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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


10 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 6, 2015 $1,149 $1,549 $2,019 N/A Celebrity Equinox March 6, 2015
March 27, 2015 N/A N/A N/A $2,949 Celebrity Equinox March 27, 2015
April 17, 2015 $949 N/A $1,949 N/A Celebrity Equinox April 17, 2015
November 20, 2015 $999 $1,274 $1,349 $2,699 Celebrity Equinox November 20, 2015
December 11, 2015 $1,099 $1,399 $1,399 $2,949 Celebrity Equinox December 11, 2015
January 22, 2016 $1,249 $1,449 $1,599 $3,049 Celebrity Equinox January 22, 2016
February 12, 2016 $1,349 $1,549 $1,649 $3,499 Celebrity Equinox February 12, 2016
March 4, 2016 $1,249 $1,449 $1,549 $3,049 Celebrity Equinox March 4, 2016
March 25, 2016 $1,249 $1,449 $1,549 $2,999 Celebrity Equinox March 25, 2016
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
March 7, 2015 N/A N/A $1,799 N/A Celebrity Summit March 7, 2015
March 21, 2015 $649 N/A N/A N/A Celebrity Summit March 21, 2015
April 4, 2015 $499 $799 $1,099 $1,899 Celebrity Summit April 4, 2015
April 18, 2015 $499 $799 $1,899 N/A 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 $699 $849 $1,499 Celebrity Summit December 12, 2015
December 26, 2015 $899 $1,099 $1,599 $2,599 Celebrity Summit December 26, 2015
January 9, 2016 $549 $699 $849 $1,449 Celebrity Summit January 9, 2016
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
March 8, 2015 $569 $649 $879 $1,319 Carnival Valor March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015 N/A N/A N/A $1,339 Carnival Valor March 15, 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; 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
March 9, 2015 $2,098 N/A $3,098 $4,198 Royal Princess March 9, 2015
October 1, 2015 $1,899 N/A $2,799 $3,599 Royal Princess October 1, 2015
April 12, 2016 $2,399 N/A $3,099 $4,499 Royal Princess April 12, 2016
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Legend of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Aruba Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; St. George S; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 9, 2015 $1,238 N/A $2,202 $3,794 Legend of the Seas March 9, 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; St. John's, Antigua; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 9, 2015 $1,299 $1,499 $2,099 $3,299 Noordam March 9, 2015
25 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Maasdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 25 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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 13, 2015 $2,349 $2,799 $4,999 N/A Maasdam March 13, 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
March 13, 2015 $1,499 $1,699 $2,899 $5,899 Maasdam March 13, 2015
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; Oranjestad; Willemstad, Curacao Island; At Sea; St George's, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 15, 2015 $1,349 $1,999 N/A N/A Celebrity Eclipse March 15, 2015
November 29, 2015 $1,299 $1,549 $1,999 $4,449 Celebrity Eclipse November 29, 2015
January 24, 2016 $1,749 $2,399 $2,649 $4,499 Celebrity Eclipse January 24, 2016
February 21, 2016 $1,779 $2,249 $2,449 $4,399 Celebrity Eclipse February 21, 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; Aruba Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 19, 2015 $2,098 N/A $3,098 $4,198 Royal Princess March 19, 2015
December 10, 2015 $2,449 N/A $3,149 $4,249 Royal Princess December 10, 2015
February 22, 2016 $2,399 N/A $3,099 $4,499 Royal Princess February 22, 2016

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