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Abel Matutes

Operated by Balearia on the Barcelona Palma, Ibiza Palma, Ibiza Valencia, Ibiza San Antonio Valencia & Palma Valencia routes

Part of the innovative Balearia+ series, Abel Matutes is Balearia's largest ship. Onboard you'll find modern seats, baby changing area, baby cribs, bar-café, cabins, highchairs, luggage storage locker, wheelchair friendly, reclining seats, self service restaurant, solarium, Wi-Fi, audio visual entertainment, shop.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

The Abel Matutes ferry has around 90 4 berth cabins, with air conditioning, wardrobes and fully fitted bathroom. All the cabins feature an anti-allergy cleaning system.

Reserved seating comes in the form of extra comfortable leather recliners in the Neptune lounge while the lobby bar lounge consists of chairs and sofas in a communal area.

Onboard Food and Drink

You'll find a bar/cafeteria and self-service restaurant located in the bow. There is also an outside bar.

Onboard Shopping

The Abel Matutes features an onboard shop where you can buy a range of cosmetics, perfumes, sweets and gifts.

Additional Onboard Facilities

There is a solarium for you to relax in during the trip and if you want to surf while you sail then you can use the onboard Wi-Fi (for a small fee). For those travelling on foot there are luggage lockers which you can access throughout the crossing.

Accessibility

Baleària’s staff members, both on board and on land, are available to assist passengers with reduced mobility however it is advised to mention if assistance is required both when making the reservation and when checking in.

Escalators and elevators link the car deck with the passenger area too.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Abel Matutes guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Abel Matutes Reviews

3.8
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90% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:3.7
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  • Punctuality:4.3
  • Cleanliness:3.9
  • "Back to Mallorca again"

    Sailed on this ferry many times with no problems, don't normaly eat on the ferry so can't comment on the catering, but our cabin was clean and comfortable and

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    Reviewed 24 October 2016 by Terence who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Excellent"

    The ship itself was excellent, I think it must have been refurbished. Not much on board but was only to sleep on for me and was clean and comfortable.. The only problem was check in and departure total lack of directions

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    Reviewed 12 October 2016 by Peter who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Ferry Crossings"

    The boarding was very efficient and the place to queue was easy to find The trip there was very comfortable on the reclining seats and got quite a lot of sleep The return joourney was not as good having been attacked by another passenger who used two hands to push me in the back over a chair which resulted in a cut eye and being on warafarin bled quite profusely also it was difficult to find where to board but generally the crossings were fine

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    Reviewed 03 October 2016 by John godfrey who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Alternative travel"

    Recently had to change our plans and return to the UK overland. The first part of our journey was by ferry from Palma to Barcelona with Direct Ferries. The whole experience was brilliant. Their website made booking seats easy and the staff both at the port and on the ferry were friendly and helpful. The ferry was comfortable and clean and the time seemed to pass very quickly. Embarkation in Barcelona was smooth and quick.

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    Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Ian who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Barcelona- Palma"

    Great trip. were helpful and friendly and the cabin was spotless. Would travel again with Balearia Ferries.

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    Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Fiona who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Comfortable way to travel"

    I recommend upgrading to a cabin if you take the overnight - having your own shower, toilet, and bed is well worth the extra $. We were lucky that our 7.5 hour ferry ride during the afternoon was not crowded so we were able to find a "couch" in the cafeteria to claim and nap/relax. However, the seats in the first upgrade option are nice & big, recline back, and look super comfy. The staff was helpful but the food is mediocre so I suggest bringing your own food/snacks. I'd recommend using this company!

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    Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Gina who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Ferry to Barcelona "

    Definitely recommend the extra cost of first class, the leather reclining seats where incredibly comfy and had so much room, very pleasant trip. Staff also spoke very good English and where extremely nice

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    Reviewed 24 July 2016 by Matthew who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Back to Mallorca again"

    Good crossing, departed and arrived on time and our cabin was clean and very comfortable.

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    Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Terence who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "good and clean"

    I found the ship clean and pleasing. All in all a very pleasant crossing.

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    Reviewed 12 April 2016 by Stephanie who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Excellent "

    Great boat even better facilities and good food!!

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    Reviewed 07 April 2016 by Denis who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "professional transfer to the islands"

    price and handling excellent. Trip was comfortable

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    Reviewed 20 March 2016 by Stefan who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Good ferry, shame there was no quiet room!"

    Comfy ship and good quality canteen, though food was a bit cool by the time I got there (microwaves helped). shame that every public area inside the boat had a television playing, including the lounge with comfy reclining seats. This made it difficult to have a doze, with to noise even seeping through earplugs.

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    Reviewed 09 March 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Ferry to Majorca"

    It's been almost 2 years now that I use your ship from Barcellona to Majorca and I am satisfied, the restaurant could be improve in quality.

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    Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Elisabetta who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Ferry to Majorca"

    It's been almost 2 years now that I use your ship from Barcellona to Majorca and I am satisfied, the restaurant could be improve in quality.

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    Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Elisabetta who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Good company"

    Having travelled on both companies, the Neptune class is the most comfortable way to go. The food however is a bit limited unless you want to go for the full traditional Spanish meal. Many people take a picnic on board which is probably the best option. The bus to / from the terminal is painless.

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    Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Great trip!"

    Sunshine, smooth seas, minimal passengers, friendly and helpful staff. Bathrooms clean, hygienic and well supplied. An excellent voyage. Be at the terminal min 90 mins before departure"..

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    Reviewed 18 July 2015 by Deborah who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "To Palma"

    It was a quiet and safe travel. Food services could be better. Good value for the price.

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    Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Lucaciu Adrian who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Trip Barcelona-Palma and retur"

    Nice trip.

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    Reviewed 16 July 2015 by David who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Overall a reasonable alternative to flying "

    Travelled Barcelona to Palma as foot passengers overnight, with a booked cabin for 4. After checking in at the Estacio Maritima we were directed to queue for a bus as the ship was berthed about 5 km away. No explanation for this was offered. The ship was OK but parts of it were crowded with cabin-less youth groups but the cabin we had was clean and comfortable and larger than expected. We didn't use the catering except for a quick drink at the bar (OK) and coffee in the morning (pretty awful). Apart from the bussing -which we could have done without- the boat was efficient and on time. Overall, a good alternative to flying but the service overall was not as good as ferries we have used on the North Sea and English Channel (DFDS and Brittany Ferries).

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    Reviewed 05 July 2015 by Keith from Scotland who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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  • "Barcelona to palma"

    Would not hesitate to book via direct ferries again. Never had any problems on this or previous trips. Book baleria and be aware that the terminal in Barcelona is "over the bridge" near end of pier and just looks like a random yard. It is better signed now but still not obvious/allow a bit of time. as you are not issued a ticket do not be phased when you have to queue at a portacabin to be issued with your actual ticket. Bit of a wait but looks more of a fuss than is. Don't book a cabin but book a first class seat as is huge and comfortable. Eat paella and booze with the lorry drivers and have fun.

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    Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Mark who travelled with Balearia on Abel Matutes

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