Sister ship to the Cruise Europa and the most modern of the Minoan's lines fleet, the Cruise Olympia can hold up to 3000 passengers, 963 vehicles and has 413 cabins in addition to 542 reclining seats. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym, casino, supermarket, disco, piano bar, shopping centre, Wi-Fi, children’s play area and a video games room for older passengers and much more.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Cruise Olympia guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
75% of our customers recommended this ship
One of the worst experiences I've ever had in my entire life. The air-condition in the closed areas was unbelievably on low temperature. My sensor on my I phone gave me 13 Celsius drafting on the floor from the roof and the static temperature of the area was 17 Celsius. This make me feel that the cold was drilling my flesh and my bones all the night. The service of course of the crew was unbelievable on good quality.
Reviewed by Apostolos who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
We read many bad reviews before taking the ferry to Igoumenitsa with my sister but our trip was really good! Stayed in a shared female only cabin, had no problems with anything and made new friends on the way. The pool at the deck bar wasn't open at the time but it wasn't a big deal for us. Queuing and driving into the ferry was well guided and the personnel were friendly, we were on time and the cabin was neat and clean and had everything we needed. Can't really say about the food cause we didn't eat there, but the beer was cold and the coffee strong!
Reviewed by Meri who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Faultless crossing "
Just completed the Ancona to Patras on Minoan lines Olympia ferry May 2019. Everything from check in to disembark could not have gone smoother. Great comfortable cabin although not quite luxury cruise liner standard but after all it is a ferry and good wholesome food at reasonable prices made a refreshing and relaxed 24 hour break in our road trip from Wales to Crete. Thoroughly recommended as was our onward crossing from Piraeus to Heraklion.
Reviewed by Malgwyn who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"will be remembered!"
Nice vessel with good facilities although restaurants were expensive. Good crew who were friendly and helpful. Nice crossing arriving on time.
Reviewed by G Holvan who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Much improved performance"
I travel this route to Italy/Greece 2 to 4 times a year. This time the boat sailed at the time it said and arrived at the time it said it would. Bravo. I either stay in a cabin if accompanied but this time I was travelling by myself and used the First Class Airline type seats. They were great and I slept very well. The showers were fine as well.
Reviewed by Stuart who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Patra to Ancona"
We make this trip twice per year and use the Minoan line. Rooms are basic but it is only for one night. Book early for a competative deal. Always meets its crossing time.
Reviewed by Anthony who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Good flexible return service"
The best thing we have found with Minoan Lines over the years is their efficiency and helpfulness over changing return dates. No fuss they just do it . This is real peace of mind.
Reviewed by Katharine Chantl who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
Nice clean boat and friendly staff but coffee far too expensive!!
Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"A very pleasant crossing. Staff were friendly and helpful"
We enjoyed the journey with no problems. The staff were pleasant. The food was adequate but a little expensive. We were required to leave our cabin rather prematurely we thought and then had a long wait for disembarkation.
Reviewed by George who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
Reviewed by Dimitrios who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Our trip made special "
We traveled with our dog and the trip was superb. There was no waiting about in the car, we drove on the ship parked and went to our cabin. Amazing.
Reviewed by Ray who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
Ok, good standard, much better than last time we travelled, we then went with another ferry operator and it was not good. I can recommend Minoan Lines and will travel with them again.
Reviewed by Kenneth who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
The journey went well. The only problem was a really rude member of the staff that was supposed to help you find your cabin. Reserved seats cost a lot and are really uncomfortable. Do not book them!!! Better bring with you an air maittress and sleep on the floor.
Reviewed by Marco who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
We travelled with this line the 17th/7 (outbound) and the 30th/7 (return), the ship is really nice and with good services but I must say that I don't find right that people who only booked desk space were all over the first class (where I booked a 1° class seats) like homeless, using seats that they don't even paid for. I hope that you are going to do somenthing about it because at this point is better to do not pay the reserved seat ticket!!!
Reviewed by Alessandro who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Our crossing from Ancona to Igoumenitsa with Minoan Lines"
I gladly write this review, because the trip was a really good one. Punctual from the beginning to the end, nice and friendly staff, clean. We were really lucky, nice crossing started in Greece and the return looked like beeing in a cruise. Goodbye
Reviewed by Antonio Maria who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Stuck inside the garage"
5 hours delay from Trieste to Igoumenitsa, an hour Igoumenitsa to Ancona. We waited three hours in the garage with all the exhaust gas of cars. Apart from that all good.
Reviewed by Ezio who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Ancona Igoumenitsa and return"
The ship left the Igoumenitsa with 1 houre delay, and depsite the really quiet sea we arrived to Ancona with more than 2 hours delay. To be improve the landing procedure, you have to spend 30 minutes inside the garage with stupid people who turn on the motor to go nowhere. Really expansive self service, €3.20 for a coffee at the bar; on the return we brought our food and water. I recommend the ship but you have to be aware of these things.
Reviewed by Paolo who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
Really nice trip, but in the morning the bar opened and woke me up. I don't understand why you have to close the bar from 3 to 5 with all the couches available around the area. Perhaps is better to book a cabin. The toilets were quiet good.
Reviewed by Marco who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
The only down side of our trip was the offloading at Ancona. We were sat in the car for over an hour before we were allowed to to drive off! The ship Europa was very modern, clean and the onboard shops were relatively cheap. The food was okay and portion size was large.
Reviewed by Denise who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia
"Ferry Crossing Ancona Iguamanitsu"
The boarding was trouble free and as our two dogs were travelling with us the transfer to our pet friendly cabin was faultless. Sadly being an internal cabin it was a little claustrophobic but because the ferry was not overcrowded we were able to walk the dogs on deck. Once at sea we were able to take advantage of the bars and restaurants plus walk the dogs on deg, This followed the same pattern for the next 17 hours. Crossing overnight the journey was uneventful and whilst the cabin became a little stuffy the journey was quite comfortable with friendly crew and staff. Will definitely plan on using this service again in the future
Reviewed by Howard who travelled with Minoan Lines on Cruise Olympia