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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: 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
August 3, 2014 $1,004 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Valor August 3, 2014
August 10, 2014 $839 $1,084 $1,209 $1,589 Carnival Valor August 10, 2014
August 17, 2014 $809 $964 $1,169 $1,449 Carnival Valor August 17, 2014
August 24, 2014 $779 $929 $1,009 $1,379 Carnival Valor August 24, 2014
August 31, 2014 $639 $709 $859 $1,169 Carnival Valor August 31, 2014
September 7, 2014 $509 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 7, 2014
September 14, 2014 $509 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 14, 2014
September 21, 2014 $529 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 21, 2014
September 28, 2014 $509 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 28, 2014
October 5, 2014 $569 $629 $799 $1,219 Carnival Valor October 5, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 6, 2014 N/A $1,129 N/A N/A Carnival Valor August 6, 2014
August 13, 2014 N/A $1,129 N/A N/A Carnival Valor August 13, 2014
May 20, 2015 $764 $829 $1,079 N/A Carnival Valor May 20, 2015
May 27, 2015 $834 $939 $1,139 N/A Carnival Valor May 27, 2015
June 3, 2015 $864 $969 $1,159 N/A Carnival Valor June 3, 2015
June 10, 2015 $894 $999 $1,189 N/A Carnival Valor June 10, 2015
June 17, 2015 $924 $1,029 $1,229 N/A Carnival Valor June 17, 2015
June 24, 2015 $924 $1,029 $1,229 N/A Carnival Valor June 24, 2015
July 1, 2015 $924 $1,029 $1,229 N/A Carnival Valor July 1, 2015
July 8, 2015 $984 $1,099 $1,309 N/A Carnival Valor July 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; 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
August 9, 2014 $509 $529 $989 N/A Jewel of the Seas August 9, 2014
August 30, 2014 $809 $859 $1,139 $1,719 Jewel of the Seas August 30, 2014
September 20, 2014 N/A $925 $1,087 $2,122 Jewel of the Seas September 20, 2014
October 11, 2014 $934 $1,060 $1,339 N/A Jewel of the Seas October 11, 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
August 16, 2014 $793 $957 $1,156 $2,014 Jewel of the Seas August 16, 2014
September 6, 2014 $592 $691 $790 $1,348 Jewel of the Seas September 6, 2014
September 27, 2014 $592 $589 $689 $1,348 Jewel of the Seas September 27, 2014
October 18, 2014 $817 $1,078 $1,240 $5,533 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 $1,241 $1,403 N/A 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 $1,399 $1,699 $2,599 $3,799 Explorer of the Seas November 1, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2014 $499 $799 $1,249 $2,749 Celebrity Summit November 1, 2014
November 15, 2014 $399 $1,099 $1,149 N/A Celebrity Summit November 15, 2014
November 29, 2014 $619 $799 $1,199 $1,749 Celebrity Summit November 29, 2014
December 13, 2014 $549 $699 $949 $1,549 Celebrity Summit December 13, 2014
December 27, 2014 $1,229 $1,549 $2,149 $4,049 Celebrity Summit December 27, 2014
January 10, 2015 $599 $1,009 $1,799 $1,949 Celebrity Summit January 10, 2015
January 24, 2015 $599 $1,459 $2,349 $2,549 Celebrity Summit January 24, 2015
February 7, 2015 $599 $959 $1,509 $1,849 Celebrity Summit February 7, 2015
February 21, 2015 $599 $849 $1,299 $1,699 Celebrity Summit February 21, 2015
March 7, 2015 $599 $799 $1,149 $1,699 Celebrity Summit March 7, 2015
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 $2,099 $2,499 $3,199 $4,299 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 $3,149 $4,399 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 $2,879 $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 N/A N/A $1,689 $2,409 Royal Princess November 4, 2014
April 8, 2015 $1,249 N/A $1,599 $2,249 Royal Princess April 8, 2015

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