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Ferries from Naples to Palermo in June 2013

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Ferries from Naples to Palermo in June 2013

Reading some of the reviews about the overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo. Very mixed, with some very bad ones. Has anyone travelled that way recently? Are there still 2 companies? if so, which is best. Planning on outside 2berth cabin. Is ferry the best way to get from Naples to Palermo (no car) in early June?

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1. Re: Ferries from Naples to Palermo in June 2013

Time is the essence then fly, otherwise experience the ferry

The two ferries operating from Naples to Palermo www.2.gnv.it/en.html www.traghettiweb.it/ferries/tierrania.htm

Flights www.alitalia.com

Edited: 20 March 2013, 03:21
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2. Re: Ferries from Naples to Palermo in June 2013

The ferry saves the cost of a hotel - It’s an experience, and you would arrive early and ready to start your day.

SNAV and Tirrenia run this service -

http://www.snav.it/en

www.tirrenia.it/en/Pagine/home_2013.aspx

There’s really no significant difference between the two services - one day trip from Naples: Palermo or catania?:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k6178…

If you decide to fly, book Alitalia on the Italian site for the lowest fares - Save Money By Booking Alitalia Flights “Like a Local”:

roninrome.com/transportation/booking-alitali…

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3. Re: Ferries from Naples to Palermo in June 2013

I've taken the overnight ferry between palermo and naples and it was great on SNAV, last year took the palermo genoa ferry on tirrenia expecting the same but found that it was pretty run down and not that well maintained.

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4. Re: Ferries from Naples to Palermo in June 2013

Tirrenia is newer but SNAV/Grandi Navi Veloci may be more comfortable!

Snav/GNV vs. Tirrenia:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187890-i418-k6119…

Vagabonda

Edited: 20 March 2013, 09:06
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