Operated by Grandi Navi Veloci on the Barcelona Genoa, Barcelona Tangier Med, Civitavecchia Palermo, Civitavecchia Palermo Termini Imerese, Civitavecchia Tunis, Genoa Tangier Med, Genoa Tunis, Nador Sete, Palermo Tunis & Sete Tangier Med routes
The Fantastic can carry up to 2033 passengers and 760 vehicles. It has 413 cabins including 36 suites and 4 disabled. On board you will find numerous places to eat, bar, children’s play area, Wi-Fi and an on board shop.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Fantastic 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.
76% of our customers recommended this ship
"Late arrival, late departure"
Ship was OK but arrived 2 hours late in Palermo. No effort by the crew to turn the ship around quickly, so by the time we got to Genoa we were almost 3 hours overdue. Missed my ongoing train connection and couldn't even claim for compensation - it has to be 3hrs or over late. 2hrs 45min doesn't count, apparently. By comparison, the Tirennia ferry was bang on time.
Reviewed 03 September 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Genova to Palermo"
For a 21 hour trip the restaurants were only open for a tiny proportion of it. So availability of proper food was pretty bad. The food served on boarding the ship was cold, but tasted ok. I would have paid for a waiter served restaurant. The photo shoot on entry to the ship gave the impression it was a cruise ship instead of a ferry. Not amused. Why not stick to the kids when you are doing it. Being forced to listen to overly loud and poor entertainment for the last two hours in the lounge once we had to vacate the cabin was extremely stressful and irritating.
Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Patrick who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Ferry crossing Genoa - Palermo"
The ferry from Genoa to Palermo was relaxing. We booked a 2 berth cabin. Check-in and boarding was a bit hectic but if you remain calm, it’s a piece of cake, especially if drivers with a caravan or trailer have the necessary driving experience ;). The stay on board the Fantastic was OK. If for our next trip we can take an additional 4 days, then we will definitely be travelling again!
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Peter who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Not enough seats and sunbeds outside"
Neat ship. The only negative thing is that there are not many seats and sunbeds on board. We took our own folding chairs which I recommend everyone else should do. Free WiFi would also nice. This should also be possible for this price.
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
We had an excellent crossing to Palermo. The ship was very comfortable, the cabin clean and spacious with a good view of the sea. Facilities on board were good though my wife thought that the shop was somewhat lacking. The staff were very polite. My only criticism was the time taken to load the cars and to unload them again. It was no doubt due to the layout of the ship which is not only for passengers but also for containers. A two and a half hour wait was a little too long .
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Robin who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
The crossing was pleasant, the staff in Palermo gave proper information. It's a shame about the confusion at arrival (unaudible messages, even in English). Why not using information boards? The food is ordinary.
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Jean-claude who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"quality of the service"
In order to appreciate the general quality of the service, I recommend to the staff at the self-service restaurant to be more polite when a client ask something regarding the quality of the meal (especially as the price aren’t low).
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Renato who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
The catering was deficient, the choice was poor and the quantities were small. The prices are high in comparison to what's on offer (both in the self restaurant and in the restaurant). Moreover, you should adapt the opening times of the restaurant according to the time of boarding.
Reviewed 22 June 2014 by Bernard who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"a Genoa Parlermo crossing"
The was a pleasant, quick and clean crossing. There was no problem to transport the car. I recommend it.
Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Abdelatif who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Unexpectedly good experience"
A very enjoyable trip spoilt by dirty sheets on my bed. Very comfortable suite going. Comfortable, but dirty sheeted cabin, coming back. Restaurant on top deck very disappointing, food mediocre and expensive. Staff uncooperative. Service poor. Not what one would expect from Italian waiters.. Plenty of good seating accommodation in main lounge. Wonderful coffee. Loading very efficient and well organised.
Reviewed 07 June 2014 by Anthony who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"a good crossing"
No comment,except that we didn't know where we were parked. There may be a language problem as well.
Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Bernard who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
The inbound crossing was pleasant, but we were disappointed during the return crossing, as we didn't have the same boat and the prestation were not as good as aboard the first.
Reviewed 28 May 2014 by Jean-louis who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"a trip from Tanger to Barcelona with a departure on the 19th of May"
I am very satisfied with the journey between Tanger Med and Barcelona. Everything aboard the boat was good. My only complain is that the disembarkment was long and disorganised.
Reviewed 26 May 2014 by André who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"All good "
At the beginning I was happy with everything. The cabin was clean and there were no other passengers in it. But for four men it would have been too small because the bathroom/shower takes up most of the space in the cabin. The food in the café was nice and good quality. Reasonable price. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that they told us we would arrive at 7.30 to Geneva and by 7 they told us to leave the cabin and go to the deck, where we waited with out bags for more than an hour.
Reviewed 23 May 2014 by Markus who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
I was quite satisfied the cabin which was very well located and clean, the crossing was perfect, only problem was that the food wasn't so good.
Reviewed 09 May 2014 by Andrea who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"embarking Palermo/Tunis and return"
Had a very relaxing and pleasant journey, it was our first experience, the only negative aspect was the delays in the embarking/disembarking procedures…
Reviewed 08 May 2014 by Santo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Lack of tobacco"
Peaceful experience, there were a lot of amenities onboard but shame that they didn't sell cigarettes in the shop.
Reviewed 30 April 2014 by Manuel who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Some issues, but it worked"
- The cabin we got was nice. Large comfortable bed, good bathroom. Really nice. - The voyage was very smooth and quiet. - Not much in the way of services. Only one dining place was open at night for a while. Bar never opened. Only a couple of cafe's open in the AM, and none with hot food. - Ferry was three hours late. It took them five hours to load it, but it only arrived two hours before departure time. The entire loading process was torture. We did not have a car, so once they opened the gate to the pier it was a really long walk, then had to stand in line in a very stiff wind while they checked documents multiple times OUTSIDE. Passports, tickets, again and again until we final got out of the wind. - Many passengers get the cheapest tickets, which entitles them to a sleeper chair. However. most don't use them. They bring pillows, mattresses, even "army cots" and just set up anywhere they want in the halls and corridors. Camp out on sofas in the lounge. There is no enforcement of areas where people are not supposed to settle in. The would partially block access to elevators, stairs, and doorways. I felt like I was on a refugee steamer whenever I walked out of my cabin. This should not be allowed. They pay for a seat, they should use it.
Reviewed 13 April 2014 by Paul who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
Took the ferry crossing from civitavecchia to Palermo rather than drive down the coast. Great decision as the crossing was smooth and the double cabin really comfortable. Our only negative was the slow loading and unloading, although this appeared to be a busy crossing. Overall great value for money and we throughly recommend the Fantastic.
Reviewed 04 April 2014 by Michael Foot who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"A trip to Morocco"
a good journey
Reviewed 10 January 2014 by Mario Boillat who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic