Perhap's best i stick my two bobs worth in & say that:
Last year i flew from Paris - Barcelona with a connecting flight Barcelona-Ibiza
however although our first outward flight left on time we were held up at Barcelona where the captain told us that because we're early he must wait for an arrival dock.
We eventually were allowed off the plane 40 mins later & behind on time needless to say that myself & many other passengers were told that because wer're late we've missed our flight onto Ibiza. Tempers were getting very heated between passengers & air 2000 check-in staff whom they did not want to accept that we were all late for check in because of being held up on the tarmac. Now come's the point concerning this original poster...
Because we were told that we had to make arrangements for getting to Ibiza, when enquired about the price of new tickets Air 2000 told us an extra 180 euros (one way), naturally mother's & children were starting to get upset & some were crying. On seeing this i suggested to the group of those like myself stuck in limbo we should try & get the ferry so a a Spanish guy asked air 2000 if he could call the ferry company's concerned for availability etc & the average price for a one way ticket leaving @ 23:00 hrs was about 40 euros & we (40 persons) could get on the ferry.
"So what" some might say but hey that's a whopping 140 euros cheaper than what the airlines were offering, so we all started the process at the airport of organizing taxis down to the ferry port further proving that when in chaos different Country Nationalities can communicate & be friendly without insulting each other (The sun newspaper take note). However a late twist in this whole saga was that finally the airline company accepted liability & so put us on a later flight to Ibiza. We eventually left Barcelona some 10hrs after we'd arrived & though the journey only took about 40mins on arriving at ibiza i had to wait 1 hr for the local public transport which meant i arrived at my final destination Camping Es Canar around 2am but i still had enough time for finding last orders in Es Canar lol.
Maybe if Rebecca reads this post she should consider such problems i experienced as afterall the only reason why the ferry might not sail is either due to bad weather or strike action, also not forgetting that Ibiza - Barcelona ferry journey times only take from about 4 -8 hrs max & i've travelled Trans'medi... for many years & believe me there service & ferries have improved 100% over the last 29 or so..
Sorry for such a long reply but i had to get my two bobs worth in.....................
Rebecca whatever transport you choose you'll still have a great time over on the Island where dreams have been made
& hearts broken
But not in my case