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The ship etc was good but key details were not provided or at least not obviously. We did not know we had to go to an office with ID to get tickets. But as I say. Ok, but Direct Ferries need to look st the clarity of their informationRead More Read Less
"Review from sailor with 8+ years expierince "
Hello, my name is Edgar and I'm ex Purser on Tallink/Silja Lines ferries. I have 8 years of experience working as a Purser (hotel manager). So I will try to give a short review from the professional side. Overall the operations of ferries are enjoyable. They meet the high standards and quality services. The crew members are very welcomed and always ready to help you. They are friendly and professional. The level of English language must be higher. The public announcements for clients on English were mixed of Spanish and English (they start in English and use some Spanish words) This might confuse only English speaking tourists. The international at sea remains - English. Although there were no issues with Spanish announcements. The cleanliness of the ferry is on a superb level. No issues at all! Keep on a perfect job! Unfortunately, I had a bad experience with CarGo organization. Shortly it was complete chaos. We came 1h before the Ferry departs ( Tenerife Los Cristianos - La Gomera Valle Del Rey). The traffic jam was on both sides. The cargo crew members had different information. We were asked to stay in the car and wait for further information. After 5 minutes another crew member asked where we going and asked to go somewhere else and wait there. (Literally, there was absolutely zero space or any possible parking) Then we took the first possible line and I asked to crew member can about the Ferry. He informed us that everything is correct and we are in the line for La Gomera. After 15min the first crew member who asked to just to wait informed us that this line was for El Hierro and we need to wait. I was tired of playing ping pong game and went to speak with office members. There were competent to answer all my answers and informed me that our Ferry will have a small delay. I went back to the car and just kept listening to the different information received my cargo crew members. I was not alone who was unsatisfied with service. I spoke to the people in the line and they had the same feeling. Then 10min before the departure the crew members start check-in and many tourists had issues with check-in terminal. So half of the tourist were sent to check-in at the office. I have a plastic card with residence and normally it works with no issue. The beginning of our Naviera Armas experience was not pleasant. But after we came on the ferry everything changed. The entire atmosphere of the boat was nice and friendly. We really enjoyed our trip. When we took a trip back to the Los Cristianos we had zero issues with cargo. Hope this review will help to improve your services. I wish you all the best! Kind regards, Edgar.Read More Read Less
"Pleasant crossing but incorrect timings"
The ferry left 5 minutes early but this was no problem as we had arrived 30 minutes before the planned departure time as instructed. Boarding was no problem. We had already printed the tickets at home. It was a pleasant if windy crossing. There were hardly any other passengers on board. Note that all the documentation stated that the crossing from Los Cristianos to Valle Gran Ray would take 50 minutes. It fact this was the time only as far as the first stop at San Sebastian. It was another 50 minutes to Valle Gran Ray.Read More Read Less
The Los Cristianos Valle Gran Rey ferry route connects Tenerife with La Gomera. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Naviera Armas. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes.
Los Cristianos Valle Gran Rey sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
The Spanish town and port of Los Cristianos is located on the Canary Island of Tenerife. The centre of the town is around Los Cristianos Bay but is gradually expanding inland. There are many older building that remain in the town which pre-date the increase in tourism which began in the late 20th century. The town has two beaches, made up of black volcanic sand, and a number of bars, restaurants and clubs that cater for the increase in visitor numbers. In the promenade area of the town, away from the beaches, there are many shops including boutiques, designer labels and many other places to pick up a bargain.
By following the promenade to the west, Los Cristianos gradually blends into Playa de las Americas which has a reputation of the being the party capital of Tenerife. This is because it has many nightclubs and bars but also has an excellent selection of shops. For a more sedate way to spend your time, take a ferry to the island of La Gomera where visitors will find rainforests waiting to be explored. The crossing to La Gomera takes around 70 minutes.
From the town's port, ferries can be taken to Valverde, San Sebastian de la Gomera and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
Valle Gran Rey Route Guide 2