Etstur, a major Turkish tour operator, has confirmed it will charter the Delphin for a summer cruise season in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The company had previously chartered the Aegean Paradise, but that vessel was sold for gaming purposes and has since re-located to Singapore.

Thus, Etstur will sail a summer season with the 652-passenger Delphin, which is currently at a shipyard in Croatia being prepared for passenger service.

The program will run from June to September, with the ship sailing three- and four-night cruises to the Greek Isles from its homeport in Izmir, Cesme. Pricing starts at just 229 euro per person.