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View of beach of Las Teresitas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands

From the Sagrada Familia church to the winding twists of Las Ramblas street, Barcelona, Spain, is home to sights that spark beauty and wonder around every turn. One of the best ways to see everything in Barcelona and beyond is by taking a cruise around the Mediterranean. This will give you the chance to enjoy Spain and see even more of Europe, with many of Norwegian Cruise Line's itineraries stopping in countries such as Greece, Italy, and France.

If you're cruising to Europe in 2024 and want to make sure you get the most out of your trip, book a cruise with Norwegian. Here, we'll discuss some of the exciting destinations you can stop at when you do, with details about their excursions, landmarks, and special offerings.

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View of Cala d'Hort, Ibiza, Spain
View of Cala d'Hort, Ibiza, Spain

Depart from Spain

With many of our Mediterranean cruises leaving from the port of Barcelona, you'll get a prime opportunity to view a medieval marvel, the Barri Gotic. The city's colorful architecture and mosaic installations will leave you breathless as you explore cultural landmarks, such as Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia. Another port that's popular among Norwegian cruisers is Palma (Majorca), where you can find anything from historical architecture to bustling nightlife and a funky art scene. When you're not taking in the Gothic architecture, you can enjoy local wines and foods.

There's also the port of Ibiza nearby, a paradise for people who love wildlife. Whether you want to walk the rocky coastline, climb the towering hills to find the olive trees, or lie on a beautiful, tranquil beach, you'll find what you're looking for in Ibiza. If you want to view cutting-edge art exhibits, there's the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Dalt Vila district.

See Differents Parts of Italy

Italy is on many people's must-see list, and Norwegian provides several options to help you achieve that dream. There's the port of Rome (Civitavecchia), with the Colosseum and ruins of Pompeii, and the port of Florence/Pisa (Livorno), with its recognizable cathedral and leaning tower. Few can ignore the majesty of Venice (Trieste), which rests carefully between a grid of canals you can float through on a gondola.

If a coastal getaway is more what you're after, you'll love our cruises that stop in Naples. Here, you can bask in the whimsy of colorful, stacked houses that pepper the coast and hear the whispers of the past as you explore ancient castles and cathedrals. There's also the port of Messina (Sicily), which is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat and a glass of local Marsala wine. You can even shop for designer clothes and handmade leather souvenirs.

Tourist woman in Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France
Tourist woman in Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France

See France: Cannes, Provence & Nice

Home to the famous Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, is a port you can visit on several of our Mediterranean cruise vacations. You'll feel like you're in a movie as you ride along the coast and stop at glamorous cities such as Monte Carlo and Monaco. You can even book a limousine ride for some added luxury and flair.

You can also visit the port of Provence (Marseille), the oldest city in France. Here, you'll see buildings built as early as 600 B.C. and won't be able to miss the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde. If you're hoping to secure designer French clothing on your trip, this is the place to do it.

If you miss visiting Monaco when stopped at Cannes, you'll get another chance at the port of Nice/Monaco (Villefranche). Nestled at the bottom of the Alps, this gorgeous city has everything you could ask for in a luxury destination. Relax and swim at stunning beaches, chat in cozy cafes, or hire boats that can take you out for a breathtaking view of the coast from the water.

Croatia: Visit Dubrovnik & Split

Norwegian also stops at various ports of call in Croatia, a country known for its spectacular coast and far-reaching history. At the port of Dubrovnik, you'll feel the hospitality and warmth radiating from the city as soon as you disembark. Its marble pathways and eye-catching architecture are just some of the amazing sights you'll find there, all viewable from a thrilling but relaxing cable car ride. You can even stop for a wine tasting or take a private tour of the city with a professional guide.

Croatia is also home to the port of Split, where you'll get to explore what's left of Diocletian's Palace, built in 295 A.D. There are countless other beautiful sights in the city as well, such as luxurious marble streets, a towering cathedral, and a quaint harbor filled with cafes and shops.

Don't Miss Greece

Greece is another exciting destination you can visit on a Norwegian cruise from Barcelona in 2024. At the port of Corfu, you'll step onto some of the softest, liveliest beaches in the world, with sparkling waters that you won't be able to keep yourself from jumping into.

Sunbeds and umbrellas near beach on Corfu Island, Greece
Sunbeds and umbrellas near beach on Corfu Island, Greece

One of the most colorful places on earth, Barcelona is waiting to welcome you into a new era of travel on one of Norwegian's cruises. Spend time in the city before your voyage sets off to get a full taste of Spain, then visit some of the most gorgeous settings that exist, from the sandy beaches in Greece to the marvels of human engineering in Italy.

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