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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


20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Sky Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 20 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Aruba Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique, Faroe Islands; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2021 $2,829 N/A $3,773 $5,699 Sky Princess January 19, 2021
12 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Puerto Plata; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 20, 2021 $1,229 $1,329 $2,649 $2,619 Norwegian Jade January 20, 2021
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; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,604 $1,794 $2,004 $4,009 Celebrity Summit January 23, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Bridgetown, Barbados
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: St. Maarten
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent; Trois Ilets, Martinique; Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe; Charlestown, Nevis, St Kitts And NE; St. Johns, Antigua And Barbuda; Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts And NE; Philipsburg, St. Maarten
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,499 Seabourn Odyssey January 23, 2021
February 6, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,499 Seabourn Odyssey February 6, 2021
February 27, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,699 Seabourn Odyssey February 27, 2021
March 13, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,299 Seabourn Odyssey March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,299 Seabourn Odyssey March 27, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Enchantment 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; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort De France, Martinique; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $687 $746 $1,158 $1,937 Enchantment of the Seas January 23, 2021
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Zaandam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,899 $1,999 $3,799 $6,799 Zaandam January 23, 2021
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; Puerto Plata; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Basseterre; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 28, 2021 $1,499 $1,899 $3,049 $3,469 Norwegian Gem January 28, 2021
20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Sky 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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique, Faroe Islands; Saint Kitts Island; 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
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 29, 2021 $2,829 $3,999 $3,683 $5,749 Sky Princess January 29, 2021
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Sky 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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique, Faroe Islands; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 29, 2021 $1,329 $1,899 $1,754 $2,749 Sky Princess January 29, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
Departure: St. Maarten
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Sopers Hole (Frenchmans Cay), Bvi; Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy; Basseterre, St Kitts And Nevis; Terre-De-Haut, Iles Des Saintes, GU; Castries, Saint Lucia; Saline Bay, Mayreau, St. Vincent AN; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,499 Seabourn Odyssey January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,499 Seabourn Odyssey February 13, 2021
March 6, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,299 Seabourn Odyssey March 6, 2021
April 3, 2021 N/A N/A N/A $3,299 Seabourn Odyssey April 3, 2021

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