Q: I will be arriving on a Princess Cruise. Is it possible to walk from the cruise ship terminal to the Barcelona Tourist Bus tours?
A: The first thing you need to find out is at which of the different cruise terminals your cruiser arrives, as the distance from the cruise piers to the city varies quite a lot from one to another. From the nearer ones you could walk to the tourist bus, from all those located at the Moll Adossat we recommend to catch the cruise shuttle bus (Cruise Bus) which drops you near both tourist bus stops.
|The Barcelona City Tour bus leaving|
The Barcelona City Tour Tourist Bus has two different stops near the cruise terminals. These are:
- World Trade Centre (stop 4 on the orange route).
- Mirador de Colom (the Christopher Columbus Monument) at the foot of La Rambla (stop 3 on the orange route).
You can see the location of these stops by following the link below which will take you to a route map of the hop on hop off tourist bus.
You can book the Barcelona City Tour hop on hop off tourist bus in advance of your trip by following the link below.
For detailed information regarding the Barcelona City Tour bus follow the link below.
General information on Barcelona Cruise Port
You will also find useful information regarding the cruise port, its facilities, a map with the location of the terminals and transport options into the city centre by clicking on the following link:
Express COVID Testing For Cruise Ship Passengers
How to avoid queuing for your pre-boarding FIT-TO-CRUISE COVID test certificate
If you're embarking on a cruise ship from Barcelona, you will require a "FIT-TO-CRUISE" / "FIT-TO-SAIL" / "VeriFLY" 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:
AIDA, Azamara, Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, CroisiEurope, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, M/V Clio, MSC, Norwegian, Oceania, Ponant, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Sea Cloud, Seabourn, Silversea, Viking, Virgin Voyages and Windstar
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 "FIT-TO-CRUISE" COVID certificate for your cruise. All certificates are also approved for the VeriFLY app. Follow the link below that explains three strategies to avoid the long queues for pre-cruise COVID testing.