If you are taking a cruise that starts, ends or stops off at Barcelona cruise terminal there is the possibility that you will need to stay in a hotel that is close by. Barcelona is a relatively small city, ensuring that most hotels in the city centre will be reachable within twenty minutes or less in a taxi. However, if you want to squeeze every last second that you can get out of Barcelona, it is worth staying in one of the hotels that are closest to the cruise terminal. There is one 5 Star hotel that actually falls within the port's premises. However, there are also other hotels close by.
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This page will provide you with details of hotels that are within easy reach of Barcelona port. You will find links to review page with details of the facilities, restaurants, fitness centres, pools, rooms and prices of each hotel. You will also find an explanation of how to get to the hotel from the cruise port.
Shared shuttle minibus transfer from / to Cruise port
This is perhaps the closest of all of the hotels to the port. It is a five star establishment located in the World Trade Centre - a large modern building that over looks the port. For a full description of the hotel with information on facilities, restaurant, prices and location, see our Review of the Eurostars Gran Marina Hotel
If you arrive into Terminal A, B, C or D:
See our page on transfers from the Adossat Quay Terminals to the City centre. If you take the shuttle bus to the bottom of the Ramblas you will be about ten minutes walk from the hotel. A taxi will take about five minutes
Taxi fare: €10.00
If you arrive into Terminal North, East or South:
You are already at the World Trade Centre building in which the hotel is located. This means that you can simply walk to the hotel in well under five minutes.
We have created a detailed information page with a map showing the hotels next to Barcelona cruise port. You can click on any of the markers on the map and read our detailed review of each hotel.
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.