Venezia Lines

Venezia Lines is a high speed ferry operator that operated its first trip in May 2003. Operating in the North Adriatic, Venezia Lines links the North Adriatic's coasts of Italy and Croatia. From May 2003 to October 2011, Venezia Lines has carried more than 500,000 passengers between Venice and the Northern Coast of Croatia.

Venezia Lines is the North Adriatic's leading ferry company that has brought to the market reliability and experience by following the trends in the travel industry. The company is backed by the technical experience of Virtu Ferries Ltd, operators of high speed ferries for the past 20 years.

In the North Adriatic Venezia Lines is currently utilising 2 vessels, San Frangisk and her sister vessel San Pawl, both with  a capacity of 310 passenger, They are currently deployed on routes between Venice, Italy and the Croatian ports of Mali Losinj, Porec, Pula, Rabac and Rovinj. With a crossing time of between 2 hrs 30 mins and 4 hrs depending on destination. Venezia Lines is by far the fastest carrier between these ports, averaging at a speed of approx 35 knots. This service, operational between April and October, provides visitors to the Istria Peninsula with the opportunity of visiting Venice on one of the company’s increasingly popular Day-Return trips to Venice. Apart from these popular day trips, Venezia Lines has managed to create an alternative means of transportation to travellers in Europe, being the first company operating vessels in the North Adriatic, to offer their services online. Since its commencement of operation they have transported an average of 20,000 individual one way passengers per year between the Croatian and Slovenian ports to Venice and vice versa. Venezia Lines can now be considered to market leader in this sector, transporting on average 97% of the One Way market.

In 2006 Venezia Lines starting operating a new route in the Southern Adriatic. San Gwann, capacity 427 passengers and 20 cars, operates between Bari, Italy and Durres, Albania between April and September and over the festive season in December/January. This, Scheduled, Day-Return Service, with a crossing time of 4 hours compared to 10 hours for a conventional ferry, provides a convenient alternative for visitors to Albania and is particularly popular with commercial visitors and Albanians returning for a family visit.

To Venezia Lines, safety and security have top priority. To ensure that you can relax and enjoy your voyage, we have built up our safety and security concept on 2 main pillars:

  • Thorough technical monitoring of our vessels on a daily basis.
  • A team of excellently trained employees.

Our Captains and crew have many years of professional experience at sea on various vessels and are specialists in the North Adriatic having sailed for many years in this area of the Adriatic.
For further information and details on our vessels please click San Frangisk & San Pawl , San Gwann.

Venezia Lines' head office is situated in Croatia, with a subsidiary office in Venice, whilst working closely with Morfimare Srl in Bari, Italy and San Nikola in Durres, Albania, who act as the general sales agents for the routes in the Sothern Adriatic.

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