"A crossing between Barcelona and Alcudia"
Reviewed 04 July 2014 by Marie-laure
We had a cabin for the outbound crossing, the installations were good, for the inbound journey we had seats, which were well equiped as well. A good overall impression.
'Marie-laure' travelled Barcelona Alcudia with Balearia on Martin i Soler
Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Emilie
Crossing on Tuesday 18.06.14 from Barcelona to Port d'Alcudia. Departure at 11pm instead of 10pm. Despite the storm, everything went smoothly. Thankfully, we had booked a first class cabin (neptune), so we were able to have some sleep, because the rest of the boat was noisy.
'Emilie' travelled Barcelona Alcudia with Balearia on Martin i Soler
"Getting a ticket"
Reviewed 11 May 2014 by Alain
It would probably be possible to improve the booking website and make the operations quicker: choice of the line, informations regarding passengers (why do you ask for age), information about the vehicles (make and brand) which are not always useful (cars almost always have the same dimensions). Opt for a font which is easier to read.
'Alain' travelled Barcelona Alcudia with Balearia on Martin i Soler
"a pleasant crossing"
Reviewed 27 April 2014 by Gerard
A problem free crossing. The only problem was the quality of the paella. I had better during other crossings. See you soon as I'm crossing several times a year.
'Gerard' travelled Barcelona Alcudia with Balearia on Martin i Soler
|Barcelona - Palma with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 7 hour 30 minute crossing|
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|Valencia - Palma with Balearia - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Valencia - Palma with Trasmediterranea - 6 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in northeast Spain. The first human settlements date back to Neolithic times. However, the city proper was founded by the Romans who established a colony there at the end of the 1st century BC. The ancient Roman city of Barcino had a population of about a 1000 and was bounded by a defensive wall, the remains of which can still be seen in the old town. From the 15th to 18th centuries the city entered a period of decline. Over these centuries, Barcelona struggled to maintain its economic and political independence. This struggle ended in 1714, when the city fell to the Bourbon troops and rights and privileges in Catalonia were suppressed. In the mid-19th century, an industrial revolution took place in the region, and textile manufacturing became a key industry. At the beginning of the 20th century, Barcelona embarked on a process of widespread urban renewal and built the Eixample district.
Alcúdia is a municipality and township of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, and a main tourist centre on the island of Majorca.
The original old town of Alcudia is 2 miles inland from the current coastal development. It was the Phoenicians and Greeks who first settled here, closely followed in the 2nd century BC by the Romans, who made Alcudia the capital of the island. Visitors to the old town today enter the narrow streets through one of the two gates that were constructed, along with the impressive city walls, after the conquest of the island by King Jaime I of Spain.
The actual port and holiday resort of Alcudia, where most of the hotels and tourist developments have taken place over the last 40 years, lies at the western end of the magnificent Bay of Alcudia, which runs for over 8km through Playa de Muro and onto the resort of C'an Picafort in the east.