Built in 1994 the Splendid has a capacity of 2200 and can hold up to 1010 vehicles. Splendid offers many facilities to keep the passengers entertained throughout the crossing with an a la carte restaurant, ice cream shop, snack bar, shopping area and more.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Splendid 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.
65% of our customers recommended this ship
"Experience with Grandi Navi Veloci"
At both Barcelona and Genoa we were not given any instructions how to find the correct terminal. No signage to the correct terminals, it was a totally nightmare and chaos. On the Excellence we did not hear any announcements in English. No announcements were made or any information given regarding where do go in the case of an accident at sea!! The cabins on both ships were very dirty. The Splendid was so bad we couldn't use the shower it was filthy, no plug in sink and the hair dryer didn't work!!! The whole cabin smelt of dust, hadn't been vacuumed for a long time. There were holes in all the sheets and the blankets hadn't been washed for a long time. We used the al la carte restaurant. On birth ships the restaurant was freezing cold, as was most of the ship. The food was not good and far too expensive. My husband ordered a shrimp risotto, it was a bowl of moulded rice turned upside down with one prawn on it!!! Tasteless!! €13 or €14.
Reviewed 04 September 2014 by David who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Bad cleaning in the cabins"
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Maria Jose who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
Both on the outbound and return the cleaning left a lot to be desired, especially in the services of the 9th floor where are the seat lounges. For the outbound leg, as the ferry came from Tangier, you can not talk about lack of cleanliness instead of obvious soiling. Besides noone of the crew member decided to go to see if everything was in good condition. We had to try to sleep with the TV blaring, the lights on and the air conditioning turning on at maximum, I guess to try to hide somehow the bad odors. In case of the return journey (where the staff was much more friendly), in Genoa all we had seats and with final destination to Barcelona placed us in a lounge without television and we could turn off the lights to rest. However, even if we requested at reception, they did not turn down the air conditioning. It is highly recommended in these conditions bring warm clothes for sleeping. In the self-service, the quality of the food is the characteristic of a school canteen service, but not their prices. In the cafeteria the prices go up and even if you order the cheapest and it is price list, is never available. In the case of the ship at the outbound with Asian staff, the service was unpleasant and bad attention. I am well aware that the ferry is a means of transport but the company should take care both facilities (in terms of hygiene and updating) as customer relations, whatever the accommodation paid.
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Cristina García who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Terrible management of embarkation and disembarkation"
The services and quality of the cabin as well as the crossing, were to our liking. However, we are very impressed with the mismanagement during boarding and disembarkation. To boarding in Genoa we were waiting two hours before, because they had to position the vehicles whose final destination was Tangiers (the second stop), since we and along with dozens of other vehicles ended our crossing in Barcelona (the first stop). It would be more reasonable to make two boarding calls: first for vehicles destined to Tangier, and then to Barcelona. Similarly, on disembarkation we had to leave the cabin at 12:00 and made us wait in a small space on the 6th floor for two hours until we could finally leave at 14: 00h. We were traveling with small children and the heat was unbearable. We should have been located in a better conditioned area.
Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Enforcing the rules"
We didn't like the experience and neither my family nor I will recommend. On the return trip, no one would sit in place, passengers going to Tunisia took all the places that they wanted and put their blankets and pillows and appropriated seats that were not them and they slept soundly in three or four seats and if you asked them for your place, as soon as you got up someone else came and one put their stuff. Horrific return journey . People sleeping on the floor with mats in the corridors. and staff went through and did not say anything.
Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Lack of cleanliness"
Overall the ship was in good condition but just dirty. The cabin had clean sheets and pillows, but the bedspreads and the bathroom was not totally clean. While the passengers did not care too much the facilities nor the boat staff did anything about it. Staff generally were not totally friendly, rather unpleasant, with the Maghreb passenger
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Victor who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Very nice trip"
A comfortable ferry that offers good services in this crossing. A small deficiency is that no free wifi in the rooms and this is a problem because the area that takes the journey there is no sign at all and you remain incommunicado during the crossing. If they can solve this deficiency perfect trip
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Vicente who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
the ferry arrived in advance , the travel was good , the negative things was the expensive food with low quality
Reviewed 16 August 2014 by Oscar who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"The cleaning and quiet in public áreas was the worst"
Old ship but not bad. cleaning was not good enough and because the dates (July 24) and the ship comes from Tangier, Maghreb families with children ""uncontrolled' in public areas. Otherwise well, punctual and quick. It has not to be a luxury ship for one night (21 hours total) .For those who live in Madrid, it would be better to depart from Valencia that is in our way. The staff is not friendly and not able to help. The majority speaks only Italian. Incredible in an international ferry passengers.
Reviewed 03 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Plesant travel adnd well organized"
We ravelled from genoa to Barcelona on the ferry that later went to Tanger, it was the bigger boat i have travelled with, was well organized despite the large number of vehicle and passengers on board , above all maroccan families . The cabins (we were 3)very big with window with sea view. I have a complain regard the restaurants time, to have the breakfast you had to wake up very early or you're content with the few leftovers of the bar.
Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Cristina who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
good and thanks
Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Food and drinks are too expensive"
Why not an all inclusive crossing
Reviewed 28 June 2014 by Emile who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
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 Splendid
My crossing was really good. It was good, welcoming. I booked a seat and I have nothing to fault. Me and my wife will take the ferry with a cabin next time.
Reviewed 27 May 2014 by Lahcen who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"a very good trip"
the crossing went smoothly. We departed and arrived on time. The boarding and the disembarkment were great.
Reviewed 25 May 2014 by François who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
"Best way to make this trip"
Ferry was great! Staff was super helpful. Even grabbed me from the train station when I was in danger of missing the boat. Facilities are a little older, but perfectly comfortable. A much more pleasant way to make the trip than by plane.
Reviewed 13 May 2014 by Michael who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
We've been making this crossing every year since 2003 as we long six months of the year in Agadir. We are totally satisfied with GDV, which operates this crossing. My only grievance is that the meals could be included in the price of the ticket.
Reviewed 12 May 2014 by Christian TROUILLER who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
Except for the delay during the inbound journey, I find the journey with you very enjoyable. Thank you.
Reviewed 05 April 2014 by Lassaad who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
Apart from the delay of the return journey, I find really comfortable to travel with your company.. Thank you
Reviewed 05 April 2014 by Lassaad who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid
your chipments are ok bad where de passengers sliping iset verry cold ent for me isset not acceptebel the passengers are richt to sliep in confortebel room dou somting about tis for de rest is et al ok for me
Reviewed 10 February 2014 by Ophalvens who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Splendid