EasyCruise’s newest ship, the EasyCruise Life, began operations on May 17, almost one month after it was originally scheduled to set sail.
The no-frills Greek line blamed labor strikes in Greece for delaying the maiden cruise of the EasyCruise Life, which was set to depart April 19 from Athens. Labor strikes kept EasyCruise from completing an extensive refurbishment of the 27-year-old ship.
The 500-passenger EasyCruise Life departed Piraeus over the weekend, and is visiting five Greek islands and Bodrum, Turkey, a maiden call for EasyCruise.
The vessel is slated to operate that itinerary until Oct. 11, cruising to the Greek islands of Syros, Kalymnos, Kos, Paros and Mykonos. The ship will spend a full day and night in Bodrum and Mykonos.
The EasyCruise Life was operating as a ferry in Egypt before it was purchased by EasyCruise. It is twice the size of EasyCruise’s other ship, the EasyCruiseOne.
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