Goddess of the Night Returns to Greece

Goddess of the Night

The Goddess of the Night returned to Greece earlier this month after being seized by the Italian government in mid-June.

Chartered to serve as a floating hotel during the 50th Summit of the Group of Seven (G7), the ship had been detained following complaints about poor sanitary conditions onboard.

According to Reuters, the impoundment was ordered by local prosecutors and aimed at further investigating alleged deficiencies and potential fraud in public supply.

The Goddess of the Night was set to serve as floating accommodation for part of the security workforce serving at the meeting, which took place in Italy’s Apulia region on June 13-15, 2024.

After a few weeks docked at the Italian port of Brindisi, the ship, owned by Seajets, arrived back in Greece on July 3, 2024.

After a brief visit to Lavrio, the Goddess of the Night sailed to Elefsis, where it’s currently docked.

Acquired by Seajets in early 2023, the 2,720-guest vessel is set to launch a new cruise line later this month.

Announced in May, Neonyx Cruises plans to offer a one-of-a-kind adults-only product that focuses on parties and nightlife.

Sailing from Piraeus, the company is set to offer three- and four-night cruises to destinations in Greece and Turkey, including Santorini, Mykonos and Cesme.

Each sailing is set to feature a “lineup of world-famous DJs performing from sunset to sunrise,” Neonyx said, transforming the vessel into a “floating electronic/dance music festival.”

The company’s maiden voyage was originally scheduled for July 15, 2024.


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