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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 Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 23, 2019 $719 $859 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination August 23, 2019
October 4, 2019 N/A $629 $1,459 N/A Carnival Fascination October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019 $509 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019 $549 $659 $1,099 N/A Carnival Fascination October 18, 2019
November 8, 2019 $534 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 8, 2019
November 29, 2019 $619 $669 $1,589 N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $619 $669 $1,549 N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $639 $699 $1,369 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2019
January 3, 2020 $589 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 $479 $699 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2020
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,704 Carnival Fascination August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $639 $659 $1,019 $1,442 Carnival Fascination September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019 $639 $679 $949 $1,127 Carnival Fascination September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 N/A $674 N/A $987 Carnival Fascination September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 $614 $659 $1,009 $1,159 Carnival Fascination September 22, 2019
September 29, 2019 $634 $659 $969 $1,146 Carnival Fascination September 29, 2019
October 6, 2019 $649 $709 $1,129 $1,116 Carnival Fascination October 6, 2019
October 13, 2019 $649 N/A $1,019 $1,040 Carnival Fascination October 13, 2019
October 20, 2019 $649 N/A N/A $1,433 Carnival Fascination October 20, 2019
November 10, 2019 N/A N/A $1,126 $1,169 Carnival Fascination November 10, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 30, 2019 $709 $789 $1,529 N/A Carnival Fascination August 30, 2019
September 6, 2019 $569 $739 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 6, 2019
September 13, 2019 N/A N/A $1,479 N/A Carnival Fascination September 13, 2019
September 20, 2019 $509 $589 $1,309 N/A Carnival Fascination September 20, 2019
September 27, 2019 $494 $594 $1,329 N/A Carnival Fascination September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019 $719 $804 $1,354 N/A Carnival Fascination October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $719 $804 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 1, 2019
November 15, 2019 $529 $639 $1,279 N/A Carnival Fascination November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $759 $844 $1,294 N/A Carnival Fascination November 22, 2019
December 20, 2019 $959 $1,039 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 20, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom 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
September 1, 2019 $728 $812 $1,212 $1,959 Freedom of the Seas September 1, 2019
September 29, 2019 $692 $825 $1,112 $2,132 Freedom of the Seas September 29, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 15, 2019 $679 $762 $1,198 N/A Freedom of the Seas September 15, 2019
October 13, 2019 $900 $1,107 $1,519 N/A Freedom of the Seas October 13, 2019
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 23, 2019 $1,734 N/A N/A $3,299 Celebrity Equinox September 23, 2019
October 14, 2019 $1,630 $1,773 N/A N/A Celebrity Equinox October 14, 2019
20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown 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; Curacao, Antilles; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 8, 2019 $1,694 $1,824 $3,041 $4,083 Crown Princess October 8, 2019
December 7, 2019 $1,728 $1,918 $2,778 $3,998 Crown Princess December 7, 2019
20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 20 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; 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
October 18, 2019 $1,758 $1,868 $3,068 $3,678 Crown Princess October 18, 2019
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2019 $698 $838 $1,153 $2,079 Crown Princess October 18, 2019
December 17, 2019 $929 $1,031 $1,299 $2,099 Crown Princess December 17, 2019
March 6, 2020 $1,079 $1,192 $2,149 $2,699 Crown Princess March 6, 2020
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk; St. George's, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2019 $929 $1,129 $1,749 $2,049 Norwegian Dawn October 19, 2019

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