Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Lorna
Very pleasant journey, with deck chairs and friendly stuff.
'Lorna' travelled Livorno Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica Marina
"A return crossing from Livorno to Bastia with the car"
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Roberto
The outbound journey was certainly nicer, because the Mega Smeralda is more recent and more comfortable. Moreover, the disembarkment was quick and problem free. The inbound journey with Corsica Marina however, the boat was more ancient, people were laying on the floor and the disembarkment was more chaotic. Plus, I thought that the crossing was only lasting for 4 hours, between 2pm and 6.15pm. I don’t understand why you can’t lay down on the numerous deck chairs and sunbathe on the deck or resting inside on the seat with the air conditioning. Who knows? Maybe the staff was more tired or deflated during the inbound journey (translation: not interested in their jobs and rude). Well, you can’t have everything. I will use this company again.
'Roberto' travelled Livorno Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Mega Smeralda
"Long live Corsica ferries"
Reviewed 05 July 2014 by Michel
We are totally satisfied with your services. The boarding and disembarkment were quick, the staff on board was nice, the food was nice, the schedule was respected. We can't wait for next year (2015) to use your services again.
'Michel' travelled Livorno Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica Marina
"Livornio - Bastia - Livornio"
Reviewed 03 July 2014 by Olivier
Both crossings went well, the only thing lacking are deck chairs aboard the Mega Smeralda. We enjoyed laying on the deck chairs during the 4 hours of the crossing aboard the Corsica Marina.
'Olivier' travelled Livorno Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica Marina
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.
Bastia is a town and commune in northern Corsica, in France. It is the préfecture (capital) of the Haute-Corse département. It is also the principal port of the island and its principal commercial town.
The city dates from Roman times, when a base was set up at Biguglia to the south, although Bastia began to thrive under the Genoese, when wine was exported to the Italian mainland from Porto Cardo, forerunner of Bastia's Vieux Port, or Terra Vecchia. Despite the fact that in 1811 Napoléon appointed Ajaccio capital of the island, initiating a rivalry between the two towns which exists to this day, Bastia soon established a stronger trading position with mainland France.
The Nouveau Port, created in 1862 to cope with the increasing traffic with France and Italy, became the mainstay of the local economy, exporting chiefly agricultural products from Cap Corse, Balagne and the eastern plain