"Good sailing - stock up on food stuffs before you sail"
Reviewed 14 September 2014 by Sandra
We booked a sailing from Genova to Palermo with our car. The booking and boarding was easy - arriving at Genova/Palermo a few hours before departure. We opted for sleeping seats not cabins - these were fine. The ship was comfortable with plenty of toilets nearby and shower facilities. The only down side was disembarkation of the ship with the car, this was rather disorganised - some near misses and narrowly avoiding damage to our car. Be warned the cost of foods on board are expensive and queues for a cup of café can be long. At Genova port, we noticed many Italians heading off the attached shopping centre and stocking up, and we followed suit. Just as well as this kept us going during the 19+ hour trip with plenty of bottle water and snacks. A cool box would also be ideal.
'Sandra' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema
"Genova to Palermo"
Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Patrick
For a 21 hour trip the restaurants were only open for a tiny proportion of it. So availability of proper food was pretty bad. The food served on boarding the ship was cold, but tasted ok. I would have paid for a waiter served restaurant. The photo shoot on entry to the ship gave the impression it was a cruise ship instead of a ferry. Not amused. Why not stick to the kids when you are doing it. Being forced to listen to overly loud and poor entertainment for the last two hours in the lounge once we had to vacate the cabin was extremely stressful and irritating.
'Patrick' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"a short comment"
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Anonymous
We've been taking the Suprema to travel between Genoa and Palermo for 7 years. I was unpleasantly surprised to see that the external cabins are no longer equiped with televisors. If you want to have the TV, you have to book an expensive suite. The rest was ok as usual.
'Anonymous' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Robin
We had an excellent crossing to Palermo. The ship was very comfortable, the cabin clean and spacious with a good view of the sea. Facilities on board were good though my wife thought that the shop was somewhat lacking. The staff were very polite. My only criticism was the time taken to load the cars and to unload them again. It was no doubt due to the layout of the ship which is not only for passengers but also for containers. A two and a half hour wait was a little too long .
'Robin' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
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|Salerno - Palermo with Grimaldi Lines - 2 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 30 minute crossing|
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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.
Palermo is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy as well as the capital of the Province of Palermo. It was founded in the 8th century BC by Phoenician tradesmen around a natural harbour on the north-western coast of Sicily. The Phoenician name for the city may have been Zîz, but Greeks called it Panormus, meaning all-port, because of its fine natural harbour. It should be noted however that the city was never Greek. Palermo is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world. The long history of the city assures that there is a lot to see, although the city as a whole, as well as some of the sights, are in need of repair. Today Palermo is a fast, brash and exciting city. The mix of arabic and viking influences is one of the strangest and unexpected surprises the city has to offer. Buildings dating from the 11th and 12th century, the heyday of Medieval Sicily, offer this peculiar quality.