EasyCruise has announced that it has acquired a second ship, easyCruise Life, which will join the fleet in April next year.

The 630-passenger ship, previously with Israeli company Mano Cruises, will sail seven-day cruises around the Greek Islands and visit Turkey for the first time next summer.

EasyCruiseOne will also remain in Greece with its established weekend ‘Aegean Escape’ cruise featuring Poros, Mykonos, Paros and Sifnos. The ship will also visit Albania, which is another first for the company.

EasyCruise chairman Stelios Haji-Ioannou said: “The popularity of our 2007 season has proved that people are very keen to visit Greece and the surrounding islands and easyCruise Life will certainly cater for this demand.

“Since easyCruise launched two years ago we have consistently provided our customers with interesting itineraries giving them the chance to see places that they would never normally have the opportunity to visit on one trip.”

EasyCruise previously chartered a riverboat, EasyCruiseTwo, which operated between Amsterdam and Brussels. The vessel was cancelled in August due to the financial situation of the franchise owner, Boonstra Riverline.