The first natural-gas-fuelled ship to sail in the Mediterranean
The Hypatia de Alexandria was the first vessel in the Baleària fleet with dual engines enabling it to run on natural gas. It was delivered to the company in 2019, and became the first natural-gas-powered passenger ship to sail in the Mediterranean.
The ferry was named after the philosopher Hypatia, a native of Alexandria in Egypt, and a teacher at the city's Neoplatonic school. She excelled in astronomy and mathematics, and improved the design of the ancient astrolabes, instruments for determining the position of the stars, which were widely used in navigation. This Baleària initiative is related to its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 5 on Gender Equality.
Standard accommodation consisting of reclining upholstered armchairs.
Ergonomic armchairs upholstered in black, padded, fully reclining and with footrests for greater comfort. These are located in quieter areas to offer a more comfortable crossing.
Cabins with 2 or 4 beds, with a bathroom, shower and washbasin, with power sockets, a TV, bed linen and wardrobes. They are for the private use of the booking party.
The aim of Balèaria's smart ship is to significantly improve the on-board experience for customers. These new services are designed to make the journey easier before boarding and to enhance your experience throughout the crossing. Accessing the ship or your accommodation with your phone, enjoying digital content on demand or being able to talk via WhatsApp are some of the improvements introduced by this new technology
You can access the vessel and the accommodation you have booked using a QR code downloaded onto your mobile phone. This means that, both to board and to get into your cabin, you do not need a printed ticket. You simply show the code on your phone.
The 'Hypatia de Alejandría' has wide-ranging connectivity through the vessel's WiFi signal. You can access this network by purchasing vouchers that allow you to stay connected throughout the voyage.
On this ship, you can send and receive text messages via the Whatsapp app while travelling, even at sea where there is no mobile signal.
Cinema and TV
During the crossing on this ferry you will have access to Baleària's on-demand digital entertainment platform, which features a large selection of films, series, books, newspapers and magazines. You can access this by connecting to abordo.balearia.com through your smart phone, tablet or computer.
Video surveillance of pets
The 'Hypatia de Alejandría' lets you keep an eye on your pet's behaviour from your own mobile phone, thanks to the video surveillance system installed in the pet area.
This 'smart ship' has Smart TVs in the cabins, from which you can access all the content on the digital entertainment platform. So, while you travel, you can still watch your favourite series or discover new films.
In the self-service restaurant, you can use the touch-screen kiosks to order your food and drink. You can also pay directly with your credit card and receive a ticket to pick up your meal.
This ship has digital signs installed in all the holds and other spaces. These announce safety measures as well as showing information from the company, including news and weather information.
The 'Hypatia de Alejandría' has a self-service restaurant and two indoor bar-cafeterias that run all year round. In high season there is also an à la carte restaurant and an outdoor bar-cafeteria in the terrace area and a barbeque. The restaurants and cafes offer a variety of food and drink menus.
This ship has a shop with a selection of gift items, cosmetics, books, newspapers and gourmet products typical of the area where the ferry operates. If you're a Club Baleària member, you'll receive a 10% discount on all your purchases.
The 'Hypatia of Alexandria' has lifts and escalators between the different decks to facilitate access to the passenger areas. It also has toilets, adapted seats and cabins for people with reduced mobility as well as safety anchors for wheelchairs.
Zones and activities for children
This ship has a children's area where the youngest members of the family can enjoy a fun crossing.
The ship has a large terrace with two jacuzzis, chairs and tables so that you can enjoy the crossing in the open air.
The space provided for pets on this ship has different sized air-conditioned calm houses so that your pet feels safe at all times. It also has a walking area, a dog park and a video surveillance system so you can keep an eye on your pet's behaviour from your mobile phone.
Cabin pet friendly
The ship has a total of 16 special 'pet friendly' cabins, where your pet is welcome to travel with you. These cabins have adapted floors made of vinyl, and there is a special cleaning protocol to ensure the utmost hygiene. In addition, if booked, customers can ask the crew for a drinking fountain/feeder and a platform with a puppy pad.
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