"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
"Genoa Palermo return"
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Richard
The ship was superb, the reception was good, the cabin was confortable and the crossing took less time than schedule.
'Richard' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema
Reviewed 19 June 2014 by Catherine
A PERFECT JOURNEY
'Catherine' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema
|Civitavecchia - Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci - 1 Sailing Weekly / 14 hour crossing|
|Napoli - Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci - 10 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Napoli - Palermo with Tirrenia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Napoli - Catania with TTT Lines - 7 Sailings Weekly / 11 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Napoli - Trapani with Ustica Lines - 1 Sailing Weekly / 7 hour crossing|
|Salerno - Palermo with Grimaldi Lines - 2 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Salerno - Messina with Caronte & Tourist - 14 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour crossing|
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.