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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 Liberty
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 2, 2015 $859 $969 $1,179 $2,239 Carnival Liberty August 2, 2015
August 9, 2015 $789 $919 $1,129 $1,519 Carnival Liberty August 9, 2015
August 16, 2015 $739 $869 $1,079 $1,469 Carnival Liberty August 16, 2015
August 30, 2015 $619 $709 $819 $1,239 Carnival Liberty August 30, 2015
September 6, 2015 $619 $679 $809 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 6, 2015
September 13, 2015 $559 $664 $819 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 13, 2015
September 20, 2015 $509 $649 $809 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 20, 2015
September 27, 2015 $589 $659 $819 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 27, 2015
October 4, 2015 $629 $669 $889 $1,219 Carnival Liberty October 4, 2015
October 11, 2015 $629 $659 $879 $1,229 Carnival Liberty October 11, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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 5, 2015 N/A $1,069 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty August 5, 2015
August 12, 2015 N/A $1,019 $1,309 N/A Carnival Liberty August 12, 2015
August 19, 2015 N/A N/A $1,229 N/A Carnival Liberty August 19, 2015
August 26, 2015 $924 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty August 26, 2015
September 9, 2015 N/A N/A $979 N/A Carnival Liberty September 9, 2015
September 30, 2015 $699 $789 $939 N/A Carnival Liberty September 30, 2015
December 2, 2015 $784 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 2, 2015
December 16, 2015 $714 $809 $1,009 N/A Carnival Liberty December 16, 2015
December 23, 2015 $1,114 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 23, 2015
December 30, 2015 $999 $1,169 $1,479 N/A Carnival Liberty December 30, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure 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 15, 2015 $899 $1,073 $1,034 $1,692 Adventure of the Seas August 15, 2015
September 5, 2015 $519 $587 $907 $1,429 Adventure of the Seas September 5, 2015
September 26, 2015 $472 $600 $1,034 $1,399 Adventure of the Seas September 26, 2015
October 17, 2015 $554 $737 $1,289 $3,065 Adventure of the Seas October 17, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure 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 22, 2015 $542 $719 $887 N/A Adventure of the Seas August 22, 2015
September 12, 2015 $526 $641 N/A N/A Adventure of the Seas September 12, 2015
October 3, 2015 $575 N/A $893 $1,324 Adventure of the Seas October 3, 2015
October 24, 2015 $602 $715 N/A $2,774 Adventure of the Seas October 24, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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 23, 2015 $629 $739 $949 $1,329 Carnival Liberty August 23, 2015
November 15, 2015 $629 $679 $789 $1,179 Carnival Liberty November 15, 2015
February 7, 2016 $549 $649 $899 $1,249 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2016
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; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Dominica, Dominica; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2015 $1,899 N/A $2,499 $3,459 Royal Princess September 21, 2015
October 11, 2015 $2,099 N/A $2,499 $3,459 Royal Princess October 11, 2015
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; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2015 $1,099 N/A $1,259 $1,699 Royal Princess September 21, 2015
October 11, 2015 $999 N/A $1,049 $1,759 Royal Princess October 11, 2015
November 30, 2015 $1,119 N/A $1,229 $1,759 Royal Princess November 30, 2015
December 10, 2015 $1,019 N/A $1,229 $1,599 Royal Princess December 10, 2015
February 22, 2016 $1,269 N/A $1,449 $1,979 Royal Princess February 22, 2016
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; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Dominica, Dominica; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 1, 2015 $1,899 N/A $2,799 $3,599 Royal Princess October 1, 2015
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Oosterdam
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
October 16, 2015 $1,899 $2,299 $2,699 $4,399 Oosterdam October 16, 2015
November 6, 2015 $1,699 $2,099 $2,599 $4,249 Oosterdam November 6, 2015
January 8, 2016 $2,349 $2,699 $3,049 $4,949 Oosterdam January 8, 2016
January 29, 2016 $2,499 $2,899 $3,199 $4,349 Oosterdam January 29, 2016
February 19, 2016 $2,499 $2,899 $3,199 $5,349 Oosterdam February 19, 2016
6 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Dominica, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2015 $659 $739 N/A $2,499 Carnival Liberty October 18, 2015

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