Levante Ferries is a new, ambitious and innovative company in the Greek passenger ferry sector comprised by a team of young people.
A strong team of execs of high potential and tremendous experience and expertise on business administration and coordination and on customer service of high quality.
A team which – from its leaders to its newest members – has run an impressive course on coordination and execution of demanding and complicated projects, mainly in the Communication and Information Technology sectors.
A modern team which senses the needs and trends of the market, leverages its high experience in customer service, understands the evolvement of consumers’ behavior regarding the travel sector and at the same time monitors closely the latest technologies and standards; thus being rendered entrepreneurial and constantly up to date.
A unique team which after a comprehensive preparation dares to sail today for its maiden voyage full of zest and excitement, aiming to offer the best sea transport services both to Zakynthos people and to all visitors to Zakynthos coming from all around the world.
The Levante Ferries team does not linger; instead it is always in the frontline of new developments and of the ‘next day’ in the shipping sector, with a structured and well-organized strategy for growth and development.
At present, Levante Ferries trades in the Ionian Sea, committed – and already proving it – to serve all passengers in the most consummate and advanced way.
Levante Ferries’ vision is to render the Ionian Sea transports an archetype and a benchmark of high quality services in Greece and throughout the world!
The ticket is personal, non-transferable and valid only for the specific trip, itinerary and class it has been issued for.
Buy your ticket in the following ways:
- From the offices of IonianGroup
- Through the presen twebsite (Web / Mobile), through which you can instantly issue / print or receive the e-ticket
- From collaborating General Tourist Agencies or Shipping Agencies
- Through call centre
- Neither passenger ticket nor vehicle tickets can be issued on board.
Open Return Tickets
Open return tickets shall not be accepted. Passengers with open return tickets should early book their seats for a specific trip. In case the fare is higher on the day the passenger wishes to travel, a supplementary ticket should be issued. In case the new fare is lower, the difference is not returned to the passenger. Open return tickets are valid for twelve (12) months.
According to EU Directive 98/41, as incorporated in the Greek legislation through Pres id. Decree 23/1999, the latter as amended and in effect, the following details should follow all passenger ships leaving Greek ports and sailing for over 20 miles from the port of departure: passengers’ surnames, passengers’ first names or initial, sex, age or indication about age class as well as any detail voluntarily provided by the passenger concerning any special care or help the passenger may need.
Up one-booking and/or ticket issuance, the passenger should check the correctness of the details appearing on the ticket (date, time, itinerary, ship, ID details, etc.) and reject it in case of incorrect details.
The ticket may not be transferred without the approval of the shipping company or the ticket issuer.
Upon e-booking or ticket issuance, the passenger should provide accurate ID details, contact number and email address so that they can be informed by the shipping company in case of delay, cancellation of the trip. In case the passenger refuses to provide contact details, the issuer enters the refusal into the Computerized Reservation System.
In case of e-booking,the passengers complete their contact details in the relevant electronic form or tick the option “I do not want to be informed in case of delay of cancellation of the trip.”
Fare – Discounts
Passenger and vehicle tickets should give the mixed fare, which includes net fare, costs in favour of third parties (fees, deductions) and VAT.
The categories of people entitled to fare discounts appear in detail in Ministerial Decision 3324.1/01/13 dated 15/7/2013, as amended and in effect. Upon e-booking and before the ticket is issued, the passengers should inform the issuer about any fare discount they are entitled to by providing the necessary documentation.
Children up to 5 years old travel free of charge but their tickets should be booked and issued at zero fare.
The passengers should:
- arrive at the ship half an hour before the scheduled time of departure.
- drive their vehicles to the waiting area 1 hour before the scheduled time of departure.
- display their tickets and necessary documentation in case of discounted fare tickets upon boarding and ticket control and should take up the respective seat or bed written on the ticket.
- not remain in the ship’s parking areas with the exception of the drivers who are embarking and disembarking their vehicles.
In case of disabled or physically handicapped passengers, the ticket issuers or the shipping company should be informed about the need for help at the latest forty-eight (48) hours before the help should be provided, while the above passengers should be at a predefined point at a specific time, which should not be prior to sixty (60) minutes before the scheduled time of departure.
Moreover, upon booking, the above passengers should inform the shipping company about their special needs for beds and seats as well as the necessary services they may need or their need to bring their own medical equipment on board.
In case a passenger with a ticket fails to get on the ship in time (before the scheduled time of departure), they are not entitled to the return of the fare they have paid
Every passenger is allowed to carry hand luggage up to 50 kg without paying any additional fare. Apart from their hand luggage, physically handicapped people are also allowed to carry free of charge any equipment or aid required for their autonomous movement, regardless of weight.
As long as luggage is given for safe keeping and a relevant receipt is issued, the shipping company shall be responsible for any damage or loss of the luggage that takes place on board.
Tickets are cancelled only by travel agencies as long as they have not been modified in the meanwhile and cancellation is impossible through telephone. The body of the ticket should be delivered to the travel agency that issued it at the latest within one month after the request for cancellation.
The following are in effect with regard to the moment of cancellation:
For cancellations made 14 days before the scheduled day of departure of the ship or earlier, the overall fare plus costs in favour of third parties and VAT are returned.
For cancellations made 7 days before the scheduled day of departure of the ship or earlier, 75% of the fare plus costs in favour of third parties and VAT are returned.
For cancellations made 12 hours before the scheduled day of departure of the ship or earlier, 50% of the fare plus costs in favour of third parties and VAT are returned.
For cancellations made within 12 hours before the scheduled day of departure of the ship no money is returned at all.
The above are also in effect in case the ticket is purchased through the website or the call centre of the Partnership in any way and through any means and on condition that the Partnership has been informed in writing or through fax or email. The document through which the passenger requests the cancellation of the ticket should by all means include all booking / ticket details and contact details. Once again, the body of the ticket should be delivered to the Partnership within one month after the request for cancellation. In case of an e-ticket, the electronic file of the ticket should also be attached to the above information mail or fax.
In case of passenger or vehicle ticket loss, a new ticket should be purchased. Aslongasthepassengerstatesthelossinwriting, including the date of the trip, the itinerary, the number of both the lost and the new ticket, and as long as the Partnership investigates its archives and makes sure that the lost ticket has not been used and has not been replaced within six (6) months after the scheduled date of the trip, the passenger is entitled to a new ticket of equal value.
PassengershipsofthePartnershiphavespecialareaswherethepetsofthepassengersnecessarily stayduringthetrip. Only smallsizedpets are allowed to escort their owners to the cabins as long as they are carried in special baskets or are muzzled and are vaccinated.
Safety on Board
The passengers should:
conformto the instructions about silence, order, cleanliness and safety of the ship given by the crew.
comply with the regulations of the ship as well as with the instructions given by the captain or the staff of the ship.
not carry explosive, inflammable, incendiary and generally dangerous materials.
notthrowgarbage on board the ship or into the sea.
leave large luggage or objects in the specials areas so that the corridors of the ship can remain free to walk.
not put luggage or objects on the seats.
It should be noted that in high speed passenger ships the passengers are not allowed to remain in the open-air areas of the decks during the trip.
Modification / Return of Ticket
The passengers can modify their tickets as long as there are seats available for the same, or another, trip up to twenty four (24) hours before the scheduled departure of the ship. If the price of the new ticket is lower, the passenger is not entitled to any refund.
Passengers can modify or return their tickets only at the issuer’s agency or at the maritime agent of the port, who is specified by the shipping company and is authorized, according to current regulations, to issue passenger and vehicle tickets for the specific ship.
In case of a total or partial fare refund or compensation, the passenger should deliver the full body or the coupon of the ticket to the shipping company or the issuer of the ticket or to the travel agent specified by the port authorities.