Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017
A spokeswoman for the parent company of Oceania Cruises on Thursday said that Barcelona call is scheduled for Friday by 668 passengers Sirena would take place as planned. While the Norwegian Cruise Line’s 4,100-passenger Norwegian Epic will carry its passengers to Barcelona.
Norwegian spokeswoman Vanessa Picariello said that they are closely monitoring the situation in Barcelona, and their thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected. They communicate in the administration of Barcelona for any further updates, if needed, as appropriate.
MSC Cruises also is planning to go ahead with a Barcelona call scheduled for Friday by the 4,500-passenger MSC Meraviglia, and Disney Cruise Line is attached tightly with a visit to the city scheduled for Saturday by the 1,754-passenger Disney Magic.
Royal Caribbean does not make any decision to go Barcelona, despite terror attack. Royal Caribbean’s 3,634-passenger Freedom of the Seas is due in Barcelona on Sunday.
Royal Caribbean’s glamourous cruise ship “Brilliance of the Seas” called on Barcelona on Thursday but had departed before the terror attack occurred. The two ships that cater to British tourists are P&O Cruises’ Britannia and Thomson’s Tui Discovery 2 also were visiting Barcelona on Thursday. The naval officials have accounted for all passengers and crew from those vessels.
The attack on Thursday took place along Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian route that is one of the top destinations for cruisers visiting the city. The beginning of Las Ramblas is not far from main cruise terminal of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain is one of the biggest cruise ports in Europe. The tourism in Barcelona is completely dependent on the cruise tourism. Thousands of national and international tourists visited each year by the cruise ships.