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1. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi

I'm taking a ferry overnight from Patras to Bari while I'm travelling and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me whats its like? Do they have couchettes or sleeperettes?

Thanks.

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have done this trip, and was surprised at the high quality of the ferry. I was expecting an old tug boat that had been done up, but the boat was quite new and the facilities were of a high standard.

As for sleeping arrangements, you can either sleep in your chair or take a cabin. We had a cabin and it was definitely worth the extra money.

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I had a sleeper chair when I went and I ended up sleeping on the floor in front of the chair because it was pretty uncomfortable. I saw a lot of people sleeping on the top floor which looks like a small, empty swimming pool.
If you have the money I would recommend a cabin just to be able to rest.

4. Posted by elliot_aus (Full Member 61 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I would recommend a cabin just to be able to rest.

DEFINETELY!
i didnt pay the extra and rocked up feeling like absolute SHIT!

5. Posted by BjornParee (Full Member 150 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I did in the summer of 2004 almost the same travel. I travelled from Bari to Patras and on my way back from Patras to Ancona.

Allthough some people did not like to sleep on deck I had a great time. With all people on deck it is allways happy time. The beer on board tasted very good

Pictures you can see on my website :
http://groups.msn.com/theroadtopeking2008/reisnederlandgriekenland.msnw

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http://groups.msn.com/theroadtopeking2008/dereisgriekenlandnederland.msnw