GNV’s Excellent can carry up to 2,230 passengers and 760 vehicles during its crossings, reaching speeds of 21 knots in the process. The ship has a huge number of facilities and attractions to provide travellers with an enjoyable sailing experience.
There is a variety of different eateries to suit everyone’s culinary tastes, as well as a duty free shopping centre, games rooms, children’s area, swimming pool, libraries and a conference centre. Wi-Fi is available onboard, so you don’t need to lose contact with anyone whilst making your voyage. There are 387 cabins on the ship with specially designed accommodation for passengers with restricted mobility.
For those who choose to travel with Grandi Navi Veloci, 387 cabins and 38 luxury suites are available for you to stay in. This comfy accommodation option provides the ideal setting for you to put your feet up, get some sleep and relax whilst making the smooth sailing. All cabins come with air conditioning and are equipped with an en suite bathroom, including a shower and hairdryer. The spacious and sumptuous suites also include air conditioning as well as a television, radio and mini bar and a large porthole to admire the crystalline sea views.
This ferry has an extensive selection of food and drink options, with an a la carte restaurant, self-service food area and a fully stocked snack bar. The a la carte selection serves up choices for all three courses, with a mix of Mediterranean cuisine, regional foods and international flavours. The self service area contains a fast and informal restaurant setting, with extensive choices to suit all. The snack bar serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner and that something small in between if you are feeling peckish. This includes a variety of meal options and sandwiches, fruit salads and ice creams, just to name a few.
GNV’s designated retail outlets offer you the option of treating yourself to clothing, cosmetics, perfumes and kids toys from their well-stocked shopping area. The usual newspapers, snacks, books, cigarettes and souvenirs are also available to buy. So whether you need something to help while away the hours, treat yourself, or buy holiday gifts, Excellent has you covered.
The ship contains a Games Room where you can play the newest video games on the market or even try your luck on the slot machines. If you are going away on business, there is no need for you and your colleagues to fall behind on work as the ship is equipped with a conference centre and a number of meeting rooms. Make sure you pack your trunks and swimming costumes because in the summer months a swimming pool is available. On the vessel you’ll also find a library and chapel.
A designated Children’s Area can be found on the Excellent so you won’t have any issue in keeping your little ones occupied during the trip.
There are four disabled cabins onboard and the ferry is adapted for travellers with disabilities and restricted mobility. The ship caters for differently abled travellers throughout.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Excellent guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
74% of our customers recommended this ship
"Pleasant and calm boat trip"
It was hard to fins the correct ferry terminal because there were several and not clear signs. When onboard we got a nice welcoming from the cabin staff. Check in was very organised. The 4 berth inside cabin was normal sized and the bathroom was clean and neat.
Reviewed 24 October 2015 by Mati who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"Good service but negative post sales"
In conclusion the journey on board it was more than satisfied. All the attempts to contact the customer service (by phone or email) failed. We booked three month in advance and we realised we paid so much more than the price that was offered after.
Reviewed 18 October 2015 by Carlo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Good journey, beautiful esternal cabin, Only tv missing.
Reviewed 08 October 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 22 August 2015 by Angelo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 22 August 2015 by Angelo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Great the outbound with Suprema, less the return with Eccellent. Not all the services were available and unpolite crew
Reviewed 04 August 2015 by Giuseppe Claudio who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 04 August 2015 by Gianni who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Reviewed 09 July 2015 by Marco who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Boarding procedure really good. A bit old ship but with clean and comfortable cabins and toilets. Young, helpful and frendly staff. Expensive price to eat on board. Quite positive experience. Improving the point I indicated could be perfect. No instructions given about emergency situations.....
Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Danilo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"Confortable and clean"
Comfortable ship, nice cabin (3berth external), clean, kind and efficient staff, good quality services on board
Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Alessandro who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"An excellent service"
We have used Grandi Navi Veloci many times over the years. The ship we travel on this time, the EXCELLENT proved very good. We had a good size suite with a comfortable double bed. The facilities on board ship were excellent. Staff were helpful and friendly. The choice of dining facilities were very good. The Bentley car was well parked with excellent guidance from the garage crew. A company to be highly recommended.
Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Jeremy who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
A reallu normal trip
Reviewed 06 March 2015 by Rami who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Nothing to say about the organization, but there was uncomfortable because of the rough sea. I will recommend a friend to check before the wethear before booking.
Reviewed 09 February 2015 by Nicolò who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"Civitavecchia Termini Imerese"
Beautiful ship, really comfortable, excellent price and the journey was fast. I stongly recommend it. I will see you soon. Thanks
Reviewed 03 February 2015 by Francesco Paolo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
"Genoa Barcellona 2 adults + car"
Essentials services were provided. Staff was always kind. You could add a cinema... But it was ok. Reasonable price. But inside the board there are no signs to help you moving around the ship, especially during the landing. In an emergency situation this would be a real danger!
Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Roberto who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
In conclusion was a nice trip, kind staff and helpful, clean enviroments.
Reviewed 21 January 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Excellent trip and quiet
Reviewed 15 January 2015 by Sandro who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
excellent trip and excellent services
Reviewed 10 January 2015 by Franco who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Having used this ferry route previously, I knew what to expect, and as usual it was clean, on time, and the trip was a pleasant one. I only had one annoying moment, and on the route from Palermo to Genoa, we had a good meal, well presented in the a la carte restaurant, unfortunately on requesting a coffee, and a liquer, the coffee arrived cold. We informed the waiter who told us he thought it may be as the machine had been broken since the day before. Instead of apologising, and making a coffee in the kitchen, getting one from the bar, or just heating it up in the microwave, which was situated next to the defunct coffee machine, we were told there was no coffee available. On paying our bill, I thought that in lieu of a coffee, that the liquer would have been offered free by way of compensation. No, it was not, and both waiters were by now being rude. A senior member of staff arrived, and took us through to the bar, and sorted out a complimentary coffee, at the same time as agreeing with us that the matter could and should have been handled better. I will use the ferry again, but if the same staff are in the a la carte restaurant, I shall not be utilising it. The remainder of the staff were helpful and pleasant through out both trips.
Reviewed 03 November 2014 by Richard who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent
Excellent journey, calm sea and quiet crossing. Good bar service, a lot of choises ath the self service. There was a piano bar at night, not very good, a cinema, and a club.
Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Alberto who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excellent