On charter from Grimaldi Holdings (not to be mistaken for Grimaldi Ferries), the Forza ferry was launched in 2010 and was originally leased to GNV for 3 years. Now operating as one of the Anek lines fleet, Forza can accommodate over 1000 passengers and hold up to 394 vehicles in its garages. Facilities onboard will not disappoint and include a piano bar, self-service restaurant, casino room, TV area, a variety of shops and a bar/café.
Wi-Fi internet access is available onboard throughout the ship, there is also an internet café where you can go to relax and surf the web. An ATM machine is available for anyone who needs to withdraw cash.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Forza guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
67% of our customers recommended this ship
"Misdescribed and poor value service"
We took the Anek Lines ferry to Igoumenitsa from Venice this summer, with two young children, mostly to ensure them some comfort and minimise the amount of time they would spend cooped up in the car. The trip was not as expected... First the positives: the cabin we booked was clean and comfortable, though the air-con did not work on the outbound trip which made the room rather hot and stuffy (no opening windows of course!). Other than that, the experience was pretty poor: The port in Venice is quite hard to find and not a great deal of guidance is provided as to its location Poor signage in the ship makes it tricky to navigate into the passenger areas from the car deck - which is a problem if you have to literally squeeze between lorry trailers carrying baggage... We found the staff terse and unfriendly (with a couple of exceptions) Food was awful (though not excessively priced) A large number of passengers camp on the deck, either outside with hammocks, tents, inflatable mattresses, or in the corridors outside your cabin. Ferry or refugee repatriation craft? The stairs between decks are very steep and I managed to trip down them on the outbound, badly twisting my knee The brochures show passengers enjoying a swimming pool, but on the boat - there is none... This is no cruise ship. There are no facilities whatsoever for children, no playground, no TV zone, nothing at all. 26 hours (minimum) is a long time to spend staring at a mobile phone... The ferry was late leaving and arriving both on the outbound and again on the return - as confirmed by other passengers who had previously used the boat, this is apparently a common occurrence On the return trip our cabin did not have any shower gel. As the ship had run out we were requested to use the shampoo instead... Without exaggeration, a cross-channel ferry between Dover and Calais is larger, has more facilities and is more comfortable Given that the trip takes 26hrs (minimum), I would absolutely recommend anyone to drive rather than take this ferry. It is really quite expensive (fuel for 1,000km, a nice hotel and a good evening meal for a family of four would be massively cheaper), and the same trip can be completed in roughly the same time, driving. Anek Lines? Not good...
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Anek Superfast on Forza
"A journey from Patrasso and Venice with Anek Lines"
My husband and I made the crossing between Patraso and Venice on the 13th of June. The journey was very pleasant, because on this occasion the ship was hosting mostly people who booked a cabin or a seat and not many deck passengers. As a result, the ship remained clean and tidy and the services were always available and efficient.
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Anek Superfast on Forza
"Anek lines to Igoumenitsa, Greece"
Apart from the fact that the boat didn't depart in Venice but from a port on the mainland near Venice and the booking with Anek Lines is not exactly user-friendly and self-explanatory, the crossing, the ship and the service on the ship was good.
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Anek Superfast on Forza