The Cruise Barcelona and her sister ship the Cruise Roma are a totally new concept of ferry offering facilities normally only found onboard a luxurious cruise ship. There’s a huge selection of cabin accommodation, a choice of restaurants and bars, a swimming pool, casino, wellness centre, videogames area, children’s playroom and a Boutique.
The Cruise Barcelona ferry features 411 air conditioned en-suite cabins with a choice of inside and sea view (outside) and around 70 luxurious suites. If you’d prefer not to book a cabin then there’s a choice of around 150 reclining seats.
The Cruise Barcelona has no shortage of places to eat and drink. Choose from the wonderful menu in the à la carte restaurant or help yourself in the buffet style self-service cafeteria. For a quick snack there’s also a fast food lounge. Drinks are served in Smaila’s bar or for same late evening entertainment head to the night club. During the summer months you can also have a drink in the swimming pool bar.
The ship contains a boutique which sells many high street brands as well as magazines, confectionary and travel essentials.
In addition, you’ll find a Swimming pool with sundeck, a Casino with black jack and roulette tables and a wellness centre featuring a sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, relaxation area, massage halls, beauty treatments, solarium and a gymnasium. If you want to surf while you sail then head over to the internet cafe.
Children are well catered for onboard the Cruise Barcelona which features a dedicated child’s play area to keep them occupied during the trip. There’s also a video games corner for the older children.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Cruise Barcelona guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
84% of our customers recommended this ship
"Our first Italian ferry a success!"
Our first experience with the ferry system Italy. It was a success. The staff helpful, room clean and comfortable.
Reviewed 03 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Excellence Ship and Service "
This trip raised the bar for all my future ferries. I felt in a cruise and the facilities were great.
Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Elizabeth who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"June 2015 sailed from Spain (Barcelona) to Italy (Civitavecchia) with Grimaldi Lines "
Excellent 'mini cruise' Four berth cabin had plenty of room. Restaurants were very good with choice of self-service to a la carte. The service from the crew was excellent. The ship was very attractively furnished giving a feel of luxury. Very smooth sailing. This is the second time we have sailed with Grimaldi Lines and I would highly recommend them.
Reviewed 07 July 2015 by John who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Ferry to Sardinia"
To start regularly saying that since the delay of one hour and a half and nobody contacted us.The boarding in Barcelona more or less well, but the arrival in porto torres, disembarkation a little crazy to go down to the car and and the we had to wait a half hour to get out of the ferry. During the crossing if you travel by night, I recommend not to book seats because people sit wherever they want without paying for the seats. The best is to find a good couch in the cafeterias or in the entertainment room even it sounds weird. There is also people sleeping in sleeping bags occupying spaces in the halls, deck and more. A little bit long crossing by night especially since the return is done by day becomes pleasant. I recommend take hammock in the swimming pool and sleep a little if you can ..... and for the rest all good. Above all, to know that it is not a cruise but rather a large ferry carrying passengers and vehicles to a beautiful island that is SARDINIA.
Reviewed 31 August 2014 by Cristina who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Personal experience Grimaldi Sardinia"
To be honest is very good crossing, especially the convenience and the price, but is a bit slow and they are always with delays. however, I will not hesitate to use this service again when traveling to Sardinia
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
It was a good experience, the movement is hardly noticeable and clean and comfortable cabins. The advantage of taking the car to Sardinia is very important and worthwhile, there are very large distances and a car is essential. The only bad thing is disembarkation once you get to Sardinia, very disorganized and dangerous than cars to get together with people that get off por otherwise all good.
Reviewed 30 August 2014 by Guadalupe who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Ship good-bad organization"
The M / N Cruise Barcelona is a good ship with good service and not too expensive prices, but the organization of the company is another issue. We left Porto Torres (Sardinia) at 06.30 h. We have to go at 0430 h to an industrial port area devoid of any service. We must wait 3 or 4 hours at early morning without a sad bar or cafe, waiting area or toilets. The only good thing is that is summer. At 5.30 in the morning they open the boarding area and the organizational chaos worsens. There are only two staff to organize the vehicles. Summer = crowded ship = hundreds of cars. The crossing was correct and also at the arrival/departure more or less on time, but at the arrival the organizational chaos again. They do not allows us to access to cars until the ship is tightly moored to port. Consequence: the access corridors to the car parks full to bursting and once they open the doors in droves access to cars because you have to get the car fast. Finally, staff and drivers insane too, with cars swerving inside the boat ... In short, the ship good, the organization poorly.
Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Enrique Jesus who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Good experience ... despite the stains in the sheets ..."
Recommended experience, family trip to Sardinia with own car, although the overall boat services should be improved, beginning with the cleanliness and quality of food. Very unpleasant, for example, find-the berths with the sheets with stains yellowish ... we assume from previous occupants ... dirt image like a low range, also applicable the food offered during the journey. The process of boarding trucks and cars slows down much the whole operation and that means that the schedules are never met.
Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Josep Maria who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
The reviews we had read about this trip had been less than exciting so we were very pleasantly surprised. The loading process was a bit tortuous and seemed to take forever. However, once on board things improved greatly. The crew were most helpful and eased us through the rather cramped journey from the car deck on deck to to our cabin on deck 9. A rather small and inadequate lift trying to move too many people upwards at the same time. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The next pleasant surprise was the food. Reviews had complained about the quality. Our experience was the opposite, really tasty and good value. The hour and a half stop in Sardinia in the middle of the night was a surprise; not mentioned anywhere that we had seen in advance. The amenities on the ship were fine. Getting off in Barcelona was a repeat of getting on-too many people trying to cram into too small lifts but the crew helped admirably. Overall a good experience and one we would repeat. Of, the sea being flat calm no doubt helped?
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Richard who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
20 hours ferry crossing, which if you don't have a cabin booked (I did it and never do it again) the crossing is endless. In cabin, the crossing is good. The swimming pool was opened. Small cabins but enough. Expensive food. NEGATIVE ..... you get an hour and they make you left the cabin almost 3 hours before. I never do that again, because I paid the cabin for the whole the journey ... .....
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Jorge who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
OUTBOUND JOURNEY: BARCELONA-PORTO TORRES. LEFT WITH MORE THAN 2 HOURS OF DELAY. AT THE OFFICE THEY TELL US THAT WE CAN BOARD DRIVER AND PASSENGER IN THE CAR, BUT AT THE BOARDING TIME, WE WERE FORCED WITH SHOUTS AND BAD EDUCATION, TO LEFT THE CAR WITH LUGGAGE HAND BAGS , AND CHILDREN TRAVELING ALONE WITH DRIVER IN CHARGE OF OTHER TRAVELLERS. RETURN JOURNEY: PORTO TORRES-BARCELONA. DAY TRIP TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION: SEAT. INCREDIBLE !. SALON LOCATION OF SEATS, DARK. SEATS TAKEN BY PASSENGERS ONBOARD IN ROME. CREW MEMBER SEEKS THE SEATS IN THE DARK, AND GET UP THE OCCUPANTS ASLEEP. THIS TOOK US MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR. THE CAFETERIA ALSO TAKEN BY PEOPLE DOING CAMPING, WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SIT NEITHER SEATS OR SOFAS TAKEN BY THE "SQUATTERS ". WHAT A DISORDER!!!. NEXT TIME WE WILL GO SWIMMING.
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Juan Antonio who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Next time by plane"
The departure was three hours late without any explanation. The return was only one hour and a half.
Reviewed 23 August 2014 by Albert who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"Crossing Civitavecchia - Porto Torres"
We didn’t experience any problems. Check in and boarding went smoothly too. The only bad thing I can think of is that there were no towels in the cabin.
Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Herman who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"my travel with grimaldi"
the outbound in cabin wass good, the return was horrible, was impossible to sleep during the night cause all the people was sleeping on the sofa without moving and we were late in both ways
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Susana who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"travel from Civitavecchia. Bacellona"
it was a satisfactory travel, the ferry was in excellent condition.Only two complain about a 1 hour late and tthe crew obliged to leave the cabin 2 hour before aririve to the destination.
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Bernat who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
The sea was rough so we suffered seasickness and we arrived a little bit late.
Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Iñigo who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"If that you want is to arrive to your destination with among 3 and 8 hours delay, this is your compa"
The facilities as well as the service and the cleaning are not bad, but regarding to punctuality is terrible. Besides, they don't inform you about the delay until the moment that you are waiting at the port with a bored face. The arrival was 8 hour late due to bad weather conditions in a day that the sea looks in calm and the sun shines. The return was 3 hours late, besides the inconveniences to have to be at the port at 4:30 am and the ferry depart at 9:30am when the departure time was 6:30am.
Reviewed 11 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"My opinion about the journey with Grimaldi Lines"
Both the outbound and the return, the departure was delayed two hours, with the consequences and inconveniences for us.
Reviewed 09 August 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
"My experience on the Grimaldi Ferry"
The ferry is great, good service, good places to spend the crossing, good food and good cleaning conditions of the cabins. Pretty disordered embarking and disembarking, and the worst the delay in the departure from Barcelona to Porto Torres (over five hours), the return was more tolerable (1,30 hour delay)
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Gaspar who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona
The experience on the leg Barcelona-Civitavecchia was pleasant and positive, with the exception of the accommodation in seat, that we chose for our 5th traveller. The return journey was unpleasant because of the bad weather conditions. It's important to say the inacceptable that is the accommodation in seats. WE CONSIDER THAT IT CAN NOT BE OFFER A SEAT EVEN WORSE THAN A COACH SEAT AND WITHOUT PROVIDE EVEN A SINGLE BLANKET.
Reviewed 04 August 2014 by Sebastian who travelled with Grimaldi Lines on Cruise Barcelona