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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; 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
December 19, 2018 N/A $999 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination December 19, 2018
December 26, 2018 $1,259 $1,299 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 26, 2018
January 2, 2019 $609 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 2, 2019
January 9, 2019 $520 $592 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 9, 2019
January 16, 2019 $519 $589 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 16, 2019
January 23, 2019 $509 $579 $1,494 N/A Carnival Fascination January 23, 2019
January 30, 2019 $509 $609 $1,474 N/A Carnival Fascination January 30, 2019
February 6, 2019 $579 $699 $1,434 N/A Carnival Fascination February 6, 2019
February 13, 2019 $569 $689 $1,514 N/A Carnival Fascination February 13, 2019
February 20, 2019 $579 $689 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 20, 2019
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Martinique, Faroe Islands; Bridgetown, Barbados; Trinidad, Trinidad/Tobago; Curacao, Antilles; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2018 $1,348 $1,598 $2,098 $3,638 Caribbean Princess December 19, 2018
January 26, 2019 $1,098 $1,378 $1,998 $2,598 Caribbean Princess January 26, 2019
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Prinsendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican RE; Bridgetown, Barbados; Scarborough, Tobago; Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent And T; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Basse-Terre, Guadaloupe; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2018 $3,199 $3,299 $4,299 $6,999 Prinsendam December 21, 2018
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; Cruising; 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
December 22, 2018 $932 $1,193 N/A $3,098 Jewel of the Seas December 22, 2018
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Pacific Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. Barthelemy; St. John's, Antigua; Guadeloupe (Iles Des Saintes); Martinique, Faroe Islands; Scarborough, Trinidad; Bridgetown, Barbados; Bequia, Grenadine Islands; Dominica, Dominica; Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 22, 2018 $1,998 $2,498 N/A $6,805 Pacific Princess December 22, 2018
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Basseterre; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2018 $699 $699 $999 $1,779 Norwegian Dawn December 23, 2018
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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2018 $809 $989 N/A $1,591 Carnival Fascination December 23, 2018
December 30, 2018 $999 $1,039 $1,499 $1,815 Carnival Fascination December 30, 2018
January 6, 2019 $679 $709 N/A $1,685 Carnival Fascination January 6, 2019
January 13, 2019 $629 $679 $1,189 $1,153 Carnival Fascination January 13, 2019
January 20, 2019 $549 $669 N/A $1,587 Carnival Fascination January 20, 2019
January 27, 2019 $619 $659 N/A $1,318 Carnival Fascination January 27, 2019
February 3, 2019 $639 $709 $1,329 $1,524 Carnival Fascination February 3, 2019
February 10, 2019 $649 $729 $1,269 $1,400 Carnival Fascination February 10, 2019
February 17, 2019 $579 $729 $1,319 $1,429 Carnival Fascination February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 $599 $699 $1,289 $1,489 Carnival Fascination February 24, 2019
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Zuiderdam
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; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 26, 2018 $1,599 $1,749 $2,149 $3,059 Zuiderdam December 26, 2018
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
December 27, 2018 $998 $1,198 N/A $3,448 Crown Princess December 27, 2018
February 25, 2019 $1,099 $1,199 $2,049 $3,419 Crown Princess February 25, 2019
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; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George S; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 29, 2018 $1,331 $1,413 $2,053 N/A Jewel of the Seas December 29, 2018

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