Leaving Barcelona With A Splash

09/21/2011 08:30 am ET | Updated Nov 20, 2011

Within minutes of leaving Barcelona, I started learning why so many people enjoy cruising. And these new cruise ships go to great lengths to make sure that the onboard entertainment rivals attractions on shore. Along with putt-putt golf, an ice rink, and all the predictable activities, our ship had a new hit: the "FlowRider."