We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Want to save tour money while on a cruise to Naples and Capri?”
Review of SNAV S.p.A.

Ranked #479 of 836 things to do in Naples
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Snav is a shipping company, leader in the Mediterranean sea, which assures a comfortable and safe journey to and from all the destinations reached by its fleet. Snav's routes link Naples to the islands of its Gulf all year round, every day, with the frequency and precision of metropolitan transport. They also link Ancona to Split from March to November, reaching the most beautiful coasts and cities of Croatia, and Naples to the marvellous Aeolian islands from May to September. Snav cruise ferries built according to the highest standards, have the best services onboard, such as the Sky Room, where you can watch your favourite broadcasts, the Self Service restaurants, the Shopping Area, the Play Area for children and more. Travelling on board of the cruise ferries towards Croatia, you can enjoy the mediterranean culinary specialties at our Self Service restaurants.
Reviewed 23 May 2013

One of our port calls was Naples and we decided to take a ferry boat over to Capri. The ship excursion was $150 per person and included a ferry ride, the funicar on Capri and a tour of AnaCapri. Just off the cruise terminal on the left is the terminal for the local ferrys. 32 euro per person to Capri (round trip), 6 euros per person for the funicar cable to the city center and then 2 euors for a local bus ride to the town of Ana Capri. A total of 48 euros per person roundtrip for basically the same tour the cruise lines offer for $150. The only thing you miss is standing in line listening to someone tell you about the history of Capri. Made sense to us.

4  Thank CaptainBill1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (525)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

92 - 96 of 525 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2013

We caught the giant overnight SNAV ferry from Naples to Palermo, and really enjoyed it. I grew up on an island and have taken quite a few ferries in my life while living there, and also while traveling. SNAV is the best experience so far. The main reason is that on the SNAV overnight boat, you get a room with a comfortable bed and a hot high pressured shower in the room.

On top of this we found the crew quite friendly and helpful. The food was overpriced, and I despite posting a gluten free menu, there were almost no gluten free options (I'm celiac). But they did manage to heat up a gelatinous gluten free gnocci in a paper dish for me.

Overall though, an affordable, comfortable experience. I recommend it.

3  Thank jdo9121
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2013

The hydrofoil departs from Molo Beverello in Naples and the ride was very comfortable and fast. This is the fastest way to Capri via boat and you will arrive in Marina Grande (Capri). We absolutely enjoyed the trip and we will use them again the next time we are in the area.

Once quick note, if you are traveling in the high season, make sure to purchase the Hydrofoil tickets a day in advance as the lines at the ticket counters can become "crazy". You will want to purchase your return ticket as well so make sure to ask... BUT if you plan on staying in Capri for longer than two days, then you will not be able to purchase your return ticket until a day or two before your trip.

4  Thank David G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 January 2013

"PALERMO-CIVITAVECCHIA". Done this journey twice now, with GNV Excelsior. So much easy than driving, sleep overnight in a small but comfortable room. Waiting at the dockside Palermo, with car, not pleasant but once on board the car is secure and you can relax, eat then sleep.
Dont expect too much from the food service, rather expensive for offering. Arrives Civitavecchia early in the morning so your in Rome in no time. Book direct with GNV online, choose your berth, makes it easy.

Thank Italy-Escape
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Palermo-Naples ride... It looked like a great idea: plenty of time to sleep on board, saving money on gas and hotel. It COULD be true if not for cabin janitors (or whatever they are called) who wake you up in your cabin in the middle of the night so they can finish cleaning before the boat arrives. I cannot imagine they do it without management approval - so comfort of the passengers is not the slightest consideration of SNAV.
If you are a passenger without a car, there is a double-whammy: you have to wait after the boat arrives in Naples close to 2 hours, sitting on your baggage in a crowded corridor, before you are allowed to disembark, - so between the rude awakening, and getting out it is about 3.5 hours, most of which could have been spent sleeping. In the light of the above, other factors, like comfort of the cabin, quality of the food, etc., are irrelevant.
Never again, and I cannot recommend it to anyone.

2  Thank wind_n_water_01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed SNAV S.p.A. also viewed

Naples, Province of Naples
Naples, Province of Naples

Been to SNAV S.p.A.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing