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Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

Edinburgh, United...
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Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

We intend to take the Thursday 5.30pm ferry to Donoussa in mid June.

What time do Blue Star allow people to board? We will be travelling business class - am I correct in saying that tickets can be purchased at the airport? Will a debit card be accepted or is cash king?


Desford, United...
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1. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

You can board from 1 hour or so before departure. If you buy tickets at the airport agency then it is cash only.

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2. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

The above information is correct plus I believe you will be charged a small (2/3 euros) commission fee if buying there. You can also buy at the Blue Star kiosk which is near the boat in Piraeus so unless time is a limiting factor no need to buy at the airport.

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3. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

Blue Star kiosk, pier and seat options


Here is the rule for when to be in port for embarking:


Edited: 03 May 2015, 00:03
Edinburgh, United...
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4. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

Thanks for the advice chaps.

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5. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

On a trip to Donoussa, which is rather long, I would spend the extra 5€ and buy a seat in the Air Seats. The journey may be long, especially after dark. Then its nice to have a seat to recline a get a nap.

The rule may say 30 minutes, but in real life you are allowed to board from one hour before, and until the gangway is hoisted.

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6. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

yep you can buy your tickets at the port on the day mid June will be fine or on-line with blue star now and pick them up at their port office by the gates in piraeus

the ship also has cabins which are very nice to relax in if you are knackered after travelling that day

they can also be booked on-line too

we've had one to Ios, halki and astypalia after flights and was really nice

7. Re: Blue Star ferry to Cyclades

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