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  • 2016 March 9 11:00

    Grimaldi Group enhances its services to Olbia

    Following the success of its recent initiatives, the Grimaldi Group proceeds to enhance its maritime links for passengers and freight between mainland Italy and Sardinia. As from mid-April, the Livorno-Olbia link will be further strengthened while, at the same time, a daily connection between the ports of Civitavecchia and Olbia will be launched, the company said in its press release.

    Inaugurated last 11th of January, the daily Livorno-Olbia link will be enhanced with the deployment of the vessel Cruise Olbia, a new generation ro/pax ferry, which will replace the Zeus Palace currently deployed on the service. With a length of 204 meters, the Cruise Olbia is able to transport 1,600 passengers and 2,400 linear meters of rolling cargo and accompanying passenger vehicles. The ferry has 242 comfortable cabins, fitted with bathroom and air conditioning, for a total of 834 beds, a self service and an à la carte restaurant, three bars, a shop, a children's play room and a discotheque.

    The deployment of the Cruise Olbia will allow the Grimaldi Group to further improve the quality standards of its onboard services, thus meeting the needs of its customers. The "top quality" services offered on board will be also combined with a "low cost” pricing policy.

    The ro/pax vessel Zeus Palace, instead, will be deployed on the new Civitavecchia-Olbia service, whose frequency will be daily both ways, with departure from Civitavecchia at 10:45 p.m. and arrival in Olbia the following day at 07:00 a.m.. The return from Olbia will be at 12:30 p.m., arriving in Civitavecchia at 7:00 p.m..

    With a length of 212 meters, the Zeus Palace is capable of carrying 1,500 passengers, 2,500 linear metres of rolling cargo and accompanying passenger vehicles. Featuring 202 cabins with bathroom and air conditioning and 215 reclining seats, the vessel offers passengers various amenities on board such as a pool, a health centre, a self-service and an à la carte restaurant, three bars, a video game room, a shop and a children’s play room.

    Thanks to these recent initiatives, the Grimaldi Group will offer an extensive network of connections between mainland Italy and Sardinia. Currently, in addition to the services dedicated to freight and passengers between Civitavecchia and Porto Torres, various other regular lines for the transport of freight link the ports of Genoa, Palermo, Livorno and Salerno with Cagliari (South of Sardinia). Moreover, the Group links Sardinia with Spain, through the daily passenger and freight service between Porto Torres (North Western Sardinia) and Barcelona and the three-times-a-week service between Cagliari and Valencia.


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