"review of seating area"
Reviewed 27 July 2013 by Giorgio
I am not so enthusiastic about this ferry as the toilets were too close to the seating area and the TV was turned on all the time so I didn't really have the opportunity to sleep.
'Giorgio' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace
"Enough to move with dignity"
Reviewed 01 July 2013 by Pablo
The ferry left half hour late and arrive an hour later. Other than that, everything else was ok.
'Pablo' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace
Reviewed 22 June 2013 by Mauro
the boarding area Grimaldi is not indicated and I lost a lot of time to find the gate I was coming from the highway Genoa Livorno. Ticket and boarding are located in different places and luckily the staff was available to help. The ship wasn’t clean because of many passengers. staff friendly. I would recommend this company but not the seats.
'Mauro' travelled Livorno Barcelona with Grimaldi Lines on Ikarus Palace
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.