Genoa to Palermo Ferry

The Genoa Palermo ferry route connects Italy with Sicily. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Grandi Navi Veloci. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 21 hours.

Genoa Palermo sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Genoa to Palermo Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.

Genoa - Palermo Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 21 hr
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Average Genoa Palermo Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Genoa Palermo route is a car and 2 passengers.

Genoa Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "La Suprema"

    We 'pushed the boat out' and took a presidential suite which had a balcony. This option isn't clearly labelled on the directferries website but is well worth the money if you can afford it because you get a balcony and the trip becomes a mini luxury cruise. Don't by the meal tickets though as these can only be used in a tacky cafeteria whereas there's a very nice restaurant on board. Loading is chaotic so just be prepared for potentially having to reverse your car down a ramp to the bottom deck and unloading is a shambolic free for all where the staff seem to wash their hands of any health and safety responsibilities. Just one tip, if you have a cabin, don't bother to vacate until you're in port, disembarkation takes ages yet they call you to leave your room 1.5 hours beforehand

    'Antony' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema

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  • "poor buffet"

    The qualitu of food at the buffet was really poor and the staff did not speack english. This kind of ship should be avoid during the summer season because the better services like spa, disco or pool are closed.

    'Matteo Bruno' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema

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  • "The Suprema"

    All nice and comfortable especially if you have the cabin. The only negative thing is that mannerless people let their pets get dirty inside the ship... We should have more stricter controls and rules. Good journey.

    'Nadia' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema

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  • "Genoa Palermo GNV"

    I travelled for the second time with GNV. Unfortunately it was not good like the first one. No tv in cabin, rude staff and dirty enviroments.

    'Anonymous' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema

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Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

Palermo Guide

The city of Palermo is located on the Italian island of Sicily and lies on the island's north west coast and has a large and strategically important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. The city is typically Mediterranean and can trace its history back to the 8th century and is today known for its Norman buildings, fabulous palaces and the hustle and bustle of its markets. Palermo's historic centre is the Quattro Canti district, which means 'Four Corners' and is where a number of the city's most spectacular attractions can be found. These include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral's sheer size and lovely architecture really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Also popular in the city is the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the 12th century Castello della Zisa. For visitors who enjoy the performing arts there is also the Teatro Massimo which is a recently refurbished theatre that puts on regular performances.

Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.