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Barcelona's Terminal Nord waves goodbye to cruise ships after today

Valiant Lady will be the last cruise ship served by Barcelona's Terminal Nord
Virgin Voyages' Valiant Lady will be the last cruise vessel served by Barcelona's Terminal Nord when it casts off today.

The Barcelona Port Authority will repurpose the facility as part of its strategic plan to bring the port and the city into closer harmony. 

America's Cup 

Various elements of the plan are also being accelerated to accommodate the competitors and spectators at next year's America's Cup match races, taking place from August to October 2024, shortly after the Paris Olympics.

Changes at Terminal Sud

When Valiant Lady returns to Barcelona from its seven-night Mediterranean cruise, it will dock at the nearby Terminal Sud. This building will later also be repurposed. 

The port has committed to concentrating long-term cruise operations at a maximum of seven terminals, all situated along the Adossat Pier.

Other elements of the port's strategy include electrification of its piers for shore power, and encouragement for the adoption of LNG and other clean power sources for cruise vessel propulsion.