Built in 1985, this ferry is without doubt one of the biggest and best in Corsica Ferries' fleet. While a bit slower than some ferries with a maximum speed of 22 knots - almost 41 kilometers per hour, this ferry has an unrivaled amount of facilities. There's a huge variety of cabins, a kennel, great food options and pet friendly cabins. Some facilities that you might not find on other ferries include a swimming pool, spa, sun deck, spaghetteria, pizzeria, disco, cinema and a la carte restaurant.
Travelling with a Pet
There is a kennel and a limited number of pet friendly cabins are available. Cats and smaller animals must be kept in a cage.
Seating & Cabins
The Mega Smerelda features 539 cabins. Choose a four, three or two berth cabin either outside or inside. Outside cabins have windows and inside ones don't. Berths is just another way to say beds. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms with showers.
You can also upgrade to a luxury cabin which are larger with double beds. You can see all accommodation options when you make your booking. Comfortable seating is also available throughout the ferry.
There is a boutique on board where you can purchase gifts such as perfume and watches or souvenirs and games for children. On routes to and from Corsica there is a 20% discount on perfumes and cosmetics if you spend over 100 euros.
Travelling with Children
Special children's menus are available and a play room with video games is also provided
Cafés, Bars & Restaurants
In total there are five restaurants. A pizzeria and spaghetteria for Italian food lovers, a self service buffet and the high class Captains Grill and Trattoria Riviera restaurants. In addition, there is are four bars serving hot, cold and alcoholic drinks. Each bar has a separate theme. And of course there's the 92 person capacity disco too where you can dance the night away.
Mobile on Board
When "TIM@Sea" is shown on your phone display you will have mobile access. Calls and SMS (text) messages are billed by your own mobile operator.
Access for those with Restricted Mobility
A limited number of wheel chair friendly cabins are available. For help, for example for access to elevators, please contact a port authority staff member at least one hour prior to boarding.