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This is also from Chris Scott: "Boats leave almost every other day from Marseille in southern France and Genoa, 200 miles further east in northern Italy, to Tunis. Both crossings take 24 hours, but prices vary by up to 30%, with Genoa being less expensive. Booking, especially in the busy period up to and including Christmas, should be done well in advance.
Many people expect the passage to be on rusty old banana boats, but nothing could be further from the truth. In 1999, the Swedish-built "MV Carthage" started operation, and it is as modern and well equipped as a cruise liner. Most Europeans travel in first class cabins: four berth affairs with en suite bathrooms and a sea view. You have a choice of restaurants on board with reasonable prices. All in all, you won't want to get off.
But arriving at the Tunis port can be a nightmare to the uninitiated. Sometimes immigration procedures are done on board--it saves time, but means hours of exhausting queuing for one form and another and frayed tempers."
Hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by Susan (edited 18 February 2002).]
Sad for a frenchman to admit to this, but check also the record regarding strikes. I will be crossing the Med in late october, and I rather put up with the italian sense of (dis)organisation than the french dockers' tendency to go on strike!
More on the soundness of this comment when I come back!
NB: any Italian reading this: relax, just imagine what the french dockers feel in reading the same post!
from Genoa to Tunis, try also GRIMALDI at http://www1.gnv.it/default.asp (in italian and english)
I tried both COTUNAV and GRIMALDI and I prefer this last company, newer and nicer ships, even if the old "Habib" is probably more romantic.
I took ferry-boats from Italy and France many times, and I didn't notice any difference in the (dis)organization of the service.
[This message has been edited by pietro.spera (edited 27 September 2005).]
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