If you don't have weeks to spend touring the country then a cruise to Spain will reveal the many contrasts of Spain's varied cities, ports and resorts. A cruise to Barcelona puts you right in the heart of this famous cosmopolitan city. Further down the coast wonderful, chic resorts give way to more out-of-the-way fishing villages along the famous ‘costas’. From the Toreador to the Flamenco dancer, Spain is full of passion and romance - why not discover it on a Mediterranean cruise with MSC?
Spain has miles of coastline flanked by the Mediterranean to the south and east and the Atlantic to the west and north. The euro is the currency and you'll find English quite widely spoken along with Spanish, Catalan and various local dialects. Moorish influence is strong and you can literally taste it in the food and hear it in the flamenco music. Architecture varies all across the country with diverse influences ranging from Roman and Moorish to Gothic and Romanesque. Gaudi would surely have been proud of the daring buildings that continue to spring up in Bilbao, Barcelona, and Madrid.
Your cruise to Spain will provide you with an appreciation of the Spanish zest for life, though that Spanish zest needs a little siesta in the afternoons (note that many shops close from 2 -5, and open again in the evening)! Enjoy local tapas - made for sharing with your travelling companions - and paella and excellent seafood. Beer, wine and, of course, sherry are usually of a very high quality.
Make sure you join our shore excursion packages to make the most of your cruise holiday time here; we are sure you will leave with a desire to return soon.