The Catania ferry carries up to 840 passengers and 160 cars and offers an array of onboard facilities to keep you entertained during the crossing including a self-service restaurant, a choice of bars, a casino, a shop, a children’s play area and a choice of cabins.
Onboard you'll find comfortable air conditioned en-suite cabins with a choice of both inside and sea view (outside). The Catania also has 2 luxury suites with double beds as well as 2 cabins designed for disabled passengers. Each cabin contains 2 standard beds, 2 foldaway beds, a writing desk, a 4 door wardrobe, a mirror and a small armchair. In addition, the 2 Luxury suites feature a bedroom with a double bed, a TV set and a living room with a divan with double bedding.
For those who prefer not to book a cabin there are 62 reclining seats available.
Meals are available in a spacious and elegant self-service restaurant with a choice of many different dishes on offer. The Vesuvio Club bar features a comfortable cafe room while in the outdoor sun deck bar (open in summer) you can have a drink and relax on one of the deckchairs in the sun.
You’ll find the onboard shop selling numerous products and souvenirs on the Catania.
Children are well catered for with Grimaldi Lines and the Catania features a dedicated child’s play area to keep younger passengers occupied during the trip.
Assisted can be provided if required however you will need to inform the staff on arrival at the port. The Catania contains 2 cabins designed for disabled passengers.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Catania 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.
61% of our customers recommended this ship
"Great experience "
We took the ship from Palermo to Salerno and had a great experience. However, the bed may not be long enough for those who are more than 190cm.
Reviewed 06 November 2016 by Jin Jie who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
Punctuality and organization during boarding and landing procedures in Brindisi and Igoumenitsa. Good service on board, cleaning and staff. Excellent.
Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
Comfortable and quiet trip. With no issue. Arrived in Greece with 30 minutes delay.
Reviewed 15 November 2014 by Fernando who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Goin' on a Grimaldi"
Always fun sailing with Grimaldi - food is great, staff are friendly and helpful. Better than going from Ancona!
Reviewed 17 October 2014 by Korky Paul illustrator who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Very good trip"
Very good and comfortable journey.
Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Georgi who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Trip unconfortable "
No control on the seat lounge, the reserved seats were occupied
Reviewed 20 September 2014 by Antonio who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"boring trip but on time"
departure on time, boarding process very confusing
Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Giorgio who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
people sleeping everywhere like wide animals, impossible to find a place where to seat. I had to sleep on the floor
Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Raffaele who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Brindisi - igoumenitsa"
Very pleasant. Good food. Everything went smoothly!
Reviewed 10 September 2014 by Richard who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
I'm travelling every year with this company and I'm always happy. Departure on time, clean and tidy cabin, nice staff and good restaurant
Reviewed 07 September 2014 by Paola who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
always late due to the bad organization at the port during the boarding process. At least all the staff is nice
Reviewed 07 September 2014 by Guido who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
İn spite of checking in late the port staff were extremely helpful and we were loaded in plenty of time for a prompt departure. The purser and his staff were a delight to deal with. The cabin was excellent - clean and comfortable. The only let down was the dining department with the food a disappointment and the staff giving the impression they were doing a duty shift more than they wanted to.
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Leonora who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
old ship, dirty toilets. Not recommended
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Massimo who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Rosario who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
Brindisi is a lovely town however the boat Catania is truely awful.
Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Mark who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Pleasant stay "
I had a relaxing overnight journey from Patras to Brindisi - the facilities are slightly dated, but fully functioning. Disembarking is a nightmare and should be better organised but other than that I would highly recommend this ferry service!
Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"not really good"
air conditioning inside the cabin too strong. Check-in time too long
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Michele who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
I travelled from Italy to Greece and the ship was full of people sleeping everywhere. I can suggest you, if you don't have children, to don't pay for the cabin, you can stay on the carpet just with a sleeping bag. Staff on board not polite at all. Departure on time with the arrival was 1 hour late.
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Tommaso who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
"Grimaldi Lines can't touch Moby Lines"
We have travelled several times on board various ships. This year, we travelled with Grimaldi Lines from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa. This crossing is only recommended for freight. We had to book a cabin because there was no other accommodation left. The cabin was ok. On deck, there were no seats or chairs available. The restaurant was overcrowded and did not have enough food. We all had to leave early because apparently it had to be cleaned, so everyone had to leave the restaurant and find somewhere else to sit. We headed for our cabin booked and discovered that we were supposed to check out at 22:30. The arrival time was 01.30, meaning we were stuck with our luggage, and in the crowded hallway. Worthless trip.
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Marian who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania
Good accommodation, great service, I would always use them!!
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Marie Claire who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Catania