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

2553 Сruises
27 Night Europe Cruise Tour
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchanted Princess

Port

Venice, Italy

Date

Jul 05, 2020

Interior

$7579

Oceanview

-

Balcony

$9279

Suite

$10179

Rating

7 Days Mediterranean-West
Details

Cruise line and ship

MSC Bellissima

Port

Barcelona

Date

Aug 30, 2019

Interior

$919

Oceanview

$1229

Balcony

$1319

Suite

$2449

Rating

9 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Azamara Journey

Port

Venice, Italy

Date

Oct 10, 2020

Interior

$2239

Oceanview

$2519

Balcony

$3149

Suite

$6369

Rating

4.1

24 Nights Venice To Malaga
Details

Cruise line and ship

SeaDream II

Port

Venice, Italy

Date

Sep 30, 2020

Interior

-

Oceanview

$14997

Balcony

-

Suite

$26507

Rating

4.1

38 Nights Venice To San Juan
Details

Cruise line and ship

SeaDream II

Port

Venice, Italy

Date

Sep 30, 2020

Interior

-

Oceanview

$19136

Balcony

-

Suite

$33796

Rating

4.1

8 Night Spain France & Italian Riviera
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Apex

Port

Barcelona

Date

Aug 29, 2020

Interior

$1749

Oceanview

$2199

Balcony

$2549

Suite

$5709

Rating

10 Night UK, SPAIN, PORTUGAL & FRANCE
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Apex

Port

Southampton

Date

May 10, 2020

Interior

$2149

Oceanview

$2449

Balcony

$3049

Suite

$6599

Rating

10 Night SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Apex

Port

Barcelona

Date

May 20, 2020

Interior

$2149

Oceanview

$2499

Balcony

$3099

Suite

$6599

Rating

7 Night ITALY, FRANCE, MONACO & SPAIN
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Apex

Port

Civitavecchia

Date

May 30, 2020

Interior

$1849

Oceanview

$1899

Balcony

$2519

Suite

$5664

Rating

7 Night SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Celebrity Apex

Port

Barcelona

Date

Jun 06, 2020

Interior

$1849

Oceanview

$1899

Balcony

$2519

Suite

$5664

Rating

Things you can do in Barcelona