Keen readers who also look at the Marine Traffic websites will see that the ‘Symi’ ferry has yet to visit her namesake island this year. Sailings were advertised to start the week before Easter, the ship returned from overhaul in Piraeus on 12 April (two days after services should have started), and she’s remained moored up in Rhodes ever since.
So, sorry if anyone saw my summary timetables and relied on catching her. Right up to the early part of this week the Sea Dreams website was advertising sailings that hadn’t happened, and others that I now know weren’t going to happen. Now they’ve updated the website to show the first sailing of the year as being on Sunday 23 April.
Why this has happened I really don’t know, and why Sea Dreams can’t keep their on line timetable up to date is another mystery.
So according to this new timetable, she’ll sail on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from this weekend, at 09:00 from Rhodes and 14:30 from Symi (via Panormitis) on weekdays, with Sunday times being 10:00 and 15:00 respectively.
From 20 May onwards Saturday sailings (at the weekday times) will be added, and from June onwards the service becomes daily.
Let’s see what actually happens!