Christmas in New York City

Off-season? Yes. But there are still Mediterranean cruises available out of Barcelona in December. You’ll find you have a choice of voyages offered by Viking, Norwegian, Costa and MSC during the final month of the year. Get away for (or, maybe, from?) the holidays.

The cruises offered by Viking would probably be considered the most “luxury” options in December, with the possibility of spending three weeks going all the way across the Mediterranean or two weeks crossing the Atlantic. Norwegian’s Gem also makes the transatlantic trip this month.

Viking SkyDecember 20, 20227 nightsTaking the path along the southern
coast of France, ending in the port city
of Civitavecchia near Rome, Italy…
Viking SkyDecember 20, 202214 nights…make it a 2-week cruise by continuing
on to Naples, Sicily, Crete and Athens…
Viking SkyDecember 20, 202221 nights…or add yet another 7 days to the trip,
cruising the eastern Mediterranean and
ending in Istanbul
Norwegian GemDecember 8, 202214 nightsAcross the Atlantic with a stop in
Bermuda before ending in New York
a couple days before Christmas!
Viking NeptuneDecember 8, 202214 nights…and another trans-Atlantic trip, this one
ending in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Viking SeaDecember 3, 202214 nights…and still one more repositioning cruise,
across the Atlantic to San Juan and
St. Martin

MSC Cruises from Barcelona in December

MSC continues to offer a full schedule of week-long cruises through the month. Grandiosa departs every Friday, while Virtuosa sails on Saturdays, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

MSC GrandiosaDecember 2, 2022
December 9, 2022
December 16, 2022
December 23, 2022
December 30, 2022
7 nightsRound trip to Marseille, Genoa, Rome,
Palermo and Malta
MSC VirtuosaDecember 17, 2022
December 24, 2022
December 31, 2022
7 nightsRound trip with stops in Marseille, Genoa, La Spezia,
Naples and Palma de Mallorca

Costa Mediterranean Cruises in December

Costa’s Diadema, Smeralda and Luminosa are scheduled for regular departures from Barcelona in December. Spend 6-7 nights to France and Italy or 13-14 nights along the coast of Spain and Africa. Or hop aboard Costa Pacifica as she moves cross-Atlantic to the Dominican Republic.

Costa DiademaDecember 2, 202214 nightsThis one will take you eastward to
Marseille and Genoa before heading
back to the west and going all the way
down to Casablanca and Tenerife
Costa DiademaDecember 31, 202213 nights…very similar itinerary, minus the visit
to Morocco
Costa SmeraldaDecember 5, 2022
December 12, 2022
December 19, 2022
December 26, 2022
7 nightsTaking a counter-clockwise route for
a change, stopping in Majorca, Sicily,
Rome, Genoa and Marseille
Costa LuminosaDecember 6, 2022
December 13, 2022
December 26, 2022
7 nightsRound trip to Malta, Sicily, Naples,
Genoa and Marseille
Costa LuminosaDecember 20, 20226 nightsTo Catania, Naples, Genoa, Marseille
and back to Barcelona
Costa PacificaDecember 4, 202214 nightsTrans-Atlantic trip to Barbados,
Domica and the Dominican Republic

By Keith