"Only one complaint"
Reviewed 15 October 2014 by Klaus Grossmann
I found everything fine and convenient. However, long before disembarking,thhe toilets werde closed. In addition to my own dismay, I observed several agitated and unpleasant quarrels beween needy travellers and cleaning personell, but mostly desperate people in search of someone who could help them. There should be clear announcements about the availablility of WC facilities.
'Klaus Grossmann' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba
"Lovely how dogs welcome"
Reviewed 22 September 2014 by Keith
Overall good , just takes a very long time to load and unload (like 2 hours). Food disappointing for Italy and restaurant opening hours very short . We missed it.. Pool closed in September . Very nice how dogs are welcome. UK ferries should learn from this. Delightful.
'Keith ' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema
"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
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|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|
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.
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.