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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: 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
April 4, 2015 $599 $689 $1,249 N/A Celebrity Summit April 4, 2015
April 18, 2015 $649 $909 N/A $3,249 Celebrity Summit April 18, 2015
October 31, 2015 $599 $749 $899 $1,649 Celebrity Summit October 31, 2015
November 14, 2015 $599 $749 $849 $1,549 Celebrity Summit November 14, 2015
November 28, 2015 $599 $699 $849 $1,549 Celebrity Summit November 28, 2015
December 12, 2015 $549 $599 $749 $1,599 Celebrity Summit December 12, 2015
December 26, 2015 $899 $1,099 $1,599 $2,599 Celebrity Summit December 26, 2015
January 9, 2016 $549 $599 $899 $1,549 Celebrity Summit January 9, 2016
January 23, 2016 $599 $749 $899 $1,449 Celebrity Summit January 23, 2016
February 6, 2016 $599 $799 $949 $1,549 Celebrity Summit February 6, 2016
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; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 5, 2015 $584 $1,042 $1,207 N/A Adventure of the Seas April 5, 2015
April 19, 2015 $479 $847 $1,004 N/A Adventure of the Seas April 19, 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
April 5, 2015 $589 $669 N/A $1,339 Carnival Liberty April 5, 2015
April 19, 2015 $569 $649 $879 $1,319 Carnival Liberty April 19, 2015
May 17, 2015 $619 $719 $949 $1,389 Carnival Liberty May 17, 2015
May 31, 2015 $799 $929 $1,139 $1,579 Carnival Liberty May 31, 2015
August 23, 2015 $629 $739 $939 $1,379 Carnival Liberty August 23, 2015
November 15, 2015 $559 $619 $789 $1,229 Carnival Liberty November 15, 2015
February 7, 2016 $549 $649 $879 $1,249 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2016
24 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Maasdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 24 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Gustavia (St. Barts), France; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 7, 2015 $2,499 $2,699 $6,849 $9,749 Maasdam April 7, 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; 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
April 8, 2015 N/A N/A $1,499 $2,299 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; Fort De France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 11, 2015 $479 $549 $1,222 N/A Jewel of the Seas April 11, 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
April 12, 2015 $569 $649 $879 $1,319 Carnival Liberty April 12, 2015
May 3, 2015 $599 $679 $909 $1,349 Carnival Liberty May 3, 2015
May 10, 2015 $579 $679 $909 $1,279 Carnival Liberty May 10, 2015
May 24, 2015 $769 $929 $1,089 $1,429 Carnival Liberty May 24, 2015
June 7, 2015 $829 $959 $1,169 $1,609 Carnival Liberty June 7, 2015
June 14, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty June 14, 2015
June 21, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,569 Carnival Liberty June 21, 2015
June 28, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty June 28, 2015
July 5, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 5, 2015
July 12, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 12, 2015
12 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Quantum of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort De France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 12, 2015 N/A N/A $2,199 $16,999 Quantum of the Seas April 12, 2015
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Maasdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Gustavia (St. Barts), France; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 17, 2015 $1,599 $1,699 N/A N/A Maasdam April 17, 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
April 25, 2015 $659 $727 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas April 25, 2015

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