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"Pleasant stay "

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Anonymous

I had a relaxing overnight journey from Patras to Brindisi - the facilities are slightly dated, but fully functioning. Disembarking is a nightmare and should be better organised but other than that I would highly recommend this ferry service!

'Anonymous' travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania

"Good trip"

Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Richard

The reviews we had read about this trip had been less than exciting so we were very pleasantly surprised. The loading process was a bit tortuous and seemed to take forever. However, once on board things improved greatly. The crew were most helpful and eased us through the rather cramped journey from the car deck on deck to to our cabin on deck 9. A rather small and inadequate lift trying to move too many people upwards at the same time. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The next pleasant surprise was the food. Reviews had complained about the quality. Our experience was the opposite, really tasty and good value. The hour and a half stop in Sardinia in the middle of the night was a surprise; not mentioned anywhere that we had seen in advance. The amenities on the ship were fine. Getting off in Barcelona was a repeat of getting on-too many people trying to cram into too small lifts but the crew helped admirably. Overall a good experience and one we would repeat. Of, the sea being flat calm no doubt helped?

'Richard' travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona

"Ikarus Palace"

Reviewed 23 August 2014 by Anonymous

We had a very unpleasant experience on the Ikarus Palace. The ship had come from Tangiers before Barcelona and it was apparent as soon as we got on board that the ship had not been cleaned. Simple things like tables being wiped, bins being emptied and general tidiness. THere was very little choice in the restaurant and I would say the food was of a very low standard. We had reserved seats in the lounge area but I was so appalled by the smell and condition of the seats that we took a cabin. A lot of the seats were missing, those that were not were filthy and covered in stains. There was no air-conditioning, even though they said there was and it was 38 degrees. When i washed my hands on the toilets the drain was obviously damaged and drained onto my feet and there was vomit on one of the decks which had not been cleared up. Having said all of this our cabin was clean and tidy and the air conditioning did work. It was a very expensive trip for such poor service and low levels of cleanliness .

'Anonymous' travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace

"Great trip"

Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Marie Claire

Good accommodation, great service, I would always use them!!

'Marie Claire' travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania

Grimaldi Lines operate numerous ferry services in the biggest ferry markets linking you with Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Malta, Greece, Sardinia and Sicily.

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Grimaldi Lines is part the famous Grimaldi Group which includes the Minoan Lines and Finnlines brands. The Grimaldi family’s links with the sea date back to the 14th Century and the current group comprise one of the largest fleets of ships in the world.

With Grimaldi Lines you’ll find a fleet of new generation fast and comfortable ferries and thanks to the quantity and the quality of their on board service you can make the most of the onboard entertainment followed by a good night of rest while cruising towards your final destination.

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Grimaldi Lines Routes

Greece < > Italy

6 Sailings Weekly
16 hour crossing
9 Sailings Weekly
7 hour crossing
2 Sailings Weekly
26 hour crossing
2 Sailings Weekly
33 hour 30 minute crossing

Italy < > Morocco

Italy < > Sardinia

Italy < > Sicily

Italy < > Spain

Italy < > Tunisia

Morocco < > Spain

Sardinia < > Spain

Sicily < > Tunisia

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