Blue Star Ferries is a brand name of Blue Star Maritime S.A. The company operates ferry services from the Greek mainland to the Aegean Islands.
Blue Star Ferries is the biggest ferry company in Greece, serving more than 20 destinations. Their fleet is composed of 12 modern ferries whose course speeds range from 23 to 30 knots.
Blue Star Ferries was founded in 1965 as Strintzis Lines by the Strintzis family from Lixouri, Kefalonia. The company was rebranded as Blue Ferries in 2000 following Attica Enterprises' acquisition of a 48% stake in the company. Blue Star Ferries is a sister company of Superfast Ferries, as both are part of the Attica Group and have had partnership in some routes, such as Rosyth to Zeebrugge and presently Piraeus-Heraklion.
In 2000 the company took delivery of two Ro-Ro (roll on/roll off) ferries built at the Dutch shipyard Van der Giessen de Noord.
In 2006 Blue Star Maritime S.A. purchased the Dodecanese ferry company DANE Sea Lines.
Blue Star Ferries ordered two ferry-type ships at Daewoo Shipyards in Korea. The first ferry, named Blue Star Delos, was delivered in the first 10 days of October 2011, and the second, Blue Star Patmos, in July 2012. Blue Star Delos is currently on the route Piraeus–Paros–Naxos–Ios–Thira, and Blue Star Patmos on the route Piraeus–Chios–Mytilini (Lesvos).
Blue Star Ferries currently operates a fleet of 12 vessels.
|Blue Star 2||2000||2000||29.415 GT||176,1 m||25,7 m||1,854||780||28|
|Blue Horizon||1987||2000||27.320 GT||187,1 m||27 m||1,488||780||23|
|Blue Star Paros||2002||2002||10.438 GT||124 m||19 m||1,474||240||24|
|Blue Star Naxos||2002||2002||10.438 GT||124 m||19 m||1,474||240||24|
|Diagoras||1990||2006||9.834 GT||141,5 m||23 m||1.462||274||21,1|
|Blue Star Delos||2011||2011||17.550 GT||145 m||24 m||2,400||430||25,5|
|Blue Star Patmos||2012||2012||17.550 GT||145 m||24 m||2,000||430||25,5|
|Blue Galaxy||1992||2015||29.992 GT||192 m||27 m||1,740||780||24|
|Blue Star Myconos||2005||2020||14.717 GT||141 m||21 m||1.915||418||25.5|
|Blue Star Chios||2007||2020||14.717 GT||141 m||21 m||1.715||418||28.0|
|Blue Carrier 1||2000||2019||13.073 GT||142,5 m||23,5 m||18||1,680 lane metres||17,5|
|Blue Star 1||2000||2 years
|29.415 GT||176,1 m||25,7 m||1,890||780||28|
One of Blue Star Ferries' boats took the role of Princess Myrto on the Greek TV show Θα Σε Δω Στο Πλοίο (literally translated: I'll See You on the Ferry) broadcast by Alpha TV, a Greek channel, from 2000 to 2002. The majority of the filming for this series was on the boat itself except for on-location filming of the characters on holiday or on leave. This is still being broadcast in certain Greek-speaking countries, including Cyprus.