When should I plan to arrive in Barcelona before the cruise?

We always recommend arriving in the departure port city at least one day prior to your cruise to avoid delays by the airlines (or any other unforeseen factor). Barcelona offers non-stop entertainment with multiple options. Pre-cruise hotel packages in Barcelona may be available. Please ask at the time of booking.

But if you are planning on arriving at the port on the day the cruise departs (Sunday September 5th, 2021), the Norwegian Epic starts her check-in as early as 10:00 AM and boarding process around 12:00 noon on embarkation day. So when booking your arrival flights we recommend that you arrive in Barcelona no later than 12:00 PM NOON on Sunday September 5th, 2021. Arrive at the ship no later than 3:30 PM.

Return flights should be planned to depart 10:30 AM or later on Sunday September 12th.
Norwegian only offers transfers from/to Barcelona’s Airport (BCN) for $25.00 USD per person. Transfers can be purchased when doing your online check-in after booking or with iCruise.com client services.

What is the cruise itinerary?

Sunday September 5th – Sunday September 12th 2021: The ship departs from Barcelona on Sunday evening. After spending Monday at Sea, we will dock in a different Italian coastal city each morning on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Friday, we will stop in Cannes, France, and Saturday on Palma De Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain. The ship will arrive back in Barcelona Sunday morning. 

7 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise sailing round trip from Barcelona Spain, September 5 to 12 2021. See details on the page “Maps & Itinerary”

*Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to alter the itinerary at their discretion if the need arises

Can YOU book my hotel, airfare, rental car or shuttles?

We will have pre-cruise hotel options available soon. Please check with our iCruise Travel Advisor Kevin Donovan for when options will be available to book.

However, we usually recommend booking your airfare and car rental independently. We recommend arriving in Barcelona at least one day before the cruise. And if you plan on flying out the same day the cruise ends (OCT 25th) we recommend departing flights 10:30 AM or later.