Civitavecchia to Palermo Ferry
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With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Civitavecchia to Palermo. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Civitavecchia to Palermo route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Civitavecchia to Palermo ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Civitavecchia to Palermo is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Civitavecchia Ferry Port has access to the most important national and European road and rail networks.
Civitavecchia(meaning "ancient Town") took the brunt of the two World Wars because of its strategic importance as a Roman Port and in the due course most of the city's archaeological treasures and old buildings were destroyed.
But, some of the interesting sites that still remain are the 16th century Fort Michelangelo and the Piazza Leandra along with some interesting hot spring baths from the Roman times.
Palermo has been the capital of Sicily since long before the Ancient Greeks. It reached its cultural height during the Arab occupation, when it became known for the high quality of its mosques and palaces and their vibrant gardens, many of which are still worth a visit today. Today, it is also the home of several important wine makers.
08 Jul 2016Take note
Be warned, this ferry is generally first on, last off and getting off can take an hour. Wait as late as you can before joining the queue. Also, check the ferry time near to departure, they brought the departure of our return ferry forward by one hour without informing us!! Very comfortable crossing in our cabin though and reasonable meal (not cheap) in the restaurant.
Review by NonnoB
21 Oct 2013Horrible experience
We have taken many SNAV ferries, but never one like this. People were sleeping on the floor any place there was open spot. We had an outside berth. There was only self serve dinning, which was cold. Men sleeping barefoot under our table, some in sleeping bags...felt very dirty over crowded and smelled. Return trip Palermo to Naples was great. No one sleeping on the floor and a good restaurant. We should have been warned about the Civitavecchia ferry was a different standard of travel.
Review by cynthia tassone
11 Jun 2013When is a ticket not a ticket?
On arrival at the Port, the Palermo ferry quay number was signposted, but incorrect. We were unaware there was a shuttle as there is no information anywhere about anything. We walked for over 30 minutes to the incorrect quay, then were directed to the correct quay by a roadsweeper - there were no Port personnel anywhere. Having finally found our ferry, we found out that what AFerry had sent us described as "our tickets" were in fact vouchers to be exchanged at the Grand Navi Veloci office for tickets. We don't speak Italian, and the security staff did not speak English, so all the directions we received were vague pointing into the acreage of the Port. Fortunately, one Samaritan helped us, and we were told it was a twenty minute walk to the office. As it was now near to the ferry departure time, we rushed to the office, obtained our tickets and rushed back. The ferry was an hour late departing. Arrival was even better - 3 hours late. Disembarkation was chaotic, with no instructions being broadcast to either vehicular or foot passengers. We waited for 40 minutes before bolting for a door and escaping. The food on offer was less than average, and the staff offered no help of any kind about anything. I strongly recommend avoidance of this ferry trip. It soured the start of our holiday, and could have ruined it altogether.
Review by Anon
04 May 2013Travelling down to Malta
Kept up all night with children screeming, running around and grizzling. It would be better to have familes with children put in cabins in 1 area to eliminate the constant noise for other travellers. We travelled with another couple and had the same problems with children kicking, banging the cabin walls and crying and screeming all night! neither us or them had any sleep so pretty poor for the money we had to pay. Please consider booking families in separate areas away from travelling couple etc.
Review by HELEN BUCK
16 Oct 2012A welcome improvement on the overnight couchette!
I travelled from the UK to Palermo and back by rail and sea, choosing to take rail London- Civitavecchia and Grand Navi Veloci from Civi - Palermo. Whereas the overnight couchette from Paris to Italy is, shall we say, uncomfortable, the sea trip is the opposite. I opted to have a single outside 3-berth cabin to myself, and I thought the cabin was well laid-out and (yes) comfortable. Even in a thunder storm on the return journey, the crossing was smooth. Four little things which cause me to mark my experience down from 5 star to 4: - it is not obvious where in Civitavecchia to stand to catch the coach shuttle to the ship, nor how often it goes - it is not obvious where to check-in at the Ferry Terminal , and having checked-in, it is not obvious which path to take to get to the ferry - in Palermo, it is not obvious where to go to check-in. So, for me on-land signage is an issue and needs improvement - fourthly, I felt that the choice of food in the buffet and bar areas was a little disappointing and a bit over-priced. Having learned that fact on the way out, I chose to eat in Palermo before the crossing and have breakfast in Civitavecchia while waiting for my train - better value, no queue, and more fun! NB I was travelling back via Milan and would have missed the train at 08:53 from Civitavecchia because the ferry was 40(?) minutes late. But overall I thought the ferry was very good value for money, as a foot passenger paying rather less than I expected.
Review by Robert Gilliver
Civitavecchia to Palermo Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Civitavecchia to Palermo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo take?
The average journey time by ferry between Civitavecchia to Palermo is 13 hrs 30 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo is 13 hrs 30 min, with Grandi Navi Veloci.
What time does the first ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo leave?
The first ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo leaves at 19:00 with Grandi Navi Veloci. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo leave?
The last ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo leaves at 21:00 with Grandi Navi Veloci. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Civitavecchia to Palermo?
Ferries travelling from Civitavecchia to Palermo are operated by Grandi Navi Veloci.
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