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Barcelona - Spain a top European center for art, architecture, design and cuisine, this stylish city has its own language and culture. The soul of old Barcelona is its Gothic Quarter; outside the medieval district, discover iconic landmarks and more.
From El Prat Intl Airport (BARCELONA) to Port of Barcelona D'Adossat Terminal
The distance from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Pier is approximately 15 km.
This will take about 25 - 30 minutes in a taxi, costing around €35.00 - €40.00
Many of the cruise companies recommend this as the easiest way to travel to and from your ship from the airport.
There is no direct train or coach transport from Barcelona airport to the port. It is for this reason that taxis are often recommended for those travelling on cruise ships.
Hotels near the Barcelona Cruise Terminal
The Grand marina hotel (5 Stars) http://www.grandmarinahotel.com/en
As the name suggests, The Grand Marina hotel is in the marina area of Barcelona, near to where the cruise ships dock. From the hotel you will have views of the Marina and Port Vell which is adjacent to the tribute to Christopher Columbus - Colum.
Le Meridien hotel Barcelona (5 Stars) http://www.lemeridienbarcelona.com
It is located on the Famous Ramblas in the heart of Barcelona city centre. The big advantage of staying at Le Meridien hotel is its location. As soon as you walk out of the hotel door you are right in the middle of where all the action is. You have Plaça de Catalunya only a few minutes walk away with some fabulous shopping all around that area.
Duquesa de Cardona Hotel (4 Stars) http://www.hduquesadecardona.com/en
This hotel is only about 15 minutes walk to the Southern most end of the Ramblas.
Hotel Neri (4 Stars) http://www.hotelneri.com/en
This is a recent addition to Barcelona's hotel portfolio and is a real hidden gem in the labyrinth of the Gothic quarter - the historic barrio. Due to its privileged location the Neri is a secret to all but those in the know. It's definitely worth being in the know because the Hotel Neri is a near perfect hotel.
Hotel Rivoli Ramblas (4 Stars) http://www.hotelserhsrivolirambla.com/en
The first thing you will notice about this hotel is its impressive façade, Art Deco in style, towering over La Rambla. The location is paramount, a 5 minute walk from Plaça Catalunya and 10 minutes into the heart of the Barri Gòtic and the Barcelona cathedral.
Hotel Gotico Barcelona (4 Stars) http://www.hotelgotico.com/en
It is a pleasure to walk off the busy street into the heavily chandeliered, Art Deco feeling lobby of the Hotel Gotico Barcelona. Located in central Barcelona, in the Gothic Quarter, and offers comfortable accommodation for all types of visitor to Barcelona.
The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss in BARCELONA
While you're in Barcelona, don't miss the Picasso Gallery. Several adjoining 15th-century palaces house a huge collection (over 2,000 pieces) of Picasso's work.
Other Fun Things to Do
Stroll along Las Ramblas, a wonderfully vibrant part of the city where street vendors and performers vie for your attention.
Explore the many churches and cathedrals of Barcelona and discover the city's modernist architecture along Paseo de Gracia.
Visit Antoni Gaudí's unfinished Segrada Familia. With eight soaring spires and a spectacular main façade, this cathedral is a true architectural masterpiece.
Get a Taste of Local Flavor
Don't miss paella, the Spanish national dish. It's a delicious combination of seafood, chicken and vegetables mixed together with saffron-colored rice.
SCHENGEN States Citizens:
You MUST have one of the following:
- A valid Passport or National ID card.
Schengen Visas - for Entry to the European Union for Applicable Nationalities.
Guests who are not US, Canadian, or European nationals are strongly encouraged to contact the nearest EU-member country embassy to determine if a Schengen visa is necessary.
It is the responsibility of the guest to identify, obtain and present necessary visas before the start of their cruise vacation. Requirements vary based on the guest’s nationality and countries visiting during the cruise.
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You must be able to satisfy all of the above criteria in order to sail on board this sailing.
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