How To Enjoy Your Cruise Before You Even Set Sail

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Getting to and from cruise ports in Spain can be a huge hassle, and often times ruin your cruise vacation before it even begins!

If you read our recent blog post on Getting The Most Out Of Your Shore Excursions On Your Next Cruise Vacation, you may remember the common misconception that going on a cruise means you don’t have to worry about anything. But in reality, it is up to you to get to your ship’s departure point and the truth is, navigating the port terminals in a foreign country can be more difficult than finding your way around the New York City subway for the first time. This is no way to start off your vacation.

If you are planning to go on a cruise that departs from Spain, you’re in luck!

To make things easy for you, we have compiled some information about the main cruise ports in Spain and how to get to and from each port. In addition, we have included some tips and suggestions about how to make the most out of your time at each stop.

Don’t miss our post on The Top 5 Things To Do In Spain For Nonstop Fun!

Major Ports In Spain For Cruise Departures

cruise-ports-in-spainThe Port Of Barcelona

If you are going on a Western Mediterranean or Atlantic Cruise, you will most likely depart from the Port Of Barcelona. This is one of the world’s largest ports and included 6 international passenger terminals. Many cruise liners suggest that you arrive at Barcelona a couple days prior to your ship’s departure date if you are traveling from abroad. This will give you time to adjust to the time change, and do a bit of traveling as well.

Here’s how to make this process a whole lot easier for you.

First, we highly recommend arranging personal services for Barcelona-El Prat Airport. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of stress-free travel right from the start. Next, you may want to spend more than a few days in Barcelona before your cruise takes off. From neverending tapas bars, museums or visiting nearby towns, there are so many things to do in Barcelona that you could even consider arranging personal touring services while in the area.

To make a point…

After you have spent some time enjoying all that this great city has to offer, you will need to find a way to get to your cruise’s departure point. If you don’t feel like navigating the busy port area on your own, and who could blame you, the easiest way to quickly get to your cruise ship is with the help of a private car service to the Port of Barcelona. This way, you won’t risk missing your departure and you can arrive in style!

cruise-port-in-malagaThe Port Of Malaga

Malaga is a beautiful port on Spain’s Costa del Sol. After you arrive at the Malaga Airport you should relax and take in some sites before you set sail.

Things to do in Malaga include visiting Moorish fortresses and the Museo de Bellas Artes, where you can view incredible works of art from Picasso himself. Finally, you will head over to the Port Of Malaga and set sail on an incredible journey with many memorable stops along the way.


Don’t forget:

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Like what you read here? Don’t miss our post about Cruise Ports In Italy and Cruise Ports In France!

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