: for example, the “Ionian Island” of Strintzis Lines and the “Blue Island” of Blue Star Ferries are the same ship, but on Strintzis Lines page you’ll find many notices about her period as “Ionian Island” and mainly the photos of that time; as “Blue Island” instead the comments are mainly about her service with Blue Star Ferries. About the Register, when you choose a name of a Ship you’ll be linked to that ship’s page; if a name of a ship is related to a period before or after her Greek service you’ll be linked to the more closer Greek service page if the name is earlier of her Greek days, and to the last Greek service if the name is after her sale by a Greek company. Thanking you for your attention and excusing-me for my poor English, I’m hoping that you’ll like this site; however, although is always possible to improve ourselves, I would like very much to receive your contributes, opinions and advices!!!





Here I would like to thank all the friends who contributed to the realization of the site, although few words could not thank enough.


The first person I want to thank for all the work which is behind these web pages is my father Dimitrios Lulurgas, to which all this work is devoted, as long as in my opinion, the best way to remember a beloved person is to dedicate him something that makes you feel good. Having been born in Florence, I don’t think I would ever became a shiplover, as long as between all the beauties of my city, the sea and a port, are missing: these deficiencies were supplied from my Greek father, which gave me the occasion to travel between Italy and Greece since I was a little child and, moreover, collaborated in his life with many shipping companies (moreover Strintzis Lines, Anek Lines and Marlines, and later also Superfast Ferries), so I remember tons of shipping brochures in my childhood, which were a sort of spark that ignited the “shipping” flame in my life. I don’t know what my father thought about this passion, but surely he was the one which took me to the Port of Piraeus the first time I visited it in my life, he was the one which took me the first time to the Neo Molo of Drapetsona in my life, a place that was my first destination in Piraeus area every time I travelled there, until the access to the quay was deniened to the public. Surely, wherever my dad is now, he knows that I should thank him for one of the things I love most in my life, and since today, everyone which enters the home page of the site, can remember my beloved dad.


First of all myself, Michele Lulurgas: I’m the webmaster and the author of comments and informations and of the worst photos of the site. I had the opportunity to sail to Greece many times in these years, travelling aboard or visiting a lot of ships as Karageorgis (although I don’t remember them!!!), Ionian Star ’76, Ionian Sun, Ionian Galaxy, Ionian Island, Ionion, Rethimnon, Lato, Kamiros, Nissos Kalymnos, Rodos, El. Venizelos, Ionian Star ’94, Superfast I, II, III, IV, Aretousa, Rodanthi, Express Olympia, Ikarus, Pasiphae, Superferry Hellas, Blue Star 1, Europa Palace, Fantastic, La Suprema, Aries, Excelsior, Nomentana, Mega Express Three, Splendid, Superfast VI, Aegean Sun, Olympia Palace, Moby Aki, Victory, Janas, Giraglia, Moby Baby, Aurelia, Hellenic Spirit, Ionian King, Nissos Mykonos, Highspeed 5, Lissos, Eptanisos, Ionian Queen, Anthi Marina, La Superba, Snav Sardegna, Moby Drea, Ariadne Palace, Superfast V, Mytilene, Theofilos, Ionian Sky, Diagoras, Blue Star Paros, Superfast XI, Pascal Paoli, Mega Express Four, Sardinia Regina, Excellent, Raffaele Rubattino, Superferry II, Penelope A, Ikarus Palace, Oglasa, Moby Lally, Split 1700, Dubrovnik, Marko Polo, Ancona, Sophocles V., Nissos Chios, Jean Nicoli, Superfast VI, Superfast XII, Cruise Europa, Cruise Olympia, Lefka Ori, Prevelis, Ariadne, Kriti II, Visentzos Kornaros, Ionian Queen, Europalink, Coraggio, Euroferry Olympia, Audacia, Silja Festival, Superfast II, Nissos Rodos, Blue Star Patmos, Forza, Bari, Fior di Levante, Mare di Levante, Mega Andrea, Mega Express, Pascal Lota, Rigel I, Kerkyra Express, Theologos P, Superferry, Asterion, Blue Star Delos, Elyros, Asterion II, Knossos Palace, Festos Palace, Prince, Moby Niki, Stelio Montomoli, Corsica Express Three, Corfu.  There are nothing, opposite to the lucky friends who can travel on 4/5 different ships on every holiday, but I think that is a good fleet anyway!


Then, a special thanks to all the contributors of the site:


Daniele Alletto

Pedro Amaral

Gena Anfimov

Stefanos Antoniadis

Marco Asaro

Micke Asklander

Peter Asklander

Rossella Balaskas

Massimo Barbetti

Emilio Barenghi

Marco Barsotti

Francesco Bassano

Alessandro Bertolini

Aris Bilalis

Ted Blank

Fotios Brekas

Giuseppe Boato


Gabriele Campoccio

Captain Peter

Michael Chiou

Brian Crocker

Douglas Cromby

Ralph Dazert

Rijn N. De Ruiter

Vincent Deley

Carsten Dettmer


Efoplistis” magazine

Jullien Eric

Marco Esposito

Matteo Fasce

Egidio Ferrighi

Peter J. Fitzpatrick

Brian Fisher

Fleet File Rotterdam

Bernard Fontanelle

Frank Först

J.Y. Freeman

Maurizio Gadda

Andrea Galliano

Tony Garner

Matteo Gasparoni

George Giannakis

Osvaldo Giannella



Smulick Goronzola


Manuel Hernández

Tore Hettervik

Chris Howell

Muhsen Hussein

Ilias Ikaria

Julien Imbert

Ted Ingham

Stephen Ings

Pieter Inpijn

Eero Isotalo

Tsuyoshi Ishiyama

Harry Janhunen

Per Jensen

Chris Jones

Apostolos Kaknis


Markus Klausnitzer

Vladimir Knyaz

George Kobeos

Wolfgang Kramer

Lucas Latreche

Antonis Lazaris

Dinos Lemonis

Aleksi Lindstrom

Stathis Livieratos

Peter Longhurst

Frank Lose

Xavier Maillard

Claudio Manzini

Alberto Marchesi

Gavino Luigi Marcia

Fotis Marinelis


Carlo Martinelli

Jim Mc Faul

Allan Mears

Dave Medgett

Gunnar Menzer

Giorgos Mertis

Daniele Miglio

Antonios Molos

Paul Morgan

Dennis Mortimer

Jeff Mortimer

Roberto Munaò


Wayne Murray

Demetrio Neri

Miguel Nóia

John O’Neill

Frits Olinga

Katsuyuki Ookubo

Oostend Ferry Page

Alessandro Orfanu

Martin Palardy

Bert Pellgrom

Yvon Perchoc

Gianpaolo Pesarini

Manos Petridis

Giovanni Pirodda

Georges Pop

Proud Ionian

Kimmo Rantanen

Hans Rosenkranz

Richard Sahlsten

Derek Sands

Hans Schaefer

Sebastian Schaffer

Bob Scott


Michael Segeth

Joerg Seyler

Ken Smith

Ray Smith

Robert J. Smith

Kostas Sotiriadis

Erald Spahiu

Marko Stampehl

Urs Steiner

Oleg Sushkov

Ingmar Svensson

Nigel Thorntonn

Roy Thorntonn

Nikos Thrylos

Davide Tognolini

Sebastiaan Toufekoulas

Glenn Towler

Frans Truyens

Evangelos S. Tzardis

Panagiotis Vlachos


Dominik Wagner

Jochen Wegener

Wil Weijsters

Gordon Wise

José Paiva Wolff

John Van Zijderveld





Although it seems obvious, I want also to say that the above friends are not written in any importance order: in my opinion also a one-photo contribute is precious and well accepted, so do not hesitate sending me any photo, I want to enlarge the above list!


It’s not my policy to publish an author’s photo without the permission: if this was happened for any reason I sincerely apologize and, if the owner of the photo wants, I’ll immediately write his/her name near the photo; if he/she don’t allow me to publish the photo I’ll immediately remove it.


Then, a true thank coming from my heart and a special dedication to Gino Margheri and Luciano Cassigoli, about them I can say only that: YOU’RE THE BEST!