Barcelona: A gateway to endless coast

Barcelona is a major coastal city that has held a great deal of economic importance because of it's strategic positioning on the mediterranean. This is why it is a great place to start a cruise in order to discover what some of the most beautiful coastlines in the entire globe have to offer the eager traveler.

There are so many cruises from Barcelona that looking through the possibilities will make your head spin. You should really pick carefully as choosing an itinerary may very well feel like a compromise.

One of the best places to learn and refine

Especially since the renaissance, European cities like this one have invested heavily in the arts. It has gotten to the point that it is a source of great pride and tradition for the local people. A great place to start exposing yourself to Barcelonian art is at the national museum of Art de Catalunya. It may feel a bit overwhelming as the collection is comprised of more than a thousand years of art. But one thing will become abundantly clear, the Barcelona art scene is thriving, as always.

One of the biggest artistic influences comes straight from Catalonia by way of the surrealist painter and sculptor, Salvador Dali. Delve into the life to this eccentric figure at his museum which houses a number of works. They're anything but usual and more often than not appear to come straight out of dreams. There's perhaps no better place to expose yourself to Flamenco than Barcelona. You can hear and see it in La Rambla, the main promenade and really sets the tone of a visit. It represents passion and to understand Barcelona you have to understand that.

You may want to establish a shopping budget before your arrive as Barcelona is world renowned for premier shopping. There are a plethora of refined and luxurious shopping areas. Much like Paris designers strive to be on the cutting edge of fashion. There are many place to shop.

Strike a balance between culture and vacation

After spending some time in the refinement capital of Spain, it may be a welcomed treat to hop aboard a floating party. Costa Cruise Lines offer just that with ships like the Costa Diadema that boast a festive Italian vibe. These ships like Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas come complete with various spacious dance floors. You'll quite simply never get bored as there are so many activities going on at any one time.

However, if you want to make sure you go local as much as possible, MSC cruise lines may be just the ticket. They offer what are known as port-intensive itineraries, meaning that mean for you to visit the mainland. After exploring a bit you can try the delicious antipasto at the wine bar and take advantage of the super sized pool-side movie screen to unwind.

A Barcelona cruise is an opportunity to leaf your hair down and give yourself to the free spirit of the sea. For cruises the main destination is Southern Europe, but unofficially it is liberty.

Sailing that will call on Barcelona

869 –°ruises
19 Night Transatlantic Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Costa Favolosa

Port

Barcelona

Date

02 Dec 2019

Interior

$548

Oceanview

$939

Balcony

$1357

Suite

-

Rating

3.1

14 Night Ic
Details

Cruise line and ship

Allure of the Seas

Port

Barcelona

Date

01 Nov 2020

Interior

$769

Oceanview

$789

Balcony

$889

Suite

$2689

Rating

4.2

12 Night Transatlantic Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Costa Favolosa

Port

Barcelona

Date

02 Dec 2019

Interior

$396

Oceanview

$638

Balcony

$907

Suite

$1921

Rating

3.1

13 Night Transatlantic Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Costa Pacifica

Port

Barcelona

Date

18 Nov 2019

Interior

$511

Oceanview

$781

Balcony

$985

Suite

-

Rating

3.2

14 Night Transatlantic Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Costa Favolosa

Port

Barcelona

Date

02 Dec 2019

Interior

$474

Oceanview

$762

Balcony

$1069

Suite

-

Rating

3.1

16 Night Transatlantic
Details

Cruise line and ship

Carnival Legend

Port

Barcelona

Date

30 Oct 2020

Interior

$779

Oceanview

$959

Balcony

$1329

Suite

-

Rating

3.9

16 Night Canary Islands & Argentina
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Silhouette

Port

Barcelona

Date

20 Nov 2020

Interior

$1129

Oceanview

$1499

Balcony

$1799

Suite

$4599

Rating

4.1

21 Night Middle East Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

MSC Seaview

Port

Barcelona

Date

14 Nov 2020

Interior

$1299

Oceanview

$1609

Balcony

$1989

Suite

$2979

Rating

3.2

17 Night South America Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

MSC Poesia

Port

Barcelona

Date

28 Nov 2019

Interior

$939

Oceanview

$1289

Balcony

$1639

Suite

-

Rating

3.0

9 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

MSC Splendida

Port

Barcelona

Date

01 Nov 2020

Interior

$599

Oceanview

$939

Balcony

$1079

Suite

$1839

Rating

3.4

Things you can do in Barcelona