Cancellation and tickets changes for Blue Star Ferries

Blue Star Ferries

About Blue Star Ferries Policy

Ticket Issue

All tickets must be issued with the name of the passenger on it, the sex and the age. If the passenger is a person with special needs, this must be made clear during the ticket issue. It is forbidden to issue a ticket on board, which is why passengers must issue tickets on time. Children up to 4 years old do not pay a ticket but they have to hold a ticket with zero fare.

Open date tickets

In order for the open date tickets to be valid, you have to issue a boarding card through your travel agent. The open date tickets are valid for indefinite time. If until the travel date, the fare have raised, then the passenger has to pay the difference.

Ticket cancellation

The tickets can be cancelled only through the travel agent. You can not cancel a ticket by phone. The cancelled tickets must be returned to the travel agent.

Passengers Tickets Conditions

(Approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine)
The ticket is issued in the passengers name, is personal and non-transferable. It is valid only for the class and the trip for which it was issued.
The fare does not include catering.
Passengers should be at the embarkation area of the ship one (1) hour before departure. If the passenger is not in time for sailing, he/she is not entitled to a refund of the fare. In case of cancellation, passengers are entitled 50% refund if they cancel their reservation before departure.
Children up to 4 years old travel free of charge and are not entitled to bed, while children over 4 and up to 10 years old pay a reduced fare and are entitled to bed.
The bearer of a full ticket is allowed to carry free of charge luggage up to 40 kilos or 1 cubic meter.
In case of loss of the ticket, it will not be replaced nor the fare will be refunded. The shipping company is not responsible for any damage or loss of the passengers luggage that is under the personal care of him/her during the trip.
Jewellery, money and valuable objects may be delivered to the ships accounting office for safekeeping.
The shipping company will not be responsible for any delay in sailing, deviation and not keeping normal route, due to bad weather conditions or orders of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine or the Harbor Authorities or due to force major.
It is forbidden to the passengers to carry explosives, inflammable, incendiary and dangerous in general materials.
The passengers are responsible for the observance of the Harbor, Sanitary and Custom regulations. The passengers should comply with the captains and the crew orders regarding the maintenance of order and the safety of the ship.
The passenger should address any complaint during the trip to the ships captain or first mate and after the arrival, to the shipping company or to the Harbor Authorities.
If for any reason the travel is cancelled due to the ships responsibility, the fare is refunded without any further obligation of the shipping company towards the passenger.
The shipping company has the right, after approval of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, to replace the vessel for which the ticket was issued with another vessel.

Vehicle Transport Receipt Conditions

(Approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine)
The drivers are obligated to load and unload their vehicle.
The vehicles should be at the waiting for shipment area one (1) hour before departure and in any case on the time prescribed by the Port Regulation in force.
The driver is not entitled to refund of the fare if he is not in time for sailing, while if he states before sailing his intention not to ship his vehicle, he is entitled to a refund of half of the fare.
In case of loss of vehicle transport receipt, the fare is not refunded.
The vehicles passengers have to get out of them before their shipment aboard.
The passengers should carry with them objects that they need during the travel. After sailing the entrance to the vehicle station is forbidden.
The transportation of explosives, incendiary and dangerous in general materials is forbidden. The priority order is determined by the Port Regulations of each Harbor Authorities, where the vehicles are shipped.

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is made during HIGH SEASON (11/04/2014-27/04/2014, 05/06/2014-10/06/2014 & 13/06/2014-07/09/2014) the following applies:

  • 7 days before departure: Tickets are cancelled without cancellation fees or they can be converted to open date tickets or for another departure date.
  • From 7 days and up to 4 hours before departure: 50% cancellation fees apply or alternatively tickets can be converted to open date tickets or for another departure date.
  • 4 hours before and up to the departure: 50% cancellation fees apply.
  • After departure: Tickets cannot be cancelled or converted to open date tickets or to another date.

For the period from 11/04/2014-19/04/2014 & from 05/06/2014-07/06/2014 for all departures from Piraeus or Rafina and for the period from 20/04/2014-27/04/2014 & 09/06/2014-10/06/2014 for all departures to Piraeus or Rafina, tickets are cancelled without cancellation fees or they can be converted to open date tickets or for another departure date, 14 days before departure. From 14 to 7 days before departure, the tickets are 75% refunded or alternatively they are turned to open-date tickets or can be changed for another date.

During LOW SEASON (all other dates except those mentioned in HIGH SEASON):
  • 3 days before departure: Tickets are cancelled without charge or can be converted to open date tickets.
  • From 3 days and up to 1 hour before departure: 50% cancellation fees apply or alternatively tickets can be converted to open date tickets or for another departure date.
  • 1 hour before and up to the departure: 50% cancellation fees apply.
  • After departure: Tickets cannot be cancelled or converted to open date tickets or to another date.

OPEN DATE TICKETS: Open date tickets are cancelled without fees when they have been originally issued as open date. If they have been converted to open date, 50% cancellation fees apply.

* Tickets can only be invalidated by the issuing agency and they cannot be invalidated over the phone. Passengers who wish to cancel their tickets must hand them over to the issuing agency.

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