"Experience with Grandi Navi Veloci"
Reviewed 04 September 2014 by David
At both Barcelona and Genoa we were not given any instructions how to find the correct terminal. No signage to the correct terminals, it was a totally nightmare and chaos. On the Excellence we did not hear any announcements in English. No announcements were made or any information given regarding where do go in the case of an accident at sea!! The cabins on both ships were very dirty. The Splendid was so bad we couldn't use the shower it was filthy, no plug in sink and the hair dryer didn't work!!! The whole cabin smelt of dust, hadn't been vacuumed for a long time. There were holes in all the sheets and the blankets hadn't been washed for a long time. We used the al la carte restaurant. On birth ships the restaurant was freezing cold, as was most of the ship. The food was not good and far too expensive. My husband ordered a shrimp risotto, it was a bowl of moulded rice turned upside down with one prawn on it!!! Tasteless!! €13 or €14.
'David' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"Bad cleaning in the cabins"
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Maria Jose
'Maria Jose' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Cristina García
Both on the outbound and return the cleaning left a lot to be desired, especially in the services of the 9th floor where are the seat lounges. For the outbound leg, as the ferry came from Tangier, you can not talk about lack of cleanliness instead of obvious soiling. Besides noone of the crew member decided to go to see if everything was in good condition. We had to try to sleep with the TV blaring, the lights on and the air conditioning turning on at maximum, I guess to try to hide somehow the bad odors. In case of the return journey (where the staff was much more friendly), in Genoa all we had seats and with final destination to Barcelona placed us in a lounge without television and we could turn off the lights to rest. However, even if we requested at reception, they did not turn down the air conditioning. It is highly recommended in these conditions bring warm clothes for sleeping. In the self-service, the quality of the food is the characteristic of a school canteen service, but not their prices. In the cafeteria the prices go up and even if you order the cheapest and it is price list, is never available. In the case of the ship at the outbound with Asian staff, the service was unpleasant and bad attention. I am well aware that the ferry is a means of transport but the company should take care both facilities (in terms of hygiene and updating) as customer relations, whatever the accommodation paid.
'Cristina García' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"good and bad things"
Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Nigel
It is not a luxury cruise, but we booked a cabin and was clean and comfortable. The crossing is relaxing once you've embarked on Barcelona. The boarding system was a bit chaotic and not very well explained. Finally I think it does not go too expensive more than to drive and take a hotel on the road and is more relaxing. So if I repeat the journey, I will go by ferry again.
'Nigel' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
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The Spanish city of Barcelona is located in the autonomous region of Catalonia and is Spain's second largest city after Madrid. Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world and lies on the coast between the mouths of the River Llobregat and River Besos. It is also bordered to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range. There are many things to do and see in Barcelona including the Barri Gotic (the Gothic Quarter) where many medieval buildings can be found. The city's best known landmark is the still unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia which has been under construction since 1882. In addition to its buoyant tourist industry, the city is also a popular destination for many trade fairs and exhibitions and is also a major centre for sport, fashion, science and the arts.
Barcelona's port has three terminals and is a popular departure port for ferries to Mallorca, Genoa, Ibiza and Morocco (Tangier Med). The port also accommodates many cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean Sea. The port's piers used by ferries are located quite close to the city centre.
The Italian port city of Genoa is located on the Liguria region of the country and lies on the Mediterranean Sea. One of the largest in Europe, Genoa's historic centre unwinds in an intricate maze of alleyways (caruggi) that open unexpectedly onto small squares; the soul of the city lives in the alleyways, where smells, tastes, and cultures have combined throughout history. In this dense urban landscape, where the windows are so close they almost touch, architectural styles are layered over one another, with a medieval wall serving as the base of a 14th-century building and Gothic loggias becoming trendy bars: this is a place where the past forms the foundations of the present.
Redesigned by Renzo Piano in 1992, Genoa's Old Port area has now become a mecca for tourists, who visit to enjoy an aperitivo, dine, shop, take a trip to the cinema, ice skate, or go for a swim at the pool. At the end of the pier, home to the Magazzini del Cotone, with the city's Lanterna (lighthouse) rising up nearby, you can admire Genoa and its Gulf in all its beauty. The hills form a backdrop to this impressive panorama, brightly coloured by day and lit up at night.
The Ferry Terminal is located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Assereto and Ponte Colombo. From the port ferries depart mainly to Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco. The ferry terminal is on many levels and is wheelchair accessible. At the top level, the terminal has waiting rooms and a large shopping center.