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"Good....But .....Still Nowhere to Sit Comfortably in Peace and Quiet "
Reviewed 05 March 2014 by John
This is generally an excellent service. This trip was spoilt by two or three relatively small things. There are two lounges with `sleeping seats`..One small..with windows...one lower down (much larger) with NO windows...The ship was quite empty...but the lounge with windows was closed. The lower, larger, lounge has much more ambient noise from the ships engines....and 20 hours is a long time to have to spend there with both the noise and no natural light. Even in the large bar/lounge further forward.. there is constant noise from two differently tuned televisions..in addition to which...on two occasions , some fairly talent-free `ships entertainer` insisted on assaulting our ears with his out of tune karaoke crooning.(NO..the tvs were NOT turned off during this...he just got louder and louder.)
If the price of a cabin bore more resemblance to a night in a 2* hotel (rather than a 4 or 5*)...then I`m sure most of the cabins would be occupied.
'John' travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci, Palermo Genoa on La Superba
Reviewed 10 February 2014 by Ophalvens
your chipments are ok
bad where de passengers sliping iset verry cold ent for me isset not acceptebel the passengers are richt to sliep in confortebel room dou somting about tis for de rest is et al ok for me
'Ophalvens' travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci, Genoa Tunis on Splendid
Reviewed 26 January 2014 by David
The Genoa to Palermo ferry is the cheapest way to reach Sicily from Northern Europe. It takes about 20/21 hours, a very easy trip, not very busy each time we have used it, and takes all the hassle out of the LONG drive. The GNV ferries are quite well appointed, quite comfortable, and all in all, by far the best way to travel.
'David' travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci, Genoa Palermo on La Superba
Reviewed 16 January 2014 by John
A smooth excellent trip........The volume of the tvs in the lounges was kept to a low sensible level......the boat arrived a few minutes early and was unloaded in record time....(probably because there were very few vehicles)
'John' travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci, Genoa Palermo on La Suprema
"Plain sailing, once aboard."
Reviewed 24 December 2013 by Colin
The ship and the trip were fine and it was very enjoyable. However, the cabins and some of the infrastructure are a little on the tired side. Having said the that the shower in the cabin was very good with lots of hot water. It would have been better if the shower curtain had been replaced by a door. As usual the food on board was a little pricey. I feel certain they would sell much more if prices were lower.
The real problems are encountered getting to the port and finding the ship. There seems to be little room to direct traffic into lanes leading to the waiting/loading area and it is a bit of a free for all. Driving through Palermo is an 'interesting' experience. I suppose everyone should do it al least once in their life but signs to the port entrance would help. In the end, the ship was over an hour late leaving but managed to arrive in Genoa an hour early. Very Italian.
Getting off also seems to be a bit of a free-for-all. Without doubt both the loading and unloading could do with more control at the level of the port with clear access routes and the port entrance being properly signed.
Definitely an interesting experience.
'Colin' travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci, Palermo Genoa on La Superba