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Oceania Regatta
Dover-Barcelona Cruise

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ABOVE: Oceania's Regatta is the third ship from the left along the Muella de Adosado, after the Costa Mediterranea and the CMS Lirica.

Port of Barcelona

Continued from: Palma de Mallorca excursions

An estimated 700,000 cruise passengers visit Barcelona aboard more than 500 ships each year, making Barcelona the busiest cruise port in the Mediterranean. It isn't ususual for a dozen ships to be in port at the height of the summer season.

Cruise ships are generally moored at either of the following locations, with berths being assigned on the day of arrival:

Muella de Adosado, a long quay in the industrial port with several berths and cruise terminals. Allow 20 or 30 minutes to walk from your ship to the Barcelona waterfront over the high bridge, plus another 5 minutes to the popular Ramblas pedestrian street (which is just beyond the Columbus Column and the waterfront park). Taxis are usually available, and--if you're lucky--the Portbús will be running between the cruise terminals and downtown. (Portbús fares were € 1,50 one-way and € 2 roundtrip when I last checked.)

Estació Maritima, which can accommodate two or more cruise ships when ferry schedules permit. The maritime station's berths are between the waterfront and the Torre Jaime I cablecar tower, within a 5-minute walk of the Ramblas and downtown.

For more information on the port and its cruise-related activities, see:

Port of Barcelona

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Dover-Barcelona cruise: ports and sights

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