Q: We are driving to Barcelona from the UK as we are going on a cruise. Are there any hotels that provide car parking if we stay there for 1 night for the duration of our cruise (1 week). Otherwise, is it easy to find the car parks that offer parking for €40.00? Which hotels are near the cruise terminal?
A: Please follow our link at the foot of this page called "How to find hotels near the Barcelona Cruise Terminal".
Regarding car parking facilities: The car park facilities are only available to hotel patrons whilst they are actually staying in the hotel. The Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel is the nearest hotel to the Barcelona Cruise Terminals however they charge per night for parking, and you can only use their car park whilst you are actually staying there. Anyway they use part of the World Trade Centre car park, so there is also space available for other clients (non-hotel customers).
Standard car parks in Barcelona are expensive however we have put together a detailed page on where you can park if you are a cruise ship visitor:
For general information on the Barcelona cruise port follow the links below.
Express COVID Testing For Cruise Ship Passengers
How to avoid queuing for your pre-boarding COVID test certificate
If you're embarking on a cruise ship from Barcelona, you will require a COVID test before starting your cruise. The problem is that the queues for testing cruise passengers can be several hours long because thousands of passengers all need tests. The cruise appointed testing clinics typically work without an appointment. However, there is a solution. You can get a pre-boarding COVID test from an Express COVID testing centre geared up to test cruise ship passengers. With this service, you can avoid the long queues and get tested fast. The cruise specialist testing centre only works by appointment, which is how they can offer such a fast service. The Express COVID test centre set time slot quotas to ensure you get tested rapidly and will not accept further bookings once a time slot quota is reached. It is, therefore, important to book your COVID test well in advance. This testing centre issues COVID certificates that meet the specifications of any cruise ship entering Barcelona. You can feel confident you will have the right paperwork for boarding your cruise.The Express COVID testing service can issue cruise pre-boarding COVID certificates for the following cruises and many more:
Azamara, Celebrity, Costa, Disney, MSC, Norwegian, Princess, Regent Seven of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn and Valiant Lady Virgin Voyage Cruise to name a few.
When you arrive at the Express COVID testing centre, give the name of the cruise you will be embarking on so they can issue you the correct COVID certificate for your cruise. Follow the link below that explains three strategies to avoid the long queues for pre-cruise COVID testing.