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
"Some good and some bad points"
Reviewed 18 September 2013 by Antoinette
Our journey from Genoa to Palermo was as we expected. The inbound crossing was different. Boarding was hell. 20 minutes after we were supposed to leave, all the campervans (ours included) were still on the deck and the crew didn't want to let us board. We had to negociate and weren't given any assistance to install the vehicles on board. The boat wasn't the one which was supposed to be used. The vehicle were in open deck and were watered by the sea. The boat was too small for the number of passengers. We left 2.30h late with no explanation or excuse. Some passengers protested, but the staff disclaimed all responsability and said that their job was merely to bring us from Palermo to Genoa. Therefore, we were not satisfied with the services during this crossing.
'Antoinette' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 06 September 2013 by Laurent
We are disappointed with the service. A 3h delay for the inbound journey and no excuse. Wife and children had to queue on foot. The swimming pool is only open for a very short time. No activities or show. The bedding was far from being clean. And the smell of animal urine was unbearable! We had travelled to Ireland and to Corsica before and the conditions of travel were a lot better.
'Laurent' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"Everything Good. Stress-free crossing "
Reviewed 02 September 2013 by Anonymous
I arrived recovered. Everything was professionally organized.
'Anonymous' travelled Genoa Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
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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.