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Genoa to Olbia Ferry

The Genoa Olbia ferry route connects Italy with Sardinia and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Moby Lines operate their crossing up to 3 times per day, Grandi Navi Veloci 6 times per week & the Tirrenia service is available up to 5 times per week.

There are a combined 32 sailings available per week on the Genoa Olbia crossing between Italy and Sardinia and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Genoa Olbia Ferry reviews

  • "Clean and well maintained and managed ferries"

    We always use Moby ferries when travelling to Sardinia where we have a house. They are cleaner and better managed ferries that the other companies that cover the routes to Sardinia. We could do with less of the cartoon characters on display everywhere. We rarely see children at the times we travel May/June or Sept/Oct but I guess the kids like them in August. The cabin is adequate for an overnight crossing with en suite. I wish we could be allowed to lie-in a bit longer rather than being awoken 2 hours before we dock to ensure we have breakfast etc and are ready for departure. The sensible people lie-in an hour and come to breakfast half an hour before docking and so avoid the queues! We ate in the A La Carte restaurant which we found expensive at €97 on the way out for 2 people and €85 on the way back having less wine and missing a starter. The grilled vegetable were cold...not even room temperature and generally the meal was overpriced for what we got. May try the 'canteen' next time or bring a box of sushi as I saw others sensibly chose! The onboard shop is a bit disappointing if you need a last minute present as we did. Bought something better in a motorway services en route to Lyon. Overall the staff are pleasant and well trained and the ferry is very comfortably furnished and better than the alternatives.

    'Moby Drea' travelled on Moby Drea

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  • "Relaxing trip from Genoa to Olbia"

    We did enjoy the relaxing trip over night from Genoa to Olbia and back.

    'Moby Drea' travelled on Moby Drea

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  • "Great crossing"

    We had a very relaxing crossing both ways The head waiter in the restaurant called Tony gave us an outstanding service on bith crossing. The staff in the restaurant and other bars were very service oriented. Not to forget the friendlyness and efficiency of the staff on the car deck

    'Moby Drea' travelled on Moby Drea

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  • "Sardinia holiday"

    Fantastic journey! The ferry was clean and staff very friendly. Un bellissimo viaggio

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Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

Olbia Guide

Olbia is an Italian city that is located in the north east of the island of Sardinia and its port receives ferries from the Italian mainland and acts as a gateway to the Costa Smeralda and provides facilities and services for tourists. Olbia is not as appealing as Alghero or Cagliari but the old part of the city contains Roman Baths, an impressive granite church and a number of other historic buildings. Popular with tourists is the medieval Pisan Romanesque church which is hewn out of Galluren granite where, in the apse, there are two 13th century frescos with the one on the left depicting San Simplicio, the Patron Saint of Olbia. A popular festival in the city is the Festa di San Simplicio which is one of the city's biggest and is celebrated over three days in the middle of May.

Olbia's port is on an island linked to the town by a long causeway. Car ferries connect Olbia with mainland Italian destinations including Genoa and Civitavecchia, near Rome. Additional destinations are available from Golfo Aranci, a port to the north of Olbia.

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