The Cruise Roma and her sister ship the Cruise Barcelona are a totally new concept of ferry featuring the sort of facilities normally only found onboard a cruise ship. Apart from a huge choice of onboard cabin accommodation, there’s also a choice of restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, casino, wellness centre, videogames corner, dedicated children’s playroom and a Boutique.
The Cruise Roma features 411 air conditioned en-suite cabins with a choice of inside and sea view (outside) and around 70 luxurious suites. For those who’d prefer not to book a cabin the Cruise Roma also has around 150 reclining seats.
Onboard the Cruise Roma ferry there is no shortage of places to eat and drink. Choose from a wonderful menu in the à la carte Restaurant or help yourself in the self-service cafeteria. For a quick bite to eat there’s also a fast food lounge. Drinks are served in Smaila’s bar or for same late evening entertainment head to the night club. During the summer months you can also have a drink in the swimming pool bar.
The Cruise Roma contains a boutique which sells many high street brands as well as magazines, confectionary and travel essentials.
The Cruise Roman also features a Swimming pool with sundeck, a Casino with black jack and roulette tables, a wellness centre featuring a sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, relaxation area, massage halls, beauty treatments, solarium and a gymnasium. If you want to surf while you sail then head over to the internet cafe.
Children are well catered for with Grimaldi Lines and the Cruise Roma features a dedicated child’s play area to keep younger passengers occupied during the trip. There’s also a video games corner for the older children.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Cruise Roma 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.
77% of our customers recommended this ship
"I'd take this ferry again"
The trip was more expensive than we had expected. The onboard food was acceptable. Beer was expensive. The room and bathroom were clean and adequate. Noise wasn't an issue. The staff was helpful. Be sure to bring good books or games.
Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Stephen who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Good trip, but.."
I had a fine trip with Grimaldi. I didnt make reservations for a chair or cabin however, as this was 35-50 euros more expensive. I hung out at the bar, where there were perfect couches to sleep on, but I was sent away to sleep in a chilly room on some uncomfortable chairs. I expected sleeping somewhere uncomfortable and I dont mind this if it costs less. But a lot of people were sleeping in the uncomfortable room, while the bar room filled with couches for people to sleep on was available, but it was not allowed to sleep there. I didnt get this and I didnt appreciate it.
Reviewed 12 September 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Nice to Ajaccio with Corsica Sardinia Ferries in Mega Express Two"
Very correct and puntual journey
Reviewed 31 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Ferry to Sardinia"
To start regularly saying that since the delay of one hour and a half and nobody contacted us.The boarding in Barcelona more or less well, but the arrival in porto torres, disembarkation a little crazy to go down to the car and and the we had to wait a half hour to get out of the ferry. During the crossing if you travel by night, I recommend not to book seats because people sit wherever they want without paying for the seats. The best is to find a good couch in the cafeterias or in the entertainment room even it sounds weird. There is also people sleeping in sleeping bags occupying spaces in the halls, deck and more. A little bit long crossing by night especially since the return is done by day becomes pleasant. I recommend take hammock in the swimming pool and sleep a little if you can ..... and for the rest all good. Above all, to know that it is not a cruise but rather a large ferry carrying passengers and vehicles to a beautiful island that is SARDINIA.
Reviewed 31 August 2014 by Cristina who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
It was a good experience, the movement is hardly noticeable and clean and comfortable cabins. The advantage of taking the car to Sardinia is very important and worthwhile, there are very large distances and a car is essential. The only bad thing is disembarkation once you get to Sardinia, very disorganized and dangerous than cars to get together with people that get off por otherwise all good.
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Guadalupe who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"There were swimming pool"
As the title says, there were swimming pool, so it was a wonderful trip.
Reviewed 27 August 2014 by Francesca who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
The experience of traveling on the ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (30/07/14) was bad, especially for the quality of the food amenities and food, and bad conditions of public areas. But, the experience of the return trip from Civitavecchia to Barcelona (16/08/14) was simply outrageous, my wife tried to make a complaint but there were not forms available. The ship looked like a refugee transport, with families sleeping on the floor in corners of the hallways, on all the sofas in the cafeteria and other common areas, crowded sleeping, on the terrace and common areas, totally inadequate for the entire passage, a unacceptable queues at the cafeteria. We had to leave the cabin two hours before without notice, because of the cleaning, there was no space to await the arrival to destination. On both occasions the ferry left one hour delay. Summarizing DISAPPOINTING experience by not giving a rude epithet.
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Jose Luis who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
OUTBOUND JOURNEY: BARCELONA-PORTO TORRES. LEFT WITH MORE THAN 2 HOURS OF DELAY. AT THE OFFICE THEY TELL US THAT WE CAN BOARD DRIVER AND PASSENGER IN THE CAR, BUT AT THE BOARDING TIME, WE WERE FORCED WITH SHOUTS AND BAD EDUCATION, TO LEFT THE CAR WITH LUGGAGE HAND BAGS , AND CHILDREN TRAVELING ALONE WITH DRIVER IN CHARGE OF OTHER TRAVELLERS. RETURN JOURNEY: PORTO TORRES-BARCELONA. DAY TRIP TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION: SEAT. INCREDIBLE !. SALON LOCATION OF SEATS, DARK. SEATS TAKEN BY PASSENGERS ONBOARD IN ROME. CREW MEMBER SEEKS THE SEATS IN THE DARK, AND GET UP THE OCCUPANTS ASLEEP. THIS TOOK US MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR. THE CAFETERIA ALSO TAKEN BY PEOPLE DOING CAMPING, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SIT NEITHER SEATS OR SOFAS TAKEN BY THE "SQUATTERS ". WHAT A DISORDER!!!. NEXT TIME WE WILL GO SWIMMING.
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Juan Antonio who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
In general, the services and the crossing were correct, just to note that Grimaldi has no communication policy with its customers, neither informing them about delays, the reasons of the delay and they do not compensate them and logistics management failure when boarding the vehicles, which is a mess. If you arrive first, you can disembark last, or vice versa. At the sailing from BCN PORTO-TORRES, scheduled at 22:30 h, the cars ended up boarding at 01:00 am, waiting in cars since 20:30, the scheduled start boarding time. There was no explanation at any time ("""" talk to the Captain "",""Grimaldi staff told us by kidding). In the office they says that they did not know anything, except that there was a delay but not idea why and for how long. Of course, no compensation. At the returning to BCN, one hour an a half of delay. After made my complaint, I am still waiting to have an answer to my complaint. During the crossing, there are no shows for entertainment or dedicated staff taking care of the customers (11/12 hours crossing deserve it), wi-fi is by paying , the people who were in seats occupied seats without really being occupied and people that wanted a seat had to """" fight """" to get it. The signaling for boarding in Porto Torres, at night, at 04:30 h, is simply absent.
Reviewed 24 August 2014 by Jose Manuel who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Next time by plane"
The departure was three hours late without any explanation. The return was only one hour and a half.
Reviewed 23 August 2014 by Albert who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"There is no more options"
"... if that you want is to visit SARDINIA with your car, there is a curious difference between the outbound journey with Cruise Rome and the return with Cruise Barcelona: same company, but the two sides of the coin. Cruise Rome; in cabin. Clean, correct. I took superior inside cabin and got outside with large double bed and a sofa sleeper. Spacious, tv (although the tv did not work I know that the TV in the cabin next to us worked). In the rest of the ship, decent general facilities. Since 10 years I did this route and I was pleasantly surprised by the evolution of Grimaldi. CRUISE BARCELONA : in a seat. We must board at 4:00 AM because the departure is at 6:00, so you get to port relatively early. Upon entering the ship, the first thing you need is to go to the bathroom and get the first surprise: in Italy they do not clean the premises? Toilets clogged with debris nameless, toilet paper on the floor, flooded ... Throughout the crossing, the only solution provided by the crew was leaving a bag of toilet paper inside the toilets and nothing more. Corridors planted (the lucky ones) air beds and sleeping bags. The seats and sofas scattered around the ferry with passengers stuck in them as a bed, giving no option to anyone occupying 'their territory'. In the seating room, impossible to breathe: no ventilation and unbearable smell "" humanity "." Chaotic disembarkation: there is not leader staff, passengers crowed in the hallways waiting for the doors to escape the hold open. Positive note for the crew that organizes the leaving of the cars, solving quickly evacuated when a passenger "" forget "" that He came by car. Why have I requested to comment on my experience on Cruise Rome and not by the shipping company in general? It is normal that there is much difference between the two journeys? "
Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Clara who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Ghettos throughout the ship"
Overall conditions of the ship (facilities, cleaning) rather well. The problem came when we did a stop over in Porto Torres and the ship was crowded. From that time if you had not caught a seat and you could forget ... people toward " ghettos " anywhere, but be absent from their " ghettos " Always watching noone taking their seats, chairs, hammocks, an so on ... In the morning, if you walk around the ferry, the only thing that you saw is piles of bags and luggage where it was 1 or 2 " watchers " just to tell you that everything was occupied when really it was mostly empty ... I'm sure there were people he had in his custody seats in the party room and deck on the outside ... Conclusion, if you have to take a Grimaldi Ferry, it's goof if you are a large group and someone wants to be "the watcher " but if you are a couple (as in our case) you have to book at least a seat, otherwise the when you rise from somewhere (unbooked) someone will be ready to take away the place and you are not able to take it back again ... this is my experience and I think it can be interesting for couples who plan to take a ferry. I don't know what could be the solution, but I did not like to take a tour of the ballroom and only see people when you approached they tried to take the most of their space so that you will not take them a seat or anything ...
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Antonio who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Recommended, but with some aspects to consider for improving "
To improve: 1. The opening hours of the restaurants ( They close at 14:30) After that time, there is only one Fast Food restaurant at the deck with unhealthy food. 2. Shortage in both, selection and quality of the food 3. Quality of food at the expense of price (apart of that, you have to pay every single packet of ketchup or marmalade, or bread toasted slides, even if you had paid for the menu online, you have to pay by separate a packet of whatever) 4. The disembarkation ( everybody get off at the same time, and then you have to wait inside the car, until the owners of the cars ahead get there - the cars are turning on, so there is a lot of pollution in this moment, the disembarkation of the cars should be in an orderly way, according to the cars that are located first. 5. Extremely high temperature at the level 2 of the garages, and noone warning us before about that. The wine bottle was uncorked without opening in the car.
Reviewed 19 August 2014 by Ana who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"Everything was good except of punctuality"
Everything was good, except the 3 hours of delay of the departure from Barcelona. They could have informed me about this delay, but apparently they forgot to tell me.
Reviewed 19 August 2014 by Miguel Alonso who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
Unjustifiable delays, both at the outbound the delay was one and a half hour and at the return was 3 and a half hours. The depart from Porto Torres to Barcelona should have been at 5:45 but instead the ferry left at 9:15, we have to wait all this time at the port where there isn't any kind of facilities, waiting room, cafeteria, toilets, and so on. The arrival to Barcelona was at 21:30 instead of 18:00 with the consequence of arrive late to the hotel.
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Emilio Huertes who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
The sea was rough so we suffered seasickness and we arrived a little bit late.
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Iñigo who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
The ship (Mini-Cruise) was very good, both at the outbound and return the ship was the Cruise Roma and everything was great. The only thing was the return time at 6am since you have to be 2 hours before departure time, so you have to get up very early in your last day of holidays.
Reviewed 08 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"My experience on the Grimaldi Ferry"
The ferry is great, good service, good places to spend the crossing, good food and good cleaning conditions of the cabins. Pretty disordered embarking and disembarking, and the worst the delay in the departure from Barcelona to Porto Torres (over five hours), the return was more tolerable (1,30 hour delay)
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Gaspar who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
"We could not rest on seats. "
The only bad aspect of the journey is the mess in the seats area. We chose this accommodation for the return journey from Porto Torres to Barcelona since we did not sleep at all the night before (the timetables are very bad). The reality is that after arriving at the seats, these are not comfortable, it is difficult to find the number of your seat, you will usually find it occupied by someone coming from Civitavecchia ... And then, there is no way to sleep, people continually standing up, noises, whispers, phones, etc. For me is difficult to rest in such conditions.
Reviewed 02 August 2014 by Diego who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma
Overall Rating Grimaldi remarkable, it was the first time I made a journey by ferry and is a little heavy for hours crossing and accommodation, but good value for money.
Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Ambrosio who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Roma