Moby Kiss ferry

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Cruise line
MOBY LINES (Ferries)

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Livorno-Bastia

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Moby Kiss ferry Review and Specifications

Specifications of Moby Kiss ferry

Year built 1975  /  Age : 42
Builder Helsingor Vaerft (Elsinore, Denmark)
Class cruise ferry (Ro-Ro ship)
Ferry route / homeports Livorno-Bastia
Owner MOBY LINES
Operator MOBY LINES
Speed 18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA) 115 m / 377 ft
Beam (width) 21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage 11907 gt
Passengers 1450
Cars 420
Last Refurbishment 2015
Sister-ships Maren Mols
Former names Mette Mols, Banasa, Galaxy

Review of Moby Kiss ferry

MS Moby Kiss ferry is a Ro-Ro passenger vessel owned and operated by the Italian company MOBY LINES. The ship has max capacity of 1450 passengers and 420 cars. The vessel was launched in 1975 and currently operates on the Mediterranean (Italy - Corsica France) ferry route Livorno-Bastia (crossing time 4,5 hours).

Cabins

As cruiseferry, Moby Kiss has no cabins (passenger staterooms) due to the route's short crossing distance. Instead, the ship offers Seating Lounge equipped with large TV and reclining Pullman seats (comfortable, fully reclining armchairs). Reserved seats are available for booking both online and onboard (at the ship's Reception Desk / subject to availability).

Shipboard facilities

As facilities, the Moby Kiss ship (classed as "Cruise Ferry") offers:

Moby Kiss ferry ship

  • Accommodation options - Seating Lounge (standard coach seats and reserved leather recliners).
  • All lounges are fitted with large TVs (satellite reception).
  • Dining options - Self-Service Restaurant (buffet-style restaurant, kids menu), Cafeteria (self-service Snack Bar / patisserie / coffee shop / fast food / pizza / drinks), Gelateria (Ice-Cream Shop),.
  • Onboard food is prepared with locally-sourced products. Cuisine is traditionally Mediterranean. Buffet restaurant's menu always have several freshly cooked dishes.
  • Video Games Room is a teen lounge with arcade machines.
  • Children's World is a kids playroom equipped with toys, games, indoor climbers, full-size boat.
  • Moby Shopping Center is combined boutique and general store selling gifts and souvenirs, alcohol, tobaccos, perfumes, cosmetics, clothing, sportswear, toiletries, electronics, toys, books, magazines.
  • Wi-Fi and Internet are available at extra cost. Mobile phone chargers and Ipad rentals are also offered.
  • The ship has Promenade Deck (solarium / sundeck outdoor area).
  • The ship has kennels for domestic pets. Valid health cards for pets are required. During embarkation and disembarkation, dogs must be leashed and muzzled. Passengers with pets always disembark last.

All Moby Line ships are equipped with CCTV cameras with image recording. Smoking anywhere inside the ship is not allowed. Throughout all Moby ferries can be found Looney Tunes characters and branding via the company's partnership with Warner Bros.

Car decks

All ferried vehicles must have documentation and valid insurance. Having the car's technical data sheet makes boarding checks easier. Upon booking, the vehicle's model, length and height must be specified. Car ferry passengers must arrive at the departure port 90 min prior departure.

Moby Kiss ferry ship

Follows a list of car decks related safety procedures:

  • Disabled passengers or those requiring specific assistance should visit the ship's Information Desk.
  • Apply handbrake and place the vehicle in park or 1st gear position. Switch off the ignition, alarm, electrical equipment, headlights. Gas cylinders, if any, must be switched off. Lock the vehicle.
  • From your vehicle take only valuables and essential hand baggage.
  • Make a note of your vehicle's location and garage deck number / stairway before leaving the car deck.
  • Access to the ship's vehicle (cargo) decks during the voyage is prohibited.
  • Smoking on vehicle decks, as well as in cabins and passenger loungesis forbidden.
  • Wait for the onboard announcement before returning to your vehicle.
  • In order to avoid air pollution, don't start the engine until instructed.

Moby Lines (founded in 1959, headquartered in Milan Italy) is an Italian ferry company operating on shipping routes that connect mainland Italy and France with the Mediterranean islands Corsica, Elba and Sardinia. Moby Line's current fleet includes the ships Moby Aki, Moby Corse, Moby Dada, Moby Drea, Moby Kiss, Moby Niki, Moby Otta, Moby Tommy, Moby Vincent, Moby Wonder, Moby Zaza.

Moby Kiss ferry wiki

  • The shipentered service in February 1975 (for the Danish company Mols Linien) operating for 21 years the ferry route Ebeltoft (Denmark)-Kalundborg (Zealand Island, Holland).
  • In November 1996, the ship was acquired by the Moroccan shipping company Comarit, renamed Banasa and put on the route Algeciras-Tangier.
  • In 2012, due to Comarit's financial difficulties the ferry was ceased in Algeciras, auctioned in May 2015 and sold for scrap with scheduled August demolition in Aliaga Turkey. However, right before the demolition, the ferry was purchased by European Seaways. It was renamed to Galaxy (October 2015), towed to Perama (Piraeus Greece) and laid up until December. Subsequently, the ship was purchased by Moby Lines and towed to Palumbo Malta Shipyard for drydock refit and refurbishment.
  • In June 2016, the ship started operations for Moby Lines as Moby Kiss, serving the route Livorno-Bastia Corsica.
  • In March 2017, the ferry started the service Piombino-Portoferraio (Elba Island).

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