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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
September 18, 2020 $319 $419 $999 N/A Carnival Fascination September 18, 2020
September 25, 2020 $319 $419 $999 N/A Carnival Fascination September 25, 2020
October 2, 2020 $319 $439 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020 $319 $419 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020 $339 $439 $1,134 N/A Carnival Fascination October 16, 2020
October 23, 2020 $449 $549 $1,149 N/A Carnival Fascination October 23, 2020
November 27, 2020 $709 $869 $1,419 N/A Carnival Fascination November 27, 2020
December 4, 2020 $359 $459 $1,014 N/A Carnival Fascination December 4, 2020
December 11, 2020 $459 $559 $1,254 N/A Carnival Fascination December 11, 2020
December 18, 2020 $659 $749 $1,414 N/A Carnival Fascination December 18, 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
September 20, 2020 $439 $529 $969 $1,047 Carnival Fascination September 20, 2020
September 27, 2020 $439 $529 $969 $1,080 Carnival Fascination September 27, 2020
October 4, 2020 $459 $559 $999 $1,198 Carnival Fascination October 4, 2020
October 11, 2020 $459 $559 N/A $1,278 Carnival Fascination October 11, 2020
October 18, 2020 $459 $559 N/A $1,170 Carnival Fascination October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020 $479 $569 $969 $1,160 Carnival Fascination October 25, 2020
November 22, 2020 $669 $739 $1,204 $1,449 Carnival Fascination November 22, 2020
November 29, 2020 $589 $639 $1,139 $1,162 Carnival Fascination November 29, 2020
December 6, 2020 $519 $584 $1,116 $1,398 Carnival Fascination December 6, 2020
December 13, 2020 $619 $679 $1,099 $1,268 Carnival Fascination December 13, 2020
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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 27, 2020 $654 $1,019 $1,306 $1,761 Freedom of the Seas September 27, 2020
October 11, 2020 $508 $788 $1,030 $1,525 Freedom of the Seas October 11, 2020
October 25, 2020 $441 $771 $1,007 $1,554 Freedom of the Seas October 25, 2020
November 8, 2020 $391 $714 $1,017 $1,754 Freedom of the Seas November 8, 2020
November 22, 2020 $492 $698 $989 $1,672 Freedom of the Seas November 22, 2020
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
October 5, 2020 $1,469 $1,769 $1,919 $5,369 Celebrity Equinox October 5, 2020
October 26, 2020 $1,199 $1,279 $1,499 $3,929 Celebrity Equinox October 26, 2020
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; King's Wharf, Bermuda; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Kralendijk; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Puerto Plata; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 16, 2020 $1,199 $1,499 $1,799 $2,199 Norwegian Breakaway October 16, 2020
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Grand Turk Island; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 30, 2020 $649 $719 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 30, 2020
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Carnival Pride
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Grand Turk Island; Aruba Island; Curacao; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2020 $1,509 N/A $1,939 $3,107 Carnival Pride November 1, 2020
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Statendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 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; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 11, 2020 $2,379 $2,809 $3,609 $4,659 Nieuw Statendam November 11, 2020
January 6, 2021 $2,899 $3,649 $3,899 $5,999 Nieuw Statendam January 6, 2021
February 17, 2021 $2,999 $3,799 $4,099 $6,299 Nieuw Statendam February 17, 2021
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Statendam
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
November 11, 2020 $1,299 $1,499 $1,999 $2,599 Nieuw Statendam November 11, 2020
December 2, 2020 $1,099 $1,349 $1,699 $2,499 Nieuw Statendam December 2, 2020
January 6, 2021 $1,499 $1,899 $2,099 $3,199 Nieuw Statendam January 6, 2021
January 27, 2021 $1,449 $1,849 $2,199 $3,299 Nieuw Statendam January 27, 2021
February 17, 2021 $1,649 $2,049 $2,199 $3,499 Nieuw Statendam February 17, 2021
March 31, 2021 $1,649 $2,049 $2,199 $3,499 Nieuw Statendam March 31, 2021
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Reflection
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 13, 2020 $1,099 $1,299 $1,499 $3,819 Celebrity Reflection November 13, 2020
December 4, 2020 $1,349 $1,799 $1,849 $5,049 Celebrity Reflection December 4, 2020
February 5, 2021 $1,649 $1,849 $1,899 $5,499 Celebrity Reflection February 5, 2021
February 26, 2021 $1,949 $1,799 $1,999 $4,899 Celebrity Reflection February 26, 2021
March 19, 2021 $1,421 $1,971 $2,071 $6,341 Celebrity Reflection March 19, 2021
April 9, 2021 $1,617 $2,504 $2,614 $5,586 Celebrity Reflection April 9, 2021

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