Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Alain
Everything went smoothly. The staff is efficient and attentive.
'Alain' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"All good "
Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Markus
At the beginning I was happy with everything. The cabin was clean and there were no other passengers in it. But for four men it would have been too small because the bathroom/shower takes up most of the space in the cabin. The food in the café was nice and good quality. Reasonable price. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that they told us we would arrive at 7.30 to Geneva and by 7 they told us to leave the cabin and go to the deck, where we waited with out bags for more than an hour.
'Markus' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Barcelona to Genoa ferry"
Reviewed 13 May 2014 by Graham
We traveled with Grandi Navi Veloci from Barcelona to Genoa on the "Excellent" in mid- April 2014. From the time we boarded around 11 AM until disembarking around 8 AM the following day the experience was extremely positive and enjoyable. On boarding we were escorted to our (family category)cabin, which was extremely large and comfortable, with double bed, separate couch, an outside window and an en-suite bathroom/toilet. Wifi was available in the room for a small charge. Meals were available at a bar/cafe or a dining room, in which we had an extremely good dinner. Outside deck areas at the rear of the boat were good places to watch the world go by. We believe the booking confirmation email/voucher (which was exchanged for tickets at the Barcelona ferry terminal)could be improved by including the Barcelona terminal address and (Grimaldi) signage to look for, and a mini-map showing its location.(We initially had a bit of trouble finding it). We would welcome the chance to travel with Grandi Navi Veloci again. Graham and Cheryl Miller, Trigg, WA, Australia
'Graham' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 02 September 2013 by Raul
Overall has been a good experience but there are certain things that should be improved. Announces over the intercom should also be done in Spanish, especially if the departure or arrival port is in Spain. Cleanning in common areas like the deck or the bar should also be improved. They should also be more careful with the noises at night that can wake passengers up. They should also be quicker in the embark and disembark stages.
'Raul' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in northeast Spain. The first human settlements date back to Neolithic times. However, the city proper was founded by the Romans who established a colony there at the end of the 1st century BC. The ancient Roman city of Barcino had a population of about a 1000 and was bounded by a defensive wall, the remains of which can still be seen in the old town. From the 15th to 18th centuries the city entered a period of decline. Over these centuries, Barcelona struggled to maintain its economic and political independence. This struggle ended in 1714, when the city fell to the Bourbon troops and rights and privileges in Catalonia were suppressed. In the mid-19th century, an industrial revolution took place in the region, and textile manufacturing became a key industry. At the beginning of the 20th century, Barcelona embarked on a process of widespread urban renewal and built the Eixample district.
Genoa is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. Genoa's history goes back to ancient times. A city cemetery, dating from the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., testifies to the occupation of the site by the Greeks, but the fine harbor probably was in use much earlier, perhaps by the Etruscans. Destroyed by the Carthaginians in 209 BC, the town was rebuilt by Rome, under which the city enjoyed municipal rights and exported skins, wood, and honey.
In 1797, under pressure from Napoleon, Genoa became a French protectorate called the Ligurian Republic, which was annexed by France in 1805. Although the Genoese revolted against France in 1814 and liberated the city on their own, delegates at the Congress of Vienna sanctioned its incorporation into Piedmont (Kingdom of Sardinia), thus ending the three century old struggle by the House of Savoy to acquire the city.