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Bridgetown, Barbados (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, was settled in 1628 by Charles Wolverstone, a British representative for a group of merchants in London. English sailors originally landed on the island of Barbados three years earlier, claiming the island for King James I as a possession of England. There were traces of earlier settlement, but the area was largely abandoned other than an aged, crude bridge that spanned the swamp situated in the center of town. This is where the town got its name. Today Bridgetown welcomes visitors from around the world with beautiful sights and plenty of duty free shopping.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruise ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal located roughly one mile to the west of Bridgetown at Bridgetown Port or Deep Water Harbor, as it is known. You can begin your shopping before you even leave the port at the shopping mall located on site.

What to See and Do

In Barbados there are many historical sites to visit and plenty of places to shop and have fun. One place you may want to visit is the Bayshore Complex, just outside of Bridgetown, that offers plenty of history and shopping with a lovely beach area just a short distance off the courtyard. Another place that you should try to see is the Parliament building in Bridgetown that dates back to the late nineteenth century and presents a lovely example of architecture from that period. The Parliament building also contains the Museum of Parliament depicting the history of the island as well as the National Heroes Gallery featuring the profiles of some of the most distinguished citizens of Barbados throughout its history. On another note, for those who are interested in going to beaches, Payne's Beach and Brighton Beach are the most famous and popular beaches in Barbados. Those who are nature buffs should visit Welchman Hall Gully national park which has many interesting animal species and is a great place to spend some time. Barbados is also famous for its 3 botanic gardens - Orchid World, Flower Forest and Andromeda Botanic Gardens - which are definitely worth a visit if you can find the time.

Eating/Drinking

When visiting Barbados, be sure to sample the rum punch! The birthplace of rum, Barbadians make a delicious rum punch that is the perfect complement to an afternoon at the beach. Also, be sure to sample the local cuisine while visiting. Seafood is a staple of the area and there are a number of wonderful beach front cafes and restaurants where you can sample the local delicacies. Prices vary from reasonable to high-end so there is something for everyone. Many restaurants offer intimate seating on the beach with beautiful views of the Caribbean.

Getting Around

Transportation in Bridgetown is readily available. Upon arrival, there are taxis posted at the port waiting to take you around the island. You can also rent a car or ride the bus, which is a very inexpensive mode of transportation. The downtown area of the city of Bridgetown is also pedestrian-friendly and only around a one mile walk from the port.

Miscellaneous But Important

The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar with an exchange rate of around $1.99 in local currency to $1.00 U.S. dollar. Most merchants, however, will accept U.S. dollars. Should you need to use the Internet to check your email or to call someone outside of Barbados, you can do it right at the port, at the Telephone Center.

 
Here is the beautiful Parliament Building in Bridgetown.

Here is the beautiful Parliament Building in Bridgetown.


Payne's Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Barbados.

Payne's Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Barbados.


One of many beautiful flowers in Orchid World botanic garden.

One of many beautiful flowers in Orchid World botanic garden.


Sunset is really beautiful in Barbados.

Sunset is really beautiful in Barbados.

 

Cruises to Bridgetown, Barbados


7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 20, 2014 $549 $629 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas September 20, 2014
October 11, 2014 $619 $699 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas October 11, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2014 $529 $609 $804 $1,819 Carnival Valor September 21, 2014
September 28, 2014 $529 $609 $779 $1,819 Carnival Valor September 28, 2014
October 5, 2014 $569 $629 $799 $1,149 Carnival Valor October 5, 2014
October 12, 2014 $519 $619 $799 $1,229 Carnival Valor October 12, 2014
October 19, 2014 $539 $639 $809 $1,229 Carnival Valor October 19, 2014
October 26, 2014 $519 $619 $789 $1,229 Carnival Valor October 26, 2014
November 2, 2014 $519 $619 $789 $1,229 Carnival Valor November 2, 2014
November 9, 2014 $519 $619 $789 $1,159 Carnival Valor November 9, 2014
November 16, 2014 $519 $619 $799 $1,229 Carnival Valor November 16, 2014
November 23, 2014 $579 $699 $869 $1,289 Carnival Valor November 23, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2014 $599 $764 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas October 18, 2014
13 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Boston, MA
Ship: Brilliance of the Seas
Departure: Boston, MA
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 13 Nights
Ports: Boston, Massachusetts; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 26, 2014 $1,124 $1,387 $2,002 N/A Brilliance of the Seas October 26, 2014
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Aruba Island; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2014 $974 $1,237 $1,874 $2,943 Explorer of the Seas November 1, 2014
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Noordam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Samana, Dominican Republic; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 3, 2014 $1,699 $1,999 $2,599 $4,749 Noordam November 3, 2014
November 24, 2014 $1,699 $1,899 $2,449 $4,249 Noordam November 24, 2014
February 6, 2015 $2,449 $2,799 $3,449 N/A Noordam February 6, 2015
20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 20 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Aruba Island; Curacao, Antilles; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 4, 2014 N/A N/A $2,939 $4,619 Royal Princess November 4, 2014
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 4, 2014 $1,199 N/A $1,499 $2,149 Royal Princess November 4, 2014
April 8, 2015 $1,249 N/A $1,599 $2,249 Royal Princess April 8, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, B.V.I.; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2014 $502 $652 $749 N/A Jewel of the Seas November 8, 2014
December 6, 2014 $644 $879 $854 $1,429 Jewel of the Seas December 6, 2014
January 3, 2015 $712 $772 $989 $1,642 Jewel of the Seas January 3, 2015
January 31, 2015 $704 $854 N/A $1,957 Jewel of the Seas January 31, 2015
February 28, 2015 $599 $749 $1,079 $2,009 Jewel of the Seas February 28, 2015
March 28, 2015 $689 $824 $1,102 $1,732 Jewel of the Seas March 28, 2015
April 25, 2015 $622 $727 $914 $1,469 Jewel of the Seas April 25, 2015
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Noordam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 13, 2014 $999 $1,199 $1,599 $2,999 Noordam November 13, 2014
December 4, 2014 $999 $1,099 $1,399 $2,399 Noordam December 4, 2014
January 5, 2015 $1,299 $1,499 $1,699 $2,299 Noordam January 5, 2015
February 16, 2015 $1,399 $1,599 $1,889 $2,999 Noordam February 16, 2015

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