Park Guell architecture in Barcelona, Spain
BIG LOVE FOR BARCELONA

Cruise from Barcelona, Spain

A cruise from Barcelona is one of the best ways to experience all the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean – but it’s also a great opportunity to spend some time discovering one of the coolest cultural hubs in western Europe. This lively seaside city ticks all the boxes – history, culture, amazing food, a thriving art scene and so much more. When you visit Barcelona, you can start every day with a steamy cortado in a charming pavement café. After that, the options for adventure are endless. Swim with sharks at Aquarium de Barcelona, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Check out ancient Roman relics at the Barcelona City History Museum, located in the vibrant Gothic Quarter. Make a reservation to see a sultry flamenco show. And when hunger hits, head to Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, a pilgrimage site for foodies. It was a covered market back in the 1200s. Now it’s one of the top food markets in the world and a must-visit stop before your cruise out of Barcelona.
National Language Spanish
Currency Accepted euro (EUR)
 

Easy Breezy Barcelona 

Nothing beats the convenience of cruising from Barcelona. Barcelona is perfectly positioned on the Mediterranean Sea: From its central location, it's easy to cruise to other exotic ports on the Spanish coast as well as the unique Balearic Islands, France and Italy. Before you depart, you can spend time soaking up Barcelona's stunning sights, like the infamous Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic Church designed by the renowned Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. Cruise out of Barcelona and enjoy a quick dip in warm Mediterranean waters. The city will instantly charm you with its friendly locals, abundance of cultural attractions, sensational Spanish cuisine and appealing summer weather year-round.

CRUISE CENTRAL
Barcelona is cruise central. Hop onboard cruises from Barcelona and explore the Canary Islands as well as ports along the stunning, Mediterranean-soaked coastlines of Spain, France and Italy.
FRIENDLY FOLK
Barcelona's locals have an unparalleled vivacity – they're not only friendly but welcoming, intellectual and culturally rich. How could you not love Park Güell and Sagrada Familia on your doorstep?
GO BEYOND BARCELONA
Take advantage of cruising from Barcelona and explore the city before or after. Extend your stay to soak up the city life or hop on a train to surrounding places like Girona, the seaside town of Sitges, or mountainous Montserrat and its basilica.

TWO WAYS TO EXPLORE

VIVA VIBRANT BARCELONA

Set sail on the Mediterranean Sea and explore Europe's exotic coastline on one of these Barcelona cruises. The question is, do you have an adventurous spirit or do you prefer a more intimate cruising experience?

HARMONY OF THE SEAS

What do you get when you combine one of world’s biggest ships with some of the boldest thrills ever to set sail? A status-quo denying, electrifying expedition onboard Harmony of the Seas®. It’s first-at-sea feats, plus all the favourites – turned up a big, bold notch to give you the best adventure ever.

EXPLORE HARMONY OF THE SEAS

cultural curiosity

See the world with Vision of the Seas, a more intimate ship that offers a relaxing cruising experience. Prepare to get up close and personal with Europe's best cultural attractions while experiencing all the amazing things to so onboard Vision of the Seas.

EXPLORE VISION OF THE SEAS

Things To Do in Barcelona

La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

SKY HIGH DELIGHTS

La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

SKY HIGH DELIGHTS

Get an up-close glimpse of La Sagrada Família, a cathedral masterwork designed by celebrated Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Marvel at its sky-piercing spires and then step inside to admire intricate mosaics, Montjuïc stone pillars and the Nativity façade. You can even climb to the tippy-top of the spires for panoramic city views.

Barceloneta Beach  at Sunset

SEAS THE DAY

Barceloneta Beach at Sunset

Barceloneta Beach at Sunset

SEAS THE DAY

With seven beaches spanning more than two miles of Mediterranean coastline, Barcelona’s harbour-front is known for some of the world’s best sun-seeking and on-the-sea adventures. Lounge along the shore, kayak deep blue waters – or charter a fishing trip for the chance to reel in tuna, swordfish or Mediterranean spearfish.

Street view of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, with shops lining the street
Street view of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, with shops lining the street

IN THE MIX

Take a stroll along La Rambla’s pedestrian boulevard to experience the city’s pure essence. Souvenir shops, street artists, flower stalls, pavement cafes and Catalan folk sardana dancers set a lively scene. Its marvellous centrepiece, La Catedral, dates from the 1200s – and its tower delivers sweeping views of medieval Barcelona.

Couple Enjoying the Local Sparkling Cava Wine
Couple Enjoying the Local Sparkling Cava Wine

LOCAL CUISINE

Barcelona has mastered the art of eating. Many restaurants serve up creative 'nueva cocina española', while waterfront spots dish out seafood paella and multi-course lunch menus include a glass of sparkling cava wine. For a taste of Catalan cooking, try pa amb tomàquet (tomato-topped bread). Or nibble on Spanish tapas (bite-sized appetisers) around the bar like a local, with house-made vermouth in hand.

Couple Strolling Through the Fresh Local Market
Couple Strolling Through the Fresh Local Market

SHOPPING

You could spend hours checking out the markets of Barcelona for high-quality leatherwear, jewellery, old books and unique housewares. Passeig de Gràcia and Barcelona Shopping Line are two popular retail promenades – and the Gothic Quarter is home to dozens of family-owned shops that sell textiles, stationery, decorative ceramic tiles and earthenware kitchenware.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Lunch and dinner are typically eaten later in Spain than in other European countries.
2 Catalans greet friends and strangers alike with a kiss on both cheeks.

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