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Facilities For People With A Disability at Barcelona Port: Guide to Access for Limited Mobility Travellers at the Cruise Terminal in Barcelona, Spain

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If you are a limited mobility traveller, cruises can prove to be a good holiday option. Cruise ships tend to be well-equipped for wheelchair users and other travellers with a disability, due to their popularity amongst this group. On this page, we will provide you with information and advice on services for you as a limited mobility traveller at Barcelona cruise port.

Facilities for people with a disability at the terminal at Barcelona Cruise Port

Each of the terminals at Barcelona cruise port is fully adapted for limited mobility travellers to accommodate you if you use a walking stick, a wheelchair or a scooter. There are toilets for people with a disability, widened doors, lifts between floor and ramps where necessary.

Unlike Barcelona Airport, there is no special service desk for requesting help in checking in and making your way around the terminal building. This is because this is a service that will be provided by the cruise liner company. When you are booking your cruise (see our page on booking a cruise from Barcelona port) you should inform the cruise liner company that you are a limited mobility traveller. Let them know if you will need a member of staff to meet you at the cruise terminal. A member of staff from the cruise ship can offer you assistance with booking in and making your way around the terminal building and onto the cruise ship.

For further details of the services at each terminal, including information on whether there are restaurants, shops, telephones and other services, see each individual cruise terminal page. Click on the page that corresponds to the terminal you will be travelling from:
Terminal A
Terminal B
Terminal C
Terminal D
North and South Terminal

Our Insider Tip

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.

Click to learn more about the express COVID testing service for cruise ship passengers

Facilities for people with a disability on the cruise ship from Barcelona cruise port

Once you are on the cruise ship, facilities for limited mobility travellers will be dealt with by the cruise liner company - see above for more details.

Travelling on a cruise ship is a good option if you are a traveller with a disability. You should have no problem in receiving assistance for the majority of your trip. However this is something that you will need to liaise with the cruise company that you are travelling with to organise. When you are making your booking, be sure to tell them about any special requirements that you have and then you can find out more about how the cruise company can accommodate them.

Shared shuttle minibus transfer from / to Cruise port

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