Sister ship to the SNAV Sardegna the SNAV Lazio has a capacity of 2000 passengers with 355 cabins. Facilities on board the SNAV Lazio range from an a la carte restaurant, snack bar and self-service restaurant, to a shopping centre and children’s play area.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our SNAV Lazio 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.
92% of our customers recommended this ship
"Good experience "
I love it, why because ticket price was almost half of train ticket while the journey time was same 8 hours. comfy seats alot more to do in ship very nice
Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Obaid who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
The ship is easy to access in the Palermo harbour. The little sign showing the entrance to the loading dock could be enlarged. We had to circle around the busy waterfront street twice before we found it. The ticket office is behind the entrance barrier to the loading dock and the signage indicates SNAV rather than Grand Navi Velocity. It's all rather obvious after you figure it out but a nuisance the first time. Don't panic, you will find it and if you are arriving two hours ahead as they suggest you have plenty of time. The best part is the rooms and beds. They are clean, comfortable and the berth is spacious and very quiet. We did have only two people in a berth that had 2 sets of bunk beds so it would be a bit crowded with 4. 2 children would be fine. We only took overnight bags from the car so avoided tripping over luggage. The food is not great. Good selection from the buffet at resonable prices but not hot enough. There is a microwave that you can use to heat it up. The trip was on schedule and met our expectations.
Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Brian who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"ferry from Palermo to Naples"
Good experience. Easy to find ship, room comfortable, good bedding. Only difficult part, was understanding PA system in English, and understanding the procedure for foot passengers to depart the boat.
Reviewed 27 October 2014 by Helen who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"Napoli-Palermo-Napoli Oct 2, Oct 10 2014"
this was our first time taking an overnight Ferry. Much of it was frustrating for the following reasons: 1. There was no information that told us to go to reception to get our room key so we went directly to the room and then had to move our baggage twice. 2. On the trip from Napoli to Palermo the speaker system was impossible to understand either in Italian or English. 3. On the trip from Palermo to Napoli the staff insisted that my wife get out of the car and climb the stairs to board, which is difficult for her as she has a bad hip. This was not the case on the trip from Napoli to Palermo. 4. On the Napoli-Palermo trip we tried to buy a drink at the bar and the bartender told us he could not make change for a 20 euro bill. That is intolerable. On the positive side, the meals at the restaurant were very good and relatively well priced; The accommodations were clean and reasonably comfortable; the staff was friendly and helpful for the most part, except for the one who insisted my wife walk up the stairs to board and the bartender who refused to accept the 20 euro bill for our drinks saying he had no change.
Reviewed 17 October 2014 by Elias who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"Family of 6 vacation"
The ferry worked out well from Naples to Sicily we got to sleep as some one made the trip to Sicily for you, the on and off was easy the food was ok the ship rooms were clean. You are only on board 10 hours and the price was reasonable. Nice views coming in n out of both ports. Make use in Palermo of the free shuttle to the main gate.
Reviewed 10 October 2014 by Bernard who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"Served the purpose"
Was cheap for a full day travel. Booked a seat and all in all was quite satisfied with the experience. The extra early check in seemed a bit over the top, lot of hanging around.
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by Roger who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
We have been travelling overnight from Palermo to Naples. The ship left on time and facilities where clean. With a good nights sleep on the floor we safely arrived. Not only the magic sunrise on Naples and the Vesuv was worth going. Take earplugs to sleep, because at every corner shouts TV.
Reviewed 25 July 2014 by Christoph who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"A crossing between Palermo and Napoli"
I was assigned an internal cabin for two people in which the beds had been described as a castle. The negative aspect was that the cabin was located on deck 2, which is the lower of the ship, even lower than the lower parking deck. It was a challenge to go to deck 7 and 8 (reception, bar, restaurant, etc.): the lift were always full.
Reviewed 08 July 2014 by Giuseppe who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
Nice clean room with great facilities. Aircon was just right. Didn't feel like I was down in the bowels of the ship!
Reviewed 03 July 2014 by Judith who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
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 SNAV Lazio
The boarding was painless, with a conveyor belt and elevators helping with the luggage. The ship is big with many places to explore, including a corner for children. Nice outdoor decks.
Reviewed 03 June 2014 by Grazyna who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"it would be good to have the crossing Messina/Salerno and vice versa.."
Everything was as it has to be, I wish to travel for the other destinations with the same company, I advise you to add a cinema area.
Reviewed 20 May 2014 by Guido who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
" dirty Cabin and bathrooom"
In general the cabin was dirty, ( there was bread crumbs on the floor) the bathroom was dirty too. A part from that the journey was alright!
Reviewed 12 May 2014 by Marco who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"Very average ferry"
Unfortunately I made a mistake with the reservation so I went with "Autostrade del Mare" instead of GNV, the cabin that we has was too small and the beds uncomfortable. We are elderly people and in the return my husband preferred to sleep in the little sofa, the ship was really old, only redeeming factor was that the staff were quite nice I hope they don't loose the job for all of those inconveniences.
Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Ernesto who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"All good "
All good. The ship a bit old but follows its role of transport perfectly.
Reviewed 22 April 2014 by Maria Irene who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"Solid and Reliable"
This is one of the longer ferry routes I've used so i was not sure what to expect. The signage at the port in Palermo could have been better - most signs at the port were outdated and I kept driving into the wrong entry ways. At the ticket office there are not signs telling you when the office is open, where to go or where to park and wait. however once staff did show up the process was quick and efficient. We boarded about 2.5 hours ahead of departure and I had the chance to go around the ship. The cabins were basic but comfortable. Each cabin can sleep four, but as I was on my own this trip there was plenty of room. The shower/washroom was fine, but take your own soap! and an extra towel of your own if you you're one of those people who need more than one. The staff were friendly, the food in the formal restaurant was very good and reasonably priced. Overall I enjoyed the trip and would travel again with GNV and on the Lazio.
Reviewed 17 April 2014 by Martin Hedley who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
We were very satisfied with the care of the crew.
Reviewed 21 March 2014 by Ossi who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
Nice Journey, the sea was in good condition for the trip. the onboard sercvice can be improved though, especially in the cabins, they were dirty.
Reviewed 17 January 2014 by Felice who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
Punctual services, the staff were helpful too.
Reviewed 17 January 2014 by Domenico Tomaiuoli who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio
"Worth to take it from Napoli to Palermo"
Night voyage, save money and time. A safe, steady, and comfortable sleep. You can also enjoy the twilight of dawn and dusk. The habor of Napoli is beautiful at night. There are some entertainment on board, but most time spent in the sleep. Take 151 to V. Colombo.
Reviewed 05 November 2013 by Chingyi who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Lazio