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- We have shipped our campervan using Roll on Roll off with Grimaldi Lines. Biggest mistake of my life, the horror stories about Grimaldi and stolen goods are true; After picking up our vehicle at the port, there had been broken in and over 3000€ worth of effects are stolen.
We know it happened on the ship, since we have cameras and sensors.
We were not the only ones where it happened, to 4 other camper vans as well.
Grimaldi doesn't care, since a ship is a sealed environment, they must work together to pull this off and the captain must be aware of these events. There is no other way, since a lot of goods were big like power tools, they cannot be hidden by employees and secretly taken off the ship. They have to work together and most likely they share the profits.
Well dear boat employees and Grimaldi, I hope you read this, know we have evidence and know that k@rma will always do its job if you are stealing, you will not get away with this. And if you do, have fun with the items you have stolen and I hope it makes your life better. If you want to live like this.Written September 20, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- When you google how to use this reggio to messina ferry, there is no easy answer and lots of conflicting information.
We decided to drive and try our luck. We found the best way is to arrive at the port, go to "buy tickets here" and buy a ticket. IGNORE the guy outside trying to "help you" as we saw him demand money from tourists after pointing them towards the ticket counter
Getting from the ticket to the ferry boarding / imbarchi line isnt as obvious but we followed the local in front of us. They direct you into the boat and easy from there. Park, wait 20 min or walk around, and you arrive. Done. Then when you get off again poor signage but hust drive and if you make a mistake your GPS will recalculate no big dealWritten September 25, 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The boat made a good impression. There was a life jacket under each seat and the crew helped with the suitcase when boarding. We felt safe about the trip across the sea. One very big disappointment was that the FFP2 mask requirement was not enforced. Some guests did not wear one or it was hanging under their nose. The crew did not care at all. This was very uncomfortable as you can only sit inside and the journey takes 2 hours. For this reason I would not book the ferry again. Too bad.Written September 12, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We tried to get a boat to Vulcano. The boat pulled out of Lipari and then sat in the middle of the harbour for at least 40 minutes in sweltering temperatures. There was no air-con. All the passengers were very fed up. We went back into the port to pick up some more passengers. There was no information. We eventually got to the island (a journey of 10 minutes) at least an hour late. We had bought return tickets but because we were late it gave us no time to see any sights on Vulcano so we missed that ferry back. When we tried to catch a later ferry we were told our tickets were not valid. Had to go to a hotel to find the LIberty Lines desk and explained to them that the earlier boat was late but they would not hear of it and we had to buy new tickets! Be warned you have to travel at the time your ticket says even if it is the company's fault!Written September 7, 2023
- There is not much to say about these ferries other than they are on time, efficient and provide a useful service between Trapani and the Islands.Written August 11, 2018
- I had booked this ferry journey online some time ago. We parked our car at Molo Santa Lucia so we were close for departure. When we arrived in Palermo we took the printed voucher to the Tirrenia office which faces the other main car park at the entrance to the dock. Easy process. Took down the car reg no. and gave us the ticket. On the day of departure it was an easy drive about 300m to the ferry. There is someone there to check your ticket, then you proceed to the security check where you need to show identification and they check for stowaways. You then are given a ticket, one part gets stuck to the side mirror and you keep the other. It has your cabin number on it and you need to take this to reception once you are on board.
We arrived at the dock 2.5 hours before departure which meant we were some of the first on and could check in and explore the ferry before departure. We travelled on the Ariadne, a Greek registered ferry. It was very comfortable.Written July 15, 2019
- Listing everything wrong with this ferry company would require more text than is allowed by Tripadvisor, so for your sake, choose any other means of transportation!Written July 21, 2023
- To visit the Carthaginian ruins on Mozia Island, this is one of two ferries that will transport you. The ferry runs every 30 minutes. Round trip costs 5 euros and takes about 12 minutes each way. It is a great way to see the lagoon and view the salt pans. The journey is unhurried and puts you in the proper mindset to explore the ancient ruins.Written May 7, 2019
- We booked a trip to Ustica from Palermo in the morning for a hydrofoil boat taking off fifteen minutes later, it was no problem. Though we had to wait a while in the queue (approx. 20-30 minutes). People were nice and understood English. Unlike on the boat itself. None of the crew spoke english and the boat is old and shabby. No service at all, speakers are broken and they repeat the safety stuff like a hundred times on Italian and English. Hydrofoil only takes 1.5h. You cannot take any vehicles just one piece of baggage each. The seats are old and uncomfortable, impossible to sleep in there.
We spent 100€ for two people for a trip and the return, so €25 each per way.Written August 9, 2016
- Visited this place four times - as it is near the ferry station: not so quiet place during the day - overnight is ok - near restaurants bars (I prefer Ritrovo Lounge Bar) and shops. You can also start your tour to the crater easyly. Showers and toiletts not open all the night - you need to buy jetons bevor. Staff is very helpful and friendly!Written September 25, 2020
- I have crossed the Messina from Sicilia side before, this was a reverse from the Calabria side. Bluferries dock further south of port of Messina which is more convenient if you are going to hit Catania or Siracusa.
The process is pretty straight forward, once you reach the ferry dock, they will direct you to line up your vehicle. You then proceed to purchase the ticket at the office. I think you can buy the ticket online but better having good Italian reading skill.Written November 6, 2022
- Amazing Boat Trip, we were a big group and we all had fun. Much better that my expectations.
I highly recommend a tour with them. Everything was perfect, great captain. Thank you so much for the wonderful hours with you:)Written June 13, 2023
- One of the best days in Sicily with Vita Marinae. Privet trip to the other islands and amazing experience with snorkeling. Amazing exclusive service. I totally recommend 💖Written July 25, 2019
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