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Cruising Europe with Disney: Adventures in Spain

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

Our summer season in Europe offers the chance for Disney cruisers to explore multiple countries on one magical voyage. This month I’m giving you an inside look at some of the destinations we visit, taking you today to our ports in Spain.

Cruising Europe Barcelona

Barcelona is one of our homeports for cruises in the Mediterranean, and you’ll definitely want to extend your vacation with extra days in this vibrant locale before your cruise. If you join the Adventures by Disney Barcelona Short Escape, Adventure Guides host special guided experiences and handle all the travel details to make your vacation carefree. You’ll discover the culture of this magnificent city through its Gothic architecture, museums, parks and people, including private tours of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia and Parque Güell.

Cruising Europe Cadiz

One of the world’s oldest cities, Cádiz retains its romantic charm, significant architecture and ancient ruins. The 3,000-year-old city is filled with colorful plazas, gardens and historic Moorish and Baroque cathedrals. Visit the second largest Roman theater discovered in the world, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the top of Torre Tavira and dine on ocean delicacies like squid, shrimp and lobster.

Cruising Europe Ibiza

Off the east coast of Spain, this idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea is stocked with breathtaking beaches, ancient caves, historical sites, glamorous shops and quaint restaurants. Snorkel or drive in the turquoise waters, climb to Ibiza Castle in Dalt Vila (Old Town) or simply spend your day soaking up the sun in this gorgeous destination.

Cruising Europe Málaga

A gem on Spain’s Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), Málaga is one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean. Its storied past is reflected through diverse architecture and museums. Explore Moorish castles, take a trip through time in the historic quarter, visit the Picasso Museum or sunbathe on sparkling beaches.

Cruising Europe Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the capital city of the Balearic Islands known for endless sun and age-old sites steeped in history. The city is rich in Roman and Arab history, where the remnants of the past blends with contemporary Spanish living. Explore majestic cathedrals, historic sites, boutiques and cafés, or travel just outside the city to white-sand beaches and pristine waters.

Cruising Europe Vigo

Vigo is a city of Galicia and an independent region in the Spanish province known for its fishing industry. Dine on fresh seafood, including Galician oysters, explore streets steeped in medieval charm, and encounter exquisite shops, ancient forts and palaces. If you feel like relaxing, Vigo and its surrounding areas boast beautiful beaches.

Stay tuned to learn more about what your family can see and do on our summer cruises in Europe. Next up, I’ll take you to Norway.


  • What a fantastic-looking destination. On such a cruise to Spain, would there be time to go ashore to attend a soccer match?