Reviewed 07 July 2014 by PEZZETTA
Overall, we are satisfied witht this experience. A few comments though: -there is a lot of noise in corridors during the night -asking the passengers to leave their cabin 2 hours before docking is a exagerated -at the self service restaurant, the customers are rushed when choosing their meals, when queuing and when eating. the staff is irrespectful, especially when you don't speak Italian and ask for information about a dish. Another negative point: are the waiters responsible for serving alcohol to underage people. The evening on the deck was ruined by the attitude of some youngsters who had been drinking. Most of them were under 18.
'PEZZETTA' travelled Civitavecchia Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Civitavecchia - Barcelona crossing"
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Attilio
Everything was good
'Attilio' travelled Civitavecchia Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
Reviewed 15 June 2013 by Pietro
Aside from the dining experience everything else was positive.
'Pietro' travelled Civitavecchia Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Across the Med, Rome to Barcelona"
Reviewed 26 May 2013 by Roger
A good trip, however a few concerns. This ship is geared mainly for truck drivers and business travellers, lots of cafes and restaurants but very little in the way for family travellers. Only one small play area for young kids. They had a video arcade for older kids but it was turned off for most of the voyage. A pool as well on deck but it was also closed. One bad point is that as the ship was running late we were all turfed out of our cabins two hours before the ship docked so that the cleaners could start their jobs early. No thought at all for the passengers, it was a bad end to our cruise.
'Roger' travelled Civitavecchia Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
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Civitavecchia (which means 'ancient town') is a town and comune of the province of Rome in the central Italian region of Lazio and also sea port on the Tyrrhenian sea. The harbor was originally constructed by the Emperor Trajan; the town indeed owed its origin entirely to the port of this emperor, and hence came to be known as Portus Trajani. The harbor is formed by two moles and a breakwater, on which latter is a lighthouse. The place became a free port under Pope Innocent XII in 1696. It suffered at the hands of the Goths and Saracens, and was occupied by the French in 1849. The Papal troops opened the gates of the fortress to the Italian general Bixio in 1870. It was almost completely destroyed in the second world war. But it has been rebuilt since. Certainly the recent constructions have made the urban layout rather difficult to appreciate, but if you take your time ther is plenty to discover.
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.