"trip thru the Mediterranian"
Reviewed 27 September 2014 by Pál
The overall trip was great. The only problem was to find Sintemar in Livorno Harbor as there are no signs about it and what is written on the web page of Grimaldi Lines is on the one hand not clear, on the other it is not true. Why can't they just insert a map showing the exact location? I tried with google but even there I was not able to find it. I was cruising around the port and it took me more than 40 minutes to find the place where I was supposed to get my tickets, and honestly it was only by accident. The other thing is Sintemar itself. There are two offices open only and when I arrived, well before the departure of the ship, there were at least a hundred passengers - not queueing but whirling in front of them. And not in an European way. It was a truely a shocking experience. It should have been organized in a more efficient way - take note of airport check ins... The trip was smooth, all the members of the crew were kind and polite, so I would recommend this way of travelling to Barcelona for those who wanna take their cars as well.
'Pál' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace
"vacation trip "
Reviewed 27 October 2013 by Karl
Check-in office and departure point in Livorno virtually untraceable (no addresses on booking confirmation); loudspeaker-anouncements the ship is not in German and also in poor quality; Cabin tidy; no sitting and reclining option on the sun deck
'Karl' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace
"Crossing Livorno - Barcelona 21/09/2013 "
Reviewed 08 October 2013 by Peter
The chck-in in the harbor is easy to find. Check in is easy. Then passed us a vehicle to the ship, the "Ikarus Palace", a giant strand, about 200 meters long. Entrance to the ship's possible without problems. We have booked a cabin, a suite. The furniture is a bit old, the television is broken; but it is spacious, with two large windows and clean. On this deck 5 it is quiet, down less - there's really hustle, because the ship sails from Barcelona on to Tangier. All the sofas are already occupied and the video space functions as a bedroom. Who did not find anything there, sleeping in the bar or in the hallways. The staff is friendly, the on-board restaurant is highly recommended and quiet. The prices are in the frame. Small drawback: in addition to cloth napkins, good wine glasses and appropriate crockery makes not a good espresso in a plastic cup. Seen over everything recommended, but a cabin should be.
'Peter' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace
"A seafaring is beautiful "
Reviewed 29 August 2013 by Anonymous
I had a cabin with a sea view. I could retire on this long voyage at any time and relax. I noticed no flaws, I am very satisfied and would not hesitate to book again.
'Anonymous' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines
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Livorno is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno and the third-largest port on the western coast of Italy.
Livorno's port was developed under the Medici. In 1618, they declared it a free port and instituted a liberal constitution which prompted an influx of Jews, Greeks, Spanish Muslims, English Catholics and a cosmopolitan throng of other refugees. Livorno flourished, and attracted a community of English expatriates (including Shelley) whose anglicization of the city's name into Leghorn is still in use today.
Europe’s first bathing establishments were built here in the nineteenth century when the idea of seaside holidays first became popular.
Ancient seagoing traditions are also kept alive by rowing races held between the city’s various quarters, both in the sea and on the canals.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in northeast Spain. The first human settlements date back to Neolithic times. However, the city proper was founded by the Romans who established a colony there at the end of the 1st century BC. The ancient Roman city of Barcino had a population of about a 1000 and was bounded by a defensive wall, the remains of which can still be seen in the old town. From the 15th to 18th centuries the city entered a period of decline. Over these centuries, Barcelona struggled to maintain its economic and political independence. This struggle ended in 1714, when the city fell to the Bourbon troops and rights and privileges in Catalonia were suppressed. In the mid-19th century, an industrial revolution took place in the region, and textile manufacturing became a key industry. At the beginning of the 20th century, Barcelona embarked on a process of widespread urban renewal and built the Eixample district.