Now the QE2 is being converted into a Dubai hotel, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 is the only oceangoing liner - and this ship does cruises too
As well as its famous cultural sights, Barcelona has lots to offer anyone with an interest in good food and wine. Try this gastro-themed ramble through some of the city's back streets for starters...
Ocean Village famously aim their cruises at 'people who don’t do cruises', with an emphasis on adrenaline activities - but lazier souls can enjoy them as much as all-action types
As well as being the birthplace of Spanish bubbly, Catalonia is also the place to discover some amazing modernista masterpieces
A pilgrimage by train from Barcelona to the mosque at Cordoba reaps a golden surprise. Then on to Cadiz, where the gold-domed cathedral looks down over a very different city
by Richard Baker
Richard Baker visited the Catalan city and seaport, and saw the best and the worst it has to offer - including a near mugging!
Whether it's a pair of Christian Louboutin leopardskin slingbacks you need or a nice thick cardie, you'll find it in Barcelona's easily strollable shopping streets
You know you're alive when you visit the Catalan capital – whether funky boutique shopping, avant garde architecture or wonderful cuisine is your scene, Barca has it all, and some!
Combine the theme park thrills of PortAventura with the cosmopolitan attractions of Barcelona, and you've got the ingredients for a perfect family holiday
On a dance holiday in Barcelona, you can sample sightseeing and shopping in between salsa-ing to hot Latin beats