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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
December 13, 2019 N/A $779 $1,059 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2019
December 27, 2019 N/A N/A $1,569 N/A Carnival Fascination December 27, 2019
January 3, 2020 $559 $689 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 N/A N/A $1,539 N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2020
January 24, 2020 $599 $719 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2020
January 31, 2020 $549 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $549 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 7, 2020
February 21, 2020 $519 $629 $1,369 N/A Carnival Fascination February 21, 2020
February 28, 2020 $489 $599 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $459 $599 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 6, 2020
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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2019 $789 $839 $889 $2,439 Celebrity Summit December 14, 2019
February 8, 2020 $1,235 $1,430 $2,195 $4,729 Celebrity Summit February 8, 2020
April 4, 2020 $1,025 $1,205 $1,725 $3,849 Celebrity Summit April 4, 2020
December 26, 2020 $1,410 $1,685 $2,015 $4,784 Celebrity Summit December 26, 2020
April 3, 2021 $722 $942 $1,162 $3,104 Celebrity Summit April 3, 2021
April 17, 2021 $864 $1,064 $1,314 $2,599 Celebrity Summit April 17, 2021
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
December 15, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,238 Carnival Fascination December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $724 $789 $1,299 $1,589 Carnival Fascination December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,019 $1,129 $1,729 $1,759 Carnival Fascination December 29, 2019
January 5, 2020 $729 $774 N/A $1,668 Carnival Fascination January 5, 2020
January 12, 2020 N/A $729 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 12, 2020
January 19, 2020 $669 $749 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 19, 2020
January 26, 2020 $629 N/A N/A $1,254 Carnival Fascination January 26, 2020
February 2, 2020 $699 $779 $1,309 $1,524 Carnival Fascination February 2, 2020
February 9, 2020 $689 $759 $1,430 N/A Carnival Fascination February 9, 2020
February 16, 2020 $629 $739 N/A $1,564 Carnival Fascination February 16, 2020
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 17, 2019 $891 $998 N/A $2,029 Crown Princess December 17, 2019
March 6, 2020 $1,029 $1,142 $2,399 $3,199 Crown Princess March 6, 2020
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; Aruba Island; Curacao, Antilles; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2019 N/A N/A $3,926 $5,416 Crown Princess December 17, 2019
16 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Volendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 16 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. John (Cruz Bay), Usvi; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Bridgetown, Barbados; Scarborough, Tobago; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 20, 2019 $1,699 $1,699 N/A $9,099 Volendam December 20, 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
December 20, 2019 $1,159 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 20, 2019
January 17, 2020 $539 $609 $1,264 N/A Carnival Fascination January 17, 2020
February 14, 2020 $519 $634 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 14, 2020
April 3, 2020 $739 $829 $1,359 N/A Carnival Fascination April 3, 2020
June 12, 2020 $669 $769 $1,289 N/A Carnival Fascination June 12, 2020
June 19, 2020 $669 $769 $1,289 N/A Carnival Fascination June 19, 2020
June 26, 2020 $669 $769 $1,349 N/A Carnival Fascination June 26, 2020
July 17, 2020 $809 $959 $1,564 N/A Carnival Fascination July 17, 2020
July 31, 2020 $799 $949 $1,619 N/A Carnival Fascination July 31, 2020
August 21, 2020 $749 $849 $1,614 N/A Carnival Fascination August 21, 2020
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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique, Faroe Islands; Trinidad, Trinidad/Tobago; Curacao, Antilles; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 20, 2019 $1,223 $1,343 N/A $4,346 Caribbean Princess December 20, 2019
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Punta Cana; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $4,899 Norwegian Gem December 21, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, B.V.I.; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Cruising; Punta Cana, Dominican Rep; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2019 $1,069 $1,199 N/A N/A Vision of the Seas December 21, 2019

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