"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
"An incredible mess to find the point to board"
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Anonymous
Impossible to know from where the ferry depart, no indications at all, either on the tickets or on the road ... in Livorno there is more than one port and are separated by large distances. I had to go first to a port for chek-in and then travel by car about 2 kms away to go on board, something really absurd. Other than that, The cabin was great and very clean with shower and everything.
'Anonymous' 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
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The Italian city and port of Livorno lies in the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany. Much of the original street layout and architecture has been retained in the New Venice area of the city. In this area visitors can see old bridges, narrow lanes, noblemen's houses and a network of canals that were used to connect its port to the city's warehouses. Also of interest are many fine examples of neo-classical buildings, museums, public parks and cultural institutions. Containing memorabilia, documents and operas by the composer Pietro Mascagni, who lived in the city, is the Museo Mascagnano and is well worth a visit. Organised by the Traditional Theatre of Livorno, some of Mascagni's operas are performed during the lyric music season.
The city's port is the third largest on Italy's west coast and provides many services and facilities including cargo handling and passenger services. The port's facilities include wheelchair ramps, toilets and shower facilities for passengers. There are also bars, restaurants, a conference centre, banks and a passenger information kiosk. From the port, there are ferry services to Bastia, Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Cagliari and Tunisia.
The Spanish city of Barcelona is located on the coast between the mouths of the River Llobregat and River Besos and is bordered to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain ranges. Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia and is Spain's second largest city after Madrid. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Barcelona has many museums, which cover different areas and eras. The National Museum of Art of Catalonia contains a well-known collection of Romanesque art while the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art focuses on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art. The Fundació Joan Miró, Picasso Museum and Fundació Antoni Tàpies hold important collections of these world-renowned artists, as well as Can Framis Museum, which focuses on post 1960 Catalan Art owned by Fundació Vila Casas.
Barcelona is a major ferry terminal for routes to Mallorca, Genoa, Ibiza and Morocco (Tangier Med). The piers for ferries and cruise ships are located close to the city centre, the port begins just at the end of Las Ramblas.