Barcelona Goes Ahead with Cruise Calls After Terror Attack

By ,   August 18, 2017 ,   Accidents

Most major cruise lines with vessels scheduled to visit Barcelona in the next few days go ahead with the calls, despite the terror attack yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Oceania Cruises' parent company said a Barcelona visit scheduled for Friday by Sirena would take place as planned. So would a visit scheduled for Sunday by sister brand NCL's Norwegian Epic

MSC Cruises is also going ahead with a call at the port scheduled for today by MSC Meraviglia. Disney Cruise Line is sticking with a Saturday visit by Disney Magic

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas is due in Barcelona on Sunday, August 20, but the company have not made any decisions at the time about upcoming Barcelona calls.

Brilliance of the Seas was the only major cruise ship from a line that markets to North Americans visiting the city of Barcelona on Thursday. Two ships catering to British tourists, Britannia and TUI Discovery 2, were also visiting. Officials accounted for all guests and crew from the vessels.  

Other lines with vessels scheduled to visit the port city over the next week include Aida Cruises and Costa Cruises

Thursday's terror attack took place along Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian route in Barcelona that is among the top destinations for cruise passengers visiting the city. The beginning of Las Ramblas is close to Barcelona's main terminal.