Board the Girolata

You will board via a ramp at the stern of the ship.

If you are travelling with a vehicle, a crewmember will guide you to a parking space (on the Car Deck on the deck 4).Please take with you from your vehicle any items of luggage you may need during the crossing (toiletries, warm clothing, medication, books, ...).
For security reasons, access to your vehicle is prohibited after departure.

From the garage and the pedestrian boarding, escalators will take you up to Reception on deck 5.

When you arrive at Reception, the Purser and the Maître d'Hôtel will give you a perforated card-key that opens the door of your cabin and explain where the cabin is located. Passengers spending the crossing in an armchair are also invited to report to Reception before settling down.

For health and allergy reasons, no pets are allowed into facilities reserved for passebgers.Your pet must travel in your vehicle or in the ship's kennels. To find out more about travelling with pets, click here .


Life on board


On Deck 6, the Bar Central (Main Bar) welcomes you until 11pm and the Bar Lido until midnight (only in season). Regional newspapers are available free of charge.

You can, if you prefer, spend time in the Television Room on the same deck.
To entertain you during the crossing, we invite you to the Cinema. It is on Deck 5. The programme is posted at the entrance to the auditorium.

For little ones, a Children’s Area can be found on Deck 6, with a play area and a video screen. It is next to the Salon Central (Main Lounge) and from here the parents can watch over them with peace of mind. On the same deck electronic billiard games and other Video Games are available for older ones.

Unless you prefer to stroll on the Promenade Decks and enjoy the charms of a sea crossing in this way.

Your evening meal and your breakfast


The Restaurant on deck 6 opens every evening from 7pm to 9.30pm.

We propose dishes of corsican inspiration, prepared on boardby our chefs and served at your table. Brocciu, cold meats, bring you an authentic taste of Corsica.
Enhance these specialities with something from our wine list and taste our corsican wines. Our staff will help you to select a corsican wine of the month.
A bottle of Corsican spring water is offered to you on each table by the Company.  

For a quick bite, you will probably opt for the Self-service restaurant. It opens from 7pm to 10.30pm and is located on deck 6. The self-service restaurant  offers a wide range of dishes  and catering products from starters  right through to desserts. 

Breakfast is served at the Self-service restaurant 1 hour before sailing into port. The buffet comprises pastries, rolls, butter jam and honey, fruit, yoghurt, cheeses and cold meats. Drinks include black or white coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. For a lighter breakfast, take a quick start breakfast (coffee, croissant and orange juice) at the Central Bar.

Your accommodation in a cabin or in an armchair



For passengers travelling in cabins :

For 1, 2, 3 and 4 persons, the Cabins are all equipped with showers, toilets, bath towels, shower gel and soap. You can also enjoy, free of charge, of a television with the main national channels as well as Canal+.

You will also find 2 bottles of Corsican spring water offered by the Company.



To find your cabin on the ship:

  • Cabins with a number starting with 1 are in the pink area on Deck 5
  • Cabins with a number starting with 2 are in the blue area on Deck 5
  • Cabins with a number starting with 3 are in the light green area on Deck 4A
  • Those numbered from 301 to 319 and cabin 321 are in the dark green area on Deck 5

For passengers travelling in armchairs :

Armchairs are located on deck 6. Left luggage facilities are at your disposal near to the lift on the same deck (closed between 11pm and 1 hour before arrival time). They take 2 euro coins. You will find also communal showers on deck 5.
May remind you to report to Reception before settling into your armchair. 

You will find a customer satisfaction form in your cabin or in the armchair lounge.  By completing it you have a chance to win a return crossing for Corsica or Sardinia. Ideas and criticisms that you can give us will help us to improve the service that we offer you.

General information


After General information on weather, opening times of the bar, the restaurant and the cinema as well as the programmes, menus and safety instructions can be found posted at reception at all times.

You have just found your cabin. Before doing anything else, get to know the safety instructions shown on the door of your cabin. When you leave it, take a few minutes to find the way to your meeting point where lifebelts can be found in case of abandoning ship. In all cases, follow the crew’s instructions scrupulously. They have done special training to manage emergency situations.

For any questions, you can ask the Purser or the Maître d’hôtel who can be found at reception until the departure of the ship. After departure, and until 11pm, you can ask staff at the different points of sale who will find the best person to answer you. During the night, and only in case of real emergency, you can contact an officer on watch on the bridge through a telephone in the reception area.

Through its quality management system, La Méridionale shows its ability to provide a regular service conforming to the requirements of its clients and to legal and regulatory requirement.

Technical specifications


n/m Girolata

Launched : 2002
Length : 177.3 m
Width : 27 m
Speed : 23 knots
Crew : 45 persons
Passenger capacity : 650
Car capacity : 160
LGV capacity : 1900 ml
Cabins : 196
Pullmann : 50


Plan of the ship

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Smoking areas on board

We inform you that all of our ships, harbour stations and agencies are non-smoking (Decree nº 2006 - 1386 of 15 November 2006 fixing the conditions of application of the ban on smoking in public places).
In accordance with the regulations, for the comfort of passengers who will come after you and for safety reasons, we thank you for not smoking in your cabin or in the passenger areas

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