Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Claus
We stayed overnight in a dobbelbeded room with a clean bathroom. Only vibration of the engine affected a Deep sleep.
'Claus' travelled Barcelona Palma with Trasmediterranea on Fortuny
"Review of my out and return trip, Barcelona - Palma"
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Peter Edwards
I have previously travelled this route with Acciona and Transmediterrana ( we own a home in Majorca) and for a change and on price went for Balearia. My first point to Direct Ferries is, please produce a map of the Barcelona port and highlight the point where our ferry is leaving from. We headed for the queue leading to a Balearia ship and found it was leaving for Ibiza. We were told our ship was leaving a further 4kms away. We had great difficulty finding it and had to ask twice more before arriving at the correct place. This level of stress is not welcome with less than two hours before sailing after TWELVE hours driving from Calais. I suggest any map should include the entry roads into Barcelona and most importantly advise your customers to leave at exit 21 on the duel carriageway that runs along the sea route. I do not recall on your website whether it was clear or not as to what my ticket supplied me. As it was we did not have reclining seats and were expected to sleep overnight on cafeteria chairs. I was able to negotiate four seats about half an hour into the journey but what I am asking for is greater clarity as to what we are actually paying for. I have not looked over your website since my return to check all my facts but will do depending on your reply. Regards Peter Edwards
'Peter Edwards' travelled Barcelona Palma with Balearia on Visemar One
Reviewed 27 August 2014 by Anonymous
My family flew on holiday to Palma, but as I dislike flying so I took the train from the UK to Barcelona and the overnight ferry to Palma, and the day trip on return. I had my own cabin on the way there, a reserved seat on the way back. In general the trip lived up to expectations. The cabin was excellent, a nice shower, basin and toilet, and comfy bed. On the way back I got to the ferry early, so could pick a seat with a plug point to work on my laptop, be aware there are only a couple of these at the back of the room. Boarding and disembarking for foot passengers were simple at the Barcelona end, but difficult at the Palma end as the ferry docks in a different terminal and then a transfer is required on a bus (both for arrival and departure). This was not obvious to a non-native Spanish speaker and caused some confusion both times. The public toilets on the return journey were not particularly well cleaned but everything else was reasonably clean and tidy. These were all small gripes, and overall I would be happy to take the ferry again.
'Anonymous' travelled Barcelona Palma with Trasmediterranea on Fortuny
"Good service - absolutely recommendable"
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Jens Hansen
Everything from booking, to answering questions by phone, to online check-in went smooth. Ship is clean and sober.
'Jens Hansen' travelled Barcelona Palma with Balearia on Abel Matutes
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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.
Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port in the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma.
In 1983 Palma became the capital of one of Spain's newly established autonomous regions, the Balearic Islands, and since then it's shed the dusty provincialism of yesteryear, developing into a go-ahead and cosmopolitan commercial. The new self-confidence is plain to see in the city centre, a vibrant and urbane place which is akin to the big cities of the Spanish mainland - and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay.
The origins of the city can be traced back to before Roman times, and even today inhabitants of homes in the old quarter are often still discovering Roman remains less than a metre beneath the ground.