"Some issues, but it worked"
Reviewed 13 April 2014 by Paul
- The cabin we got was nice. Large comfortable bed, good bathroom. Really nice. - The voyage was very smooth and quiet. - Not much in the way of services. Only one dining place was open at night for a while. Bar never opened. Only a couple of cafe's open in the AM, and none with hot food. - Ferry was three hours late. It took them five hours to load it, but it only arrived two hours before departure time. The entire loading process was torture. We did not have a car, so once they opened the gate to the pier it was a really long walk, then had to stand in line in a very stiff wind while they checked documents multiple times OUTSIDE. Passports, tickets, again and again until we final got out of the wind. - Many passengers get the cheapest tickets, which entitles them to a sleeper chair. However. most don't use them. They bring pillows, mattresses, even "army cots" and just set up anywhere they want in the halls and corridors. Camp out on sofas in the lounge. There is no enforcement of areas where people are not supposed to settle in. The would partially block access to elevators, stairs, and doorways. I felt like I was on a refugee steamer whenever I walked out of my cabin. This should not be allowed. They pay for a seat, they should use it.
'Paul' travelled Tunis Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Big delay - sanitary were horror "
Reviewed 04 January 2014 by Anonymous
The Florencia ferry arrived on time in Tunis, but put 4 1/2 hours directions gPalermo delay from. Reasons were not given. For breakfast in the morning the restaurant was not open, only a small bar there was coffee and cornetti. Already before departure were very dirty, the toilet facilities and were cleaned just before arrival in the morning. For immigration and customs as well as clearing out there was no information. You had it coming myself that even for Schengen members of papers were completed. Moreover, no one informed about the procedure: Schengen and non-Schengen members were handled separately, Non-Schengen members in a humiliating procedure with long queues and waiting times.
'Anonymous' travelled Tunis Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci
"Ferry from Tunis to Palermo and back in November 2013 "
Reviewed 26 November 2013 by Anonymous
The crossing was ok. The staff was very friendly! But ... we have stored every 6 hours later, both to Palermo and back to Tunis. To wait 7 hours in the car. Almost too much to bear. And I was with the car still well off, very sorry the passengers have done without a vehicle and the motorcyclist. To 21:00 clock we had to check in, put the ferry in the morning at about 6:30 clock off, onto the ferry we were at 4:00 clock. Unbelievable, is not it? It should have been due to the loading of the container.
'Anonymous' travelled Tunis Palermo with Grimaldi Lines
Reviewed 08 August 2013 by Isidoro Alessandro
'Isidoro Alessandro' travelled Tunis Palermo with Grimaldi Lines
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Tunis is the largest city in Tunisia and the capital. The city is located on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette. Carthage, which lies around 12 km from Tunis, is perhaps one of the most important archaeological sites ever found and to signify its importance it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the site of this ancient city, many archaeological artefacts have been unearthed including early Punic artefacts and Roman, Byzantine and Vandal buildings. With its glorious mix of architectural styles, broad boulevards and narrow alleyways criss-crossed, in part, by tramways, Tunis embodies the spirit, verve and heritage of the southern and northern Mediterranean. The city’s 9th century Medina no longer has its old, stone walls but the tapered streets, souks, mosques, and historic structures remain as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city holds several festivals each year, of which the largest is the Carthage International Festival which takes place in July and August with international attraction. The festival was established in 1964, and much of the festival is held in an old amphitheatre of Carthage (with a capacity of 7,500 seats), and hosts performances by singers, musicians, actors, dancers and films on display on outdoor screens.
The Italian city of Palermo is located on the island of Sicily. Palermo lies on the north west coast and has a particularly large and important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. With a typical Mediterranean character and plenty of coastal appeal, Palermo dates back as far as the 8th century and is today known for many different things, such as its Norman buildings, magnificent palaces and lively local markets. The historic centre of Palermo is the Quattro Canti district, which means the 'Four Corners'. A number of the city's most impressive attractions reside here, such as the Royal Palace. Also worth a visit is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (Cattedrale). It is quite overwhelming and the sheer size and detail of the architecture has to be seen in the flesh to be fully appreciated. Visitors should also look out for the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, the 12th-century Castello della Zisa (Zisa Castle) and the Teatro Massimo, a recently restored theatre offering regular performances.
Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.