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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Apr 22, 2007

Hello!

In october we'll spend 10 days in Barcelona. We would like to travel from there to Palma de Mallorca by boat/ferry. I have tried the three lines that service the Port of Barcelona, but could not obtain any useful price-related information. When you choose English, they continue showing all text in Spanish and nothing seems to work.
So if anyone could tell me roughly, how much a trip to Palma costs (we'll spend at least two days on the Baleares) I would appreciate it.
We are also searching for links to cheap accomodation in Barcelona (pension, hostal). So if you have experience with Barcelona holidays, could you please share it?
Regards
Heinrich


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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An example Apr 22, 2007

The following is from:
http://www.balearia.com/


TIPO BARCO (type of boat) FECHA (date) ORIGEN (where from) DESTINO (destination) ESCALA (stop) SALIDA (departure) LLEGADA (arrival)
TRAYECTO DE IDA (going there) Seleccionar el tipo de embarcación y horarios elegidos para la IDA (Select the type of boat and times chosen for going there)
22/10/2007 BARCELONA MALLORCA (Palma) Directo (no stops) 23:00 06:00

TRAYECTO DE VUELTA (coming back) Seleccionar el tipo de embarcación y horarios elegidos para la VUELTA (Selecting the type of boat and time chosen for returning)
25/10/2007 MALLORCA (Palma) BARCELONA Directo (no stops) 12:30 19:30

TARIFA ELEGIDA (selected price) Estos precios no incluyen cargos de emisión (these prices do not include issuing fees)
OFERTAS (offers) (CON RESTRICCIONES, consultar condiciones de aplicación) (with restrictions, check the application conditions)
Ferry ECO 460.00 € CAMAROTE (cabin) + COCHE (car) GRATIS (free) Condiciones (conditions) Detalle (details) Precio (price) Camarote Doble (double cabin) Neptuno uso doble (double occupancy)
Ferry ECO 320.00 € ESTANCIAS CORTAS (short stays) (3N) Condiciones Detalle Precio Butaca (bed) Neptuno
Ferry ECO 600.00 € COCHE GRATIS (car free) Condiciones Detalle Precio Camarote Quádruple (cabin with four beds) Neptuno uso doble (double occupancy)


TARIFA OFICIAL (official price)

Ferry ECO 455.00 € Condiciones Detalle Precio Butaca Sirena
Ferry ECO 745.00 € Condiciones Detalle Precio Camarote Quádruple Neptuno uso doble

The price per person seems to be 80 euros (i.e. without a car).


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Maria Rosich Andreu  Identity Verified
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probably worth the effort to take the plane Apr 22, 2007

Hi Heinrisch,

if you're only going to Mallorca for a couple of days, I suggest you go by plane, unless your idea was to take your car with you. The flight from Barcelona only takes about 30 minutes and the price will be around 75 € (per person, both ways). On the other hand, the boat takes quite long, 7 hours.

HTH,
Maria


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mariwell
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This may help Apr 22, 2007

Hi Heinrich,

I'm from Barcelona and I would have a look at http://www.trasmediterranea.es. I know there's a fast ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca (it takes only 3 hours getting there) but I'm sorry, I've never used it and I couldn't find the right information in ther site . You can always send an email and see if they can send you information about prices and so on. Their email is info@trasmediterranea.es (I guess they'll have someone who understands English!!). Another option is going by plane, as Maria suggests. It's faster and the price is more or less the same.
I'm sorry but I can't recommend you any hostal or hotel. You can visit some webs like http://www.barcelonahotels.es/_prgr01/home.asp, http://www.hotelsbarcelona.org. Anyway, If you need any help or want to know if the location of the hotel is ok and all that, you can always send me an email (have a look at my profile). I'll be glad to help you.

I hope you have a nice stay in Barcelona and Mallorca (although I would recommend you to go to Formentera instead!)

Hope this helps,

Bel

[Edited at 2007-04-23 00:56]

[Edited at 2007-04-23 00:57]


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your help so far! Apr 23, 2007

I had a look at the map and noticed, that the distance is about 300 km, so 7 hours is not that much on a nice day. Also the price of less than 100 Euro is not that much after all.
From here flights to Mallorca are rather expensive, so we probably will take the opportunity to visit there from Barcelona. We are going to walk in the mountains.
We could combine boat and plane, one direction each.
In the meantime I found a site for cheap accomodation, but one hostal already responded and was booked at the time we are arriving.
Regards
Heinrich


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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3-4 hours, Heinrich! Apr 23, 2007

http://www.directferries.es/companias.htm

Click on Transmediterranea, for instance, and indicate data (passengers, bringing car, etc.)

Plane option:

http://www.edreams.es/edreams/espanol/amadeus3/offers/vuelos_baratos.jhtml?mktportal=google&depCity=BCN&arrCity=PMI&gclid=CLSS--jN2IsCFSoMQgodumiaag

HTH.


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Not in English Apr 23, 2007

Parrot wrote:

http://www.directferries.es/companias.htm

Click on Transmediterranea, for instance, and indicate data (passengers, bringing car, etc.)

Plane option:

http://www.edreams.es/edreams/espanol/amad
HTH.


These links do not work in English. They are Spanish only. If I click on English flag I get to Dover.
But doesn't matter, I won't book in advance.
Regards
Heinrich


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