Inaugurated on April 18, 2016, the new link between Civitavecchia and Olbia by Grimaldi Lines, at Terminal Autostrade del Mare (Quay 2) Port of Civitavecchia.

At the ceremony were present Pasqualino Monti, the Commissioner of the Port Authority of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta, Guido Grimaldi, Corporate Short Sea Shipping & Commercial Director for Grimaldi Lines, the councilman Francis Fortunato in representation for the town of Civitavecchia, Engineer Maurizio Ievolella, general secretary of Ports of Rome, Enrico Luciani, chairman of the company of the Port of Civitavecchia, doctor Lorenza Ripamonti for the Border Police, Edgardo Azzopardi, special prosecutor for Port Mobility and other representatives of institutions of the city and the port.

Cruise Olbia by Grimaldi Lines

Cruise Olbia by Grimaldi Lines

The new route of the company, was born in the context of a strong expansion on the Sardinian destination. A new page opens for the Port of Civitavecchia.

Some figures? The ship is 204 meters long and it is equipped with 242 comfortable cabins, is capable of carrying up to 1,600 passengers and 170 cars (or 650 car passengers).

Super-equipped, the new Grimaldi offers many services on board including air conditioning, a self service restaurant, à la carte restaurant, bars, shops, a games room for children and a discotheque.

The Cruise Olbia will depart from Civitavecchia every day at 10.45 p.m., with arrival at Olbia at 07.00 the day after. The return will be with departure at 12.30 from Olbia and arrival at Civitavecchia scheduled for 19.00.

Cruise Olbia Grimaldi - Restaurant

Cruise Olbia Grimaldi - Restaurant

Cruise Olbia Grimaldi - Restaurant

Cruise Olbia Grimaldi - Restaurant

"I am extremely happy to be here and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Grimaldi family for this important piece to be added to our Harbor.

I also want to remind you of the importance that this new route will mean for the entire port of Civitavecchia."

Pasqualino Monti

Commissioner of the Port Authority of Civitavecchia, Fiumicino and Gaeta

Pasqualino Monti on board of the new Cruise Olbia by Grimaldi Lines

Pasqualino Monti on board of the new Cruise Olbia by Grimaldi Lines

Guido Grimaldi and Pasqualino Monti during the inauguration of the Cruise Olbia

Guido Grimaldi and Pasqualino Monti during the inauguration of the Cruise Olbia

"Civitavecchia Port is a strategic base of our links in the Mediterranean. With this new line, we intend to strengthen and improve the service on a historically primary route for connections with Sardinia, as Civitavecchia is not only the natural harbor of Rome, but also insists on a population area that embraces the Central and Southern Italy."

"The new link will be a support to the tourism and commercial sectors, encouraging the mobility of passengers and goods in a constant way throughout the year."

Guido Grimaldi

Abbiamo sbirciato dentro la Cruise Olbia per voi

Abbiamo sbirciato dentro la Cruise Olbia per voi

Rates and promotions: News 2016​

How much will it cost to travel to Sardinia? Well, the company envisages a series of promotions within its pricing policy for the summer season 2016. We suggest the most interesting:

  • Firstly the Advanced Booking 30%, which offers a special discount of 30% on tickets related to deck passage, supplement accommodations and accompanying vehicles (fixed rights and optional supplements excluded), for bookings made before the 31 May starting in mid and high season by 30 November.
  • The offer Super100 Sardinia provides 100,000 deck passages completely free (fixed rights included) from Sardinia to the continent only to travel a/r booked by 31 May and with departures before 30 November.
  • With Last Minute Sardinia, Grimaldi offers the trip to Sardinia in deck passage to € 1,00 + € 25,00 fixed rights for all bookings made before the 30 November book 7 days in advance of the departure.

For further details on the conditions of applicability of promotions please refer of course to the company's official site.

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