Cruise Ships Avoid Barcelona

By ,   October 5, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Cruise passengers hoping to sail to port of Barcelona have been disappointed after a couple of ships were diverted from the region, due to demonstrations and riots.

Mein Schiff 3 and Mein Schiff 5, landed on Sunday (October 1) and Tuesday (October 3) in Valencia port, instead of their scheduled destination.

Port of Valencia

Image: Port of Valencia

The ships had been diverted from the original course by companies that avoid Barcelona as a stopover following riots that broke out because of the Catalonian independence vote.

This gave a great boost to Valencia - as more than 10,000 extra visitors descended on the town.