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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
April 27, 2014 $619 $689 $909 $1,869 Carnival Valor April 27, 2014
May 4, 2014 $579 $679 $909 $1,239 Carnival Valor May 4, 2014
May 11, 2014 $599 $679 $909 $1,249 Carnival Valor May 11, 2014
May 18, 2014 $759 $789 $959 $1,899 Carnival Valor May 18, 2014
May 25, 2014 $999 $1,029 $1,139 $1,459 Carnival Valor May 25, 2014
June 1, 2014 $1,039 $1,079 $1,149 $1,579 Carnival Valor June 1, 2014
June 8, 2014 $949 $1,069 $1,249 $1,539 Carnival Valor June 8, 2014
June 15, 2014 $989 $1,119 $1,289 $1,569 Carnival Valor June 15, 2014
June 22, 2014 $1,009 $1,169 $1,339 $1,639 Carnival Valor June 22, 2014
June 29, 2014 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Valor June 29, 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
May 3, 2014 N/A $669 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas May 3, 2014
May 24, 2014 $789 $1,249 N/A $4,359 Jewel of the Seas May 24, 2014
June 14, 2014 $779 $619 $1,079 N/A Jewel of the Seas June 14, 2014
July 5, 2014 $879 $979 $1,199 N/A Jewel of the Seas July 5, 2014
July 26, 2014 $979 $1,299 $1,586 $3,119 Jewel of the Seas July 26, 2014
August 16, 2014 $844 $979 $1,104 $2,119 Jewel of the Seas August 16, 2014
September 6, 2014 $679 $889 $1,029 $1,449 Jewel of the Seas September 6, 2014
September 27, 2014 $779 $829 $1,049 $1,769 Jewel of the Seas September 27, 2014
October 18, 2014 $704 $779 N/A $1,654 Jewel of the Seas October 18, 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; 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
June 7, 2014 $754 $829 $864 N/A Jewel of the Seas June 7, 2014
June 28, 2014 $829 $929 $1,069 $2,279 Jewel of the Seas June 28, 2014
July 19, 2014 $834 $929 $1,174 $2,899 Jewel of the Seas July 19, 2014
August 9, 2014 $804 $829 $1,004 $1,779 Jewel of the Seas August 9, 2014
August 30, 2014 $899 $1,079 $1,079 $1,679 Jewel of the Seas August 30, 2014
September 20, 2014 N/A $1,039 $1,014 $1,999 Jewel of the Seas September 20, 2014
October 11, 2014 $734 $869 $1,144 $1,992 Jewel of the Seas October 11, 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 $1,194 $1,399 N/A N/A Brilliance of the Seas October 26, 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 $569 $829 $1,129 $1,649 Celebrity Summit November 1, 2014
November 15, 2014 $599 $879 $1,159 $1,599 Celebrity Summit November 15, 2014
November 29, 2014 $559 $649 $959 $1,449 Celebrity Summit November 29, 2014
December 13, 2014 $509 $709 $949 $1,699 Celebrity Summit December 13, 2014
December 27, 2014 $1,229 $1,549 $2,149 $3,999 Celebrity Summit December 27, 2014
January 10, 2015 $649 $709 $999 $1,599 Celebrity Summit January 10, 2015
January 24, 2015 $499 $959 $1,299 $2,499 Celebrity Summit January 24, 2015
February 7, 2015 $519 $799 $1,009 $2,099 Celebrity Summit February 7, 2015
February 21, 2015 $599 $749 $1,049 $1,599 Celebrity Summit February 21, 2015
March 7, 2015 $599 $649 $899 $1,399 Celebrity Summit March 7, 2015
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 $1,209 $1,534 $2,459 $3,449 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 $2,099 $2,499 $3,199 $4,299 Noordam November 3, 2014
November 24, 2014 $1,999 $2,399 $3,199 $4,299 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 $2,099 N/A $2,879 $5,339 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 $1,119 N/A $1,639 $2,359 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 $654 $679 $904 $1,719 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 $679 $829 $979 $1,399 Jewel of the Seas January 3, 2015
January 31, 2015 $599 $729 $879 $1,449 Jewel of the Seas January 31, 2015
February 28, 2015 $599 $729 $879 $1,449 Jewel of the Seas February 28, 2015
March 28, 2015 $629 $729 $899 $1,549 Jewel of the Seas March 28, 2015
April 25, 2015 $599 $699 $879 $1,399 Jewel of the Seas April 25, 2015

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