Sometimes there’s just not enough time. While the most popular cruises from Barcelona are at sea for a week or more, there are some shorter trips of 3 to 5 nights. You may not see as much on one of these short cruises, but what you do see can still be pretty great.

3 Day Cruises

With the exception of one Norwegian cruise from Barcelona to Civitavecchia (port city near Rome), these “mini cruises” from Barcelona are all offered by Costa. (Note: The cruises that include Tarragona are “one-way”, but that city is only 50 miles down the coast from Barcelona. Great place to see some ancient Roman ruins!)

Norwegian Epic
April 17, 2022Ajaccio, France; Naples, Italy;
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Costa FascinosaApril 30, 2022Savona, Marseille
Costa FavolosaApril 30, 2022
May 7, 2022
Savona, Marseille
Costa FavolosaOctober 7, 2022Marseille, Savona, Tarragona

4 Day Cruises

As you can see, most of the 4-night itineraries are very similar to the 3-day cruises, the difference being a few more hours spent in the ports of call. The November 18th cruise on Favolosa replaces a “day at sea” with a second stop in Marseille, which is nice.

Costa FavolosaApril 12, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 3, 2022
May 10, 2022
May 14, 2022
Savona, Marseille
Costa ToscanaMay 2, 2022Savona, Marseille
Costa DiademaSeptember 19, 2022Marseille, Savona
Costa FortunaSeptember 22, 2022
September 29, 2022
October 21, 2022
Marseilla, Savona
Costa FortunaOctober 6, 2022Marseille, Savona, Tarragona
Costa FortunaNovember 18, 2022Marseille, Savona,
Marseille (again!)

5 Day Cruises

Nice little change of pace for these cruises: They first head south to Valencia before going north to visit the usual suspects.

Costa FavolosaApril 16, 2022
April 21, 2022
Valencia, Savona,

By Keith