Sister ship to the Athara, Bithia is 8 decks high and 214 metres in length and can carry around 2800 passengers and up to 900 vehicles. Amenities you will find on board include a cinema, children’s play area, a bar, self-service and an al carte restaurants plus much more.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Bithia 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.
72% of our customers recommended this ship
The ship was ship shape, on time, the cabins compact/clean and comfortable. BUT the boarding process in Civitavecchia utterly chaotic. Poor signage, only one luggage scanner and not enough staffing. Better in Cagliari but still long lines to check in. The sit down restaurant was a real disappointment. They did not have half of the items on the menu and and did not provide the proseco as the menu advertised for the fixed price diner. My advice "self cater" unless you are a snack bar fan.
Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Robert McCollom who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
Both the booking arrangements via Direct Ferries and the crossing itself with Tirrenia we excellent - all staff on board friendly, helpful, and efficient. All on time. Highlly recommended.
Reviewed 05 May 2015 by Stephen who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Ferry crossing Genoa to Olbia"
just to let you know we loved our trip on the 'Bithia'. The cabin was very comfortable. All staff were very helpful and polite. We hope to visit Italy in the future and take another trip on one of your ferries. Katharina Thomas and Stephen Smith GB.
Reviewed 14 April 2015 by Katharina who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"every thing went smooth as silk."
We took the ferry from cittivecchia to oblia sardenia and all went well as it could. the boat was available for boarding quite early so we could settle in. The directferries web site made booking the trip very easy. the only small drawback was that when you pulled up the options for the trip you wish the options to other destinations also pop up. in other words if you want to go to oblia, the trips to cagliari pop up in line at the bottem of the page. if not careful you might book a trip to the wrong destination. there is not demarcation between the two destinations. but all in all direct ferrys worked great and i will use them again
Reviewed 02 November 2014 by Michael who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Did what it said on the box!"
Cheep and cheerful, ferry to Civitavecchia! The Staff were nice and really helpful, with English language used extensively.
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Robert who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Way to Olbia"
During the booking it was written that you should arrive at the port at least 120 minutes prior to departure of the ferry. We arrived 60 minutes prior and had no problems. Very good bar, a lot of space to walk. We really enjoyed our trip.
Reviewed 17 August 2014 by Alexey who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Check in was chaotic"
We booked online and got a confirmation email. On the confirmation, it said that tickets must be picked up at the port, and besides the confirmation, we had no other proof that the tickets were purchased. On arrival at the port, it was not clear what was expected of us. The check-in point turned out to be an office (somewhere in a mall) which wasn’t located at the port. We had to leave the car somewhere else to go and collect the tickets from the office. The employee at the office barely understable, his English was as lousy as our Italian, so it was hard to communicate. After collecting the tickets, we had to return to the car and make our way to another place where the check-in point was located. Very inconvenient. We certainly were not the only ones who had to do this. More information in advance would be apprieciated, or just sending the tickets by mail would also be more convenient. Everything else was fine.
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"A more transparent fare"
I've been taking the ferry for holidays in Sardinia for 20 years, therfore I think I am very experienced regarding that journey. Everything is good overall, the staff is polite, the food is good and varied, the cleanliness of the cabin is not as good. The ferry fare has increased a lot in the last few years (but it has for all companies), the only thing that annoys me is that there is no longer a list of fares like there was in the previous years, with clear and fixed priced for each thing during low, intermediate and high season.
Reviewed 26 June 2014 by Franca who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
we booked a first class cabin for 2 with shower and toilet and we were given a 1st class cabin for 4
Reviewed 10 June 2014 by Mario who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Quick, afforadable, but unconfortable"
The ferry was quick and inexpensive, as it was low season. However, sleeping in a seat is definitely uncomfortable! It’s cold, uncomfortable and some lights were switched back on at 5.20am without any reason, as we could only access our car at 8am.
Reviewed 09 June 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
Wow, the ferry service with Tirrenia has certainly improved since I last took the ferry from Civitavecchia to Olbia and Olbia to Genoa (and back) in 1994. The facilities and staff were wonderful. The stateroom, an exterior two-person first class cabin, was adequately equipped with fresh towels, nice bed linens and toiletries. I definitely recommend to those possibly sitting on the fence deciding whether to take Tirrenia. An enjoyable journey. The meal service left a bit to be desired but was adequate.
Reviewed 04 June 2014 by Todd who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"satisfied with the prestation"
a very confortable and pleasant crossing
Reviewed 15 May 2014 by Charles who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"on line booking"
I am sorry but in our previous review we have forgotten to report that we were disappointed from the fact that even though we made the booking on- line we had to go to the agency make the queue, What is the point of making a booking and buy on line if we have to do the queue for an operation already made?
Reviewed 07 May 2014 by Enrico Adriano who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
I have read a lot of negative review on Tirrenia, but my experience was quite good. I travlled on the way there on the Sharden, and the cabin were too small, in the return I used Nuraghes and was better.
Reviewed 14 January 2014 by Mattia who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Journey Cagliari/ Civitavecchia"
Excellent Journey, we have been happily surprised to find the ship very clean and the staff really helpful, in comparison to past experiences.
Reviewed 25 December 2013 by Alberto who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
we had an unforgettable experience especially for my wife, it was the first time for her. She was so enthusiastic and loved the trip.
Reviewed 03 November 2013 by Ignazio who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"too expensive "
Compared to flight too expensive!
Reviewed 31 October 2013 by Roland who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
In our first booking We were not disappointed, everything went smoothly. On the ferry there was instead booked 2-bed-cabin even a 4-bed-cabin (even if we had not used them;)) Price / performance were top!
Reviewed 22 October 2013 by JP who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"well traveled "
The two crossings were fine. Unfortunately we booked without cab - on the way back were unfortunately no longer available cabins, but it is our fault.
Reviewed 21 October 2013 by Martig who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia
"Catastrophic organization, but on time "
Positive: - Relatively large cabins - Punctuality negative: - Incredibly poorly organized clearance outside and inside the ship (only one computer at the cabin award, two people stand around uselessly at the front desk, in the car snakes a single person who dispatches successively the car - and that does not even stringent: we were with the online confirmation by left our fellow passengers had to return to the switch and issue a ticket let) - Announcements only in Italian and late into the night (about five times the passengers a cabin were asked to come to the reception, instead of that you become one of those times on the way to the cabin and at the exit of the driver of a Munich was. Mercedes' four times proclaimed that he finally should move away from his vehicle - everything exclusively in Italian - what would be in an emergency) - No seating on deck - Not tested meals on board except coffee (which was good!)
Reviewed 20 October 2013 by Nina who travelled with Tirrenia on Bithia