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Ready for a leisurely Mediterranean cruise next Spring? Today we take a look at all of the cruises that are more than 10 days in length that are scheduled to sail out of Barcelona in May 2023.

Longer Cruises by Celebrity and Holland America

Celebrity and Holland America each offer a couple of cruises that range from 12 to 24 days departing from Barcelona in May.

Celebrity EdgeMay 1, 202312 nightsThis once bounces around the Med quite a bit
while making it’s way from Barcelona to
Civitavecchia (near Rome). Stops include
Majorca, Marseille, Sardinia, and Naples
Celebrity ConstellationMay 2, 202313 nightsOne way cruise along the coasts of France, Italy,
Greece, Montenegro and Croatia, ending in
Holland America’s
Nieuw Statendam
May 6, 202322 nightsYou’ll be making your way around the western
coast of Spain, Portugal and France before
making a loop out of Rotterdam that goes
all the way to Hammerfest and Honnigsvag
on the northernmost tip of Norway
Holland America’s
May 30, 202312-24 nightsThe 12-night “Mediterranean Tapestry” cruise will
take you to France, Italy and Croatia on the way
to Trieste. Extend it another 12 days for their
“Holy Land and Ancient Kingdoms” trip to
Athens, Jerusalem and Rhodes.

10+ Nights on Princess, Seven Seas and Azamara

The primary benefit of a cruise longer than ten days is the opportunity to visit some of the interesting spots in the eastern Mediterranean such as Turkey and Croatia – or make your way north to England and Ireland.

Enchanted PrincessMay 6, 202314 nightsOne way cruise from Barcelona to
Athens that will take you as far east
as Istanbul, Turkey. There’s an option to
extend it to 21 days to come back to
Azamara JourneyMay 6, 202312 nightsOne way voyage along the coasts of
France and Italy, ending in Venice
Seven Seas MarinerMay 30, 202312 nightsAnother one-way trip to Venice, but this
time taking a more southerly route with
stops in Minorca, Sardinia, Santorini,
Kotor and Split
Azamara PursuitMay 30, 202314 nightsThey call this one their “Wine and
Culture Voyage” with visits to Lisbon,
Bilbao, Bordeaux, Milford Haven and
ending in Dublin

Viking to the Mediterranean and Beyond

Viking Ocean Cruises has three longer cruises scheduled out of Barcelona in May, one that will travel to Venice and two others that will venture to northwestern Europe.

Viking SaturnMay 9, 202314 nightsStarts in Barcelona, ends in Reykjavik. Ports of call
include Lisbon, La Coruna, Liverpool and Dublin
Viking SeaMay 19, 202312 nightsStarts in Barcelona, ends in Venice, with a
long list of stops including Marseille, Florence,
Rome, Naples, Corfu and Dubrovnik
Viking StarMay 29, 202314 nightsAnother trip to Iceland! Includes visits to
Valencia, Lisbon, Liverpool, and Dublin

By Keith