Moby Kiss ferry

Former names: Galaxy, Banasa, Mette Mols

Moby Kiss ferry cruise ship

Cruise line
MOBY LINES (Ferries)

Moby Kiss ferry current position

Moby Kiss ferry current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 44.39657 N / 8.93064 E) cruising en route to ITPIO-ITGOA. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Moby Kiss ferry

Year of build1975  /  Age: 49
Flag state Italy
BuilderHelsingor Skibsvaerft og Maskinbyggeri (Helsingor, Denmark)
Classcar and passenger ferry (Ro-Ro ship)
Ferry route / homeportsLivorno-Bastia Corsica
Engines (power)MAN (11 MW / 14751 hp)
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)118 m / 387 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage11907 gt
Decks with cabins2
Last Refurbishment2015
Sister-shipsMaren Mols
Former namesGalaxy, Banasa, Mette Mols
OwnerOnorato Armatori SpA

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MS Moby Kiss ferry is a Ro-Ro passenger vessel owned and operated by the Italian company MOBY LINES. The ship has a 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).


As cruise ferry, 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 dining and entertainment options

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. The cuisine is the traditional Mediterranean. Buffet restaurant's menu always has 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 a 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.

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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 lounges is forbidden.
  • Wait for the onboard announcement before returning to your vehicle.
  • In order to avoid air pollution, don't start the engine until instructed.

ferry company MOBY LINES logo - CruiseMapper

The ship-charterer Moby Lines (fleet, 1959-founded, headquartered in Milano Italy) is an Italian ferry company operating on shipping routes that connect mainland Italy and France with the Mediterranean islands Corsica, Elba, and Sardinia.

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The ship entered service in February 1975 (for the Danish company Mols Linien) operating for 21 years the ferry route Ebeltoft (Denmark)-Kalundborg (Zealand Island, Holland). The vessel was constructed by Helsingor Skibsvaerft og Maskinbyggeri (in Helsingor/Elsinore, Denmark), under hull/yard number 405. The powerplant is based on MAN marine diesel engines (model 6S50HU) with total power output 10,88 MW.

In November 1996, the ship was acquired by the Moroccan shipping company Comarit, renamed to "Banasa" and put on the route Algeciras-Tangier.

In 2012, due to the 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).