"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 capital of Tunisia. Situated at the end of a large gulf (the Gulf of Tunis), linked to it by the Lake of Tunis and a canal to the port of La Goulette (Halq al Wadi), the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. From the centre of the city, to the east is the silhouette of the medina and to the north is the suburb of Belvedere. Tunis is a city with a long history. In the 2nd millennium BCE a town, originally named Tunes, was founded by Libyans and also over time occupied by Berbers or Numidians. In the 9th century BCE, the city was taken over by Phoenicians from Carthage. The Berbers took control of Tunis in 395 BCE but it was soon lost when Agathocles invaded Africa and established his headquarters there. When Agathocles left Africa, the Carthaginians took control of the city once again. In 146 CE, the Romans destroyed Tunis (along with Carthage). However, the city was subsequently rebuilt and became an important town.
Palermo is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy as well as the capital of the Province of Palermo. It was founded in the 8th century BC by Phoenician tradesmen around a natural harbour on the north-western coast of Sicily. The Phoenician name for the city may have been Zîz, but Greeks called it Panormus, meaning all-port, because of its fine natural harbour. It should be noted however that the city was never Greek. Palermo is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world. The long history of the city assures that there is a lot to see, although the city as a whole, as well as some of the sights, are in need of repair. Today Palermo is a fast, brash and exciting city. The mix of arabic and viking influences is one of the strangest and unexpected surprises the city has to offer. Buildings dating from the 11th and 12th century, the heyday of Medieval Sicily, offer this peculiar quality.