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- they did overcharge me because of the over estimated length of my car but i noticed it too late. Otherwise perfectWritten September 20, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- carloforte is a nice place to visit everytime is full of surprise this year was the sagra del casca a local dish lovely.Written May 6, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We took this ferry because it is where our GPS directed us. We probably could have taken the time to check out the other services and saved a few euro.
We found their service to be fast and efficient.Written October 23, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Arrived at the Olbia terminal to be told that boarding for 10.30 p.m. ferry would begin at 9.30. No list of departures whatsoever.Followed other passengers through security at 7.00 to find two ships on the quay but no signage. I asked directions and at 7.30 we were allowed to make our way to the ship across a poorly lit road avoiding port traffic. Fairly unsmiling cabin crew, though cabins were comfortable enough.Written October 20, 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We took the ferry from Livorno to Golfo Aranci in Sardinia. We did an overnight trip that left at 9pm and arrived at 6am. And a similar trip back to mainland Italy. Here are some things we learned on our ferry ride out that made our ferry ride back to the mainland a lot easier.
1. The Livorno port of departure is a little hard to find. Just as you reach the port, a big sign and arrow makes it looks like you’re supposed to turn left at the very final moment. Don't turn left! Drive up to the guard at the gate an he'll direct you.
2. Know that you can’t go back to your car during ferry transit, so grab everything you need/want before you leave your car on the parking deck.
3. Take note of what section and deck level you parked on. Just before arrival, it’s a mad rush to get to cars. Also, when you take stairs down to your parked car, note that if you enter a section of cars marked “b” but you parked in “d”, you will see big divider walls between each section. There’s a small door you can use to navigate between sections, so don’t panic if you're in the wrong section.
4. We got screwed at the bar. We bought two 4 Euro drinks and they charged us another 8 euros for a “bartender advice” — whatever the heck that was. Outrageous price for two drinks.
5. If you take the overnight ferry (good because you don’t waste a day just getting to/from the island), you’ll need to plan our dinner carefully. They want you at the ferry at 8 for a 9pm departure. Most restaurants don’t open until 7:30, so consider bringing on a brown bag dinner, or eating at their restaurant, which opens as soon as you get on board. The prices aren’t bad, but don’t know if there’s any kind of “chef advice” fee associated with the dishes.
6. Bring drinking water. Water from your bathroom tap doesn’t taste great.
7. If you have a dog with you, you'll be sorely disappointed when you eventually fiund the “Dog park” - it's just a big box filled with small/sharp rocks. I couldn't begin to convince my dog to get into the box. He just ended peeing on the deck (which is painted with waterproof paint). Also, it;s hard to find. Just keep going up the outsides stairs in the back.
8. Breakfast option. When you buy your ticket, you can tack on a breakfast option. It’s relatively cheap. You get a coffee, juice, croissant, and roll with jam and butter. It’s enough to get you to a real breakfast later in the day.
9. When booking, they want to know the make and model of your car (for loading purposes, I guess), so if you’ve got a rented car, make sure to note that down, along with the license plate.
10. They want you to have a copy of your ticket. I just took a screenshot of the PDF ticket they send you in email. That way, I didn’t have to worry about whether or not I had connectivity at the port.
11. It's a long ferry ride. We bought a cabin to spend the night. Way better than trying to sleep on public chairs.Written February 27, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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