You are just through check-in on your way to board, one last identity check and off we go. Deposit your luggage on the luggage trolley, only hand luggage is allowed in the passenger areas.
The entrance to the vessel is on the Main Deck (the garage deck). Take the accommodation gangway stairs to the Main Deck. If you have a mobility problem or a pushchair inform a member of staff and you will be directed to the Main Deck via the ship’s garage ramp. A set of stairs and a lift take you to the Upper Deck. If you wish to use the lift, ask a member of Cabin Crew. We ask you please not to use the lift unnecessarily; remember that senior citizens, passengers with mobility problems and those travelling with children have priority for use of the lift.
There are 5 lounges on the Upper Deck: The Fore Lounge at the front of the vessel, The Aft Lounge, at the back, The Starboard Lounge to the right, The Port Lounge on the left and finally the St. Elmo Lounge amidships, in the middle of the deck, this is reserved for use by commercial vehicle drivers.
The rear of the Upper Deck opens onto the Outside Seating Area
The exclusive Club Lounge is on the Bridge Deck, it too opens onto an Outside Seating Area. Enjoy a complementary orange juice and a newspaper and literally put your feet up, on the reclining chair’s footrest of course, and enjoy a panoramic view of the sea.
There is a designated check-in desk for Club as well as priority disembarkation. If you are travelling by car you will be directed to a priority embarkation lane.
There is free seating on board in all lounges. Just take your pick. The vessel has seating capacity for 800, it can actually take 1000. Seating has been scaled down for your comfort, outside seating is over and above, again for your comfort. The majority of seats are reclining seats, there are also a small number of armchairs and sofas.
Things to keep in mind when choosing your seat:
Grand Harbour Valletta is one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the fortifications and church domes and steeples of Valletta and the Three Cities from the Outside Seating Area. A real must.
When leaving the Port of Pozzallo, you can get a parting view of the Sicilian coast as far as the eye can see.
You can use the Outside Seating Areas throughout the voyage.
Hybleum, the on board shop, has earned itself a reputation for the extensive range of fragrances, female and male, at very competitive prices. Souvenirs, toys, wines and spirits, costume jewellery and whatever, a super way to while away some time.
Perfume prices on board are 20% less than in shops and we also offer packages that can only be found in the restricted areas for travel.
Click here to view our selection of fragrances.
Slot machines, for those that way inclined. These are strictly regulated to conform to local and international norms.
Coach tickets to a number of towns and cities can be purchased from Hybleum. If you wish to book a taxi, to absolutely anywhere, you can do so at the shop.
You could, of course, do none of this and just sit back and enjoy a harmless but entertaining movie, reserve your energy for the travels to come.
There are 3 Cafeterias/Bars on board, one each in the Fore Lounge, the Aft Lounge and in Club. Hot and cold snacks and all sorts of soft drinks and a range of wines and spirits are served.
All the bars offer a selection of sweet and savoury gluten free products.
It is your responsibility to mind your children, they must be under the watchful eye of an adult at all times. This will ensure both safety for the child and consideration for other passengers. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the Outside Seating Area.
There is a Nappy Changer on board, please ask the Cabin Crew.
Colour crayons and colouring material are available from the Cabin Crew. They come free of charge and are for the child to keep.
Travelling by car with Virtu Ferries couldn’t be simpler.
You don’t even need to leave your vehicle to check in. Port Staff will complete check-in procedures with you behind the wheel.
On arrival at your destination you will be asked, on the vessel’s PA System, to proceed to the garage ahead of other disembarking passengers. Please use the exit on the Main Deck that is closest to your car. There are 3 exit points one in both the Starboard Lounge and the Port Lounge, another at the far end of the Aft Lounge.
Passengers travelling with a pet should inform a member of staff at check-in and a member or of the Cabin Crew on boarding.
You are advised to view our Pet Policy.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the vessel, except in the designated area in the Outside Seating Area.
If you need to charge your mobile, ask the Cabin Crew. They will direct you to a designated charging point.