"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 its capital and is located on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carthage, perhaps one of the most important archaeological sites ever found, is located around 12 km from Tunis. Many artefacts and the site of the ancient city have been unearthed including early Punic artefacts and Roman, Byzantine and Vandal buildings. The city has an eclectic mix of architectural styles, wide streets and narrow alleyways that are sometimes criss-crossed by tramways.
Although the old stone walls of the 9th century Medina no longer exist but the narrow streets, mosques, souks and historic structures remain and have also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a number of festivals held in the city each year the largest being the Carthage International Festival which takes place during July and August. The festival, which was established in 1964, attracts visitors from around the world and much of it is held in the old amphitheatre of Carthage and hosts performances by singers, musicians, actors, dancers and shows films on outdoor screens.
The city of Palermo is located on the Italian island of Sicily and lies on the island's north west coast and has a large and strategically important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. The city is typically Mediterranean and can trace its history back to the 8th century and is today known for its Norman buildings, fabulous palaces and the hustle and bustle of its markets. Palermo's historic centre is the Quattro Canti district, which means 'Four Corners' and is where a number of the city's most spectacular attractions can be found. These include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral's sheer size and lovely architecture really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Also popular in the city is the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the 12th century Castello della Zisa. For visitors who enjoy the performing arts there is also the Teatro Massimo which is a recently refurbished theatre that puts on regular performances.
Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.