"Mallorca 2014 "
Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Veronica
Overall good if you are a person that likes to watch the sea and you are not in a rush. The seats are not the most comfortable option if you are spending the night. The ships stable and comfortable but they should extent the bar opening times or at least have some more entertainment options. Attention and service from staff was excellent.
'Veronica' travelled Valencia Palma with Balearia on Visemar One
"Abel Matutes a comfortable cabin and good crew, good vessel."
Reviewed 12 February 2014 by Brian Desmond
The vessel was well appointed and all staff very helpful, in all a very could journey. Thank you.
'Brian Desmond' travelled Valencia Palma with Balearia on Abel Matutes
"All good "
Reviewed 28 January 2014 by Juan Francisco
All ok but the seats a bit uncomfortable to spend the night
'Juan Francisco' travelled Valencia Palma with Balearia on Abel Matutes
Reviewed 14 November 2013 by Massimo
My first experience of crossing with Balearic ferry, very punctual, nice journey..
'Massimo' travelled Valencia Palma with Balearia on Abel Matutes
|Barcelona - Alcudia with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Barcelona - Palma with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Barcelona - Palma with Trasmediterranea - 7 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Denia - Palma with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
Valencia is a medium-sized port city (the third largest city in Spain) and industrial area on the Costa del Azahar in Spain. The city was founded by the Romans in 137 BC on the site of a former Iberian town, by the river Turia. It was originally named Valentia, but centuries of changing pronunciations have since altered the name to its modern form.
The city has been occupied by the Visigoths, Moors and the Aragonese. In 1094, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (El Cid) conquered Valencia (this victory was immortalised in the Lay of the Cid), but the city returned to the Almoravids in 1102. King James I of Aragon reconquered the city in 1238 and incorporated it to the new formed Kingdom of Valencia, one of the kingdoms forming the Crown of Aragon. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Valencia was one of the major cities in the Mediterranean. Valencia was granted Autonomous Statutes in 1982.
Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port in the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma.
In 1983 Palma became the capital of one of Spain's newly established autonomous regions, the Balearic Islands, and since then it's shed the dusty provincialism of yesteryear, developing into a go-ahead and cosmopolitan commercial. The new self-confidence is plain to see in the city centre, a vibrant and urbane place which is akin to the big cities of the Spanish mainland - and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay.
The origins of the city can be traced back to before Roman times, and even today inhabitants of homes in the old quarter are often still discovering Roman remains less than a metre beneath the ground.