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taking the ferry across the adriatic sea
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Hello everyone,
I’m planning on booking blueline ferry tickets to take me from Ancona, Italy to Split, Croatia. Now i have the option of going with “seat” or “deck” when booking my ticket. Apparently “seat” guarantees you a seat on the ferry, but with “deck” you don’t have a seat at all but just a space on board.
Now my question is, if i go with the deck option, i wont actually have to stand the whole time will I? It’s a 7 or so hour ferry ride and i’d rather not have to stand the whole time to save a few bucks lol. I’m assuming theres some sort of public seats or benches people can sit on but they are subject to availability because you arent reserving them.

I’ve never taken a ferry before and im not sure how this works, so I’m hoping someone on here has been through a similar situation and can offer me some advice in regards to my concerns.
Thanks in advance,
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Apparently “seat” guarantees you a seat on the ferry, but with “deck” you don’t have a seat at all but just a space on board.
You’ve got it about right. Seat means you have a reserved seat. Deck is a “hunting license” to try to find a space or an unreserved seat on board. It’s pretty much a land rush to try to claim space or a seat. Most spaces will be immediately “saved” by groups of folks. Part of the group will be sitting, watching the gear and “saving” seats for their friends who are out eating, shopping and wandering the deck. We took the overnight ferry from Split to Ancona in mid-September. All of the open seating areas were absolutely packed. Enough kids were sleeping on the floor that it was difficult to even walk through the open seating areas.

I’d splurge for a reservation and if you have lots of gear or are traveling overnight, seriously look at a cabin. Have you looked for a cheap flight to Croatia? By the time you add the cost/time to get to Ancona from Rome, flying might make sense.

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Thanks for your reply,
Looks like im better of reserving a seat. I’m taking the ferry rather then flying just for the sake of adventure and the experience. It will be mainly over night, and as far as luggage goes ill just have a big ass backpack, since i’m just backpacking across europe. So it won’t really be necessary to book a cabin. My objective is to spend as little money as possible.

I am leaving from Winnipeg with $2000 for 27 days
Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Bolzano, Belgrade, Guča, Novi Sad, Bugojno, Zenica, Belgrade
I am leaving from winnipeg with $2500 for 26 days
Amsterdam, Paris, Auer, Rome, Split, Bugojno, Dubica, Belgrade, Guča, Belgrade
I am leaving from Winnipeg with $2500 for 26 days
Amsterdam, Paris, Auer, Rome, Split, Tuzla, Belgrade, Guča, Belgrade