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Cruise Ships Divert To Valencia Following Barcelona Riots & The Cuba Debate Continues

Two cruises on route to Barcelona have been interrupted by riots in the city following the Catalonia independence vote. The vote sparked major travel disruption, forcing two TUI cruises on the Mein Schiff 3 and the Mein Schiff 5 vessels, to redirect to Valencia instead. Over 10,000 extra visitors have descended on the town after shocking violence broke out in Catalonia following many citizens’ attempt to vote in a referendum that is not considered legal by the Spanish government. The people of Catalonia have been fighting for independence from Spain for many years; over 80% of the votes in a...

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Cruise Lines Prioritise Guests Aboard Barcelona Sailings After Terror Attacks

In the wake of a terror attack in Barcelona, where two vehicles have knocked down pedestrians, major cruise lines continue with their scheduled city visits. The van attack occured in Barcelona’s popular area located near to the city’s port, Las Ramblas, after most cruise lines had already left the dock. Both Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas and P&O’s Britannia were en route to other Mediterranean port calls when the deadly incident took place. TUI Discovery 2 was still at the port and in a statement, the British cruise line said all passengers and crew who had been in...

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Barcelona Introduces Tourist Tax For Cruise Visitors!

It has recently been announced that the local government in Barcelona is attempting to levy a tax on those who visit the capital of Catalunya even if their stay lasts for no more than a couple of hours. Official figures report that in 2015, only 8 million out of the 30 million tourists who visited Catalunya stayed in hotels and were therefore subjected to the regional ‘tourism tax’ which cost them between 50 cents and €2.50 per night, depending on the type and location of their accommodation. Since being introduced back in 2012, the tax has contributed approximately 100...

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Discover the Darker Side of Barcelona

Barcelona is an amazing Spanish destination which seamlessly combines elements of both city and beach break. It’s a popular cruise ship stop as it’s got everything going for it, from culture to shopping to a brilliant beach scene and the best bit is that you can cruise right up to its doorstep as a city with a central port. If you’ve got a Barcelona stop off on your cruise itinerary why not cross over to the dark side of the city? At Cruise.co.uk we love anything that little bit mysterious, exciting or unknown. If you’ve got a dark side too...

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