Helpful Tips Before You Go
Before embarking on cruises from Spain, it’s helpful to understand the different regions you’ll be visiting and the dialects spoken in each. For example, Barcelona is part of the Catalonia region. Many people who live in this region speak Catalan as their main language instead of Spanish. You’ll find that the Catalan culture influences other aspects of the region as well, from cuisine to music. While in Bilbao, you’ll be in the heart of the Basque region, which also has its own language and cultural differences.
Our cruise itineraries to Spain embark during summer and shoulder seasons (late spring and fall). Summertime visitors should expect hot weather and pack lightweight clothing. If you’re traveling during shoulder season, you’ll likely still have warm weather, but you should bring a few warmer clothing pieces that are easy to layer.
If your cruise ends in Barcelona, you may want to consider doing a City Stay. Our City Stay program provides you with three days to explore Barcelona after you disembark. You’ll stay in luxurious accommodations right in the heart of the city. In addition, you’ll get a half-day guided tour to see and learn all about Barcelona’s sites. Your stay also comes with an evening guided tour and a multi-course dinner. You can add extra excursions during your stay, or simply spend your free time exploring Barcelona at your leisure.