"Lobby bar lottery"
Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Timo
On an overnight ferry in the lobby bar, we were lucky enough to get a sofa (of which there are about 6) We were the first ones to board. Others were left with an arm chair (like a kitchen chair with arms) which would have been very uncomfortable for 6 hours. There was space on the upper deck to sleep also (weather permitting). It they had more sofas or seats which could double as a sofa for sleeping it would make the trip far more pleasant for many people. Food etc was basic and overpriced. But as expected.
'Timo' travelled with Trasmediterranea on Almudaina Dos
"Safe but delayed"
Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Hiram
Customs and boarding process was very slow, there was a delay of 1.5 hours which made it very frustrating, especially as this boat was very big and had lots of trucks being loaded. The return though was much better as it was a smaller ship.
'Hiram' travelled with Trasmediterranea on Ciudad de Malaga/Milenium Tres
Reviewed 27 August 2014 by Anonymous
My family flew on holiday to Palma, but as I dislike flying so I took the train from the UK to Barcelona and the overnight ferry to Palma, and the day trip on return. I had my own cabin on the way there, a reserved seat on the way back. In general the trip lived up to expectations. The cabin was excellent, a nice shower, basin and toilet, and comfy bed. On the way back I got to the ferry early, so could pick a seat with a plug point to work on my laptop, be aware there are only a couple of these at the back of the room. Boarding and disembarking for foot passengers were simple at the Barcelona end, but difficult at the Palma end as the ferry docks in a different terminal and then a transfer is required on a bus (both for arrival and departure). This was not obvious to a non-native Spanish speaker and caused some confusion both times. The public toilets on the return journey were not particularly well cleaned but everything else was reasonably clean and tidy. These were all small gripes, and overall I would be happy to take the ferry again.
'Anonymous' travelled with Trasmediterranea on Fortuny
"Cheap & practical"
Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Kerry
I took the overnight ferry from Barcelona to Ibiza. This was ideal, as it meant travelling during the night, rather than wasting time during the day, and saved on hotel cost for a night. The ship was fine. I didnt use any facilities, or eat any food, so I cant comment on that. But it was clean, the chairs reclined a bit (although quite a few were broken and either stuck upright or in the reclining position). But the ship wasnt full, so I just took a set of two chairs (one upright, and one reclining), and tried to make myself as comfortable as possibly. It basically like sleeping on a plane, I dozed a bit, but woke up regularly. I recommend it as a cheap practical way to get to the island, but dont expect anything fancy.
'Kerry' travelled with Trasmediterranea on Zurbaran