Excelsior was first launched in 1999 as sister ship to the Excellent which was commissioned the year before. The Excelsior has a large passenger capacity of 2253 and can keep over 700 vehicles below deck in its garages. She is wonderfully equipped and onboard you will find numerous facilities such as a la carte restaurant, games room, children’s play area, shopping centre and much more.
There are a range of cabins on offer, all 387 of which are en-suite and air conditioned. The cabins are located on the upper deck and come in a choice of inside and outside (seaview).
The shopping centre offers passengers the chance to purchase gifts and pick up some great bargains on items such as perfume, aftershave, alcohol and other selected items.
The ship is wheelchair friendly, with four disabled cabins available to book.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Excelsior 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.
100% of our customers recommended this ship
"We liked it."
We were foot passengers (two people). Boarding in Barcelona was organized and on time. We got the room key easily and found the room (3 person cabin). Room including toilet/shower was clean. Plenty big for 2 people (we've stayed in smaller rooms in London!). We carried on our own food, so we did not eat except we had a cappucino in the morning of arrival. The boat in general was ok. Some of the facilities like the pool and different entertainment rooms were closed and not very clean. But we did not care much. Arrival was slightly earlier than scheduled and again was organized in a similar manner as the boarding in Barcelona so it was not a total chaos. The only really annoying thing was that they make you wake up at 6am and sit around the lounges for more than 1 hour before arrival.
Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Kirk who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excelsior
"Good service, a time saver."
I just sailed with a Pullman seat, a little noisy but not too crowded and I was able to get a decent nights sleep. We arrived early and all went well.
Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Randolph who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Excelsior