Barcelona is one of Europe’s leading tourist destinations for local and international visitors, and according to Turisme de Barcelona, it attracted 30.4 million people in 2013. The port is ideally positioned to service cruise traffic destined for the city of Barcelona itself and the region of Catalonia, both of which offer many historic, natural and cultural attractions for tourists.
Barcelona Cruise Port has accumulated comprehensive knowledge of the industry and increased cruise passenger traffic to become the largest cruise port in Europe, and the 4th largest in the world. The port’s facilities have been improved in order to accommodate the largest ships in the world. A new concourse has been built connecting Terminals B and C, and a new gangway has also been installed to serve such vessels.
The operational needs of its clients are the motivation behind the port's management. Highly trained personnel, maximum security across all ship operating procedures, and collaboration with the authorities and security forces underpin the port's safety and reliability. Creuers is a leader in port security and specific logistics for cruise traffic. The port follows strict guidelines to guarantee that all needs in terms of safety and security are met, and it implements the ISPS Code as well as EU regulations.
In 2014, Global Ports Holding acquired the majority of Creuers, and became the largest cruise port operator in the World.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a leading tourism destination and one of the most popular cruise ports in Europe. The city provides a unique experience to visitors, with a pleasant climate, vibrant cultural scene, fine shopping, rich gastronomy and warm, friendly locals who are always keen to welcome visitors. That’s why Barcelona was nominated by National Geographic Magazine as one of the world’s ten must-see cities.