Fincantieri has signed contracts with Minoan Lines to supply two high-speed ferries for delivery in autumn 2001 and spring 2002. The price for each vessel is about $106 million, Fincantieri said. With a gross tonnage of about 36,000 tons, each ship can carry 2,000 passengers, 110 cars and 120 trailers
. These are the third and fourth ships that Minoan Lines will have on order at Fincantieri. The earlier vessels, to be named Knossos Palace and Festos Palace, will be delivered in 2000 and 2001.