"Alcudia to Ciutadella by Iscomar Line"
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Peter
We travelled as foot passengers from Alcudia to Ciutadella on a afternoon sailing. There seemed to be very few passengers on board which made the trip very relaxing The office and ship staff were very helpful and facilities good. Thanks to the helpful staff at Direct Ferries who quickly sorted a problem when the online booking failed. Would happily use this service again The terminals at both ports are great. A temporary baggage storage area at the terminal would be helpful. None was available and after checking in 2 hrs before sailing we had to take our suitcases back into nearby Alcudia with us until boarding time.
'Peter' travelled Alcudia Ciutadella with Iscomar on Nura Nova
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Kelvin
What a gorgeous way to get to Minorca. The ferry was on time and very smooth. Easy boarding and disembarking. Plenty of space on board and great views. An enjoyable experience.
'Kelvin' travelled Alcudia Ciutadella with Balearia on Martin i Soler
"helpful staff in the ferry"
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Sigmar
There was a restaurant on the ferry where the staff was very friendly. One of the gentlemen among them (he was a bit older than the others, or looked like he had a long experience), was of special assistant with everything we needed and I think the company is lucky to have him onboard.
'Sigmar' travelled Alcudia Ciutadella with Iscomar on Nura Nova
"an excellent service"
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Sara Giovanna
perfectly punctual, clean and polite
'Sara Giovanna' travelled Alcudia Ciutadella with Balearia on Jaume III
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, and a main tourist centre on the island of Majorca.
The original old town of Alcudia is 2 miles inland from the current coastal development. It was the Phoenicians and Greeks who first settled here, closely followed in the 2nd century BC by the Romans, who made Alcudia the capital of the island. Visitors to the old town today enter the narrow streets through one of the two gates that were constructed, along with the impressive city walls, after the conquest of the island by King Jaime I of Spain.
The actual port and holiday resort of Alcudia, where most of the hotels and tourist developments have taken place over the last 40 years, lies at the western end of the magnificent Bay of Alcudia, which runs for over 8km through Playa de Muro and onto the resort of C'an Picafort in the east.
The past can still be felt in this city as each episode of its history has been written in its streets. The city was conquered by the vandals and later belonged to the Byzantine Empire. The Muslims began to devastate it in the 7th century although the occupation was not completed until the beginnings of the 10th century. During the Muslim dominion the Medina Minurka turned its name to Ciutadella, which became the old capital of the island until 1722, when Richard Kane moved the courts of justice and the government offices to Maó. The French dominion brought an important stream of culture, which opened out to the latest ideas from Europe. The Spanish rule, which followed the second British dominion, will allow the city to accomplish an old wish: re- establish its own bishopric.
Overall Ciutadella has stood up well to the pressures of tourism and the associated development problems that come with it.