Accommodation & amenities on board
Booking the right accommodation on board can make all the difference in the quality of your journey and in addition, your voyage will be even more valuable.
Restaurants: Restaurants are available only on conventional vessels, offering passengers a range of dining options. Long distance journeys (e.g. Italy-Greece) offer both a la carte and self-service restaurants. They offer a variety of warm and cold foods, drinks and beverages, salads, fruits and desserts. Payment options include cash or card.
Cafes & Bars: If you're planning a trip by sea, rest assured that cafes and bars are available on all vessel types. However, if you're looking for a wider range of food and drink options, conventional vessels are your best bet as they offer more than one option. The cafeterias and bars on board remain open throughout the entire trip, so you can indulge in your favorite snacks and beverages at any time. Whether you prefer to pay in cash or with a card, both options are accepted.
Luggage Storage: All vessel types offer various storage areas for passengers' luggage. Depending on the type of ferry ticket purchased (deck seat, ATS, VIP), there are designated storage racks available. Generally, there are no luggage restrictions and no extra charges apply. However, in some cases, such as with deck seat tickets, passengers may need to store their luggage further away from their seating area. It is essential to note that passengers should always keep their luggage secure and avoid leaving valuables unattended.
Pool Deck: The pool deck is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun while you work towards your summer goals. Whether you're looking to relax or socialize, this area provides a great atmosphere for both. You'll be able to enjoy the warm weather and feel the gentle summer breeze while sipping on refreshing beverages from the pool bar. Even if the pool isn't available or hasn't been filled, don't let that stop you from taking advantage of the sunny deck. It's an ideal spot for reading, catching up on work, or simply enjoying some peace and quiet.
Vehicle Garage: Many conventional and high-speed vessels provide ample garage space for securely transporting numerous vehicles across multiple floors. Passengers can access the passenger travel decks via automatic stairs and/or elevators. However, passengers are not permitted to remain on the lower garage floors during the journey. Only those who have opted for camping on board may stay with their camper vehicles on the open deck throughout the trip. These provisions ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all passengers.
WCs & Showers: Passengers traveling on ships can rest assured that public restrooms and showers are available for their use during the entire journey. On all ships, there are public WCs that can be used by passengers throughout the crossing. Additionally, conventional vessels and international routes also offer public shower facilities.
Recreation: Conventional vessels that travel on international routes typically provide a range of amenities for passengers to enjoy. These amenities include shops, a nightclub, a casino, a dedicated video games area, and a sauna/massage service. If you are interested in using the sauna or massage service, simply inquire about it at the ship's reception desk.
Air Conditioning & Heating: It is standard practice for all types of vessels to have indoor areas that are air-conditioned or heated. This is done to ensure the comfort and safety of passengers and crew members, regardless of the weather conditions outside.
Accessibility: Passengers with limited mobility can rest assured that they will have access to all areas of the ship while on board. Carriers are committed to ensuring that their vessels are fully equipped to accommodate those with disabilities or other mobility issues. This includes features such as ramps, elevators, and wider doorways to facilitate easy movement throughout the ship.
For those who require additional assistance, on board staff are available to provide support and aid as needed. This can include help with boarding and disembarking, as well as assistance with navigating the ship's facilities.
Conventional ferries: Conventional vessels are large ferry ships that are designed to transport a large number of passengers and vehicles. These vessels are typically up to 220 meters in length and 30 meters in width, and they travel at a maximum speed of 30 knots. They can accommodate approx. up to 2000 passengers and have 1000 beds and 1000 car spaces. Conventional vessels are the cheapest and most popular option for travelers, and they are ideal for longer crossing distances. They also offer a range of accommodation options, including deck seats, air type seats, business seats, VIP seats, and indoor and outdoor cabins. All indoor areas of these vessels are air-conditioned. Passengers can also enjoy the cool sea breeze on the outdoor decks. On some routes, such as from Italy to Greece, camping on board is also an option.
High-speed ferries: High-speed vessels, also known as ferry ships, are gaining popularity among travelers due to their ability to cut travel time almost in half compared to conventional vessels. These vessels are smaller and faster, with dimensions of approximately 80 meters in length and 20 meters in width, and can accommodate up to 2000 passengers and around 200 vehicles. They operate on domestic routes, connecting the mainland with islands and islands with each other. Passengers have a range of accommodation options, including deck seats, business seats, VIP seats, and cabins for night trips. All indoor areas are air-conditioned, and some vessels have outdoor deck areas available for passengers under certain conditions. However, high-speed vessels are generally more expensive than regular ferries.
Flying Dolphins: Flying dolphins and catamaran vessels are ideal for those looking for a fast and efficient mode of transportation between islands. With dimensions of approximately 35 meters in length and 10 meters in width, these small ferry ships can travel at a maximum speed of 33 knots, making them the fastest option available. While they are a bit more expensive than regular ferries, they are well worth the extra cost for those who value speedy traveling. These vessels typically accommodate up to 150 passengers, but do not have space for vehicles. Passengers can choose from numbered deck seats, and all indoor areas are air-conditioned for comfort. It's important to note that there is no outdoor deck area available on these vessels.
Passengers can choose between:
Economy deck seats: Deck seats on ferries can be occupied freely, providing passengers with a range of seating options. The interior space of conventional vessels features comfortable chairs, armchairs and sofas with tables near bars and cafeterias. On the outdoor deck, plastic chairs and benches with tables are available, but may not be suitable for longer journeys. High-speed and flying dolphins offer numbered deck seats that are comparable to airline seats, but more spacious. On the economy deck, passengers can store their luggage in racks located in various areas of the ferry. It is important to note that luggage may not be situated near the passenger's chosen seat, according to the ferry.
Air type seats (ATS): These seats offer more leg space and roominess compared to standard deck seats. Passengers with air-type tickets are assigned a specific seat number during the check-in process. These seats are typically located in separate lounges on board, which are comfortable and quiet, allowing passengers to rest during their voyage. The lounges also have designated racks for passengers to store their luggage near their seats and the entrance of the lounge. These private lounges can be compared to the first-class compartment in a train, providing a premium experience for passengers.
Business class seats (VIP): Business class seats on ships are designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience to passengers who have purchased business class tickets. These seats are located in a separate section of the ship and offer larger seat spaces, allowing for a more relaxed and comfortable journey. In addition to the spacious seating arrangements, business class passengers also have access to cafeterias, bars, and luggage storage facilities. This means that they can enjoy a variety of refreshments and snacks during their journey, and have a safe and secure place to store their belongings.
Cabins: Cabins are available for passengers who want to travel in comfort at a slightly higher price. Depending on the carrier, you can choose from a range of cabins that accommodate between one to six passengers. If you don't mind sharing, you can opt for a cabin with someone of the same sex. All cabins come equipped with fresh linen and towels. In addition, most cabins provide a private bathroom (it will be displayed during the booking procedure) and ample space to unwind. You can also choose between an outside cabin with a view of the sea or an inside cabin that's better suited for those who are prone to seasickness (inside cabins are situated in the center of the ship). Smoking is prohibited in all cabins.
Pure Cabins: These cabins have all the typical characteristics of a cabin, such as a bed and a bathroom but they also include an ionizer to improve the air quality in the room. This feature may be particularly appealing to individuals with allergies or respiratory issues.
Pet Cabins: These cabins are designed to cater to the needs of pet owners and their furry friends. Typically, pet cabins do not have carpets, which makes cleaning easier and reduces the risk of allergies for both the pets and their owners.
Shared Cabins: A great way to save money while traveling. It allows passengers of the same sex to split the cost of the cabin and enjoy the same amenities as those who have booked a private cabin.
Lux Cabins: Luxury cabins are the perfect choice for those seeking the most comfortable and spacious accommodation on their journey. These cabins are usually situated in the front area of the ship, offering magnificent views of the sea.
Most ships have specially designed areas to better serve elderly passengers and those with disabilities. These include escalators, elevators, ramps and toilets.
During the check-in at the port office, please make your special requirements known so that your needs can be catered for. If you wish to make a request in advance, all the necessary contact information regarding port offices can be found in your booking confirmation.