We finished a cruise on October 26 and flew on Ryan Air from Rome to Barcelona.
We had a wonderful time in Barcelona. What a magnificent city! It was far more than we expected, and we want to go back and spend time. One full day of touring was not enough by a long shot. Our cab driver to the ship was from Colombia and was very talkative. We enjoyed the drive.
Embarkation involved a long line, but was a breeze and rates a grade of A. Luggage was delivered in a reasonable period of time.
Carnival Magic: 6208, the room from Hell. Handicap room. Tiny closet, no chairs or sofa, just a stool. Minimal storage is terms of drawers and cubbies. Windy balcony lacks privacy. Bathroom design rates a failing grade. No self space in bathroom except a tiny wire shelf in shower and sink rim. No place even for a box of tissues. Shower leaks into the room and must be plugged by putting towels on floor. Room has a lot of wind noise and other thumps and groans and bangs and bumps.
I have never seen a city more beautiful and interesting than Barcelona. Its cruise port is the busiest in Europe and deserves to be. It has easy access and operates smoothly.