CRUISE ship tourists are being warned to avoid ‘civil disturbances’ in Barcelona.

Passengers are being advised to avoid ‘large political gatherings’ and to not take photos of demonstrations or police.

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It comes amid mounting tensions in the Catalan capital as the independence crisis deepens.

“The security of the passengers and the crew is our main priority,” said a Costa Cruceros spokesperson.

That said, holidaymakers staying in hotels from the Gremio group received letters in their rooms informing them that ‘the problems are not as serious as they seem’.

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