"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
"The most dirty ferry I have ever tried - Really need some changes"
Reviewed 23 August 2014 by Miguel
Really, the state of the boat and specially the cleaning on this route, that I have tried now several times, could not be worse. One word..disgusting! And I wonder, the place used for the mosque on board (in my mind a very strange thing on a ferry) could that not have been used better for making space for another restaurant, reading space etc.? The opening hours for the only restaurant on board are crazy. Only opens two hours for each meal. This mean, that there is not enough capacity for serving all passengers that like to to have dinner/lunch. The food though, is fine. I found the staff professional and nice. Best Regards, Miguel
'Miguel' travelled Barcelona Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
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
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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.