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
GNV’s Fantastic can carry up to 2033 passengers and 760 vehicles while making crossings at speeds of up to 21 knots. Onboard you’ll find 373 comfortable cabins, 36 sumptuous suites and four cabins specially adapted for disabled access.
Whilst onboard you’ll find a huge variety of facilities and attractions to help you enjoy the smooth sailing. There is a wide section of culinary options to choose from as well as a shopping centre, games room, children’s room, meeting rooms and Wi-Fi available to all who travel on this GNV vessel.
Travellers have the chance to benefit from great accommodation options on the Fantastic. The 373 rooms all come with air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, including a shower and hairdryer and the comfy beds will help you put your feet up, relax and maybe get some much needed sleep. In one of the 36 suites you can take advantage of air conditioning, television, radio and mini bar, as well as a large porthole for you to admire the sea views.
No matter what your taste, you won’t be disappointed with what the Fantastic has to offer. From informal to something a bit more upmarket, this ferry has it covered. The a la carte selection serves up the choice of three courses, with a mix of Mediterranean cuisine, regional foods and international flavours. The self service area contains a fast and informal restaurant setting, with extensive choices to suit all. The snack bar serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner and that something small in between if you are feeling peckish. This includes a variety of meal options and sandwiches, fruit salads and ice creams, to name a few.
A shopping centre can be found on Fantastic where you can enjoy some duty free shopping whilst making your crossing. Voyagers have the chance to buy gifts and pick up some great bargains on items such as perfume, aftershave, alcohol and other selected items. There are also newspapers, magazines, books, toys and puzzles to help you pass the time on your travels.
Travelling with little ones can sometimes be a challenge but the designated children’s area helps keep young voyagers happy.
The ship has been adapted throughout to help travellers with restricted mobility.
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.
78% of our customers recommended this ship
"Very little customer information provided."
No signs indicating where to go or what to at the Genoa terminal.. No indication as to when and how to board ship. No signs on board advising restaurant opening hours.. A general lack of customer information.
Reviewed by James who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
No problems at all. Arrived, was given the key for my cabin, travelled to the destination and got off! The cabin was fine, although a couple of things not working (the in cabin radio control, but I don’t know if there was even anything to listen to!) or open (it’s January!). Otherwise all fine, friendly crew, clean ship. The food is expensive, so it’s worth getting the food vouchers as you end up paying a bit less
Reviewed by Kevin who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"A good way to visit Sicily"
I used the ferry at the end of a trip to Palermo to get back to Naples for a day's sightseeing and to connect to my flight home (Naples has lots more flights than Sicily). The ferry is cheap and comfortable and the crew do a good job. I enjoyed sailing out of Palermo and into Naples - an old-fashioned pleasure of travelling slowly and seeing the places take shape. I was fortunate in sharing a four-berth cabin with just one, very pleasant passenger and the cabin, including shower was great. I would happily use the ferry again when travelling in Italy. I would probably not, next time prepay a meal package (although this is probably the cheapest option), as the dinner is self-service and the choice and quality are not great. There are two or three places to eat on board and I would be inclined to make a decision on the day.
Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
It was a good experience. I want to travel again next year. Recommended.
Reviewed by El Gharbaoui who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"Trip Palermo-Civitavecchia with a car"
High quality service. The organisation on board was good. The vehicle boarding should be improve (h2 prior departure). The disembark was quick.
Reviewed by Augusto who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
The ferry Suprema offer a better assistence. I suggest to be on time with the departure, otherwise the trip is endless
Reviewed by Gustavo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
Perfet trip, cosy ferry
Reviewed by Carmelo who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"genova-palermo and return"
friendly staff, clean ship
Reviewed by Angelina who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
I travelled with Fantastic and Suprema, great trip and comfortable cabin but the boarding time is slow
Reviewed by Serafino who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
Genova-Palermo and return with the ship Fantastic with 7 hours of delay. Never again
Reviewed by Ernesto who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"strengths and weaknesses"
good service but the departure was 3 hours late from Palermo to Genova. I know that is not your fault.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"trip Civitavecchia-palermo Termini Imerese"
outbound crossing perfect. The return has been cancelled from the operator due to a technical problem. I could choose to travel 6 hours before, to travel with deck space and not reserved seat or to travel from Palermo to Napoli. Good customer service.
Reviewed by Giovanna who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"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 by Anonymous who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
Reviewed by Leandro who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"with my family on holiday"
Reviewed by Mauro who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"my trip for Sicily"
all good, friendly staff. Great experience. See you next time
Reviewed by Alessio 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 by Patrick who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
I travelled on the 22 from Palermo to Genova with GNV. All good but the ship is too busy, people everywhere sleeping and eating on the floor. Good self service restaurant but expensive, departure on time. Recommended
Reviewed by Nicolò who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
comfortable trip, all good. Prices a bit expensive
Reviewed by Giuseppe who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic
"trip with GNV"
all perfect even if the departure as been changed for the day before.
Reviewed by Giovanni who travelled with Grandi Navi Veloci on Fantastic